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Whether you're hosting a kid-friendly Valentine's Day party or you simply love heart-shaped foods, we've got a great idea for elevating the usual PB&J to a gourmet treat. Not a fan of peanut butter? No worries, we've got a few other tasty alternatives.
Heart-Shaped PB&Js and Beyond Ingredients:
Assorted types of bread (sliced)
Coconut oil, melted
Peanut butter, almond butter, tahini or other nut/seed butter
Different types of fruit preserves
Vegan caramel sauce
Vegan cream cheese
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
Use a single heart-shaped cookie cutter or make different sizes of hearts with an assortment of heart-shaped cookie cutters.
Lay bread slices in a single layer on a large cutting board and cut out hearts with the cookie cutter(s).
Spread hearts in a single layer on 1 or 2 cookie sheets. Brush lightly with coconut oil.
Toast for 10 minutes or until bread is lightly browned.
Spread heart toasts with nut/seed butter, preserves, caramel sauce, and cream cheese.
Serve the hearts on a large platter, allowing kids (or adults) to assemble their own sandwich -- or eat open-faced.