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5 Valentine's Day food crafts that are as fun to make as they are to eat

Claire is an aspiring nutritionist (and soon to be culinary student) with a serious addiction to bacon, wine, goat cheese and online shopping. She is recently married to a social media guru who loves *almost* everything she conjures up. ...

Adorable (and edible) Valentine's Day food crafts make fun and festive treats for your sweetie

There's no rule that says a great Valentine's Day has to break the bank. Giving the gift of food is not only affordable, but it's thoughtful and delicious. Treat that special someone to some yummy Valentine's Day food crafts, and you might have them eating out of your hand.

Who needs diamonds when you can have a sugar cookie pendant? OK, that might be a stretch, but these are fun, cute edible crafts for your valentine, no matter their age.

Adorable (and edible) Valentine's Day food crafts make fun and festive treats for your sweetie
Image: Claire Gallam/SheKnows

Sugar cookie heart pendant

Yields 12

Ingredients:

  • 1 roll sugar cookie dough
  • Valentine's Day-colored sugar
  • Valentine's Day-colored sprinkles
  • 1/3 cup chocolate chips
  • Red food dye
  • 1 – 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • Twine

Directions:

  1. Heat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Slice the sugar cookie dough into 1/3-inch thickness, and stamp out heart shapes with a heart-shaped cookie cutter. Bake the cookies for about 8 – 12 minutes or until golden brown.
  3. Let them cool for about a minute, and then sprinkle with the colored sugar.
  4. Melt the chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl for about 90 seconds, stirring every 30 seconds. Add canola oil and red food dye, and stir to combine until red velvet-colored.
  5. Drizzle the sugar cookies with the red velvet drizzle, and add sprinkles. Let them cool until the chocolate has hardened.
  6. Using a skewer, stamp a small hole through the top of the heart. Carefully push the twine through the cookie.

Adorable (and edible) Valentine's Day food crafts make fun and festive treats for your sweetie
Image: Claire Gallam/SheKnows

Mini chocolate heart pies

Yields 5 

Ingredients:

  • 1 refrigerated pie crust
  • 5 teaspoons chocolate chips
  • 1 egg white, beaten
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips
  • Red food dye
  • Valentine's Day sprinkles

Directions:

  1. Heat the oven to 375 degrees F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Stamp out heart shapes from the pie crust with a heart-shaped cookie cutter (you'll need about 10 hearts). Top 5 of the shapes with 1 teaspoon of chocolate chips. Top with another pie crust.
  3. Press the crusts together, and use a fork to stamp the sides. Brush the tops with egg whites.
  4. Bake for about 18 minutes or until golden brown.
  5. Meanwhile, melt the chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl for about 90 seconds, stirring every 30 seconds. Add the red food dye and canola oil until the mixture has melted.
  6. Drizzle the pie crusts with red velvet chocolate drizzle, and top with Valentine's Day sprinkles.

Adorable (and edible) Valentine's Day food crafts make fun and festive treats for your sweetie
Image: Claire Gallam/SheKnows

Candy heart necklace

Yields 1 

Ingredients: 

  • 20 conversation hearts, 2 of each color
  • 10 mini white chocolate chips
  • Twine

Directions: 

  1. Place a mini chocolate chip on top of 10 conversation hearts. Place on a microwave-safe dish, and microwave on high for about 30 seconds. Place a piece of twine over the chocolate, and top with another conversation heart of the same color. Press to set.
  2. Repeat with the 9 other candy hearts until you have 10 on the string. Let it sit at room temperature until the chocolate has set.
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