Fruit Roll-Ups Fortune Cookie Valentines Are Easier Than You’d Think

If you’re running short on time, it’s tempting to just buy the preprinted Valentine’s Day cards and a bag of candy at the store. If you love Valentine’s Day, you might set your sights on baking three dozen individually frosted cupcakes for your coworkers and your kids’ Valentine’s Day party at school. Or you can make something cute, crafty and remarkably simple by putting together totally adorable Fruit Roll-Up fortune cookies for your valentines this year.

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They’re cute, they’re unique, and you can include a personalized message in each one.

Fruit Roll-Ups fortune cookie valentines

One Fruit Roll-Up makes one fortune cookie, so a box of 10 Fruit Roll-Ups will make 10 valentines.

Ingredients & supplies:

  • 1 box Fruit Roll-Ups
  • Permanent marker
  • Parchment paper (Don’t use plain paper; it will stick to the Fruit Roll-Up.)
  • 1 (2-inch) round cookie cutter

Directions:

1. Create your message

Write messages with a permanent ink marker on parchment paper.

1 write messages on tyvek paper strips
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2. Prepare your Fruit Roll-Ups

Unroll 1 Fruit Roll-Up (any flavor you prefer), and cut it into 4 squares.

3 cut into four squares
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3. Slice with cookie cutters

Stack the 4 squares on top of one another, and cut with the 2-inch round cookie cutter.

4 cut with 2 inch circle cutter
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4. Insert the message

Place your message in the center of the stacked circles, and fold in half, like a taco.

5 insert messages and fold
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5. Form the fortune cookies

Grab the corners, and crease in the middle, pinching to form the fortune cookie shape. Pinch the shape together in the middle until it sticks and stays folded.

5 bend and fold in the center
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Pass them out to your valentines.

fruit roll up fortune cookie
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A version of this article was originally published in January 2013.

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