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Totally Original, DIY Heart-Shaped Food

Serve a little love this Valentine's Day with bacon, potatoes, cake, and other food in the shape of you-know-whats.

Bacon Hearts

Why didn’t we think of this: shape bacon into hearts before baking, and they’ll hold their form from oven to plate.

Inspired by The Paper Mama >>

Roasted Potato Hearts

Everyday potatoes go cute with this simple recipe. Make a whole batch of hearts, or just add a few to a side dish of regular cubed spuds. Lovers of DIY will like making these Christmas presents, too!

Get the recipe at Hanielas >>

Pepperoni Hearts

Cut out tiny little hearts with a cookie cutter or scissors, and even pizza gets romantic! Alternate plan: call your local pizzeria and ask if you can order a whole pie shaped like a heart.

Get the recipe at One Charming Party >>

Oreo Hearts

Start with store-bought Oreo Cakesters, add a cookie cutter, and you have heart magic.

Get the recipe at>>

Heart Cinnamon Rolls

Take a moment to twist regular cinnamon roll dough into Cupid’s treat.

Get the recipe at Poppies At Play >>

Surprise Heart Cake

Don’t show all your hearts at once—save one for a dramatic finale when you slice into this gorgeous, showstopper cake. If you’re looking to make a good impression, these personalized gifts will go the extra mile. 

Get the recipe at I Am Baker >>

Eggs in a Heart

Here’s a fun take on ‘Toad in a Hole’ eggs and toast—simply use a heart-shaped cookie cutter or a knife to make the egg’s holiday-themed hole.

Get the recipe at Food 4 Tots >>

Heart Pancakes

Give pancakes a double dose of Valentine’s flair: red velvet cake flavor plus pretty heart shapes.

Get the recipe at Recipe Girl >>

Strawberry Heart Cupcake

A single strawberry finds its true calling as a heart topper.

Get the recipe at  A Party Style>>

Heart Fairy Bread

This sprinkle-topped treat from Australia is known as “Fairy Bread” and becomes a Valentine’s Day surprise with a see-through heart window.

Get the recipe at Paper and Cloth >>

Heart Marshmallows

Turn an afternoon cup of hot chocolate into a Valentine’s treat with homemade vanilla marshmallows.

Get the recipe at Baked Bree >>

Conversation Heart Cheesecakes

These individually-sized cakes take some time to make, but the result is total wow.

Get the recipe at Hungry Happenings >>

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