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Easy No-Bake Valentine’s Day Treat: Sweet Strawberry Hearts February 7, 2015


It’s almost Valentine’s Day!  Making the cards is so much fun and I LOVE seeing the messages the kids write each other.  And, I particularly love those silly Valentine’s Day puns. I mean, “Olive You,” “You’re the Juan”… classic!

When it comes to class parties, I try to volunteer to bring the hardest thing to make Food Allergy Friendly.  Especially for candy/treat centric holidays like Halloween and Valentine’s Day.  Last year I made Cupid’s Arrow Fruit Kabobs which the kids gobbled up faster than I could serve it.  This year, I decided to try something different. But with a toddler running around the house (more aptly put, running the house), it needed to be easy to put together and able to serve in bulk.

Enter the allergy-friendly (dairy, egg, peanut, and tree nut-free), no bake, Sweet Strawberry Hearts.


1 package of Nilla Wafers

1 container of Pillsbury Pink Frosting (dairy-free!)

1 package of fresh strawberries

First, wash the strawberries and cut off the green.2015/02/img_7691.jpg

Next, slice each trimmed strawberry in half vertically. Some of the thicker strawberries can be sliced into three pieces. 2015/02/img_7694.jpg

Shape each strawberry half into hearts by slicing a small “V” into the top.2015/02/img_7695.jpg

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Next, frost each Nilla wafer with a small dollop of frosting. They already look prettier, don’t they?!

2015/02/img_7702.jpgFinally, top each cookie with a strawberry heart.

Et, voila!

Each kid will likely eat three.

They’re delicious…and, I like to think, healthy….ish.  Have a safe and happy Valentine’s Day!