My kids, and myself included, have been consuming more sugar than usual making our Valentine’s Day desserts. So I wanted to make a healthy Valentine’s Day treat too. We decided to use apples. I bought large red Honeycrisp apples for this recipe, but you could pick any type or color—and it would probably be pretty to have different colors.
Icing and sprinkles were used to decorate the apples, but you can keep it healthier by just arranging the apples in the heart-shaped design.
This was the easiest and quickest of the Valentine treats that we made. And if you want to check out the other desserts we made for Valentine’s Day you can find them here: Valentine Jell-O Jigglers : A Fun Activity for Toddlers and Heart-Shaped Rice Krispie Treats : A Valentine Favorite.
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What You Need:
- Decorating icing: I used Wilton white Cookie Icing and Wilton Red Sparkle Gel Icing
- Decorating Sprinkles: I used ones like these
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A Healthy Valentine’s Day Treat
Heart Shaped Apple Slices:
Red Honeycrisp Apples
I sliced the apples into wedges. Larger apples will give you more wedges and therefore you can make more hearts from one apple.
I paired the apples wedges to make heart-shape designs. I then used a knife to slice diagonally at the bottom to make it look more like the bottom of a heart. Then I did the same with the top. I sliced diagonally along the top of the slices to make the arch of the apple slice more pronounced.
The finished treat–we added red gel dots and white icing stripes and dots. I also sprinkled red/white decorating sugar on top of some of the apples.
I hope you enjoyed this healthy alternative for the holiday. This fun treat can still make for a SWEET Valentine’s Day!
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