Nothing says love like bacon shaped like a heart! To make heart-shaped bacon, it is easier to bake them than fry them. Baking is a slower process, but allows the shape to set better than pan-frying. To do this, first, I layer a wire rack over a foil-lined baking sheet.
I twist each piece of bacon in the center (this becomes the bottom point of the heart), then fold the two ends up on top, meeting in the middle of the heart.
I place the pieces of bacon on top of the wire rack, and bake at 375-400 degrees, checking every 10 minutes until they have reached desired crispness.
In the photo above, I took the bacon a romantic step further by coating them in cinnamon and sugar before baking. The topping I used is this Cinnamon Bacon recipe from Allrecipes.
To make heart-shaped eggs, spray the inside of the cookie cutter with non-stick cooking spray, and crack an egg inside.
When the edges of the egg look solid, you can carefully remove the cookie cutter (please wear an oven mitt or protect your hands, as the metal cookie cutters will be hot!).
The kids get such a kick out of heart-shaped food!
This super simple lunch is equally as simple to turn into a heart. Make a quesadilla, and use a cookie cutter to cut it into hearts. Topping it with some red pico de gallo salsa makes it especially pretty.
The tomatoes and bacon in this recipe give the heart a pretty red tone.
Cookies, brownies, and bars can all be cut into hearts with a cookie cutter. But I tried something a little different by using peanut butter cookies instead. I made this Classic Peanut Butter Cookies recipe from Allrecipes, and shaped the balls of dough into heart-like balls.
I used a fork to smash them down a bit in a criss-cross pattern making the angles of the heart.
Tip: make sure to leave plenty of space between them on the cookie sheet, otherwise your hearts will run together.
The kid loved these ones too!
I have a feeling these will not be the last heart-shaped things I make between now and Valentine’s Day… if you are feeling the spirit too, make sure to pin these ideas and share this post! These are all super easy ways to make your V. Day a little more fun and fabulous