I know it’s not quite strawberry season just yet but nothing can stop Valentine’s Day from covering fruit in chocolate to convince everyone they’re getting a healthy goodie right? See …it’s not me…it’s that tricky Hallmark holiday, Valentine’s Day. Regardless, Trader Joe’s has my strawberries and I had an idea I just HAD to try. And now I just HAVE to share it with yall! I present to you…drumroll please…strawberry hearts!
So stinking cute right? And honestly, such an easy way to keep your holiday healthy (unless of course you chose to cover them in chocolate or place them atop your mound of strawberry cupcakes…I don’t know who does that…couldn’t possibly be me…)
Ok, ready to create some sweet and sour hearts? Grab your freshly washed strawberries, pairing knife and toothpicks.
Right at the base of the stem, make a small diagonal cut with your pairing knife. Follow suit on the other side. I found it easiest to turn the strawberry around and make the exact same motion versus trying to mirror on the opposite side.
Now you have your cute little strawberry heart body. You’re welcome to leave it here (even slicing it this way makes for really cute little hearts!) Or, you can continue the steps below to get your arrow.
The stem itself should be almost a diamond shape at this point. Pull back the leaves and cut off one of the triangle tips. This should give you the arrowhead. It’s totally fine if you need to trim it a bit more to get a better triangle.
Keep trimming down the rest of the strawberry bits around the stem and pull back the leaves so they’re almost inverted. This serves as your back-end of the arrow. Taking a toothpick, insert it at an angle through the body of the strawberry and put on your arrowhead.
And there you have it folks! Dip them in chocolate, cover them in sugar, place them on cupcakes are leave them as they are – simply irresistible ❤
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