Valentine’s Day Treats & Snacks {Fruits}

This roundup of Valentine’s Day treats has every fruit snack your heart desires- Beautiful cakes, cupcakes, cookies, candies that are homemade with simple ingredients!

I made these Valentine’s Day fruits with messages after seeing some fruits on the web that had adorable printables attached to them.  Since making printables is too much work and I am kinda lazy, I took the easier route, grabbed my edible markers, and simply wrote on the fruits! You can add these fruits into your kids lunch boxes or even hubby’s lunch bag. Can you imagine the looks on their faces when they open their lunch boxes and see these cute fruits? I live for those moments. For more inspired treats, have fun perusing this Pink Desserts {Valentine’s Day Desserts} roundup as well. Scroll near the bottom of the post for more fruit-based recipes and ideas.

Valentine's Day Treats (Fruit Snacks) in Basket on Black Background

How to Prepare Healthy Valentine’s Day Fruits? 

  1. Wash all your fruits– Pat dry with paper towels.
  2. Write messages– Using a black edible marker.
  3. Add hearts– Use a red edible marker. Enjoy!
Valentine's Day Pears With A Cute Note: "We Make A Great Pear"

My Favorite Healthy Fruit Snacks

  1. Wash all your fruits (2 Apples, 2 Bananas, 2 Oranges, 2 Pears) and pat them dry with paper towels.
  2. Use a black edible marker to write your messages.On the oranges, write: “Orange you glad we are together?”On the pears, write: “We make a great pear.”On the bananas, write: “I am bananas for you.”On the apples, write: “You are the apple of my eyes.”
  3. Use a red edible marker to draw little hearts around your messages.
  4. Leftovers can be stored at room temperature for 2-3 days. Enjoy!
Valentine's Day Bananas With A Cute Note: "I am Bananas For You"

Edible Markers

Do not fear! I did not use sharpies on these fruits because that would be toxic and then the fruit would be contaminated, making them no longer edible. I do not like wasting food either so that would go against every fiber of my being! Edible markers are the magic here. You can find these online at Amazon or Wilton. You can also find them at Walmart, Hobby Lobby, Party City, Joann, or Michaels. Just check your local stores to see if they are in stock, and have fun creating.

Valentine Oranges With A Cute Note: "Orange You Glad We Are Together"

Tips and Techniques 

My favorite fruits were these pears– They were not as waxy as the other fruits. So, writing on them was very easy.

Bananas are easy to write on the skin– Because they are also not as waxy. I think the message on them is the cutest!

Invite your kids to make some for friends or family– My little one had a blast writing on them too. Well, more like scribbling. It kept him busy for a full 15 minutes and that’s a miracle!

Oranges are more difficult to write on the peel– Because they are covered in a nasty waxy substance. Even after washing them a few times, I couldn’t get rid of all that icky wax.

Use yellow or green apples, if possible– When I bought these red apples, I didn’t realize I was going to use a black edible marker to write my messages. Turns out that red and black don’t complement each other too well, making it difficult to read the message. So, if you will be writing messages on apples, I suggest you get yellow or green apples and use those as your Valentine’s Day fruits.

Use other foods and phrases– Such as a dill pickle, and write, “You’re kind of a big dill!” This is a stretch, but some kids like to eat tomatoes like apples so you could write on one, “I love you from my head tomatoes!” This would also be super cute to put in hubby’s lunch with a knife so he could freshly slice the tomatoes for a sandwich or something like that. You could also fill a bag with berries, and write “You’re berry cool!” on the bag, since the berries are too small and bumpy to write on individually. Another orange option is, “Well, orange you cute?!” For a kiwi, you could write “You hold the kiwi to my heart,” on a little note, tape it to a toothpick, and stick it into the kiwi.

Wash and pat dry fruit before writing– Because the fruit must be dry for the edible markers to work on the fruit, and they need to be washed in order to be eaten safely.

Valentines Apples With A Cute Note: "You Are The Apple Of My Eyes"

More Easy Fruity Valentine Treat Ideas

Red and pink fruits are quite popular for this holiday as well as berries, especially raspberries and strawberries. Some other fruits of choice can be cherries, apples, pomegranate, cranberries or watermelon. I have rounded up some of the best fruity recipes from the site and put them together below. Please note that some of these recipes are healthy and others are indulgent but can be made “healthier” through necessary substitutions and modifications.

Chocolate Covered Raspberries
These quick and easy chocolate covered raspberries are a delicious and healthy snack or dessert. Stuffed with semisweet chocolate chips too!
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Easy Chocolate Covered Strawberries
Learn how to make the best, quick and easy chocolate covered strawberries recipe, homemade with simple ingredients. They are prepared in 20 minutes and make a delicious dessert or snack for parties and a wonderful edible homemade gift.
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Easy Homemade Chocolate Covered Strawberries on Black Dish
Chocolate Fruit Kabobs (Fruit Skewers)
Quick, easy, make ahead fruit kabobs recipe for kids, homemade with simple ingredients. Each fruit skewer is packed with fresh juicy berries like strawberries and chocolate brownies.
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Easy Fruit Kabobs For Kids on Rustic Blue Background
Watermelon Ice Cream (2 Ingredients)
Quick and easy watermelon ice cream recipe, made with just 2 ingredients. This simple, no churn ice cream is healthy, creamy and great for Summer parties.
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Fresh Watermelon Cake
Learn how to make a quick and easy watermelon cake recipe that’s fresh, no bake, healthy, beautiful and perfect for Summer parties, birthday parties or even weddings. 
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How to Make Watermelon Cake
Easy Chocolate Fondue Recipe
Best, quick, easy chocolate fondue recipe, homemade with 3 simple ingredients. Rich, creamy and great for dipping fresh fruits. Can be used in chocolate fountain too.
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Easy Homemade Chocolate Fondue With Strawberry Dipper
Chocolate Coconut Bars (Macaroon Bars)
Easy no bake chocolate coconut bars recipe, homemade with simple ingredients. These macaroon bars are soft and chewy. Multiple flavor variations included!
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Stack of Easy Chocolate Coconut Bars on Wood Background
Strawberry Cookies (With White Chocolate Chips)
Quick, easy fresh strawberry cookies recipe, homemade with simple ingredients. Soft, chewy and full of fresh berries, shredded coconut, walnuts and oats.
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Easy Fresh Strawberry Cookies With White Chocolate Chips on Cooling Rack
Chocolate Covered Cherries
Quick and easy gourmet style chocolate covered cherries, homemade with simple ingredients. Cover in coconut, nuts, sprinkles. Great as snack or gift!
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Easy Chocolate Covered Cherries With Different Toppings
Mini No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake Cupcakes
Easy mini no bake strawberry cheesecake cupcakes recipe, homemade with simple ingredients. Composed of graham cracker crust, cheesecake filling, fresh strawberry topping.
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Mini No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake Cupcakes Stacked on White Dish
Orange Fruit Salad
Quick and easy orange fruit salad that makes a healthy dessert or snack. This healthy fruit salad is packed with oranges, bananas, strawberries and yogurt. 
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Easy Chewy Coconut Macaroons
Quick and easy coconut macaroons recipe, homemade with simple ingredients. Soft, moist and chewy. Covered in chocolate! 
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Easy Chocolate Covered Coconut Macaroons With Condensed Milk on White Dish
Easy Rose Cookies (Piped)
Easy rose cookies recipe, homemade with simple ingredients. These piped cookies are crispy, rich and buttery and perfect for Summer.
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Easy Rose Cookies (Piped Cookies) on Rustic Gray Background
Easy Linzer Cookies
Classic Linzer cookies recipe, homemade with simple ingredients. Vanilla and almond flavored shortbread cookie sandwiches are filled with raspberry jam.
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Easy Linzer Cookies Sandwiches With Raspberry Jam on Wood Background
Chocolate Cherry Cookies (Black Forest Cookies)
Quick and easy chocolate cherry cookies recipe with cake mix. These black forest cookies are filled with vanilla buttercream icing, cherry pie filling and chocolate shreds.
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Stack of Easy Chocolate Cherry Cookies With Cake Mix on Rustic Gray Background
Gooey Brownies (Chocolate Cherry Brownies)
Quick and easy one bowl gooey brownies recipe, homemade with simple ingredients. These fudgy chocolate cherry brownies are full of cocoa powder, topped with chocolate ganache frosting and cherry pie filling.
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Easy Homemade Fudgy Gooey Brownies With Chocolate Ganache Frosting and Cherries on White Plate
Cherry Turnovers
Homemade, quick, easy cherry turnovers recipe with puff pastry. They are light, flaky and filled with cherry pie filling and topped off with sanding sugar. 
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Easy Cherry Turnovers With Puff Pastry
Easy Strawberry Cupcakes From Scratch
Quick, easy fresh strawberry cupcakes recipe, homemade from scratch with simple ingredients. Pink, soft, moist, topped with strawberry buttercream frosting.
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Easy Fresh Strawberry Cupcakes with Strawberry Buttercream Frosting on White Dish
Valentine’s Day Cupcakes (Chocolate Strawberry Cupcakes)
Easy chocolate strawberry cupcakes recipe with cocoa whipped cream and chocolate covered strawberries, homemade with simple ingredients. Best Valentine's Day cupcakes ever!
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Easy Chocolate Strawberry Cupcakes (Valentine's Day Cupcakes) on Wood Background
Easy Sugared Cranberries (Candied Cranberries)
Quick and easy sugared cranberries recipe (candied cranberries) with simple ingredients. No popping or cracking! Use it to decorate cakes, cocktails.
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Sugared Cranberries Recipe (Quick and Easy)
Chocolate Cherry Cupcakes
Soft and moist chocolate cherry cupcakes recipe, homemade with simple ingredients. Filled with maraschino cherry truffles and topped with fudgy chocolate frosting.
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Easy Chocolate Cherry Cupcakes With Chocolate Frosting on Peeled Wrapper
Easy Mini Pavlova (With Whipped Cream and Berries)
Learn how to make homemade mini pavlova recipe from scratch. These meringue desserts are cloud-like, light, airy on the inside and crispy on the outside and pair perfectly with whipped cream, jam, berries.
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Easy Mini Pavlova With Whipped Cream and Fresh Berries on Black Dish
Easy Icebox Cake
Easy, old fashioned no bake icebox cake recipe (refrigerator cake), homemade with simple ingredients with layers of graham crackers, vanilla or cheesecake pudding/ Cool Whip filling and fresh strawberries.
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Slice of Old Fashioned No Bake Icebox Cake With Strawberries on White Plate
Strawberry Shortcake Cake (With Cake Mix)
The best, classic, easy strawberry shortcake cake recipe with cake mix, homemade with simple ingredients. This layer cake is composed of soft and moist vanilla cake, sweet and juicy fresh strawberry filling and fluffy whipped cream.
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Easy Strawberry Shortcake Cake With Cake Mix on White Cake Stand
Easy Strawberry Shortcake Recipe with Bisquick
Classic, quick and easy strawberry shortcake recipe with Bisquick mix, homemade with simple ingredients. Flaky biscuits, filled with sweetened strawberries and whipped cream. 
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Easy Bisquick Strawberry Shortcake on White Dish
Easy Strawberry Strudels
Quick and easy strawberry strudel with puff pastry, homemade with 3 simple ingredients. Perfect flaky sugary crispy tops with jam filling.
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Easy Strawberry Strudels With Puff Pastry in Yellow Dish
Raspberry Mousse
Easy fresh raspberry mousse recipe, homemade with simple ingredients. It's light, fluffy, airy and melts in your mouth. Perfect for Valentine's day!
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Easy Raspberry Mousse in Glass Cup With Brownie Bottom on Rustic Background

29 comments on “Valentine’s Day Treats & Snacks {Fruits}”

  1. Where do you buy the markers??

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