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Delight your little ones this Valentine’s Day with the most adorable Heart Shaped Charcuterie Board for kids! Fill it with their favorite treats like mini sandwiches, cheese, cereal, and fresh fruit for a fun, kid-friendly snack, breakfast, or appetizer that will make their day!

A birds-eye view of the heart shaped charcuterie board, with fresh strawberries surrounding the edges.

Heart Shaped Charcuterie Board

This Valentine’s Day charcuterie board for kids is so much fun! It technically doesn’t contain any cured meats like most charcuterie boards, but it’s a wonderful fruit and cheese board with some of your little one’s favorite snacks.

You just need a heart-shaped charcuterie board, plate, or tray and a variety of pink, red, and heart-shaped snacks to take it over the top.

Serve it as an afternoon snack or offer it up as a Valentines breakfast board to start the day off right!

A close-up of the heart shaped charcuterie board showing raspberries, heart sandwiches, strawberries, yogurt with heart on top and cereal.

Heart shaped charcuterie board

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Why We Love This Valentines Breakfast Board

  • Perfect for Valentine’s Day: The reds, pinks, and heart-shaped snacks make it clear this kid-friendly charcuterie board is all about celebrating love! You just need a couple of heart-shaped cookie cutters and some pink and red treats. It’s also a great way to serve up some healthy, satisfying foods before they eat any chocolates or candy hearts later on!
  • Interactive: The kids can all take turns picking different items off the board and putting them on their plates. It’s almost like a buffet-style breakfast or snack! You can even get them involved in choosing and arranging the items on the snack board. My kids love to brainstorm about what we could put on our board next!
  • Encourages more adventurous eating: When you arrange food in a fun and creative way, kids will be more eager to try new things. You don’t have to go all Pinterest if you’re short on time; just keep it simple!

Ingredient Notes

A birds-eye view of the ingredients for the charcuterie board with heart-shaped snacks.
  • Whole wheat bread: Any type of sandwich bread will work well here.
  • Natural peanut butter: Look for one with no salt or sugar added.
  • Chia jam: I like to make this mixed berry chia jam or strawberry chia jam, but storebought jam works well too. The Healthy Crunch has some great low sugar options!
  • Strawberry yogurt melts: You can use homemade or store-bought yogurt melts. I used these pink Gerber Strawberry Banana Yogurt Melts.
  • Superfood hearts: I used lentil based cereal hearts from Gerber but these Superfood hearts would work well too!
  • Baby bel cheeses: Try to look for the variety with the red wax case to fit the color theme.
  • Greek yogurt: Plain or low-sugar flavored varieties are best.
  • Raspberries: You could even stuff the raspberries with dark chocolate chips for a fun twist!
  • Strawberries: Look for ripe strawberries free of blemishes.
  • Honeydew or cantaloupe: Look for fruit that is ripe, yet still firm so that you can cut out the hearts without them getting mushy.

​You’ll also want a heart-shaped board and several different heart-shaped cookie cutters in different sizes.

Valentine’s Charcuterie Board – Step-by-Step

Step 1 – Make the Heart-Shaped Sandwiches

  • Using a medium-sized heart-shaped cookie cutter, cut a heart shape out of each slice of bread. Slather one heart with peanut butter and jam. Place another heart on top to form a sandwich.

Step 2 – Cut out the Honey Melon Hearts

Making heart shapes out of the honeydew melon.

Step 3 – Cut Hearts out of Baby Bel Cheese

Cutting a heart out of the wax on the baby bel cheese using a small heart shaped cookie cutter.

Step 4 – Assemble the Charcuterie Board

A birds-eye view of the heart-shaped snacks on a heart shaped charcuterie board.
  • Place the yogurt into a small bowl. Top with a small strawberry heart, if desired.
  • Arrange the heart sandwiches, strawberries, raspberries, yogurt melts, cheerios, lentil hearts, and baby bel cheese on a heart shaped charcuterie board or cutting board. Serve and enjoy!
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RECIPE TIPS

  • The quantities provided are just rough estimates. You can add more or less of each item, or add your own ideas depending on how many people you’re serving.
  • This board works great for breakfast, snacks or lunch! You could always add in some veggies like heart shaped cucumbers instead of the honey melon hearts or add your own creative spin.
  • If you don’t have a heart-shaped board, try arranging your snacks into a heart- shape on a regular wooden cutting board.
A close-up of the center of the heart shaped charcuterie board displaying the yogurt with heart shaped strawberry on top surrounded by other snacks.

Recipe FAQs

How do you make a Valentine’s Day snack board for kids?

There are a few options! The secret is to start with a heart-shaped board, plate, or tray. Then, add some fresh fruits. I like to use pink or red fruit for that classic Valentine’s Day look!

Use your heart-shaped cookie cutters to cut other fruits, sandwiches, or snacks into little hearts, then sprinkle in other pink or heart-shaped treats. You can easily tweak it to incorporate more breakfast foods (waffles, pancakes, muffins, etc) or add more sweet treats for a dessert tray. There are so many options!

Can you make this board ahead of time?

Yes! You can easily make this board the night before and bring it out the next day. If you cut the fruits too soon, they’ll start to soften and become mushy in the fridge. To keep it from drying out, wrap it well with plastic wrap then remove it right before serving. 

Where did you get your heart shaped charcuterie board?

I got my bamboo board on Amazon here. I love how it comes with cute little heart shaped bowls and charcuterie board accessories to add to the theme. That being said, any heart-shaped cutting board, plate, or empty heart-shaped candy box would work too.

Storage Guidelines

  • With the sliced fruits and dairy, it’s important to only let this charcuterie board sit out for about 2 hours.
  • After that, store any leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge. The shelf-stable items like yogurt melts and superfood hearts can be stored at room temperature.
A close-up side view of the snacks on the heart shaped charcuterie board.

Serving Suggestions

This heart shaped charcuterie board can easily be served as an afternoon snack or appetizer for a Valentine’s Day party!

Try some of the other options below to make some fun charcuterie boards your kids will love!

Other Valentines Charcuterie Board Ideas

Recipe Variations

  • Add more fresh fruits: I like to keep it simple with honeydew, strawberries, and raspberries, but there are so many options! Serve sliced red grapes, blueberries, or even watermelon cut into a pink heart. 
  • Incorporate some pink beverages: Serve with this strawberry banana smoothie without yogurt or no sugar added strawberry banana YOP!
  • Use heart-shaped containers: Add some heart-shaped dishes to play up the theme without having to cut or carve anything!
  • Make mini boards: Grab some heart-shaped plates to make mini boards. These are a great way to make any meal a little more exciting!
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Heart Shaped Charcuterie Board for Kids

Created by Elysia
Servings: 3 servings
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Delight your little ones this Valentine's Day with the most adorable Heart Shaped Charcuterie Board for kids! Fill it with their favorite treats like mini sandwiches, cheese, cereal, and fresh fruit for a fun, kid-friendly snack, breakfast, or appetizer that will make their day!

Ingredients
 

  • 6 slices whole wheat bread
  • 2-3 tablespoons natural peanut butter
  • 1-2 tablespoons chia jam (or use preferred jam)
  • 1/2 cup strawberry banana yogurt melts
  • 1/2 cup superfood hearts
  • 1/2 cup cheerios (or preferred cereal)
  • 6 baby bel cheeses
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt (plain or flavored)
  • 1 cup fresh strawberries
  • 1 cup fresh raspberries

Instructions
 

  • Using a medium-sized heart-shaped cookie cutter, cut a heart shape out of each slice of bread. Slather one heart with peanut butter and jam. Place another heart on top to form a sandwich.
  • Next, slice the honey melon into 1/2 inch slices and cut hearts out of it using a small heart-shaped cookie cutter.
  • Using a small heart-shaped cookie cutter, cut a small heart out of the wax on each of the baby bel cheese.
  • Place the yogurt into a small bowl. Top with a small strawberry heart, if desired.
  • Arrange the heart sandwiches, strawberries, raspberries, yogurt melts, cheerios, superfood hearts, and baby bel cheese on a heart shaped charcuterie board or cutting board. Serve and enjoy!

Notes

  • The quantities provided are just rough estimates. You can add more or less of each item, or add your own ideas depending on how many people you’re serving.
  • This board works great for breakfast, snacks or lunch! You could always add in some veggies like heart shaped cucumbers instead of the honey melon hearts or add your own creative spin.
  • If you don’t have a heart-shaped board, try arranging your snacks into a heart- shape on a regular wooden cutting board.

Nutrition

Calories: 383kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 34mg | Sodium: 410mg | Potassium: 409mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 50IU | Vitamin C: 39mg | Calcium: 220mg | Iron: 1mg
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