Edible Cupid Arrows

Using bell peppers cut into small hearts, cream cheese, and cheesey crackers, these Edible Cupid Arrows are a fun snacktivity idea that your kids can create this Valentines Day.

Snacktivity (noun: An activity and snack combined). A snacktivity is when you make something fun and then you eat it. Really, any snack is great but a “snacktivity” is also about the assembly and the presentation. I mean, you can make a snack of bell peppers and cream cheese OR you can make a snacktivity of these Edible Cupid Arrows. Makes sense, right?

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A white background of 5 edible Cupid arrows made with bell peppers, cheese, pretzels, and Cheez-its crackers.

Some of my favorite snacktivities begin with cookie cutters. I absolutely love them and I happen to have A LOT of cookie cutters, but really a circle and a heart (and maybe a star) are all you need. The heart shape can be made into so many things: mice, butterflies, bears and flowers and of course, edible Cupid arrows. And while Valentine’s Day is usually a day filled with sweets, this quick savory snack is easy to make and a pause from all the candy. 

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A white background of 3 edible Cupid arrows made with bell peppers, cheese, pretzels, and Cheez-its crackers.

Punching hearts out from a red pepper (or orange or yellow but never green) can be tricky so here are a few tips for making these Edible Cupid Arrows:

  1. Wash and dry the pepper.
  2. Cut the top and bottom off the pepper.
  3. Use the tip of a knife to cut the inside seed section out.
  4. Cut a slit in the pepper cylinder, and then carefully slice away the extra ribs inside.
  5. Place the cookie cutter on the fleshy side of the pepper, and put a towel over the whole cookie cutter then press down.
  6. Flip the pepper over (you can see the cutter almost coming through) and then put the towel over the whole cookie cutter again, and press down.
  7. Pull the heart shape out.
  8. If you start skin side up – it splits and tears the skin.  Avoid that.

A photo tutorial on how to cut a bell pepper for the edible Cupid arrows.

Edible Cupid Arrows
 
Prep time
25 mins

Total time
25 mins

 

Author: Kimberley Stoney
Serves: 10 Edible Cupid Arrows

Ingredients
  • 1 orange bell pepper
  • 20 cheese crackers (I used Back to Nature cheddar cheese square crackers)
  • ¼ c. cream cheese
  • 5 cheese squares, cut in half
  • 10 pretzel sticks
  • 2″ heart cookie cutter

Instructions
  1. Wash and dry the bell pepper. Cut the top and bottom off the pepper.
  2. Use the tip of a knife to cut the inside seed section out. Cut a slit in the pepper cylinder, and then carefully slice away the extra ribs inside.
  3. Place the cookie cutter on the fleshy side of the pepper, and put a towel over the whole cookie cutter then press down.
  4. Flip the pepper over (you can see the cutter almost coming through) and then put the towel over the whole cookie cutter again, and press down. Pull the heart shape out (If you start skin side up, it splits and tears the skin. Avoid that). Make 10 heart cut outs.
  5. Take two cheddar cheese square crackers and sandwich with cream cheese.
  6. Sandwich two bell pepper hearts with cream cheese.
  7. Cut each cheese into a triangle and dig a little hole out for the pretzel.
  8. Break each pretzel stick in half and add the ends, with the little cracker sandwich on one side and the cheese arrow on the other.
  9. Repeat for the remaining 9.

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A white background of 5 edible Cupid arrows made with bell peppers, cheese, pretzels, and Cheez-its crackers.A photo compilation of bell pepper edible Cupid arrows.

 

This post was created by Kimberly Stoney

Kimberly Stoney is a professional craft designer and stylist, self proclaimed foodie and mom to one very hungry teenager.  She has worked as a craft designer and recipe developer for over 15 years and shares her crafts and snacks at The Tiny Funnel. You can follow her on Instagram.

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