Caprese Snack Bites

Mozzarella cut into heart shapes with a tomato in the center and a toothpick through the center to hold it together

Caprese snack bites are a festive, no bake snack option.  These healthy snacks make a great Valentine alternative.  These are kid approved and fun to eat.

Mozzarella cut into heart shapes with a tomato in the center and a toothpick through the center to hold it together

Caprese Snack Bites

Hello easy and delicious!  Caprese is sometimes a staple at our home; we love it!  And, it can be served many ways.  This is just a fresh twist on an oldie, but a goodie and a great way to serve up a festive, but healthier snack.  

 Heart shaped Caprese just makes a simple combination of mozzarella and tomato a little more fun.  The skewers that hold it all together like cupids arrow making these snacks easy to grab and dip!

Caprese Snack Bites

Mozzarella cut into heart shapes with a tomato in the center and a toothpick through the center to hold it together

Ingredients

  • 16 oz. Mozzarella cheese, brick
  • 1 pint Grape tomatoes
  • Small wooden skewers

Instructions

    1. Slice the mozzarella cheese in slices approximately a 1/2 to 3/4 inch thick.
    2. Using a small heart shaped cookie cutter or large heart fondant cutter, cut out mozzarella hearts. Dependent on the size of your heart, you should be able to yield four hearts out of each slice of mozzarella cheese.
    3. Cut a small whole in the center of the heart by using a small round fondant cutter or a knife.
    4. Insert the grape tomato into the center.
    5. Skew the cheese and heart together with the small wooden skewer.
    6. Serve as is or with a little dip.

Dip options: Mix one tablespoon of pre-made pesto with 1/4 cup of light or virgin olive oil, serve with a drizzle of balsamic glaze or your favorite Italian dressing. 

The Heart: Use a small heart shaped cookie cutter or large fondant cutter, approximately 2 – 3 inches to create these mozzarella Valentine snack bites.  These items can be found at your local craft store.

The Grape Tomato Center:  The easiest way to create the whole in the cheese for the grape tomato is to use a circular fondant cutter.  This item can be found at your local craft store.

Small skewers: Skewers can typically be located in your local supermarket in the baking utensil aisle.

Kids in the Kitchen: Every recipe, even the simple ones, are filled with kitchen lessons for kids.  Here are a few to focus on when making these kid friendly snacks.

  • Cutting
  • Knife safety
  • Vegetable prep
  • Skewing and skewer safety
  • Dipping
  • List making 
  • Grocery shopping
  • Following directions

The Excess Mozzarella:  If you are wondering what to do with the leftover mozzarella from cutting out your heart shaped pieces, simply save the scraps and use them in the center of heart shaped pizza pockets.  It’s another easy, but festive Valentine’s Day serve.  The recipe link is located below the picture.

Three heart shaped pizza pockets on a pink plate surrounded by a pink cookie cutter, a bowl of sauce, a bowl of shredded mozzarella cheese and a bowl of mini turkey pepperoni's

Valentine Pizza Pocket Recipe Link

 

13 Comments on “Caprese Snack Bites”

  1. LOVE LOVE LOVE this idea and so making it with my son, thanks for the healthy valentine snack Stopping by from #FullPlateThursday

  2. Thank you so much for sharing with us for our 5th Anniversary of Full Plate Thursday! Hope you have a fantastic week and hope to see you again real soon!
    Miz Helen

    1. Happy, Happy Anniversary & THANK YOU for all of your hosting. Hope you had a fantastic week too…

    1. THANK YOU for sharing with the teachers Helen! If you don’t already get my newsletter, I’d love it if you’d sign up in the right column. Hope you had a great school celebration at your child care!

  3. Fun and simple. The kids would love to make this. Thanks for sharing on the Creative K Kids Linky Party this week. I hope you will join us again next week.

    1. THANK YOU…I love those words ‘fun & simple”…two of my favorites when it comes to kid foods!

      Have a great week & thank you for hosting….

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