Sunday, February 13, 2011

Heart Shaped Cinnamon Crisps with Fresh Fruit Salad in a Poppy Seed Dressing

Here is an easy, healthy snack idea for the kids on Valentine's day. These heart shaped cinnamon crisps with fresh fruit salsa in a light lemon-poppy seed dressing is tasty and fun to make.

This is definitely a snack to involve the kids in. My kids love to help me out in the kitchen. I also find that they actually eat better the more they are involved in the actual process. Case in point, my daughter is pretty picky and had has always refused to eat melon but she actually ate it this time!

My daughter took sprinkling the cinnamon-sugar on the crisps very seriously :)


Fresh Fruit Salsa
Fresh fruit, chopped (any combo: strawberries, grapes, melon, raspberries or kiwi)
1 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
2 tbsp sugar
1/8 tsp. poppy seeds

In a medium bowl, combine all the fruit. In a small bowl, whisk together the lemon juice, sugar, and poppy seeds. Drizzle, the lemon sugar over the fruit and stir gently to coat all the fruit. You only want the fruit to be lightly coated with the lemon sugar.
Cover with plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.

Cinnamon Crisps

Flour tortillas
vegetable cooking spray
1 tbsp. sugar
1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon

*heart shaped cookie cuter*

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Stir together the sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl. Firmly press cookie cutters into the tortillas and place the tortilla cut-outs onto a foil lined baking sheet. Lightly spray with the cooking spray, then sprinkle cinnamon sugar over the tortilla cut-outs. Bake for 6-8 min or until lightly browned. Cool and serve with the fruit salsa.

Source: Inspired by THIS recipe, originally from Southern Living Kid's Cookbook


  1. Before I read the post my first thought was how perfect this would be for sending in a packed lunch for school for the kiddos. Since my son isn't in school this would be perfect to make for a snack today! Thank you for this idea!

  2. The crisps are so cute with the heart shapes. Your little kitchen helper is just adorable. ;)