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Valentines love bugs tutorial with video - fun food for kids from Eats Amazing UK -green apple bug
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Valentines Apple Love Bugs

Cute and easy Valentines activity for kids - these fun apple love bugs make a perfect healthy Valentines snack for kids!
Prep Time8 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Total Time8 mins
Course: Party Food, Snack
Cuisine: British, Valentines Day, Vegetarian
Servings: 4 people
Author: Grace Hall


  • 1 red apple
  • 1 green apple
  • 1 tbs lemon or orange juice
  • 4 black grapes
  • edible candy eyes
  • tube of writing icing or cream cheese


  • Slice each apple in half. Use the corer or the small circle cutter to cut out the stalk - this will also leave a space for the grape head to slot into. Brush the cut sides with the lemon or orange juice to prevent browning.
  • Lay each apple half cut-side down on a chopping board.  With your knife, score a long, thin triangle into one each apple half.  Use the tip of your knife to remove the skin, then trim the apple flesh to tidy it up if necessary.
  • Push the mini heart cutter into the skin to make heart shaped 'spots' on each apple. Using the tip of a sharp knife, carefully pop the heart shaped pieces of skin out and place to one side. Brush juice over the apples again.
  • Place contrasting colours of the heart shaped skin back into each apple; green into the red apple and red into the green apple.
  • Push a grape into the top of each apple to make the head.
  • Using the writing icing or a dab of cream cheese, secure two edible candy eyes onto each grape head to complete each bug.
  • Dab each bug gently with a piece of kitchen paper to soak up any remaining juice and serve immediately.
  • For fun presentation, you could serve them up on a bed of dried fruit 'dirt'!



Equipment: Sharp knife, apple corer or small circle cutter  and a small heart shaped cutter.