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Valentine Lunchbox Buddy Cakes

Valentine Lunchbox Buddy Cakes

on Feb 13, 2018 |


If your looking for a quick and cute way to say “I love you” to your kiddo on Valentines Day, then I have you covered! Thanks to Little Debbie Be My Valentine Snack Cakes, you can make a lunchbox dessert that will bring a smile to your child’s face.



I understand 100%, what it is like to pack lunches, get everyone ready for their day, and to juggle school time drop-offs. I get IT completely… Who has time to for extra work and a special treat before heading out the door?! This is a simple and fast way to make someone feel special when they open their lunch on Valentines day. All you need to make this sweet, little Valentine Lunchbox Buddy is Little Debbie Be My Valentine Snack Cakes, licorice, and black gel food coloring. Yup, that’s it!



Valentine Lunchbox Buddy


  • 1 box of Little Debbie Be My Valentine Snack Cakes (vanilla works best)
  • Any type of rope candy, I used strawberry taffy rope (thick licorice will also work)
  • Licorice whips that will pull apart into strings (if you have shoelace licorice this will work too)
  • Black gel food coloring (must be gel, will not work with liquid food color)
  • Toothpick or tiny, clean food-safe paint brush
  • Heart shaped candy or flat, taffy-like, red candy (you can cut into the shape of a heart)




  • Unwrap Little Debbie Be My Valentine Snack Cake.
  • Dip your toothpick or food-safe paint brush, into a bit of black gel food coloring and paint a cute face on your heart snack cake.
  • Cut the candy rope or licorice into 2 inch pieces and insert into the bottom of the heart. These will be the Buddy’s legs.
  • Peel 2-2 inch strings of licorice off of the rope. Insert into the sides of the heart. These will be his arms.
  • Unwrap any heart shaped candy or cut out a heart in fruit leather (flat taffy candy will also work).
  • Dab finger in a bit of water and paint the back of the heart candy. Place on the buddy and bring licorice arms over on top (as if the Buddy was holding the candy). You may dab his arms with a bit of water to make it stick to the heart candy better.
  • Place your Valentine Lunchbox Buddy in a plastic baggy with a sweet note and pop it into your kid’s lunchbox.