Prep Time: 20 min.

For the ultimate Valentine’s Day appetizer or snack, it doesn’t get cuter than these Mango and Mozzarella XOXOs. Great for birthdays, Mother’s Day or Father’s Day, too, to show how much you care. Serve them as is, or drizzle them with olive oil, balsamic vinegar, hot honey, sea salt and pepper. You can even swap out the ingredients and use fig, apple, melon or pear hearts and then cheddar, manchego, gruyere or comté for the letters.

What you need


1. Slice the mango. You can slice it however thick you like. Mine were about 5 mm (0.2 inches).

2. Use the heart-shaped cutter to shape the mango hearts.

3. Now slice the mozzarella.

4. Cut out the X and O mozzarella shapes using the cutters.

5. Arrange the letters on top of the mango hearts.

6. Serve.


The letters and heart-shaped cookie cutters are part of a separate set, and both linked in my Shop.