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Homemade Valentine: Moon Pie Craft

Updated on September 25, 2014
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I'm over the moon for this Valentine's Day craft

This crafty little Valentine's gift only takes a few minutes to make, but it's so cute it'll be remembered for a long time.

Moon Pies are delicious marshmallow and graham cracker sandwich cookies, and are well know by people in some areas who grew up on them.

Moon pies can bring someone back to their childhood. And children today love them too.

Mini Moon Pies 12ct Box (Pack of 1) (Vanilla)
Mini Moon Pies 12ct Box (Pack of 1) (Vanilla)

Vanilla Moon Pies are refreshing and delicious!

 

What Are Moon Pies?

When I first made this article I received a lot of response that I didn't expect. Lots and lots of people didn't know what Moon Pies were.

What?!

The classic Moon Pie is unknown by some people?!

Apparently, it's fairly regional. Moon Pies were developed in the South in the early 20th century, but in other places they developed other similar looking confections and so the Moon Pie never wandered into those regions.

So for those not in the know, a Moon Pie is a small treat composed of two pieces of soft graham cracker sandwiching between them marshmallow crème, then dipped in chocolate. Later other flavors were developed.

What's the Difference between a Moon Pie and a Whoopie Pie?

New England has something called a Whoopie Pie which looks a bit similar to a Moon Pie, but it's actually very different in everything but looks.

Whoopie Pies are two rounded pieces of cake with frosting in between. They are moister and sweeter than the drier, cookie-based Moon Pie.

There's also something out there called a Scooter Pie. It is basically a Moon Pie under a different brand. As it always is when there are multiple manufacturers of similar products, there are taste differences and some people like Scooter Pies more while others prefer the original Moon Pie.

There is also something called a Choco-Pie which is an off-brand Moon Pie.

Macaroons look a bit like Moon Pies as well, but they are distinctly different as well in everything but shape.

Macaroons are a confection.

Whoopie Pies are a cake.

Moon Pies are a cookie.

Moon Pies Banana 12 Pack
Moon Pies Banana 12 Pack

Banana Moon Pies are so good!

 

Draw a Heart on a Piece of Paper

Preferably on a piece of cardstock or other heavy paper, draw out a heart. You can use a stencil or a cookie cutter to trace the shape, or just freehand it.

Hearts Drawn for Valentine's Day Craft

Draw Hearts for Valentines Day
Draw Hearts for Valentines Day | Source

Get a Heart Cookie Cutter

Wilton 2304-115 Nesting Heart Cutter Set
Wilton 2304-115 Nesting Heart Cutter Set

I always have these on hand to use in baking or as stencils.

 

Cut Out the Heart

Carefully cut out the heart so it looks nice.

Cut Out Tag

Tag for Valentines Day Craft
Tag for Valentines Day Craft | Source

Choose a Phrase

  • Shoot for the moon. If you miss you'll still be among the stars.
  • I'm over the moon for you, Valentine
  • You're my little moon pie!
  • Every one is a moon, and has a dark side which he never shows to anybody.
  • The sky is not the limit, there are footprints on the moon.
  • Valentine, you are as bright as a full moon.
  • I love you to the moon and back
  • Be my moon pie? I want to eat you up
  • I'm a "luna"tic for you
  • Love you, Moon Pie!
  • I love you to the moon and back!
  • You're out of this world!

Write the Phrase on the Paper

Carefully write your chosen phrase on the piece of paper. Try and make it look nice.

Decorate the Piece of Paper

If you wish, decorate the piece of paper. You draw little hearts on it, create a border, or get really creative. Make it personal.

Heart Decorated

Decorated Heart for DIY Valentines Day Craft
Decorated Heart for DIY Valentines Day Craft | Source

Get Your Moon Pies

Use whatever Moon Pies you want. They are available in mini, regular, and double-decker, as well as many flavors.

Moon Pies Orange 12 Pack
Moon Pies Orange 12 Pack

I've never tried Orange flavored Moon Pies. Orange would suit the pie so well, I bet it would be the best flavor ever!

 

A Nice Big Box of Moon Pies

Moon Pies I Used for this Craft
Moon Pies I Used for this Craft | Source

Get a Nice Big Box of Moon Pies Now

Moon Pie Mini Variety Pack, 48 count box - 48 Ounces
Moon Pie Mini Variety Pack, 48 count box - 48 Ounces

Get a variety of mini Moon Pies in this nice big box of them. They make the perfect snack and are great in lunches as well as this homemade Valentine craft.

 

Apply Tape

Use whatever bonding agent you wish to attach the tag to the Moon Pie.

I used tape since it was simple and I had it on hand. I just rolled a bit of tape over itself so that it became double-sided, then stuck it on the Moon Pie then stuck the tag to the tape.

Chose the nicest looking place to put the tag, I didn't have much choice since my Moon Pies were minis, but one tag I stuck right above the moon image so that it would reference that better.

Love You Moon Pie!

A perfect homemade Valentine's Day gift for Big Bang Theory fans.
A perfect homemade Valentine's Day gift for Big Bang Theory fans. | Source

Don't Just Stop at the Pies Themselves

This craft is a perfect chance to think outside the box.

There are numerous Moon Pie themed-items out there. Add the tag to one of them for a fun gift.

I really love the cute retro signs there are featuring Moon Pies. They've been made to look old fashioned and a bit worn.

Putting one of the tags on a sign would be even more special, and would make a great gift for someone who really loves Moon Pies. You could even set it in a pile of Moon Pies so it'll be a big surprise.

I'm a Lunatic for You!

Moon Pie Valentines Day Craft
Moon Pie Valentines Day Craft | Source
Moon Pie Round Logo Tin Sign , 12x12 by Poster Discount
Moon Pie Round Logo Tin Sign , 12x12 by Poster Discount

This Moon Pie sign is really pretty and makes me smile.

 

I'm Over the Moon For You!

Moon Pie Valentines Day Craft
Moon Pie Valentines Day Craft | Source
Moon Pie Flavored Ground Coffee 10oz Bag (Pack of 3) (Chocolate)
Moon Pie Flavored Ground Coffee 10oz Bag (Pack of 3) (Chocolate)

Chocolate Moon Pie flavored coffee sounds delicious and it would be such a cute gift on Valentine's Day morning with a sweet little tag.

 

You're my Little Moon Pie!

A perfect gift for Big Bang Theory fans
A perfect gift for Big Bang Theory fans | Source

I Love You to the Moon and Back!

Valentines Day Crafting for Kids
Valentines Day Crafting for Kids | Source

Decorated Moon Pies

Moon Pie Valentines Day Crafts
Moon Pie Valentines Day Crafts | Source

What's Your Favorite Flavor Moon Pie?

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© 2013 Alisha Vargas

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    • PaigSr profile image

      PaigSr 

      5 years ago from State of Confusion

      Why oh why do I always find these sites when I am hungry. No car at the moment. Looks likes its time to eat a PB&J and pretend its a moon pie.

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      anonymous 

      5 years ago

      MMMM double decker chocolate moon pies. Drooling here. Thanx is only 1030 in the morning yikes.

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