8 oz. (or more) cream cheese
salsa or taco sauce
Use a heart shaped mold to form cream cheese into heart shape, or shape by hand, or use knife to cut it into a heart shape. Pour salsa or taco sauce over heart to cover. Break pretzel sticks into smaller pieces and insert into cream cheese across middle to form a "crown of thorns." Place grated cheese coming off top of heart (or around heart) like flames. Serve with crackers on the side. The heart is the spread to put on the crackers. I really wanted to get some of these heart-shaped crackers. I emailed the company and got some possible leads on local places that might carry them but didn't end up finding any locally. I could have ordered directly from the company but didn't need the case amount or justify the cost for shipping.
A similar heart could be made to coincide with recognition of the Immaculate Heart (month - August). For the Immaculate Heart you could cover with salsa/taco sauce or leave the cream cheese heart white for purity. Put a line of small silk flowers (or edible ones) across the front. Pierce the side with a plastic cocktail sword.