Thursday, June 30, 2011
Homemade Pop Tarts
My kids have been begging me to buy S'mores Pop Tarts for months and while I consider myself a reasonably cool mom, I just can't do it. How could there be even a smidge of nutrition in with all those preservatives and all that sugar? This is my best compromise:
Nutella Pop Tarts
1 recipe pie crust
Roll out your pie crust and cut into rectangles. Put a good blob of Nutella on top and lay another rectangle over the top, sealing the edges with a little water. Smush the tines of a fork down around the edges. Bake at 400 degrees for about 10 minutes or until they're golden brown.
My kids' only objection to these was that there was no frosting on top. I did an exhaustive Google search, trying to find a hard frosting that won't melt in the toaster and found two things: 1. I am not even close to being the first person to think of Nutella Pop Tarts, and 2. They all just put the frosting on at the end.
I thought of trying royal icing but didn't want to risk the frosting all melting into the toaster, so in the end I just sprinkled some cinnamon sugar on the Pop Tarts before baking. My guess is it's the chemicals that make the hard frosting.