I am a lover of Pop Tarts. Ever since I was a kid I've been a sucker for Maple Brown Sugar Pop Tarts. With the frosting. As a result my kids are also fans of these toaster pastries. Since I'm a bit more of a stickler for healthy eating than my mom was, Pop Tarts are not a regular purchase.
But every once in awhile we dive into a box. It lasts one day before they are gone.
With all the snow (bleck) and all the Valentine fun this week, I decided to try homemade Pop Tarts. I saw a recipe in the paper and I used it for reference. They were a success, and I had requests for another batch just a day later.
Even though they aren't the healthiest snack around, I know what's in them, and that makes them a little bit more welcome in my kitchen.
Enjoy, and if you're patience is up to it have the kids lend a hand!
1 large egg
1 package refrigerated pie dough
cookie cutter (if desired)
Brown sugar and cinnamon
1 cup confectioner's sugar
2 tablespoons milk
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 400.
Beat one large egg in a bowl, and unroll two sheets refrigerated pie dough onto wax paper. If desired, use cookie cutter (I used hearts for Valentine's Day) to cut dough. My dough made 16 hearts, yielding me 8 Pop Tarts.
Bake 12-15 minutes, or until just golden and centers slightly puff.
Enjoy and stay warm!