Got 20 Minutes? Try Making Pop-Tarts at Home!
OK, so these aren't "homemade" in the sense that I slaved over the pastry crust, but they come a lot closer to being homemade than the dry, sad versions you can get in the grocery store, plus they make for a fun baking project to do with kids. Let them pick their own fillings, drizzle the icing on the pastries, and sprinkle the um, sprinkles on as well. Your kids will be so excited to eat the food that THEY made!
1 package of 2 pre-made pie crusts or make your own.
Fillings for the pastries. Try jams, cinnamon sugar, Nutella, lemon curd, peanut butter with chocolate chips, etc.
1 egg for an egg wash
1 cup powdered sugar
2 tbsp milk
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Unroll your thawed pie crusts. Working on parchment paper, square off the edges and cut into rectangles long enough to fold over on themselves. In the center of one half of each rectangle, place a little more than a teaspoon of the filling of your choice, spreading it around a little. Brush the edges of the pastry with a bit of beaten egg, and fold the pastry in half onto itself. Using a fork, crimp the edges of the pastry to seal the two halves together, if that makes sense. Put the parchment paper on a baking pan if you haven't already and bake the pastries for about 8 minutes, till golden brown.
Meanwhile, mix the powdered sugar and milk together to make a glaze. When the pastries are cooked, drizzle the glaze over them with a fork, sprinkle with your sprinkles, and admire the pretty snack you've just made!
Do you have any recipes that imitate store-bought foods?