Almost everything I make is homemade.
Almost everything I make is from scratch.
I do this because I enjoy cooking and baking.
I also do this because I like to know all the ingredients that go into what I’m eating.
If I had all the time in the world, everything my husband and I eat would be homemade from fresh and organic ingredients. I can only imagine the day where I have a full vegetable and herb garden in my backyard. And I wake up every morning and go to the chicken coop to pick up some fresh eggs. One day this will happen. This is one day that I wait for…
Although I can’t bake and cook everything from scratch, I still try to do everything I can. Lately I have been on kick on making fun homemade snacks. Granola Bars, Marshmallows, Graham Crackers, Mochi… and now Pop Tarts!
Pop Tarts were so much fun to make! They remind me so much of my childhood. I loved pop tarts as a child – and older! – especially the brown sugar kinds. They were one of my go-to snacks for a really long time. So when I thought about making them homemade I got very excited!
Pop tarts are composed of a flaky pastry dough (similar to a pie crust) that are filled with any type of fillings you like. The most common are brown sugar and jam. And of course these are my favorite. However, you can fill them with nutella, caramel… really anything your heart desires :). This is what makes pop tarts so fun!
Sometimes you think that there are those items that just taste so good when purchased at the store – like marshmallows. I totally thought that store-bought marshmallows are hard to beat, but I got that wrong fast! Homemade marshmallows are soooo much better! And ice cream sandwiches. Ice cream sandwiches are brought to a whole new level when made with homemade ice cream and cookies. And now there are pop tarts! I always thought that store-bought pop tarts are too good in the stores to beat anything else. But I was wrong again! Fresh, flaky, and homemade pop tarts are far more amazing than their store-bought counterpart.
Homemade pop tarts are not only a great snack, but are a perfect treat in the morning. Have it on the go while rushing out to work. Or have it while your reading your morning newspaper with a cup of coffee (or milk!). Wait… do people read the newspaper anymore? Maybe its better to say while your watching the morning news on TV. Or surfing the Internet in the morning. Whatever you are doing, a homemade pop tart is the perfect companion!
Enjoy these sweet treats :)!