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Pop Tarts!

I don’t know about you but I love pop tarts!  They’re a real guilty pleasure of mine as an occasional treat but lets face it, they aren’t the healthiest of snacks.  I decided to have a go at making something a little bit healthier that I could enjoy with the kids and it was surprisingly easy.

Obviously I’d still class these as a treat but I felt a lot more comfortable giving Harry and Megan these, lower sugar alternative than the real thing.  They’re also smaller so a much more child friendly portion!

I made these with Megan and they were perfect as a fun afternoon baking activity with my 2 year old.

You could easily make these with healthier alternatives to Jam such as the BabyLed Foods fruit spreads to make them even healthier.

Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 sheet of ready roll shortcrust pastry
  • low sugar jam
  • 3 tbsp icing sugar
  • A small dash of water
  • Sprinkles!

I’ve been a bit vague with the measurements here but that’s because it all depends on how big you make each pop tart.  I made ten from 1 roll of pastry but it all depends on  what size you want them to be.

Method

  • Preheat the oven to 180°c.
  • Cut the pastry into 20, equal sized rectangles.
  • Put a generous dollop of jam in the middle of half of the rectangles.  (Leave a 1cm border round the edge to seal them.
  • Put another pastry rectangle on top of each one and squeeze round the edges with your fingers to seal.
  • Bake in the oven for 20 minutes.
  • Allow to cool (This is important if you want your icing to stay put!)
  • Mix the icing sugar with the water.  Add a tiny drop at a time as you want the icing quite thick and it’s amazing how quickly it turns super runny!
  • Cover each pop tart with the icing and sprinkle.
  • Allow the icing to set and enjoy!

Enjoy this recipe?  You also might like:

Breakfast Doughnuts

Porridge yoghurt cups

Blueberry quinoa bars

 

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