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Bite Sized Pop-Tarts

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Mini versions of food are so much cooler than normal sized food, you can eat more of them, hold more of them, have more variation and they look adorable.
Seeming I already have experience in making miniature foods, these were pretty easy to make. Luckily I had a friend helping me out so they were faster to make (and eat).

They’re so cute and small, aww, look at the little sprinkles 🙂
They’re like little gooey filled bits of popcorn and are perfect for snacking on, especially cos you don’t even have to commit to a certain flavor so you can make them fit your craving! We love these flavours

– nutella
– chocolate
– cinnamon + sugar
– raspberry jam
– cinnamon, sugar + raisins

However, the possibilities are endless! You can change up the cookie dough (I opted for a very plain dough so as not to overpower the fillings), e.g. adding cocoa powder, using sugar cookie dough, using pastry, using homemade graham cracker dough, gingerbread, lemon sugar cookies, adding cinnamon etc..

Or change the fillings, use marshamallow fluff, dried fruits, different types of chocolate, frangipane, jams, cookie doughs, lemon curd, nut butters, meringue…

Frost with different things like toasted marshmallow frosting stuff, buttercream, melted chocolate, coffee glaze, maple glaze, finely chopped nuts, grate chocolate, lemon zest

ahh the list goes on and on. Whatevs you be a-wanting, these be a-giving.

Make sure you have someone else to share these with so you don’t end up eating them all, it’s quite easy to end up inhaling more than you first intended…
they all gone now, sad times


*note: these can totally be eaten for breakfast just like cereal, delish!

Bite Sized Pop-tarts
makes about 75-100 pop tarts
1/2 cup (2.3 oz) all purpose flour
1/2 cup (2.3 oz) whole wheat flour
rounded 1/4 tsp baking powder
2 tbsp sugar
4 tbsp (2 oz) unsalted butter
scant 1/4 tsp salt
2-3 tbsp milk
1 egg white
1 tsp water
fillings of your choice (see suggestions above)
1/2 c (1.5 oz) powdered sugar
milk
colors/ flavors: cocoa powder, instant coffee, maple extract, cinnamon
things to sprinkle: demerara sugar, coconut, sprinkles, chopped nuts, zest, grated chocolate…
In a food processor, blend flours, baking powder, sugar, butter and salt until completely mixed. Add milk 1 tbsp at a time until a dough forms. Wrap in cling film ad refrigerate for 30 minutes at least.
Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Roll dough out as thinly as possible (almost paper thin!) on some parchment paper with a lightly floured rolling pin.Cut dough into 4cm x 2.5 cm rectangles.
 In a small bowl whisk egg white with water using a fork until slightly frothy. Brush this lightly onto one line of the rectangles. (Refrigerate the egg white while you fill these rectangles)
Place up to 1/2 a tsp of the filling(s) of your choice onto one half of the dough. Fold the rectangle in half so you now have a 2 x 2.5 cm rectangle. Seal the edges with your fingers and/ or a tooth pick.
Poke lightly with a fork and  bake on a cookie sheet for 5-8 minutes until lightly golden brown around the edges.
For the icing: Mix the powdered sugar with milk, 1/2 tsp at a time, until you get a smooth icing with a spreadable consistency. Divide this icing up for each different flavor and add flavorings/colour according to your filling flavors. Sprinkle with sprinkle-ables, eat 🙂

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  • katieatthekitchendoor October 3, 2011 at 12:43 pm

    What a great idea! They turned out super cute. It’s good you had a friend to help decorate – I always lose patience when trying to make mini-things adorable.

  • Sarah A October 3, 2011 at 4:52 pm

    MY HAND IS IN THE PHOTO GET IN!
    they were too yummy.. and i need more! 😀
    Make more?

  • Ali October 3, 2011 at 8:07 pm

    These are so adorable and cute, I can eat myself out with these tarts. I’ll definitely frost mine with chocolate. Love the photos.

  • izy October 17, 2011 at 11:53 am

    @katieatthekitchendoor: thank you! haha yeah, make them do the fiddly stuff while you eat the food 😉
    @Ali: thanks 🙂 we managed to eat all of them :/ the chocolate ones were the defs best!

  • bsweetdreaming October 21, 2011 at 2:56 pm

    These are SO CUTE!! 🙂

    Bianca @ Sweet Dreaming

  • izy October 22, 2011 at 10:29 pm

    @bsweetdreaming : gah, I know right! :)))

  • the authentic nut December 29, 2011 at 1:14 am

    adorable! thanks for the recipe c:

  • nate.primecp August 31, 2012 at 6:41 pm

    We featured this great recipe in our Food Trend Friday blog post. Thanks for all of the great recipes. You can check it out here:

    http://blog.recipelion.com/food-trend-homemade-pop-tarts/

  • Andrea February 22, 2013 at 1:51 am

    I finalllly made these after having the recipe saved on Foodgawker for forever 🙂 They are so cute and delicious! I used a ton of different fillings – Biscoff spread, homemade peanut butter, peach preserves, marshmallows (!!), blackberry jam, dark chocolate chunks, raisins and dried berries – I guess I went kinda crazy on the fillings 🙂 They were a bit time consuming to make for the amount that I got (I couldn’t get my dough rolled as thin as yours), so I think next time I will double the recipe!

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