Wednesday, June 29, 2011
In Which I Have a Pop Tart Paradigm Shift
I always have a twinge of guilt when I put Pop Tarts in the cart at the grocery store. At 200 calories each (my kids always eat 2 for breakfast) no slick slogan like "baked with real fruit" is going to convince me these pastries are a healthy part of any meal. But they're easy and they're fast and so every once in a while, I buy them for my kids.
I wallowed in guilt as my 9 year old toasted his Pop Tarts this morning. Alright, I didn't really wallow, but I didn't feel super great. Until I saw this Pop Tart recipe on the back of the Pop Tart box.
That's right. Pop Tarts have recipes. Evidently there is something you can do with a Pop Tart to make it even more calorie and fat laden than it already is. A recipe. It's on the inside of the box. Here's what it says:
Fan Fueling Crunchy PB&J Bars
1/4 cup marshmallow cream
4 Kellogg's Pop Tarts Frosted Strawberry toaster pastries
4 teaspoons creamy peanut butter
3/4 cup Kellogg's Crispix cereal
3 tablespoons candy-coated chocolate pieces (a.k.a. M&M's)
1. Spread marshmallow creame on Kellogg's Pop Tarts. Dot with peanut butter. Place on baking sheet lined with foil. Bake at 350 for 1 to 2 minutes or until marshmallow creme begins to melt. Remove from oven. Carefully swirl marshmallow creme and peanut butter over tops of toaster pastries.
2. Sprinkle Kellogg's Crispix cereal and chocolate pieces on top. Bake at 350 for 2 minutes more. Carefully transfer to wire rack. Cool at least 20 minutes. Cut each toaster pastry into halves.
I'm not quite sure what to say about this concoction that must cool for 20 minutes.
Oh, wait. Yes I am.
Can I get a side of diabetes with that?
This recipe makes plain Pop Tarts seem almost healthy and by the transitive property, it makes me seem like not the worst mom ever. Yay!
Posted by Afton at 7:53 AM