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FFF: Bite-Size Cherry PopTart Pops

on October 19, 2012

Hello Parents,

Today’s Fun Food Friday is a sweet delight that may take many of us back to our childhood days. We still see Poptarts in our supermarket shelves, but did you know you can make them at home? And on a stick?

Babble’s Family Kitchen posted an excellent and easy recipe we can all follow, complete with fruit filling and glaze. See directions below as posted here for more details. Best part, they’re small, so you can control the amount you want your kids to have. Enjoy!

Bite-Size Cherry PopTart Pops

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FOR THE TWO-BITE POPTARTS
1 c. fresh cherries, pitted and diced
3 T. sugar
2 T. cornstarch
2 T. water
1/2 tsp. almond extract
1 pkg. prepared pie crusts

FOR THE POPS
wooden popscicle sticks

FOR THE GLAZE
1 c. powdered sugar
1-2 T. milk
1/2 tsp. vanilla
food coloring and sprinkles (optional)

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Cherry Filling: In a small saucepan, combine cherries, sugar, cornstarch and almond extract. Heat on stove over medium heat until mixture has thickened. Remove from heat and allow mixture to cool.

2. Pie Crust: Unroll pie crusts and using a pizza cutter to slice them into 1 1/2″x 2″ rectangles (you can use a ruler to measure into equal sizes.  Just use a butter knife to score the pie crust before cutting).

3: Poptarts: Place a wooden popscicle stick on top of one of the cut rectangles, then spoon a small amount (about 1 1/2 tsp.) of cooled cherry filling into the center of the pie square, taking care not to get it near the edges.   Gently lay a second rectangle over the top of the cherry filling.  Press the edges of the rectangles together with a fork.  Transfer to a baking sheet.  Bake poptart pops in an oven preheated to 400 degrees for 8-10 minutes, or just until the edges begin to brown.

4. Glaze: In a small bowl, combine powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla to make glaze.  Tint with food coloring, if desired.  Spoon over cooled poptart pops, sprinkle with colored sugar, and allow to the glaze to harden slightly before serving. Enjoy!

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Thank you to Babble’s Family Kitchen for posting such great and fun family recipes.

Fun Learning!
CBLC Midtown

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