Challenge 5: Homemade Pop Tarts
Eating on a college budget is not always delicious and certainly isn’t always nutritious. After living without a constant flow of food and money from my parents, I’ve learnt from my grocery shopping trips that unless you’re cooking from scratch, a lot of the cheapest food is also the most processed.
That’s why when I saw this pin, I thought it was such a clever idea! Why not make your own version of your favorite processed foods? Still not healthy, but at least you know exactly what’s in it! Challenge Five: Homemade Pop Tarts!
-(1) Pre-made pie pastry dough
-(1) Jar of Nutella
-(1) Glass pan
Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees!
Lay out and stretch the pastry.
Use the knife to cut the pastry into pastry-sized pieces. We did three total!
**Remember you need a top and a bottom piece that are the same size.
Put roughly two spoonfuls of Nutella in one side of the square.
Lay the pastry over the top of the other pastry and push down all the sides using your thumb. Cut slices in the top to vent it.
Bake for about 10 minutes!
I must say, these weren’t as satisfying as they looked in the photo — they tasted a bit more like pastry than pop tart. I’m a huge chocolate person so maybe next round I’ll have to add a bit more Nutella instead of eating it from the jar between steps!
Either way , these were fun to make and they are easy to personalize. You could add banana or strawberry jam…it’s really up to your food mood.
Let us know what you end up putting in yours and send us photos!
Like most of my gender group, I’m a bit lazy — especially when it comes to the kitchen. Personally, I’m not a huge Pop Tart fan. But am I a Nutella fan? You bet ya! So when I heard about this challenge, I was quite excited and certainly willing to take part in some of the work (in all honesty, I did have Hannah doing 90% of it, though).
Unfortunately, I have to agree with Hannah. It’s very doughy. If you like buttery dough with a hint of chocolate-hazelnut flavoring, this is for you. But if you’re a Nutella-from-the-spoon guy like I am, then this won’t quite cut it. So all of that cooking — okay, it wasn’t that hard — and nothing to write home about. That’s too bad. At least I did get the chance to stuff my face with the Nutella left over from the jar (insert apology to girlfriend here).