These Homemade Pop Tarts are stuffed with honeyed cream cheese and topped with molasses glaze! They’re whole wheat and made with coconut oil so they’re healthier!
YOU GUYS. It’s the Monday before CHRISTMAS! Like, it’s in 3 DAYS!
AND, I basically had the most Christmas-y weekend EVAH. The Huberoni and I spent it in Leavenworth, Washington.
It’s basically the CUTEST little Bavarian town that ever existed on planet Earth. They get ALL INTO Christmas and have a lighting ceremony and all kinds of events all weekend. I actually don’t think I ate anything green or protein-y for the past 2 days.
It was SO snowy and cold, so the wine helped keep warm. You understand. 😉
We spent the night at the CUTEST Bed and Breakfast. The couple that ran it were so awesome, and we spent Saturday night just sitting around in their kitchen and chatting.
And then she fed us a delicious breakfast of lemon cake, frittata, potatoes and homemade sausage.
It was magical.
NOW. Enough about weekends and adorable little towns and caramel covered Cheetos (can’t get them off my brain) and ALL THAT JAZZ.
Name that movie.
Ok. Sorry. Side trackin’
Remember last week when we ate Cookie Cups and I foreshadowed that we were gonna make OUR OWN Pop Tarts?
Well, friends, THE DAY HAS COME. I told you last week with the shortbread cookie cups that we were making homemade pop tarts. I’m excited, you’re excited. Let’s have one big-we’re-all-excited-because-Monday-just-got-awesome-due-to-home-made-pop-tarts-like-when-we-were-kids-but-healthier-and-CHRISTMAS hug.
Was I the only one that had to re-read that sentence over and over to make sure it made sense? My brain hurts.
I’m pretty sure that homemade Pop Tarts will cure any owies of the brain-u-lar device though. The Huberoni told me so.
And, he’s a nurse. HE KNOWS.
NOW that we’ve talked about taking about Pop Tarts for 10 ++ sentences, let’s actually talk about them and not get off track. Because that never happens here in FFF land.
I don’t want to be dramatic, but I’m going to be anyway. The filling of these was my NEMESIS. I made the dough over and over and kept tryin’ different fillings. Sometimes they would just get all crunchy and ICK. Sometimes they would stick to your mouth like toffee. But the bad kind of “WILL I EVER BE ABLE TO OPEN MY MOUTH AGAIN?” kind of toffee.
And SOMETIMES, they would juts dissolve and vanish into THIN AIR.
That one is still boggling my mind. Kind of like the exploding egg incident.
I can’t even tell you the amount of evenings that the Hub-o-rama and I spent, balled up on the couch suffering from Pop Tart induced comas due to ALL THE TESTING.
But, if we’re being honest, Pop Tart Comas > Roasted Broccoli Comas. Yafeelme?
OHOHOH! (<— That’s Ho Ho backwards. Ninja Christmas reference FTW!) Not only are these crusty, crunchy flaky squares of perfection full of sweet, creamy honeyed cream cheese, they are also made with that whole wheaty and coconut oily goodness that makes my healthy-food-loving heart skip a beat.
I know you’re all thinking about it would be eleventy billion times easier to just buy a box, HOW-EV-ER, you know that saying “baked with love?”
I didn’t see “love” under the ingredients on the box.
BUT, I tasted it between each sweet-sweet-num bite. And it wrapped my heart in warmth and fuzzies and general good things.
Did I convince you?
My work here is done.
Head on over to GoodLife Eats to get the Homemade Pop Tart Recipe!
Want more Christmas ideas?
Homemade Poptarts from around the web:
Apple Cinnamon Pop Tarts – The Little Epicurean
Homemade Pop Tarts – Cooking Classy