Dessert

Healthier Homemade Pop-Tarts

My sister is having a 90’s themed party for her 30th birthday.

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When I think of the 90’s I think of Nickelodean & a lot of junk food.

Seriously, did we eat anything healthy then? My mom always made our lunches & cooked dinner. But, lunch would be a sandwich, milk, chips & a dessert – because chips alone aren’t a dessert? That dessert would be things like a Twinkie, fruit roll up or a Hoho.

What other food is 90’s? 

  • Fruit by the Foot
  • Bagel Bites
  • Mini hotdogs
  • Dunkaroos
  • Go-gurt
  • Pop-Tarts!

While the 90’s junk food is defiantly not approved by The Kelly Diet, that doesn’t mean we can’t make our own version that is đŸ™‚

Now, these could be healthier. I opted to buy a store bought vegan pie crust from Whole Foods instead of making mine own simply because of time & quantity I was making. So, these are not the healthiest item on The Kelly Diet menu, but they are still much healthier than a regular pop-tart, made with real fruit & absolutely delicious!

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Healthier Homemade Pop-Tarts

  • Servings: 8
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Print

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Credit: thekellydiet.blog

Ingredients

  • 2, 2 count packages of Vegan Frozen Pie Crusts (I found some at Whole-foods)
  • 3 C frozen organic cherries, pitted
  • The juice from 1 lemon
  • 2 T raw local honey or agave
  • 1 T corn starch
  • 2 T coconut oil

Directions

  1. Remove all 4 pie crust from tins & allow to thaw.
  2. Preheat the oven to 375F.
  3. Add your cherries, lemon juice, honey or agave & corn starch to a medium sauce pan.
  4. Cook on medium heat until cherries thaw.
  5. While on low heat mash everything together until combined. Remove from heat & allow to cool.
  6. Cut pie crust into rectangles.
  7. Add 1-2 T of cherry filling to the middle of one rectangle. Place another rectangle on top & use a fork to lightly press edges together.
  8. Transfer to a baking sheet lined with a silpat or parchment paper.
  9. Repeat until all pie crust & filling is gone.
  10. Top each crust with a little coconut oil & use the tips of your fingers to spread the oil to cover the entire top surface area.
  11. Bake for 20 minutes. Allow to cool. I drizzled prepared powdered chocolate peanut butter on top of mine. You could chose to leave plain or top with more cherries. Enjoy!

A nice thing about these Pop-Tarts are that you can make them in advance, seal & freeze. Just unthaw the night before you want to serve them! Side-note, they are DELICIOUSSS cold. 

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If you make this recipe, snap a pic & hashtag it #thekellydiet @thekellydiet- I love seeing your creations on Instagram, Pinterest & Facebook! See the source image

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