My sister is having a 90’s themed party for her 30th birthday.
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
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 🙂
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!
Healthier Homemade Pop-Tarts
- 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
- Remove all 4 pie crust from tins & allow to thaw.
- Preheat the oven to 375F.
- Add your cherries, lemon juice, honey or agave & corn starch to a medium sauce pan.
- Cook on medium heat until cherries thaw.
- While on low heat mash everything together until combined. Remove from heat & allow to cool.
- Cut pie crust into rectangles.
- 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.
- Transfer to a baking sheet lined with a silpat or parchment paper.
- Repeat until all pie crust & filling is gone.
- 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.
- 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.
If you make this recipe, snap a pic & hashtag it #thekellydiet @thekellydiet- I love seeing your creations on Instagram, Pinterest & Facebook!