Homemade Cinnamon Sugar Pop Tarts

 

The weather wasn't great this weekend, but it ended up being a good thing since I got to do a lot of baking, trying recipes out that I had wanted to for a while. Pop Tarts have always been one of my guilty pleasures. Junk food was basically banned in my house growing up and I have a lot of memories going over to my friend's house down the street being able to eat snacks like Pop Tarts. Even in college I would buy the cinnamon sugar version for myself when I was stressed (although I am not recommending stress eating, even though I do it!). I always liked the cinnamon sugar Pop Tarts the best, finding the fruity flavors too artificial tasting, although most people look at me like I'm crazy when I say that.

On Sunday I went over to my friend Madeline's apartment in West Harlem to bake. Her apartment is seriously amazing!! She is such a good decorator and all the details were perfect. I want her to decorate my apartment since it's such a disaster right now. And she is such a good baker! We had a lot of fun making these Cinnamon Sugar Pop Tarts from Smitten Kitchen. Although we agreed that the pasty didn't have the same consistency as a real Pop Tart (it was much more buttery and flaky), and we sort of ran out of dough for regular sized tarts and had to make some mini versions, they were still delicious! I definitely want to try them again, but with a glaze over the top as well. You can get the recipe here.