Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Mini Pop Tarts

I love making pie crust, as you may have seen in previous posts, so I'm always happy to find new ways to use it. This time I went to a housewarming brunch party and thought little tiny pop tarts would be a tasty way to go! 

Ingredients

1 batch pie crust
1/4 bag of dark chocolate morsels
Cinnamon and sugar

How to:

Preheat the oven to 350. Roll out the pie dough on a floured surface until it is about 1/8" - 1/4" thick. Using a regular knife, cut an even number of squares (remember, each pop tart has 2 sides!) and make sure they're big enough to hold a couple of morsels and still crimp the sides! Lay out the morsels on half of them, and then gently use the knife to lift the other side on top of the filled squares. Smash the sides together to hold the pockets closed, and transfer to an ungreased cookie sheet. Push down on all 4 sides with a fork to give them a cute little edge. These have nothing in them that will "go bad" (no eggs, milk, raw ingredients), so the key is really to bake them until the outside is crispy and the inside is melted. 15 minutes seemed to work for me, but if you want them to be browner, just leave them in longer! Once they've cooled a bit, put a small bit of icing on each one and sprinkle with a dash of cinnamon and sugar. Let cool to room temperature and serve! 




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