Breakfast for Dessert!

March 23rd, 2010

This is a compensated review by BlogHer and Kellogg’s® Pop-Tarts® Toaster Pastries.

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Pop-Tarts are perfect for a busy mom like me. They’re so compact and easy to eat when you’re rushing out of the house with your arms full of whatever it is that you carry out in the morning. I don’t know about you but I’m always carrying my coffee cup, my giant purse and some other thing that makes maneuvering out the door and down our stairs nearly impossible. Don’t even get me started on my kid who begs me to carry her down the stairs when my arms are full of stuff and she hasn’t put her shoes on even though I’ve asked her 5000 times.

But you know what? I have no trouble getting my kid to eat Pop-Tarts in the morning. She might not like wearing shoes or wearing what I pick out for her but she never turns her nose up at Pop-Tarts. And why would she? Popt-Tarts are like dessert for breakfast! Not that I endorse serving desert for breakfast regularly but once in a while it’s a real treat!

So when Kelloggs asked me to make some ice-cream sandwiches with Frosted Strawberry Milkshake-flavored Pop-tarts following this recipe and then review them, I said, I think I can manage that. I know a few little people who will be more than willing to help me out.

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punching out a flower

First we cut out some shapes out of un-toasted Pop-Tarts with our favorite cookie cutters. The recipe says to cut the Pop-Tarts in fourths but we wanted to get creative.

set up scooping

Then we added some rainbow sherbet. This part was a bit messy. Not exactly kid-friendly but if you work quickly it can be done pretty easily.

confetti sprinnkles

Adding the sprinkles, however, was super kid-friendly. We could have sprinkled all day.

wrapping with plastic wrap

Then we covered them up in plastic wrap and stuck them in the freezer for two hours. Or nearly two hours. We sort of got impatient and pulled them out a little early.

The Official Taste Testers

eat it like a sandwich

Then we taste-tested them. I’m at a friend’s house right now so we set up the test with her daughter and my daughter. I’m happy to say both daughters took the job very seriously.

yummy! scrumbalicious!

My friend’s daughter (who is 6) said, “The sherbet is perfectly tart to match the sweetness of strawberry milkshake. I find it delicious!”

My daughter said, “They’re scrumbilicious!”

may be slippery

I think that sums it up pretty well. We’ll make these again but probably not for breakfast. If you want to hear what other bloggers are saying, be sure you check out BlogHer.com special offers page.

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89 Responses to “Breakfast for Dessert!”

  1. Angelica Bays Says:

    My morning routine? Bedlam!
    I spend my morning running around chasing one kid out of the shower and the other one off the pot- the only one ready on time is the DOG!

  2. Mami2jcn Says:

    I have 3 kids and the funniest thing that ever happened rushing out the door is when I grabbed all of them and ran out of the house without realizing I was barefoot.

  3. Mami2jcn Says:

    tweet:

    http://twitter.com/mami2jcn/status/11498550411

  4. blair Says:

    I am rushed every morning, so if I am really pressed for time and my Squink won’t wake up.. I set up my laptop next to him and play a pink panther episode and in 6 minutes he is up!

  5. shelly Says:

    My morning routine when I’m rushed can sometimes drive me to distraction. I have been known to get out the door without my glasses (which is a must have to see where I’m driving) and with my clothes completely inside out.

  6. shelly Says:

    Tweeted: http://twitter.com/atticgirl76/status/11498659641

  7. Katy M Says:

    I totally admit to having Pop Tarts on hand for when my mornings just don’t go as planned. I hate it when that happens, but having something we can grab and go with is super-handy.

    I don’t like admitting this in “public” but just last week I left the house without mascara, lipstick or blush on. I was in a huge rush for a BIG meeting and I only put on foundation and concealer. I looked like a ghost! I used a lipgloss I had in my purse to add color to my lips and cheeks!

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway and for the fun recipe! I loved that you all cut the sandwiches into shapes! Super cute!!! :)

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  10. Stephanie M Says:

    I’m ALWAYS late leaving the house for work, but I always make time to “talk” to my cat while I get her food and such ready for her day alone.

    Also, you might want to update the beginning and ending dates in the last paragraph, before the rules. :)

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  11. Camels & Chocolate Says:

    Screw the money (though I’d still take it, heh), I want THAT POP-TART SAMMICH. Yum!

  12. the ambitious mrs Says:

    My daughter (age two) recently answered the door stark naked because our morning was getting a little out of control. Good think it was only Grandma.

  13. Megan Says:

    My morning routine when I’m rushed can leave me crazy. The one thing I consistently am bad about forgetting is to put on deodorant because I put it on after my clothes and it’s one of the last things I tend to do…so much so that I keep one in my office at work in case I forget. :-)

  14. Clover Says:

    I have always wondered how my kids know EXACTLY how late we are and slow their actions down proportionately. They bounce off the walls at other times, but if I’m trying to shoo them out the door for an 8:30 a.m. appt., they move like cold molasses.

  15. Jenn Cseh Says:

    occasionally i have left the house wearing totally different socks or shoes, just because i’m half awake!

  16. kat Says:

    My routine is almost non-existent! when I’m rushed, I usually take my dog’s leash to work and forget my purse! Yup, that’s the routine! I wish it wasn’t

  17. Jennifer Says:

    With a 5 yr old, 5 yr old, and 8 month old, our mornings are crazy!!! What’s funny are the days I have to stand at our front door waving bye to my son as he gets on the bus…with my ratty pj’s and bedhead!!!! I must be a sight! Thankfully, he is still young enough not to care :)

  18. Stephanie V. Says:

    School mornings are always rushed. Kids usually have a yo on the go and kids clif bar – in the car! One day one of my kids left their partially opened bar in the back seat and it melted in the sun and then sat on it when I picked them up. Not so funny then but funny now.
    tvollowitz at aol dot com

  19. isaida Says:

    Our mornings are crazy! Worst morning was rushing out to get to work for a meeting, kids and I go to the garage, lock the door to the house and realized I had forgotten the keys! Didn’t make my morning meeting!

  20. Lisa Says:

    I keep a tube of mascara in my car because I’ve been known to rush out of the house with only one eye done.

  21. the chatty housewife Says:

    I think the most embarrassing thing I’ve done while rushing out of the house in a hurry was forget to put my dress shoes. I wear Crocs as slippers in the house, and I can truthfully say that they don’t look good with a skirt and blouse. I guess they clash with the hose lol!

  22. SANDY Says:

    breakfast on the run is already in the car- a box of brown sugar cinnamon poptarts always as well as another flavor- ready for when we are rushed

  23. mamalang Says:

    We are always in a hurry and rushing in the morning, because we have to be out so early, so thre are comedy of errors most mornings :)

  24. Kuky Says:

    I’ve left the house with different colored clips all over my hair. I mean to put a couple in Isabelle’s hair and the extra ones as back ups in my purse. And then in a rush I forget. Then halfway through our outing I realize I look like a crazy hair clip lady. No wonder sometimes I get funny looks. :-D

  25. Dianna Says:

    It’s just a matter of how many things I forgot (wallet, makeup, jacket, etc.) when mornings are rushed!

  26. In Due Time Says:

    When we are rushed, I throw my hair up and keep my pajamas on when taking my sister and/or SO to college. My niece and I come right home, so I pray the whole way we don’t get in a wreck when I’m in my jammies. LOL

  27. pinky Says:

    Like one of the commenters above, I was rushing myself and my kid out the door in such a hurry one morning that I wore two different shoes! They were both black, both slip-on, but as I pushed the stroller to our destination I felt like I was walking…weird. Then I realized my heels were not the same height. I was clicking all the way down the sidewalk.

    This has never happened before. I blamed the kid, but he didn’t care :-)

  28. Cheryl W Says:

    Something that happened recently is, I was very ill for a few days and somehow, I had tripped on my clock radio alarm cord. I plugged it back in but was too ickky feeling to reset it. Well come Monday when it was time to get the kids up, I jolted out of bed and started screaming and flailing at the kids to hurry up and get in the car we were horribly late. We were flying into each other and all carried our shoes out to the car and breakfast bars hanging from our mouths. We all get in and I crank up the car to find that we were actually up 35 minutes too early, by the time on the car clock. The kids were livid with me, but were thankful we all got to go back in a dress properly, brush our teeth and calmly drive the 30 minutes to school.

  29. Cheryl W Says:

    Tweeted

    http://twitter.com/HeartnSoulmom/status/11519593129

  30. Lori Says:

    I’ m notorious for getting up fifteen minutes before I leave. Its basically policy if my alarm has to be set before 8:00. I just lay everything out I’m going to need the night before, set the coffee maker on delay, then pack my lunch and leave it in the fridge. Of course, this leaves time for me to do things wrong. Things like going to work and then two classes with my shirt not only inside out but also backwards. And I’m definitely not going to admit that this happened more than twice.

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  32. kate Says:

    mmmmm…recipes sounds fun for a project at a kids birthday party too!
    thanks!

  33. Adrienne Gordon Says:

    those look extremely yummy

  34. Anne G Says:

    My morning routine is to feed the dog, make sure the kids are up and check me email. If the kids miss the bus I drive them to school in their pajamas, which is ok with them as long as I don’t get out of the car.

  35. Anne G Says:

    I tweeted
    http://twitter.com/lunaj1456/status/11531585865

  36. Kris Says:

    I drive me girlfriends kids to school along with mine. I also have a 5 month old. The funny thing about our morning is, whoever is sitting next to the baby has to feed her in the car! And it’s always the boys who fight to do it.

  37. Ellen W Says:

    In between feeding the baby bites of cereal, I unload the dishwasher.

  38. Deb Anderson Says:

    Sometimes I don’t even have time to think about breakfast, much less eat it! But I try to keep fresh fruit on hand, and bran muffins, and of course PopTarts!

  39. Deb Anderson Says:

    tweeted http://twitter.com/tnshadylady/status/11549016076

  40. Kathryn S Says:

    They look delicious!

  41. Emily Says:

    My morning routine is so rushed because I’m trying to get my 3 year old out the door. I often find a dinosaur in my purse when I get to work.

  42. Jen Says:

    I would have never thought to do that with a poptart. Lately, my morning routine consists of running around like a chicken without a head. Waking up late sucks.

  43. Kim Says:

    Y.U.M! Can’t wait to make those…my kids are going to go nuts. Our mornings are absurdly hectic. Kids get a “brrrr waffle”…a frozen waffle, just as it is…FROZEN….no time to toast it. My 2 year old nephew coined the term…”BRRRR waffle,” because it’s so cold….BRRRR!!!!

  44. Kaitlin Says:

    I normally hit snooze 3 too many times, so I am always rushed!

  45. Jessie C. Says:

    I was once in a hurry and grab lunch bags for DDs ( I thought they were), then jumped into the car to school, they turned out were all empty!

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  46. Jessie C. Says:

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  48. shanna Says:

    This happened a few days ago.. I was extremely late, woke up and rushed through the getting ready process. Even left with my hair still wet !!
    Little did I realize until I was driving… I forgot to rinse the conditioner out of my hair… ICK. I had greasy, clumpy hair all day. LOL.

  49. Ashley Says:

    In my morning rushes i always forget thing i need… books, food, deodorant, cell phone.
    or i put my clothes on backwards or inside out. (embarrassing)
    im also a total grump when people rush me.

    :)

  50. Ashley Says:

    i just tweeted:

    http://twitter.com/smashedpotatoe/status/11595062438

    :)

  51. Jennette Says:

    Leaving socks and or shoes behind is a common occurrence ;)
    jennette6963@msn.com

  52. Nita Says:

    Once my 2nd grader came out for breakfast dressed in a long sleeve knit shirt, camp shorts, and cowboy boots. He started my day off with a laugh.

  53. Julie Cutshaw Says:

    well, I get my only grandson who will be 6yrs old in a few days off to school each morning after my daughter and son inlaw drop him off at 6:00 AM and them & my husband drive on to work 35 miles away. And each night they pick out his clothes for school and everything he needs for the morning, and then each morning he gets already and we are almost out the door to school when he will think of something eles he will want from his house which is only 3 streets over from my house but still yet here we go to stop by there & get a differant belt or another item for show & tell and he is always the sweetest thing in wanting something saying mamaw you know I need it with a puppy face so off we go to get it and he gives his doggie there one more hug then says no wait just one more hug so its funny but somehow we get to school on time. We love Pop Tarts and will have to try this fun ice cream sandwich idea making it together after school, thanks
    sewitupjulie at gmail dot com

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  56. susitravl Says:

    Believe it or not – I think everyone but my husband who wears work shoes, has made it out of the house with shoes that don’t match.

  57. Lisa S. Says:

    Hectic mornings seem to come more often than not – nothing like getting to work and someone telling you that you left the tags on your new pair of pants and displaying your pant size on your back thigh!

  58. Wendi P Says:

    On those rushed mornings, I get my kids into the car while I am still in my pajamas and drive them to school. Fortunately I have never been pulled over or had car troubles because I would be humiliated to get out of my car while still in my PJ’s.

  59. Wendi P Says:

    I tweeted, thanks!

    http://twitter.com/WendiP/status/11627362976

  60. Sam Says:

    My morning routine always includes chasing the puppy around the house trying to get her into her crate before we leave. Lately she’s gotten smart on us and started hiding behind the couch, under the bed, or this morning- under a pile of blankets and pillows. She’s a great hide and seek playmate and usually makes us at least 5-10 minutes late to work.

  61. Sam Says:

    I don’t have much of a morning rush, just trying to get my child to playschool on time. I never have clean hair, and if I have on pajama pants that don’t look too pajama-y, I totally wear them. I would rather spend my morning time drinking my coffee than trying to look pretty! Then I can come home and take my time with a bath, more coffee, and all that fun stuff.

  62. Mikki M. Says:

    Getting my two little boys off to school is a miracle. One of my boys hates tags in his clothing so I’m usually spending the morning coaxing him to put on his clothes and socks… we are always putting his shoes on in the car…

  63. Sally Jex Says:

    I tweeted! http://twitter.com/SallyGirl

  64. Sally Jex Says:

    We literally live across the street from school so morning’s are pretty easy for us, BWAHAHAHAHAAA!!

  65. shutterboo Says:

    I lock myself out of the house at least once a week. And that’s why we have a hide-a-key.

  66. Janna Says:

    Now that I’m a new mommy every morning is rushed. In the last month after newly returning to work, I have forgotten the following: deoderant, to brush my teeth, my PUMP (sorry for the TMI, but that’s a scary thing to forget!!), my lunch, to put cold items back in the fridge…I know there’s more…

    Who knew a little person could make such a big difference in time management?

  67. Jodi Says:

    I think the shoes thing is the common factor in getting ready in the morning. Just how many times do I have to tell my 5 year old to get his shoes on! A new thing now is just as we are walking out the door, he runs up and says “mommy read me a book, pleassssse”. I really find that hard to resist.

  68. Katherine C. Says:

    My funniest thing is the morning we ran out the door and my three year didn’t have any shoes on. It was raining and 50 degrees as we were trying to walk older brother to school!

  69. Karen P Says:

    Not really a funny story but it seems putting on antiperspirant is the most common thing I forget when I am in a rush.

  70. carmen Says:

    When I’m in a rush in the morning, I skip taking a shower and instead use that spray-in shampoo (like you take when you go camping, you know?). The only thing is that it gives my hair a gray-ish sheen…ever-so flattering, of course!!

  71. Jaynette Says:

    Frosted strawberry!!! The best ones ever. They give the teenagers enough energy in the morning to last until lunch.

  72. Veronica Says:

    I think the funniest thing that has happened to me was pouring apple juice into my coffee mug instead of my son’s cup.

  73. Nicole Says:

    When I have a tough time getting the kids up in the morning, I turn on some fun, loud music and it gets them up and jumping around in no time!

  74. Jenny B Says:

    TWO YEAR OLD QUADRUPLETS—-need I say more?:) when we are trying to get out of the house on time for something, if I haven’t planned everything out the night before, it’s chaos!

    Jenny B

  75. Kirsten Says:

    I once grabbed a sweatshirt as I raced out the door. AND realized it had my kid’s breakfast on it. Glad I didn’t see anyone.

  76. Kirsten Says:

    http://twitter.com/miriama59/status/11704233225

  77. Kelsey Kim Says:

    Something funny-we are never rushed. ever. The life of a stay at home Mom with two little kids who aren’t in school yet. I am trying to enjoy the lazy mornings as much as I can.

  78. David Gresh Says:

    Cold Poptarts and chocolate milk when time is short.

  79. Jill Hayes Says:

    Something funny about our morning when we are rushed is trying to drink a glass of milk quickly and then my son makes me laugh and it comes out my nose! LOL

  80. Jill Hayes Says:

    Tweet

    http://twitter.com/jillyrh/status/11746263485

  81. s Says:

    our mornings are a bit crazy, and although its not really very funny, the one child who spends all day here (and thus could have homemade waffles, pancakes or scrambled eggs if he wanted!) is the only one who typically wants a poptart – and a cold one at that! strange huh?

  82. binkytowne Says:

    Just picture a bunch of clowns climbing in and out of those funny little cars. That’s pretty much us in the morning.

  83. Jennifer Says:

    I hate to be a spoil sport,but there is nothing funny about my routine on the mornings I am rushed! It’s not a pretty sight to say the least;)

  84. Betty N Says:

    I am having a hard time coming up with somethimg. I am a morning person and am the first one up…even when my kids were home and I was working, we had pretty calm mornings and were out on time. (Now my husband did wear one brown shoe and one black shoe to work one day…I didn’t check him out)

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  86. Danielle B Says:

    The only thing funny about our morning is the way I look before fixing myself up! My kids say I put on make-up so I don’t scare anyone!

  87. Angie Says:

    My mornings are always hectic, I always, always forget something when I leave early. Nothing ever goes as planned, even if I try to lay everything out the night before. One reason I started staying at home :)

  88. kl jasus Says:

    this is funny – but not at the moment. we were rushing to get to my inlaws. my son was almost two at the time. i put him in the car, but not buckled in, with my handbag and keys and i ran back in the house to grab something else. yep. he managed to lock himself in the car. we ended up calling the police who thought it was funny. they got him out. lesson learned! :)

  89. Eva Says:

    One morning I was so rushed that I wore socks of different colors!