This is a compensated review by BlogHer and Kellogg’s® Pop-Tarts® Toaster Pastries.
How do you like your Pop-Tarts? Are you a traditionalist? Do you toast them and eat them at the table with a glass of orange juice and the morning newspaper? Or do you like them raw, right out of their silver wrapper while you pedal off to school in the early morning light? Maybe you’re like me and you eat one toasted and one raw. On special days I like to butter the toasted one and sometimes if the flavor is right, I even dip it in my coffee.
What? Have you tried it? It’s good!
So when Kellogg’s asked me if I could work Strawberry Milkshake Pop-Tarts into my morning routine and blog about it, I had to smile and accept the challenge. Me and Pop-Tarts? We go way back. I’m sure I can figure something out.
First we tried making them into little sandwiches or finger Pop-Tartlets if you will. Some we spread with peanut butter, others we spread with cream cheese and sliced strawberries. They were all pretty tasty, I have to admit.
But the real winner was what I like to call the Pop-Tart Parfait.
I think this really worked because I let the kids make it themselves. It was like a dessert bar for breakfast with full participation.
First, I let them smash the Pop-Tarts into crumbs. That was fun.
Then I set out bowls with various ingredients to spoon into parfait dishes. Since this was breakfast, I tried not to go too crazy with the syrups or sprinkles. There was vanilla pudding (yogurt would be good too), strawberries, blueberries, whipped cream and of course the Strawberry Milkshake Pop-Tart crumbs. Then I let the kids go wild.
They loved it and each created their own unique towering parfait.
It might not be the most creative recipe ever invented using Pop-Tarts in this challenge but it was definitely a morning that will not be forgotten. I think whenever kids can be part of the food-making process it’s always a win. Check out what the other bloggers are making on BlogHer.com’s special offers page. Who knows, maybe one of them will strike your fancy and be something you might even want to try for your morning routine.
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