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Homemade Honeycomb Cereal Pop-Tarts

Homemade Honeycomb Cereal Pop-Tarts that are stuffed with apple butter and topped with homemade vanilla icing. Think Biggerer and be Back To School Ready with these easy homemade hand pies that you can stuff and top with your favorite flavors.

Homemade Honeycomb Cereal Pop-Tarts

The summer is just about done and that means back-to-school shopping has commenced in homes across the US. As delighted as I am to see the kids go back to school, it always hits me like a huge wave realizing the kids are yet again another year older.

I don’t want to speculate that this in return makes me a year older because we all know mom is a beautiful 27-year-old (for the 2nd time) with perfect hair.

Nonetheless, the kids have moved up another grade and now I have to somehow accept that my babies are that much closer to college. A fun tradition that the kids and I like to do the day before school starts is making some delicious homemade pop tarts that they can take with them to school in the morning. It is a huge help in the morning time when things are hectic and everyone has butterflies in their stomachs.

Homemade Smore’s Pop-Tarts

I love that the kids can bring a piece of home with them to their first day of school. Keturah said that when she pulled out her homemade pop tart for snack time, it helped break the ice with a new friend in class.

We also saved her name bracelet that we made last year to wear again this year. Name bracelets are awesome as well for the first week of school, it helps new friends remember your name easier.

Back To School Snacks

This year is actually our busiest activities school year where all of the kids will be involved in some fun sports. This year Keturah will be in dance, Esuun will be in gymnastics, and the boys will be playing Basketball. I’m sure I sound crazy at this moment and I’m sure all of you are feeling for me when I say “I hope I survive this fall” keeping up with their schedules.

I’m excited to see them join their new sports teams and get out there and “Think Biggerer” about what they are capable of. Speaking of how the kids Think Biggerer, let’s talk about how we were able to take one of the kid’s favorite morning-time cereals and turn them into portable delicious meals.

I’m sure you’re wondering what is inside of those delicious-looking Homemade Honeycomb Cereal Pop-Tarts, and how easy is it to make them.

They are insanely easy to make and if you are in a rush buying pre-made pie crust will save you a huge amount of time preparing this yummy breakfast treat. For the first pop tart, I used apple butter and topped it with a simple vanilla glaze and honeycomb cereal.

Homemade Pop-tarts with Honeycomb Cereal

The Honeycomb Cereal really brings out the apple butter and ties the whole flavor together. The second pop tart is a smores pop tart with chocolate filling, a vanilla glaze as well as chocolate chips, marshmallows and of course delicious Honeycomb Cereal.

This sweet pop tart will surely satisfy your sweet tooth and also make a great dessert treat. These Homemade Honeycomb Cereal Pop Tarts are so easy to make, the kids can’t help but get excited when we make them. Esuun is still little so she is on decorating duty for the moment and actually loves being able to decorate her brothers and sisters pop tarts.

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Homemade Honeycomb Cereal Pop-Tarts

How to make homemade pop-tarts

To start, we will need to preheat the Oven To 350 Degrees. Roll out the dough and cut into Smooth Half Rectangles about 3×5 inches big. Beat an egg in a small bowl or measuring cup, and then brush over the sides of the rectangles. The eggwash will help the pie dough stick together when we are ready to close it.

Adding the Filling to Homemade Pop-Tarts

Drop 1-2 Tablespoons of the apple butter or chocolate filling into 1 half of the rectangles. Add the other half of the rectangle over the top of that first one and press lighting on the sides.

The Best Homemade Pop-Tart Fillings

  • cinnamon brown sugar
  • strawberry jam
  • blueberry jam
  • apple butter
  • pumpkin butter

Closing the Homemade Pop-Tarts

Using a fork lighting press down to help seal the rectangles together. Then lightly poke 6 holes in the middle of the rectangles (as shown in the photos below).

Brush the egg over the top of the finished pop tarts and then stick them in the oven and bake as directed on the recipe card, or until they are nicely golden brown.

Baking The Homemade Pop-Tarts

Once the pop tarts are golden brown remove them from the oven and set them on the counter to cool till they are just warm to the touch. You want them to be warm enough to melt the icing, but not too warm. If it is too warm the icing will just slide off and not look pretty at all.

Make the Vanilla Icing

 In a small mixing bowl mix together the Confectioners sugar, milk, and vanilla extract. It will be a fairly thin-looking vanilla glaze. Do not worry, it thickens up as it dries on the homemade hand pies.

Apply 1-2 spoon full’s of the vanilla glaze on top and then start to add the most delicious part of the recipe. Sprinkle on Post Honeycomb Cereal on top of the apple butter pop tarts, as well as the smores.

Vanilla Icing Ingredients

  • 4 Tablespoons of Confectionate Sugar
  • 1-2 Tablespoon’s of Milk
  • 1 Tsp. of Vanilla Extract

Add on as much chocolate chips and marshmallows to the smores as you please. Let cool completely and then store in zip lock bags for the kids to grab and go in the morning.

These Cream Cheese Waffles are the perfect homemade waffle recipe for busy morning breakfasts. Deliciously sweet, soft, and fluffy, served with fresh berries, maple syrup, or strawberry syrup.

More Breakfast Idea’s

Try some of my other breakfast recipes that go great as brinner, Sunday brunch, or just when you have a comfort food craving. Like my Cinnamon Apple Quinoa Breakfast Bowl is packed with flavor and healthy ingredients and will keep you full and energized for hours. Or this amazingly easy-to-make Instant Pot Eggnog French Toast.

Yield: 8

Homemade HoneyComb Pop Tarts

Homemade Honeycomb Cereal Pop-Tarts that are stuffed with apple butter and topped with homemade vanilla icing. Think Biggerer and be Back To School Ready with these easy homemade hand pies that you can stuff and top with your favorite flavors.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

Pie Dough

  • 2 Rolls of Premade Pie Crust, or make your own dough from scratch, will yield much more dough for use if made from scratch
  • 1 egg

Homemade Pop-Tart Filling

  • Apple Butter Jam
  • Chocolate Spread
  • Chocolate chips
  • Marshmallows

Vanilla Icing

  • 4 Tablespoons of Confectionate Sugar
  • 1-2 Tablespoon's of Milk
  • 1 Tsp. of Vanilla Extract
  • Post Honeycomb Cereal

Instructions

  1. Heat Oven To 350 Degrees.
  2. Roll out the dough and cut into Smooth Half Rectangles about 3×5 inches big. Beat egg and then brush over the sides of the rectangles.
  3. Drop 1-2 Tablespoons of the apple butter or chocolate filling into 1 half of the rectangles. Put the other half of the rectangle over top of that first one and press lighting on the sides.
  4. Using a fork lighting press down to help seal the rectangles together. Then lightly poke 6 holes in the middle of the rectangles (as shown in the photos below).
  5. Brush the egg over top of the finished pop tarts and then stick them in the oven for 12-15 minutes, or until they are nicely golden brown.
  6. While the pop tarts are cooking in the oven start working on the vanilla glaze. In a small mixing bowl mix together the Confectioners sugar, milk and vanilla extract and set aside.
  7. Once the pop tarts are golden brown remove them from the oven and set on the counter to cool till they are just warm to the touch.
  8. Apply 1-2 spoon fulls of the vanilla glaze on top and then start to add the most delicious part of the recipe.
  9. Sprinkle on Post Honeycomb Cereal on top of the apple butter pop tarts, as well as the smores. Add on as much chocolate chips and marshmallows to the smores as you please.
  10. Let cool completely and then store in zip lock bags for the kids to grab and go in the morning.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1 Servings

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 488Total Fat: 24gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 24mgSodium: 398mgCarbohydrates: 63gFiber: 3gSugar: 16gProtein: 5g

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Sarah Mayer

Friday 18th of August 2017

We think bigger by having meals together.

Elena

Friday 18th of August 2017

we think biggerer by eating healthy and taking care of our health

Julie Wood

Friday 18th of August 2017

I think bigger by getting the kids to eat healthy and get outside and exercise!

Laurajj

Thursday 17th of August 2017

We think bigger by making a healthy meal for dinner every night and all sitting down together to eat! No phones allowed at the table :)

James Robert

Thursday 17th of August 2017

We were thinking biggerer this morning together as we had to go with my oldest for orientation for her freshman year this year. Family togetherness!

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