If you give the kids homemade apple-cinnamon pop-tarts after school, they'll ask you for some milk.
When you tell them there isn't enough milk for everyone, they'll swear they're dying of thirst.
Then they'll want to make lemonade.
You'll have to let them.
On the way to the refrigerator, they'll see more pop tarts on the counter. They'll want to eat them.
In my book, that means the recipe was a success and the roughly two hours of prep time was worth it.
In the end the boys decided Mr. Hacker should have the extra because he had to go to New Jersey yesterday. I'm not sure I follow their logic, but it stopped the argument, so it works for me.
The kids I babysit are here after school today and one of them is having a birthday. I thought it'd be the perfect day to try out the homemade pop-tarts. If you make them, double the filling recipe. The dough and glaze made enough for 9-12 pop tarts (I made 9, but could have made 12). The filling made enough for about 6. I stretched it to fit the 9 crusts I'd prepared. If you're doing the math, you're probably wondering what happened to the 9th pop tart. We had all agreed ahead of time birthday boy could have two.
Despite the stingy filling, they were awesome. Next time I'll try one of the other flavor combinations, possibly the double chocolate. Yum!
Remember, if you make them, the kids may argue and you may have a sugar and lemon juice mess to clean off the counters.
I found the recipe on Pinterest, my new obsession. In addition to the yummy homemade pop-tart recipe, I've found lots of recipes for cleaners, which I blogged about last week, organizational tips and other cool recipes, some I've tried and some I haven't yet.