I've been having this problem lately with making Pop Tarts- I put a lot of filling in it and the end result turns out to be that said filling isn't noticeable both visibly and taste-wise. But hey, at least these Pop Tarts look ugly and maybe even decent!
You can always count on premade pie crusts to be perfect for making homemade Pop Tarts- they're soft yet flaky, just like any Pop Tart you'd buy.
HELPFUL LINKS: Brazil Nut Butter: http://www.rejuvenative.com/products/Brazil-Nut-Butter.html
Blue, yellow, and green food coloring: http://www.amazon.com/Wilton-Set-8-Icing-Colors/dp/B0000CFMU7/ref=sr_1_2?srs=2603741011&ie=UTF8&qid=1464643598&sr=8-2&
You will need:
For the cooking equipment:
A pizza cutter
A large bowl
A rolling pin
2 lasagna pans
Nonstick cooking spray
4 small bowls
Gloves to protect your hands from staining
For the pop tarts:
2 premade pie crusts
For the filling:
4 ounces of Brazil nut butter(see HELPFUL LINK)
Honey to taste
For the icing:
1/4 cup of granulated sugar for each of 4 colors
1 tbsp. of milk for each of 4 colors
Blue food coloring(see HELPFUL LINK)
Yellow food coloring(see HELPFUL LINK)
Green food coloring(see HELPFUL LINK)
Sprinkles(I used red, white, and blue sprinkles)
For the crusts:
1. Roll out 1 pie crust.
2. Cut the out the edges of the pie crust. Form the cut-out edges into a ball.
3. Using a pizza cutter, cut the remaining pie crust into 6 pieces, preferably squares or rectangles. Ideally, you want the pieces to be all uniform size, but if they aren't, just match crust pieces of similar size. Otherwise, trim the larger of the two pieces in a pair using a pizza cutter to be the size of the smaller piece.
4. Flatten the ball made from the cut-out edges of the pie crust using a rolling pin. Cut the flattened pie crust into 4 pieces using a pizza cutter.
5. Repeat steps 1-4 for the 2nd pie crust.
For the filling:
6. If the Brazil nut butter is oily on top and there's a solid piece on the bottom of the jar, mix the oil and solids together with a spoon until you get the consistency of peanut butter.
7. Mix the mixed up Brazil nut butter and honey in a large bowl.
8. Put 1 tsp. of filling onto half of the smaller pieces you have. Top the piece that has filling on it with a similar sized piece.
9. Put 1 tbsp. of filling onto half of the larger pieces you have. Top the piece that has filling on it with a similar sized piece.
10. Crimp the edges of each completed pop tart with the back of a fork.
11. Spray 2 lasagna pans with nonstick cooking spray.
12. Put the Pop Tarts into the lasagna pans.
13. Bake in a 400 degree Fahrenheit oven for 8-10 minutes.
14. Once the pop tarts are done baking, let them cool off at room temperature for 10 minutes.
For the icing and sprinkles:
15. Put 1/4 cup of granulated sugar into each of 4 bowls.
16. Put 1 tbsp. of milk into each of 4 bowls. Mix the sugar and milk together in each bowl.
17. Dip a toothpick into some blue food coloring and add the food coloring to the icing mixture by sticking the end of the toothpick with food coloring into the icing mixture to get the food coloring into the mixture. Remove toothpick when the food coloring is in the icing mixture! Wear gloves for this step so you don't stain your hands!
18. Repeat step 17 for the yellow and green food coloring. For the white food coloring, skip step 17.
19. Top 2 Pop Tarts with white icing, 2 Pop Tarts with blue food coloring, 2 Pop Tarts with yellow food coloring, and 3 Pop Tarts with green food coloring.
20. Pour sprinkles onto the icing of all the Pop Tarts. Let the icing and sprinkles harden for 10 minutes.
21. Bon appetit!