blueberry pop tarts

Pop Tarts.  The boys always ask for them and then complain they aren't very good.  I am uncertain what the appeal of these bland, mealy little pastries is. To make matters worse, both boys refuse to toast them.  Excluding maple and brown sugar ( the only passable variety in my humble opinion ) the flavors are eerily similar.  Perhaps they should just go with a more honest approach like "sweet flavored" or "SUGAR!".  Actually, I am fairly certain I answered my own question about why they are a coveted breakfast treat...

 

Anyhow, I decided it was time to take matters into our own hands. Every Sunday we have brunch, and this past weekend we had our version of pop tarts.  They were flaky, and gooey.  Full of blueberry flavor and very little sugar.  I wouldn't say these are healthy, but they are made with real ingredients.  This recipe definitely takes longer than opening a package.  I won't lie.  But the dough can be made ahead of time, and these can be stored in the freezer until ready to use.  All in all, a happy little compromise.