Mini versions of food are so much cooler than normal sized food, you can eat more of them, hold more of them, have more variation and they look adorable.
Seeming I already have experience
in making miniature foods, these were pretty easy to make. Luckily I had a friend helping me out so they were faster to make (and eat).
They’re so cute and small, aww, look at the little sprinkles
They’re like little gooey filled bits of popcorn and are perfect for snacking on, especially cos you don’t even have to commit to a certain flavor so you can make them fit your craving! We love these flavours
- cinnamon + sugar
- raspberry jam
- cinnamon, sugar + raisins
However, the possibilities are endless! You can change up the cookie dough (I opted for a very plain dough so as not to overpower the fillings), e.g. adding cocoa powder, using sugar cookie dough, using pastry, using homemade graham cracker dough, gingerbread, lemon sugar cookies, adding cinnamon etc..
Or change the fillings, use marshamallow fluff, dried fruits, different types of chocolate, frangipane, jams, cookie doughs, lemon curd, nut butters, meringue…
Frost with different things like toasted marshmallow frosting stuff, buttercream, melted chocolate, coffee glaze, maple glaze, finely chopped nuts, grate chocolate, lemon zest
ahh the list goes on and on. Whatevs you be a-wanting, these be a-giving.
Make sure you have someone else to share these with so you don’t end up eating them all, it’s quite easy to end up inhaling more than you first intended…
they all gone now, sad times
*note: these can totally be eaten for breakfast just like cereal, delish!
Bite Sized Pop-tarts
makes about 75-100 pop tarts
1/2 cup (2.3 oz) all purpose flour
1/2 cup (2.3 oz) whole wheat flour
rounded 1/4 tsp baking powder
2 tbsp sugar
4 tbsp (2 oz) unsalted butter
scant 1/4 tsp salt
2-3 tbsp milk
1 egg white
1 tsp water
fillings of your choice (see suggestions above)
1/2 c (1.5 oz) powdered sugar
colors/ flavors: cocoa powder, instant coffee, maple extract, cinnamon
things to sprinkle: demerara sugar, coconut, sprinkles, chopped nuts, zest, grated chocolate…
In a food processor, blend flours, baking powder, sugar, butter and salt until completely mixed. Add milk 1 tbsp at a time until a dough forms. Wrap in cling film ad refrigerate for 30 minutes at least.
Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Roll dough out as thinly as possible (almost paper thin!) on some parchment paper with a lightly floured rolling pin.Cut dough into 4cm x 2.5 cm rectangles.
In a small bowl whisk egg white with water using a fork until slightly frothy. Brush this lightly onto one line of the rectangles. (Refrigerate the egg white while you fill these rectangles)
Place up to 1/2 a tsp of the filling(s) of your choice onto one half of the dough. Fold the rectangle in half so you now have a 2 x 2.5 cm rectangle. Seal the edges with your fingers and/ or a tooth pick.
Poke lightly with a fork and bake on a cookie sheet for 5-8 minutes until lightly golden brown around the edges.
For the icing: Mix the powdered sugar with milk, 1/2 tsp at a time, until you get a smooth icing with a spreadable consistency. Divide this icing up for each different flavor and add flavorings/colour according to your filling flavors. Sprinkle with sprinkle-ables, eat