The funny thing is, this healthier snacky alternative to things like oatmeal cookies, had left unhealthier snack options neglected:
When gathering ingredients to make my granola, I found a sad box of barely eaten ‘cookies and cream’ pop tarts, sitting in the corner of the cupboard alone. I only noticed them there when I was getting out the super awesome, ever popular oats, which were piled up high in the opposite corner of the cupboard. I reached for the bright blue pop tart box, tipped the contents into the bin, and set about making a cosy home for my granola with the now empty box.
And guess what? You can make this granola and a fabulous home for it by up-cycling an old pop tart box too!
You can even have the label for it here
Now we can be granola buddies!
(if you don’t care about making the box, scroll down for the recipe)
1. Carefully disassemble the pop tart box and lay it out on a piece of paper with the printed side facing down.
4. Take some wrapping paper or printed paper and cut it out into separate panels which will fit on each face of the box. I like to leave a small margin around the edges for some leeway.
5. Stick the panels of paper onto the printed side of the box with a glue stick, so that it is completely covered. Trim of any excess paper. This is the inside of your box.
10. Cut a piece of acetate ( thin, clear, but sturdy plastic) so that it is the size of the front face of your box. Put a thin line of double sided tape, or glue, along the edges of the acetate. Stick it down over the hole where you cut out the ‘flavour card’, on the papered side of the box.
11. Print out the label, cut it out and colour it in however you want (or edit it in photoshop and print it out in colour).
12. Put double sided sticky tape or glue onto the back of the label, and stick it to the front of the acetate window you just stuck in.
13. Fold the box back up, and glue it back together. Let it dry.
You can store the granola literally in the box, or pour it into a small cereal bag and put that into the box so it stays fresher.