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Pop-Tarts, Not Just For Breakfast

Pop-Tarts, Not Just For Breakfast

This is a compensated review by BlogHer and Kellogg’s® Pop-Tarts® Toaster Pastries.*

When my oldest son was about 5 years old he saw a commercial for Pop-Tarts on television. It was a commercial where the Pop-Tarts were toasting in a pop up toaster and when they were done the pop-tarts flew out of the top of the toaster and onto a plate or the children’s hands, I can’t remember the details now.

What I do remember with absolute clarity, however, is that from that moment on my son wanted a pop up toaster and Pop-Tarts for Christmas. We had a toaster oven, but that was wholly unacceptable for the toasting of Pop-Tarts.

That year as my son sat on Santa’s lap he loudly told him exactly what he wanted– a white pop-up toaster and a package of Pop-Tarts. Santa looked over at me with a quizzical look. I shrugged back at him. He probably thought the poor child was deprived.

My son is now 15 and he still tallks about how excited he was that Christmas morning.


I had never really thought about using Pop-Tarts for anything other than what they were. But BlogHer approached me with the opportunity to make a fun recipe which uses Pop-Tarts and then make up a recipe of my own. Always up for a challenge, I said sure why not. I mean, who doesn’t love Pop-Tarts?

And that is how I found myself making this recipe with a half gallon of Neopolitan ice cream, strawberry Pop-Tarts, and sprinkles.


Step One: Remove Pop-Tarts from packaging and set frosting side down.


Step Two: Spread softened ice cream onto the back of one Pop-Tart.


Step Three: Place second Pop-Tart on top.


Step Four: Roll the edges of the ice cream in the sprinkles.


Step Five: Place your newly created Pop-Tart ice cream sandwiches in the freezer for at least 2 hours.
You might be tempted to skip this step. I know I was. Or more accurately I was not up to listening to the whining of children who wanted to eat them riiiiiiiiiiighht noooooow. So I let them eat them without refreezing.


Learn from me, people. It was a melty mess. One they enjoyed, but still.


A delicious melty mess.



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  1. Angelica Bays says:

    No WAY! Oh! Those look darling!
    My son is known as ‘The Pop Tart Master’ @ school ;o)

  2. Debbie says:

    I want one! But what I also want are Brown Sugar Cinnamon pop tarts without frosting — they made them that way when I was a kid and I only see frosted ones these days.

  3. Mami2jcn says:

    We love cereal or oatmeal, but sometimes grab a granola bar if we’re running out the door.

  4. blair says:

    Well, anything with sprinkles has gotta be good!

  5. Katy M says:

    These look awesome! I don’t know if we could wait 2 hours while they freeze back up either! LOL! :)

    We’re definitely a Pop Tart family. Strawberry and S’mores are a staple. We like cereal, toast, fruit salad and eggs, too- but it’s nice to have something on hand to grab and go when the morning’s just not going as planned!

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!!! :)

  6. Sarah says:

    The kids I sit for were disappointed when they opened the Trix yogurt they begged for and the room didn’t change colors, and a bunny didn’t pop out of nowhere. Ah, advertising.

    My favorite breakfast is from a local place in town, and it is called the 18 wheeler. It kind of makes me sad to think that I eat as much as a trucker, but it gives you French toast, eggs, hashbrowns, and ham, which are all the best breakfast foods!

  7. DW says:

    Breakfast? 99% of the time my kids want cereal. Cold cereal with milk. Even if I make Irish oat meal they want cereal.
    Thats breakfast.

  8. Megan says:

    Weekday breakfasts tend to be more cereals and granola bars, with the occasional poptart thrown in. Strangely enough my SO eats poptarts as a snack or with his lunch at work all the time, but not for breakfast.

  9. Kathy from NJ says:

    It’s just me now - 2 cups of coffee, shower & get dressed, 2 more cups of coffee, a piece of fruit & toast with peanut butter.

    I didn’t know you could eat pop tarts raw.

  10. Andrea says:

    As a kid, I usually got pretzels or carrot sticks as a snack. On special days, my mom packed pop tarts for my snack at school. AWESOMENESS! Also, now that I’m in college, pop tarts area breakfast necessity. My mom wimpers in pain thinking about that as she eats her granola.

  11. Rita Sheppard says:

    Breakfast at my house is cereal with fruit.

  12. Di says:

    Something that might seem yucky to a lot of people, but my sisters and I have always eaten. We call it “pan-cito” which is basically coffee and milk in a bowl and pieces of bread with butter in it at the bottom. Just think how people dip cookies, etc. on their coffee, but taken to the extreme. ;) The bread gets all soggy, it doesn’t look pretty but tastes so good! So that is a typical breakfast in our house. :)

  13. Colleen says:

    My 3 sons love Pop Tarts! I save them for a treat for summer breakfasts!

  14. Danielle says:

    I am glad my girls have gotten big enough to fix their own breakfast.

  15. In Due Time says:

    Those look delicious!

    The kiddo loves pop tarts, bacon, eggs, and cereal.

    I’m pretty fond of chickfila myself! I love bacon and eggs, too!

  16. Stephanie V. says:

    Breakfast on school mornings is always rushed but on weekends we take our time and make pancakes, omelettes and bacon.
    tvollowitz at aol dot com

  17. liz says:

    Mornings here are often rushed. Manys the time I’ve blessed the Kellogg’s people.
    Though they need to remove the HFCS from the plain corn flakes, srsly.

  18. SANDY says:

    breakfast at my house varies by day- most of the time its sit down and talk and relax for a moment just to let the kiddos and say I love you- now there are days where the poptarts get pulled out in the car and eaten fast- no joke- yep there is a box in the car at all times- not just for breakfast but to curb the hungries and not have a snacktime at a fast food restaurant

  19. mary says:

    holy cow - the sugar rush! i think my husband would eat these all of the time since he is a Pop-Tart junkie! On most mornings, I drop the three or four boxes of cereal on the table. However, each morning ritual also includes one spill of milk, one spill of juice and today, something new - a peeled banana launched between brothers. The best breakfast? The hot & cheesy breakfast sandwiches from the local convenience store we eat in the car @ 7am on our way to a swim meet.

  20. Theresa says:

    Breakfast is usually some sort of hot or cold cereal during the week. Weekends are when we do something special.

  21. Dianna says:

    Breakfast is a great time of the day for us. We sit down together and talk about what are plans are. I love it.

  22. Lori A. says:

    Oh my! My kids would go bonkers for these. Breakfast at our house during the week is a little crazy since they have to get ready for school. Weekend breakfast is wonderful, though. Sometimes I make a big breakfast with eggs, bacon, biscuits, and gravy and we sit around the table chatting and leisurely enjoying the good food.
    ljatwood at gmail dot com

  23. Cheryl W says:

    Oh my gravy those are too cute. I wonder if you could do a whipped cream inner for a not as messy treat.

    Anyway, breakfast at our house is wonderful. Well at least on the weekends. My hubby gets up before all of us and goes down stairs to prepare the breakfast feast. It isn’t long before we all start trickling down the stair to the wonderful wafting scents from the kitchen. He prepare everything under the sun. We all stuff ourselves silly because it usually has to last all day long as we are a very busy family working on our mini ranch.

  24. Lori says:

    My breakfast usually consists of oatmeal or granola and coffee. But if there’s cake in the house, its definitely considered a breakfast food.

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  26. Anne G says:

    Breakfast at our house is usually instant oatmeal - since it is quick and filling.

  27. tammy says:

    Breakfast at our house is eggs eggs and more eggs I fix and serve eggs every morning. On sunday i cook bacon with those eggs. Today is the day before easter and i have 6 dozen eggs. 4 hard boiled and two waiting to hit the pan this week.

    Pick me i need the extra cash to buy the pop tarts

    Happy EASTER

  28. Michelle says:

    Even as an adult, I still love poptarts now and again! Since I don’t have kids yet breakfast in my house does not always happen, but if it does, leftovers from dinner are a favorite along with the occasional piece of fruit, cereal, or breakfast bar.

  29. Deb Anderson says:

    Breakfast at my house is usually grabbing something going out the door. But I try to have fruit, bran muffins, and of course PopTarts on hand always.

  30. Jessie C. says:

    We love oatmeals, cereal and croissant for breakfast!

    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

  31. shanna says:

    Breakfast is pretty simple on the weekdays. Cereal, Granola Bars, fruit, poptarts, etc.
    On the weekend when my husband is home, we usually have a big breakfast; eggs, bacon, hashbrowns, fresh fruit, etc.

  32. Jennette says:

    Those look yummy! I will have to try this.

  33. The Gosfam says:

    We have several varieties of Pop-Tarts at our house, but they are for snacks not breakfast. My girls love to eat good ol’ cereal for breakfast, and french toast sticks.

    mattles22 at yahoo dot com

  34. tstone says:

    We are oatmeal eaters..

  35. Nita says:

    Breakfast around our place is pretty simple: cereal or granola bars and milk.

  36. susitravl says:

    Breakfast is usually a quick bite on the go at our house-four people here and NONE of us are morning people. Hooray for Pop Tarts or we would starve till lunch.

  37. Julie Cutshaw says:

    its just me and my 6yr old grandson here for breakfast each morning before i get him to school by then everyone eles had left for work 35 miles away, so he likes a varity of choices during the week like peach flavored oatmeal, pop tarts with butter on them or pancakes, thanks we will be making this yummy dessert together very soon for an after school treat
    sewitupjulie at gmail dot com

  38. Lisa S. says:

    Breakfast varies…..cereal some mornings, muffin, yogart -but ALWAYS something fast and easy. Pop Tarts are a staple in our cabinet. They are for a special treat. My son’s favorite is STRAWBERRY!!! Mmmmm, there is nothing that smells better than a PopTart heating in the toaster!

  39. Madeline says:

    Breakfast at my house is usually just plain cereal with milk - I’m not a morning person!

  40. 216amyc says:

    If it weren’t for quick breakfast options like Pop Tarts and granola bars- we’d all go without breakfast during the school/work week!

  41. Sharon says:

    I copied this recipe and saved it in my box, It looks wonderful!! I can’t wait to try it. Thanks! Breakfast at our house is hodge podge. Somedays it’s eggs and toast or cereal, or pancakes, or Pop Tarts, or Cream of Wheat (Maple & Brown Sugar. Then there are the times when breakfast is last nights dinner!! That’s what they want and as long as their eating something so be it. You have to pick your battles and what they eat for breakfast is NOT going to be one of mine!

  42. Elonda says:

    Breakfast at our house on the weekdays is self service. It ranges from granola bars, cereal, or pop tarts. On the weekend I try to make an effort so it is waffles, french toast, etc.

  43. barbara wright says:

    When people come to visit, my kids open up the pantry doors to show them our PopTart supply. Let’s just say that if we were unable to leave our house for some reason, we could probably stay holed up here for 6 months or so!

    My son LIVES on PopTarts, and my daughter and husband eat them frequently. On weekends, we have pancakes or waffles, but PopTarts are great for school days.

  44. Erin Christine says:

    Ok, those Pop Tart/ice cream/sprinkles treats look absolutely amazing!

    Breakfast has always been very important to me, and I attribute this to my own mother. She worked part-time as a nurse and had to be out the door by 8, but every morning before school, even all through high school, she would make my dad, my sister and I a hearty breakfast. She made all varieties of pancakes, omelettes (I call them “mom-lettes”), muffins, and would throw in something else to go with the “main” item, such as fresh fruit, bacon, sausage, toast, etc. We would have orange juice and sometimes hot tea to drink. It was totally worth it to wake up a little earlier and eat so I could unwind a little before getting ready. I especially enjoyed the time the four of us were able to spend together on these mornings. I feel it energized me for the day and kept me motivated to do well in classes, extracurriculars, etc. I got married last year, and when my husband and I and my sister come home for the weekend and stay with our parents, Mom insists on making us a good breakfast. We always look forward to it. :-)

    Even now I feel like my day has not started off right unless I’ve had a good, healthy breakfast. I like Cream of Wheat, oatmeal, yogurt, granola (we make our own - a little expensive to do that but it is yummy!), eggs, orange juice. When we have kids it is so important to me to provide them with a “power” breakfast just like I had growing up.

  45. Mikki M. says:

    Everyone in my house could do with pancakes every single day for breakfast…it’s our favorite!!

  46. kathleen says:

    often times breakfast for us is on-the-go…a bagel w/ cream cheese, juice box and some fruit. :)

  47. MP says:

    My children like variety, so it’s yogurt and muffins one day, cereal another, oatmeal and raisins, toast, bagels and sometimes my son just wants brown rice with butter. So basically, it’s a free for all.

  48. SallyGirl says:

    My kids get cereal, I’m that kind of mom, LOL!!!

  49. shutterboo says:

    M-F breakfast is eaten at work; be it cereal or oatmeal. But on the weekends we fry up omelets or make homemade biscuits. That’s another reason to love the weekends. :)

  50. Karen P says:

    breakfast is usually cereal

  51. Nad says:

    We never miss breakfast at our house. On school days, cereal and toast are a must but on week-ends, I make crepes, pancakes or waffles.

  52. carmen says:

    Every Friday we have a big breakfast day–eggs, pancakes and bacon. We look forward to every week! Otherwise it’s usually toast, yogurt, cereal or oatmeal.

  53. Veronica says:

    We eat waffles almost every day. Sometimes, we are lucky enough to eat Poptarts! :D

  54. Nicole says:

    I like making my kids smoothies for breakfast!

  55. Jenny B says:

    Oh the memories:) Back in my college days I remember taking a package of strawberry sprinkled tarts and a Mt Dew with me to class…..and now as a mom to 2 yr old quadruplets….I have days that I could again use all the sugar and caffeine:)

    Jenny B

  56. Kirsten says:

    We eat a lot of different things. Sometimes it’s Pop-Tarts. Sometimes English muffins and jam. Sometimes cold cereal. One thing is it’s almost always hectic.

  57. Kelsey Kim says:

    Breakfast is the best meal of the day…I try to change it up every day(kind of like lunch and dinner, who wants the same thing every morning?). We had pancakes and omelettes this morning.

  58. David Gresh says:

    Poptarts and chocolate milk start our day

  59. Sharon says:

    Breakfast? What’s breakfast? ;)

    Seriously …when the kids were small, it was normal and traditional. Now, I grab a granola bar and my son does the same. He does, however, love strawberry frosted pop tarts for lunch!

  60. Jill Hayes says:

    We love breakfast at our house. My son worships bacon, so a lot of our breakfasts have bacon in them: breakfast burritos, BLTs, omelettes, etc. BUT we also love poptarts! LOL

  61. Andrea D says:

    Pop tarts are great! We also bring them with us when we are on the go. Most morning we have cereal.

  62. Binkytowne says:

    Oh wow. I am dieting and those look unbelievably delish. We love toaster breakfasts, waffles, etc. Mmmmm. breakfast.

  63. rebecca drake says:

    My son loves poptarts! At least 2 days a week that is breakfast, with a piece of cheese. He has to have some protein. And of course, a Large glass of milk. No toasting for him, just straight out of the package.

  64. fweetieb says:

    Highchair + cereal = mess
    We’re always in a rush, but I try to get some milk and fruit of some sort in my kids before we head off to work and school. I have to say, poptarts for dessert is something I would definitely try.

  65. Betty N says:

    Cereal is a mainstay at my house….but my grandkids really like my soft oven cinnamon toast with whatever I give them

  66. Danielle B says:

    My kids love cereal, but prefer warm oatmeal on a cold morning!

  67. Angie says:

    These look great, I love eggs and toast in the morning!

  68. kl jasus says:

    breakfast is scarce around here. pop in a granola bar or muffin and a HUGE cup of coffee (or OJ for the little one).

  69. Eva says:

    Cereal is the most convenient breakfast in my house

  70. Judith Risser says:

    Poptarts are a snack in our house. We have two with gastroparesis and Poptarts provide easily-handled and yummy extra calories.

  71. Susan says:

    I eat the same thing everyday…instant oatmeal (in maple), a hard boiled egg, and a banana.

  72. Betty N says:

    We have cold cereal a lot but do mix it up some. Scrambled eggs ang soft oven cinnamon toast is a real favorite with the grandkids

  73. Melinda says:

    Breakfast is usually fast and on the go in our house

  74. angie says:

    Breakfast at my house is never the same. Some mornings its just a cup of coffee. Others its a fruit smoothie. And still others, especially on the weekends, its Tim Hortons or Burger King! On my lucky days, my hubby makes a big breakfast from scratch! MMMM

  75. scott says:

    I usually do not eat breakfast thru the week until I get to work. My wonderful partner packs my lunch for me and throws something in the bag for breakfast. Sometimes its Pop Tarts too! LOL Often its fresh fruit and a yogurt cup or granola bar.

  76. Dddiva says:

    Hehe coffee is the breakfast of champions around here.

  77. Karen R. says:

    Breakfast at our house is usually, grab a granola bar and we’re out the door.