I mentioned last week that a co-worked had given me the amazing gift of a toaster pastry press with a challenge to make them “healthy”. I honestly couldn’t wait to tackle them.
I managed to put together this recipe with only 4 ingredients. Of course, I had to put a PB&J twist on the classic
Ingredients (Makes 3-4 Poptarts)
- 1 1/4 cups whole wheat flour
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 9 tbsp ice water
- 3-4 tbsp fruit preserves
In a food processor combine the flour, salt and peanut butter and blend. Add in the ice water a few tablespoons at a time. Continue to blend until the mixture becomes a dough that holds together. If it is still crumbly add more water. Mold the dough in 2 discs and wrap each separately in plastic wrap. Refrigerate dough overnight.
On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough. Cut the dough into squares.
I had the nifty press that cut the dough into a perfect poptart rectangle but you could also use a large cookie cutter.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. On one side of the dough, put a tablespoon of fruit preserves in the center.
I used some of the fresh strawberry jam my Mom and Dad brought me back from their trip to the Mountains.
Cover the jam side of the dough with the plain dough and press the edges.
Then bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes.
These are definitely more savory than the traditional and far less sweet. I really enjoyed the wholesome taste.