Cookie dough pop tarts that are heavy on the chocolate chips. Who needs the blue box when you have these?
When I was in high school, I made lots of bad choices. For one, the music I listened to was atrocious and could best be described as a bunch of screaming with a plucky electric guitar. I also thought skin-tight jeans with too-small band tees and a pound of eyeliner was attractive, and I went through a bottle of hairspray in about a month’s time due to my affinity for teased hair.
Yeah, it was a rough age.
Besides my poor fashion and music choices, I also ate terribly. Every day for lunch I had a chicken Caesar salad and those mini strips of chocolate-frosted doughnuts. And that was just what I ate at school. Thinking that my daily lunch included miniature doughnuts is both sad and envious at the same time, as my metabolism could never support a daily-doughnut eating habit now.
Getting old sucks.
One of my daily high school breakfasts were Pop-Tarts. I loved those devilishly delicious toaster pastries and usually ate a couple of packs each morning. I was, and am, one of the few who actually didn’t mind eating them raw. Of course when they were cooked, I loved how piping hot they were and how the icing just melted on my tongue – but the unheated Pop-Tarts were every bit as delicious. I couldn’t.get.enough.
When I got older I obviously changed my eating habits and went a very long time without eating Pop-Tarts. Then one day I caved and bought a box and it was heaven all over again. Plus, since having graduated, Pop-Tarts have stepped up their flavor game! It isn’t just brown sugar cinnamon and cherry anymore. Strawberry milkshake, s’mores, red velvet, even cookie dough flavors, are gracing the shelves and I’m like, lord help my thighs.
Anyway, I tried the cookie dough flavor (because obvi I’m the cookie dough queen) and I was disappointed. It didn’t taste very cookie dough-y to me and just was… blah. But I wasn’t going to give up so soon. I knew that if I put my favorite chocolate chip cookie dough inside of a homemade Pop-Tart, I could create an authentic cookie dough Pop-Tart that tasted great and was cheaper to make than buying a 12-pack of processed pastries.
The result? WHOA MY GOSH SO GOOD. It took me back to my high school days, but with better clothes and better-tasting Pop-Tarts. Thank goodness for that.
Feeling breakfast-y? You might also love my pumpkin cookie dough turnovers!