Snack Attack: Pumpkin Pie Pop Tarts
Hi! My NAME IS CAROL and I am a pumpkinholic…Yes October triggers something in my brain to seek and eat all foods with pumpkin as an ingredient. Help me I can’t stop. Pumpkin tamales, pumpkin flan and my newest discoveries pumpkin pop tarts and pumpkin Jet puffed marshmallows…..Breakfast lunch and dinner with one theme pumpkin! I haven’t even started on pumpkin pie or pumpkin chili. Fair warning to my children we will be having pumpkin chili for dinner soon.
Let’s talk breakfast: Kellogg’s (breakfast of champions) Limited edition boxes of pumpkin pop tarts on your grocery shelves right now. I have my pop tarts next to by pumpkin pecan pancake mix in my pantry for easy week day’s breakfast access. Pop one tart (200 calories a piece) in the toaster and you have a pumpkin flavored slice of heaven. The frosting is a white sugar frosting with colored sprinkles. I found out the hard way they are better toasted (Couldn’t wait to get home to eat one).there is also a darling Make your own pop-tarts Turkeys instructions made with candy corn on the back of the box. I can think of a million uses for turkey shaped pop-tarts,name tags for the thanksgiving table maybe.
My new favorite however is the jet-puffed pumpkin spiced marshmallows (100 calories for 8 mallows). Bet you can’t eat just 8? The spice is just right and the creamy brown color reminds you of pumpkin pie. Can you imagine rice crispy treats made with pumpkin spiced marshmallows? Add a little candy corn and trick or treat……
I can go on for hours but I will leave you with this thought Pumpkin is a vegetable so it can’t be all that bad. RIGHT!