Recipe: Pop Tart Trifle

by Jenn @ Frugal Upstate on April 6, 2013

So what do you do when someone asks you to create a recipe using Pop Tarts?  That’s the challenge I was faced with when Walmart recently asked me if I was up to writing a Pop Tart recipe. . .  I decided to make a trifle!

Poptart Trifle

We don’t eat Pop Tarts much at the Frugal Upstate Village Homestead–they are usually a special “hunting season” or “camping trip” type purchase.  Purely a guilty pleasure breakfast and snack food.   They are sort of an all in one item-a completed food rather than an ingredient.  For some reason “trifle” was the thing that immediately came to mind.

What is a trifle?  Well, it’s a layered dessert typically made of cake, custard/pudding, fruit, gelatin and whipped cream.  I decided to skip the gelatin and substitute in Pop Tarts for the cake.   Since I started with Strawberry Frosted Pop Tarts, I matched it up with vanilla pudding, strawberries and blueberries.

Poptart Trifle Ingredients

The recipe is really more of a technique–you make up your pudding and let it soft set.  Next you gently layer the Pop Tarts (I cut mine into 8ths), pudding, fruit, Pop Tarts, Whipped Topping, and fruit.  Just continue until you run out of ingredients!

Poptart Trifle 2

This is best if you can make it and then place it in the fridge for several hours for the layers to sort of meld together.  Because of the red white and blue color scheme, this would be a lovely dessert to serve for the 4th of July or Memorial Day.  By changing out the pudding, Pop Tart flavor and fruit you could completely change the character of the dish.  What about strawberry Pop Tarts with chocolate pudding and strawberries?  Or chocolate Pop Tarts, Chocolate Pudding and cherries (or cherry pie filling). . . the combinations are limitless.

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Disclosure: As a participant in the Walmart Moms Program, I’ve received product samples and compensation for my time and efforts in creating this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
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Yankee April 6, 2013 at 9:41 am

Watching the ‘cooking’ was fun too!!!

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Amyrlin April 6, 2013 at 9:53 am

I use to work with a lady at Circle K (convenience store) years and years ago. She would eat two packages of the smores or chocolate fudge poptarts, then she would run around cleaning and mopping in the later part of our shift. (Really cracked me up!) She swore by them! Neat recipe idea. I think that would be fun for a kids party in particular. I may do it in the future, neat idea!

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kelliinkc April 6, 2013 at 12:00 pm

Interesting idea. I can’t imagine a recipe with Pop Tarts. Never would have occurred to me to do anything with them other than eat them out of the package! Would be interesting to find other bloggers who have agreed to make a recipe with them and see what they have come up with. Totally boggles my mind, I must say. Somehow the whole time I was reading your post I kept hearing Jay Leno in my head going “How fat are we? Now we turn Pop Tarts into a Trifle dessert!” LOL You may get a mention on Leno how ’bout that?!

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