It was in Hillcrest Hall 157 where I first discovered just how good a s’mores Pop Tart can be with a little creativity.
I don’t remember what day it was, what I was doing or what I had for dinner that night. I just remember it was late, I was hungry and the snacks I had in my dorm room were Pop Tarts and an almost empty bag of marshmallows.
I think it was my roommate who suggested the combination. I’m not sure. Either way, I put two Pop Tarts in the microwave along with two marshmallows on top of one of the pastries. I smashed them together and took a bite.
And the way I ate Pop Tarts changed forever.
I still eat s’mores Pop Tarts the normal way when I eat them for breakfast. If I’m having a midnight snack, though, and marshmallows are in the cupboard, it’s a no-brainer.
Sometimes I add a graham cracker, but it just depends on my mood.
After this, I thought, ‘What other foods can I combine into a sandwich?’
I’m not sure how long after it took me to think of the waffle ice cream sandwich or what stirred the idea in my mind. Whatever it was, I put my waffles in the toaster, then got out some ice cream and made it into a sandwich.
It was good, but it was missing something. I experimented with adding different toppings, including whipped cream, hot fudge, caramel, strawberries and syrup, which is delicious but also super messy. I still don’t think I’ve found the perfect combination, but it’s still pretty good, nonetheless.
Note: Both of these desserts have a LOT of calories, so eat at your own discretion.
Also, make sure you have plenty of napkins.
S’mores pop tart sandwich
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Pack of s’mores Pop Tarts (other Pop Tarts work too, but not as well as s’mores)
Graham crackers (optional)
(Optional) put two Pop Tarts in toaster on a low setting – the microwave gets the pastries pretty warm, but toasting them adds more of a crunch
Lay Pop Tarts frosting-side down on a microwave-safe plate
Put two marshmallows on top of one Pop Tart
Put in microwave for 30 secs
(Optional) put graham cracker on top of marshmallows, squishing them down into the Pop Tart; put other Pop Tart on top of graham cracker
Let set for ~1 min and enjoy
Waffle Ice Cream Sandwich
Toppings of your choice; whipped cream, caramel, hot fudge, syrup, etc.
This is what you’ll have to decide: do you want frozen waffles, or homemade with waffle mix? Personally, I usually use frozen waffles, since they’re simple, time-effective and cleaner; with homemade waffles, the ice cream usually melts through them. Still, it’s hard to deny that homemade waffles are higher quality than frozen. Depending on the size of your waffle maker, they’ll also be larger than frozen waffles.
Once the waffles are done, lay on a plate and put 2 scoops of ice cream on one waffle.
Put other waffle on top of ice cream