Cakespy: Leftover Jelly Bean Pop-Tarts


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[Photographs and original illustrations: Cakespy]

Leftover Jelly Bean Pop-Tarts: the perfect way to add some magic to your morning by making colorful use of your leftover Easter candy.

Preparing a homemade version of the popular store-bought pastries is extremely easy, and placing rows of jelly beans in the middle is a vibrant way to make use of any straggler candy. The jelly beans become soft and slightly gooey while the tarts are still warm; they form into flattened but soft little sugar lumps when cooled. Unlike fruit fillings which are somewhat able to masquerade as healthy, the sweetness of the candy takes these treats into firm dessert territory (or at least extreme morning indulgence). They're a fun treat to make with kids, and are bound to delight eaters as they discover the rainbow of color contained within.

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About the author: Jessie Oleson is a writer, illustrator, gallery owner, and cake anthropologist who runs Cakespy, an award-winning dessert website. Her first book came out in October 2011; she is currently at work on her second book.

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