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For homemade Pop-Tarts, head to Homer’s Coffee House in Overland Park

08/06/2014 9:54 AM

08/06/2014 8:12 PM

There’s a reason adult versions of kid favorites are a food trend, and baker Emily Beecher’s homemade pop tarts are proof of that.

The pie-like creations, which can be found at Homer’s Coffee House in Overland Park, are a fresh take on the ultra-sugary kind found boxed in the grocery store. Think less processed and more melt-in-your mouth.

“The Pop-Tarts have been a really big hit,” Beecher, who has been baking since she was a little kid, said. “Any type of kid food, you can make into an adult food.”

The outside crust is flaky and light, with a sweet filling made with jam for strawberry flavored Pop-Tarts or a mixture of brown sugar and cinnamon. Each is topped with a homemade frosting, sometimes with sprinkles.

Beecher, who operates her baking business Polkadotte Cookies out of her home, began working out of Homer’s kitchen about three weeks ago.

On a weekly basis, Beecher stocks the shelves of Homer’s with fresh-baked sugar cookies with buttercream icing, cupcakes, individual chocolate chip cookie pizzas and if you’re lucky, homemade pop tarts.

She hopes to expand her baked goods depending on the season; in the fall, look for pumpkin whoopie pies or apple cinnamon pop tarts.

To view more of Beecher’s creations, head to her Facebook page.

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