Rainbow Toaster Pastries

Another day leading up to St. Patrick’s Day, another rainbow treat to enjoy. The kids and I made these cute pastries a couple of days ago and we enjoyed creating and filling and topping them together. We of course had to take turns because both the kids needed my help with some of the steps and I secretly wanted a couple of them to look nice for the photos for this post. 🙂

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To make them, we used a paring knife to make the rainbow shape and a cloud cookie cutter to make the clouds. The kids had fun cinching the dough together with a fork after we filled them with jam. We used blueberry, but you can use any type of jam you like!

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I’ve got to say, taste-testing them was the best part. They turned out to be very flaky thanks to the puff pastry and having the sweetness from the jam and glaze was everything the four of us needed. It was a very delicious afternoon snack, but these little pastries can be enjoyed any time of day!

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We used the extra puff pastry to make little clouds and topped them with glaze and marshmallows, but you can absolutely use your extra dough to make jam-filled clouds.

If you end up making these toaster pastries, don’t forget to tag #marinamakeseats!

Rainbow Toaster Pastries

Makes two toaster pastries

Ingredients

  • 1 sheet of puff pastry
  • 2-4 tablespoons of jam
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons of melted butter, divided
  • 1/2 cup of powdered sugar
  • 1.5 teaspoons of milk
  • Pinch of salt
  • Marshmallows for topping
  • Sprinkles for topping

Directions

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.

Using a rolling pin, expand the dough to make it a bit thinner  to give you enough dough to work with to make two rainbow toaster pastries. Using a knife, cut out two rainbow shapes and one cloud for each toaster pastry. Repeat to cut the shapes out for the second pastry.

Place one of the rainbow shapes down on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and spread a small amount of jam all along the dough, making sure you don’t get to close to the edges. Top with another rainbow shape and cinch both pieces of dough together with a fork. Gently press the cloud onto the rainbow. Repeat, making another toaster pastry. Melt one tablespoon of butter and brush it on the tops of the rainbows and clouds. If you have excess dough, make more cloud shapes.

Bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes, or until the dough is golden. While the pastries are baking, make the glaze by whisking 1/2 tablespoon of melted butter, powdered sugar, milk and salt together in a small bowl. Set aside.

Take the pastries out of the oven and let them cool for five minutes. Spread glaze all over the tops of the rainbow and cloud and top with sprinkles and marshmallows. Enjoy!

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