Here’s How to Make Giant Versions of Your Favorite Foods at Home
Do you just love Pop Tarts, oatmeal crème pies, or Oreos? Make them giant. These versions of your favorite foods will put to the test whether your eyes really are bigger than your stomach. We are sure you will be able to find plenty of friends and hungry companions to help you devour your massive creations.
McDonald’s may not offer a supersize option anymore, but you sure can by baking these over-the-top creations at home. To make these super-sized versions of junk food classics all you need is a trusted recipe, a growling stomach, and a little patience while your product bakes.
Try making a giant Pop Tart with pastry dough and your favorite jam or chocolate filling. You can even deviate from the store-bought favorite by making savory Pop Tarts at home with cheese, herbs, and even ham. Turn your favorite Oreo snack into a giant cake to serve at your next celebration. Additionally, turn an oatmeal cookie cake into a double cookie delight with a smooth, cream filling.
Check out our quick tips and tricks to make these giant foods a reality in your kitchen today.
Giant Oatmeal Crème Pie
To make this giant version of a Little Debbie Oatmeal Crème Pie, you will need a trusted recipe for a soft chewy oatmeal cookie. Look for one with all or mostly brown sugar for a chewier cookie, like this oatmeal cookie recipe. To form the cookies roll two cookies about the size of your palm in a ball and bake for about 20 minutes at 350 degrees F. For the filling, make your standard cream filling by whipping together four tablespoons of butter, two-thirds cup powdered sugar, one tablespoon heavy cream, a dash of vanilla extract, and a pinch of salt until light and fluffy.
To make this giant Oreo you will need two eight-inch cake pans. Then, make this recipe for homemade Oreos, but make sure to double the recipe and divide the dough between the two cake pans to bake. Adjust the recipes baking time for the larger cookie size, which should be about 20 minutes. Then, whip up the cream filling and sandwich the cookies with the crème.
Giant Pop Tart
To make a giant Pop Tart, you will need store-bought pie crust or a trusted homemade dough recipe. Then, roll the dough and cut out two three-by-six rectangles, set aside while you make the filling. For the filling, you can use the recipe from your favorite fruit pie, layer Nutella with fresh slices of banana, or opt for a savory ham and cheese filling. Add the filling to one of the rectangles of pie crust, making sure to leave at least a half-inch border. Brush the edges with an egg wash, top the filling with the second piece of dough, and crimp the edges with a fork. Transfer to a parchment lined baking sheet, poke the top of the pies with a fork so steam can escape, brush with the remaining egg wash, and bake at 350 degrees F for 35 to 40 minutes or until golden brown.
Angela Carlos is the Cook Editor at The Daily Meal. Find her on Twitter and tweet @angelaccarlos.