Monopoly Tarts: A Simple and Fun Game Night Snack Idea
Since Monopoly is one of the best selling games of all times, it makes the perfect choice to form a game night recipe around. Creating Monopoly Tarts will add to any fun and games time. The tasty treat is quick to make and provides an amusing and attention-grabbing snack! They are fantastic for placing on any game night refreshment table.
Only two ingredients are needed for creating Monopoly Tarts; a box of favorite flavored pop tarts and colored cookie icing. As an option, a delicious cookie cutting dough recipe (included below) can be used instead of pop tarts for creating the ‘tart’. But for those with little time, pop tarts work wonderfully and presents a unique non-messy snack.
Monopoly Tarts are made by simply following these few easy steps:
First, place the Pop Tart in the microwave for 10 seconds. This will soften the pop tart just enough so it will not crumble or crack when cut. With a sharp knife, cut the pop tart in half. This forms the perfect size for a Monopoly Tart.
Next, spread the cookie icing across the top to create the colored bar of the Monopoly property, as seen on a Monopoly board. The icing will set within a few minutes.
There are 22 different spaces on the Monopoly board with colored tops. Any or all can be used. The spaces are as follows:
Purple: Mediterranean and Baltic Ave.
Light Blue: Oriental, Vermont, and Connecticut Ave.
Maroon: St. Charles Place, States and Virginia Ave.
Tan: St. James Place, Tennessee and New York Ave.
Red: Kentucky, Indiana, and Illinois Ave.
Yellow: Atlantic and Ventnor Ave. and Marvin Gardens
Green: Pacific, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania Ave.
and of course,
Dark Blue: Park Place and Boardwalk.
For the lighter colored properties, like Marvin Gardens or St. James Place, a chocolate flavored pop tart can be used.
The last step is to write the name of the property below the appropriate colored bar. Most game players are familiar with Park Place and Boardwalk, so their names make the ideal choice to write. Not all the names need to be written. Providing only a few Monopoly Tarts with names is enough to share an entertaining and tasty display.
Once the icing sets, the Monopoly Tarts can be stacked and placed on a tray for all to enjoy. Monopoly Tarts offer players a wonderful snack and helps sets-off an inspiring theme of games for the night.
Cookie Cutter Dough Recipe (to use for the base of Monopoly Tarts instead of pop tarts, if desired).
- 1 cup butter
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1 egg
- 2 TBSP milk
- 1 and ½ tsp vanilla
- 3 cups flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
Cream butter and sugar. Stir in egg, milk, and vanilla. Blend in dry ingredients gradually. (if desired, chill for easy handling)
Roll out on floured surface and cut into Monopoly sized board spaces (small rectangular shapes).
Place on ungreased cookie sheet and bake at 400 degrees for 5-8 minutes (until lightly golden brown).
Once cooled, the frosting can be added as described above.
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