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    Aug 3, 2017

    This Toaster Trick Is A Gamechanger If You're Hangry

    And they take less than five minutes to make.

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    Everybody knows that toasters are great for making English muffins, frozen waffles, and of course, toast.

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    But they're also great for making perfectly warm and melty pita sandwiches and snacks: from pizza to s'mores.

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    They toast up in minutes, and the pita keeps all the ingredients in place. So whether you're strapped for time in the morning, cooking in a tiny kitchen, or simply trying to please a picky eater, toaster pockets are the perfect solution.

    And making them couldn't be easier:

    Jutst cut the top off a mini pita, then fill it with your favorite ingredients such as cheese, meats, or veggies.

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    But don't overfill them ― you want to make sure they fit in the toaster without getting stuck.

    Then just cook them in the toaster, cut side up.

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    Our toaster had ten heat levels and found that level five (medium heat) was the perfect setting.

    And voila! Perfectly toasted pita pockets with a warm and melty center.

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    All within a few minutes.

    Here are four kid-friendly recipes to get you started:

    1. Spinach and Egg Breakfast Pita Pockets

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    Devin Rogerino/BuzzFeed

    SPINACH AND EGG BREAKFAST PITA POCKET
    Serves 1

    INGREDIENTS
    1 mini pita, top cut open

    ¼ cup scrambled eggs, prepared

    ¼ cup baby spinach

    ¼ cup shredded cheddar cheese

    Fill pita with scrambled eggs, baby spinach, and shredded cheddar cheese. Cook in toaster for one cycle.

    2. Ham and Cheese Pita Pockets

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    Devin Rogerino/BuzzFeed

    HAM AND CHEESE PITA POCKET
    Serves 1

    INGREDIENTS

    1 mini pita, top cut open

    1 slice of ham

    1 slice of Swiss cheese

    1 slice of cheddar cheese

    Fill pita with ham and both cheeses. Cook in toaster for one cycle.

    3. Pepperoni Pizza Pita Pockets

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    Devin Rogerino/BuzzFeed

    PEPPERONI PIZZA PITA POCKET

    Serves 1

    INGREDIENTS

    1 mini pita, top cut open

    2 tablespoons store-bought marinara sauce

    ¼ cup shredded mozzarella cheese

    4 slices of pepperoni

    1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil (optional)

    Fill pita with marinara sauce, shredded mozzarella cheese, and pepperoni. Cook in toaster for one cycle and garnish with fresh basil before serving.

    4. S’mores Pita Pockets

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    Devin Rogerino/BuzzFeed

    S'MORES PITA POCKET

    Serves 1

    INGREDIENTS

    1 mini pita, top cut open

    5 chocolate bar pieces

    ¼ cup mini marshmallows

    ¼ cup crushed graham crackers

    Fill pita with chocolate, marshmallows, and crushed graham crackers. Cook in toaster for one cycle.

    Note: Feel free to use 2 tablespoons of Nutella in place of chocolate bar pieces to take this pita to the next level.

    Here are a few more combinations to try:

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    Bacon and Egg Pita Pocket

    Chopped bacon + scrambled eggs + shredded cheddar cheese

    Chicken Parmesan Pita Pocket

    Precooked chicken tenders + marinara sauce + shredded mozzarella + parmesan

    Hawaiian Pizza Pita Pocket

    Marinara sauce + shredded mozzarella cheese + diced pineapple + sliced ham

    Banana Chocolate Pita Pocket

    chocolate chips + peanut butter + sliced banana

    Get toasting!

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