On the side of every box of Pop Tarts, you will find some very simple instructions for their heated preparation. These steps, generally all 3 of them, a very simple task for most people. Let me remind you, in case you have forgotten:
- Remove pastry from pouch.
- Warm pastry in toasting appliance at lowest or lightest heat setting for one heating cycle only.
- Cool briefly before carefully removing pastry from toasting appliance.
Here are some sources to help you with your Pop Tart heating:
You will note that nowhere in the above steps does it indicate to cook for long periods of time, or, more importantly, to overcook so much that it requires evacuating the building because of the smoke build up in your room. Most pressing of all questions is, why where you having Pop Tarts at 3:30 in the morning?
For the record, I prefer to sleep at that time.