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HomeMade Pop Tart Recipe

Valentine’s Day was so much fun - but I found myself having so many Ideas for fun food and cute crafts that one day just wasn’t enough to share them all, which got me thinking about how we could bring a little party into an otherwise average day?  That's how my #FunFood series was born.

Now everyone who knows me, can tell you, I am a big fan of Sally’s Baking Addiction - and most especially her monthly baking challenge (to join in the fun, visit her blog at https://sallysbakingaddiction.com).  If you are interested, subscribe to my YouTube channel where you can watch me complete her February baking challenge in an upcoming a little later this month. In the meantime her recipe for Fudge Chocolate Pasty Tarts (that is her challenge recipe this month) had me screaming this is such #FunFood, and so its only appropriate that the first #FunFood recipe is for homemade pop tarts so good it will leave you wanting s’more.

One more tidbit, before I get to the recipe.  I am so excited that this post is coming out on February 16th, which just happens to be the day before #randomactofkindnessday, because these treats are so perfect to box up and take to a neighbor or friends for a kind surprise! Watch the instagram page tomorrow for a cute packaging idea.

Here is the recipe:

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S'More Pop Tarts

These homemade pop tarts are the perfect alternative when store bought just isn't good enough!

Servings: 12 Pop Tarts

Keywords: Pop Tart, Hand Pie, Pop Tart Recipe, Pop-tart, Pop-Tart Flavors, Pop-Tart Recipe, Homemade Pop Tart, healthy Pop Tart, S'Mores Pop Tart, Mini Pop Tarts

  • Prep Time: 1 hours 30 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hours 45 mins

Ingredients

Instructions

Ingredients

For Crust:

  • 2 ½ Cups Flour
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • 2 Tbsp Sugar
  • 1 Cup Butter, Cold
  • 12 Tbsp Ice Water
  • ½ Cup Graham Cracker Crumbs
  • 1 ½ Large Egg, (For Egg Wash)

For Filling:

  • 1 Cup Milk Chocolate Chips
  • 2 Tbsp Sugar
  • 2 Tbsp Butter
  • 2 Tbsp Heavy Cream
  • 1 Cup Marshmallow FLUFF

For Frosting:

  • 4 oz Chocolate
  • ¼ Cup Heavy Cream
  • ½ Cup Marshmallow Fluff

Instructions

To Make Crust:

  1. In a large bowl combine flour, salt, sugar, and graham cracker crumbs
  2. Mix butter into the dry ingredients one tablespoon at a time.
  3. Blend/cut the butter into the dry ingredients. To make this easier you can use a pastry cutter to ensure there are small pieces of butter throughout the mixture.
  4. Add ice water until the dough starts to come together. Use more or less water as necessary. If you find your mixture to be two wet add additional flour.
  5. Separate the dough into two discs and wrap them in plastic wrap. Place them in the refrigerator for at least one hour or up to 24 hours.
  6. Pre-heat the oven to 400F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

For Filling and Assembly

  1. Add the filling ingredients (chocolate, sugar, butter, & heavy cream) into a small saucepan over medium heat until fully melted and smooth. Set aside to cool.
  2. Remove dough from the refrigerator and roll it out on a floured surface. You want it to ultimately be about 1/4 inch thick.
  3. Cut the dough into 4 inch by 3 inch rectangles and set aside.
  4. Place 1/2 tablespoon of marshmallow fluff and 1/2 tablespoon of chocolate filling on top of each rectangle.
  5. Using a small amount of ice water to wet the edges this will help the dough stick together.
  6. Place the 2nd rectangle on top and use a fork to press on the edges and seal in the filling.
  7. Using a fork poke several holes on the top of each tart to ventilate then refrigerate them for 10 minutes before baking.
  8. In a small bowl, mix 1 egg to form an egg wash and using a pastry brush, brush the tops of each pie.
  9. Bake the pop tarts for about 10-13 minutes or until the tops is golden brown

For The Frosting:

  1. Allow the pop tarts to cool before attempting to frost.
  2. Warm heavy cream in a small saucer on medium/low heat to a luke warm temperature not over heat it!
  3. Put chocolate in a small bowl and slowly poor the warmed heavy cream into it. Allow the chocolate to soften for several minutes. Stir chocolate and cream together until it is completely smooth.
  4. Place the pop tarts on a cooling rack and drizzle roughly 1 Tablespoon of the chocolate mixture over each. The cooling rack will allow ganache to flow off of the pop tarts and not puddle around them.
  5. Once the Chocolate mixture is cool or you are ready to serve, spread a tablespoon of marshmallow fluff over the top. Marshmallow fluff is very fluid and will continue to move even when the are stored - put the full on just before serving or sprinkle the top with mini marshmallows instead.
  6. For the final touch, use a kitchen torch to toast the edges and give it that s'mores appearance!

Notes

Want an easier way to make these sweet treats - you can use a pre-made pie crust and if you don't like the s'mores filling they are equally as good with strawberry filling and a glaze topping with sprinkles too!