Pop tarts are, essentially, really flat pies. Created by Kelloggs in 1964 they don’t quite have the cult following in Australia that they enjoy in the US. We did a bit of research before creating home made pop tarts and found that over 1 billion pop tarts are produced each year, the craze (if we can still call it that after 52 years) was all inspired by the invention of a new refridgerated dog food. Fancy that! While the supermarket treats are made to go in your toaster, our home made nutella pop tarts are not toaster proof. Serve them with glaze, still warm from the oven for a super easy, tasty afternoon snack.
home made nutella pop tarts
Store bought short crust pastry
1 cup icing sugar, sifted
1 cup frozen raspberries
Freeze dried strawberries (optional)
Sanding sugar (optional)
Line a biscuit tray with baking paper, and preheat your oven to 180*C.
Thaw your store bought pastry and cut into three long strips.
Place a table spoon of Nutella in the middle of one half of the strips of pastry. We’re going to fold the strip of pastry in half to make our pop tarts, so leave enough room around the edge to press the pastry together.
Wet the edges of the pastry with a little water. Fold the pastry over and use a fork to press and seal the pastry around the Nutella filling.
Bake for 15 – 20 minutes until the pastry is cooked and lightly golden.
While the pop tarts are baking, make your glaze. Place your raspberries in a microwave safe container and add 2 tbsp cold water. Microwave for 30 seconds and stir well. Repeat until the raspberries have defrosted. Use a fork to mash your raspberries into a pulp and then use a sieve to strain the liquid into a clean bowl.
Add 2 tbsp of your raspberry juice to the sifted icing sugar, and stir well to colour and flavour your glaze. If the glaze is too thick, add a little more raspberry juice. If the glaze is too runny, add a little more icing sugar.
Top your warm home made pop tarts with a little glaze and decorate. We’ve used freeze dried strawberry pieces, freeze dried raspberry powder and sanding sugar.
Serve warm and enjoy! If you want to reheat your home made nutella pop tarts, don’t put them in the toaster!! Re-heat in a warm oven, be careful though as the sugar in the glaze can get very hot.