Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Homemade Pop Tarts

These were so good! My friend Dianne posted this link on Facebook the other day and I knew I had to make them. After looking over that recipe, I decided to instead go with one I had seen on Smitten Kitchen because I wanted to make my own crust. I am glad I went in that direction as they were perfect. The crust was beautifully crumbly and tender at the same time, and the fillings were delicious!

We decided to do two diferent fillings. The mini pop tarts were filled with organic strawberry preserves. They were then topped with a glaze made out of confectioner's sugar, milk and natural food coloring. Although I love the look of the glaze drizzled over the top, I think we might skip this next time as the preserves were sweet enough.

The larger, and more realistic, pop tarts were were filled with Nutella. My daughter drizzled some milk chocolate over these. Straight out of the oven the Nutella filling was delicious and creamy, a great contrast to the crumly exterior.

We will definitely make these again, however I want to try some changes. I'd love to make my own filling out of fruit and I'd like to substitute some of the flour with whole wheat flour. But these are perfect and delicious as posted here @ Smitten Kitchen.

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13 comments:

Kim said...

Those do look delicious!! I am going to have to try them out. I bet at least 2 of my kids would eat them. Because heaven forbid all 3 bigger kids actually like the same thing. lol.

Mel said...

Those look SO good! I'd just have to add sprinkles for my kids. They're sprinkle lovers.

Cozy Home Scenes said...

I never knew you could make your own pop tarts. Those look really tasty!

Jessica @ Sunny Tuesday said...

Those look delicious!

CherylK said...

What a great idea! Am going to try these soon. They'd be great to have the next time my 4 yr. old twin grandkids visit! I wonder if they'd freeze well? Anyway, thanks much..

Rachel {BubblyNatureCreations.com} said...

these look so good!!!
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Lindy said...

Ha! I dropped by for a visit just in time. I have my grandson this weekend and he'll love this!

Heidi said...

Ooh ~ those look absolutely delicious! I can't wait to give them a try! {yum} ;)

Humble Homemaker said...

Mmmmm... delicious. My Hubby is a huge Nutella Fan so these would disappear within seconds here. Love it! Thanks for sharing. I am your newest follower!
Humble Homemaking

Jerri said...

Your poptarts look great! Thanks for linking up for Friday Favorites last week!

Aimee @ Just Kidding Around Atlanta said...

Yum!! I'm going to have to make these!! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

Aimee
@ www.justkiddingaroundatlanta.blogspot.com

Katie's Nesting Spot said...

Ugh I can't stand pop tarts, but these I would try they look lots better!