Korean Avocado Tuna Sushi Roll.
I think our Tuesday could use a sweet, buttery pop-tart.
Who’s with me?
Pretty sure it’s no secret that here on Half Baked Harvest we love a good homemade pop-tart. Let’s take a walk down memory lane, shall we? First up was the most perfect (literally) homemade chocolate fudge pop-tarts (I think I need to reshoot these photos…mainly because I want an excuse to bake these up again). Then I made these fun cinnamon sugar nutella swirled pumpkin pie pop-tarts. Then, I mean, as if those two were not enough, I made these chocolate peanut butter fudge pop-tarts. So yes, I like my homemade pop-tarts, and apparently I like them really chocolately…understandably so.
Today’s pop-tart has nothing to do with chocolate and everything to do with strawberries!! Ahhh oops, shoot, I guess I did use a little white chocolate, huh?
Hmmmm…does that count as chocolate? Not in my book, but I guess it is chocolate. Oh well, I think you guys get what I am saying. These are mainly fruit filled pop-tarts and I love them.
Spring is quickly approaching and I am really starting to crave bright spring colors, flavors…and flowers. Anyone else love spring flowers? I have always loved a beautiful floral arrangement, but around here the best we get are roses, tulips and hydrangea. I’m longing for those gorgeous peonies I see all over Pinterest. If you guys follow my FLOWERS board, you can get a pretty good idea of what I love. Sadly I can’t find any of those flowers up here in the mountains. Maybe I can get my brother Kai, who lives in LA, to bring some back? Right…that’s never going to happen.
Question: what’s your favorite spring flower?
Anyway! Pop-tarts! I know it’s not quite strawberry season yet, but I got a little too excited the other day when I saw some deep red strawberries in the grocery store. I have been wanting to make homemade strawberries pop-tarts for the longest time, so I decided to just go for it.
Only me being me, I had to throw in another fun flavor…i.e white chocolate!
Originally, I wanted these to be super healthy pop-tarts that we could eat every morning and not feel a sugar high off of…but after rounds and rounds of testing, I decided I would go for a healthy…ish pop-tart instead. Meaning I might not eat these every single day, but more as a fun every so often breakfast!
Balance and moderation, right? Yup, yup.
The crust is a hearty mix of white whole wheat flour, oats and butter, got to have the butter! I love that this crust is so simple, yet so perfect. It’s soft, buttery, and flakey. All the things I love.
As for the filling? I decided to do a combo of strawberries, raspberries, and honey. The honey paired with the strawberries is my favorite. I will never, ever tire of that combo. Add a squeeze of lemon, a splash of vanilla and pinch of salt to bring out all the flavors. <–FYI, this jam would be amazing for a PB & J. Just sayin’.
Then comes the white chocolate part. If you’d like, you can add some white chocolate chips to the middle of each pop-tart. I did this for half of mine, and yes, it’s as good as it sounds. AND then, I also stirred a little melted white chocolate into the frosting. It’s the indulgent part of these pop-tarts, but it’s worth it because it is delish.
So do you see now? The perfect Tuesday treat, right. Pretty easy to make, full of whole grain oats and healthy berries and topped with just a little sweetness.
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ps. Happy pie day! Pop-tarts count as personal pies, right? Thinking so. 🙂
Hi, is it possible you meant for the dough to have 2 sticks of butter? I tried these today and they were inedible. They tasted like flour and the texture was very gummy. I’ve made your chocolate fudge and cinnamon brown sugar pop tart recipes with success, and both of those doughs have 2 sticks compared to only 1 stick of butter in this recipe.
Hi Victoria! So sorry you had such trouble. I just reviewed the recipe and you are correct, you need 2 sticks butter. I am SO SORRY for my mistake. Thank you for being so kind and pointing this out. Please let me know if you have any other questions.And I hope these turn out better next time. Thank you!! xTieghan
These pop tarts are top notch! The dough comes together super quickly in the food processor, just a bit time consuming to roll out each one but that’s the fun of it! I made them without white chocolate. I was easily able to adapt the recipe to be vegan. I used avocado oil butter and soy milk and they turned out great. They pressed well together without the egg. The crust is flakey but doesn’t fall apart. The sweet but a little tart center is too good! You should definitely try out this recipe!
I love that you were able to easily make this vegan and it turned out so well for you, Melissa! Thank you so much! xTieghan
These pop tarts did NOT come out as I hoped! The dough was impossible to work with and the jam never thickened. I’m disappointed 🙁
Hi Carly! I am really sorry to hear that! Is there anything that could went wrong while making? I would love to help! xTieghan
The recipe was followed exactly- the “jam” never set and was very runny (I added 1/2 tsp of vanilla since the amount was never listed). I ended up having to add cornstarch to thicken it. The recipe for dough only made 3 poptarts at the 6.5 x 4.5 inch size you recommend. I ended up doubling the dough and made them 4 x 3 inches instead for the second batch. At 12 minutes baking they were still raw so I baked them for 15-20 minutes like your brown sugar cinnamon recipe calls for and they were much better. In contrast, your brown sugar cinnamon poptarts were amazing, easy and following the recipe ended with a great result.
Hi Liz! I am glad you ended up having success with this one using the cinnamon recipe. Are there any questions I can help you with? Please let me know! xTieghan
I’m making these right now. In the jam instructions it says to stir in the vanilla. There is no vanilla listed in the ingredients so how much do I use?
It is 1 teaspoon of vanilla. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan
Did anyone actually MAKE these? Every review talks about how they look. This recipe doesn’t tell you how many pop tarts, how much jam, anything about making the jam other than mixing up the ingredients. How long should it take? What if your lemon is too big, so it never sets up? How much water for the crust? There should be at least SOME idea of how much you’ll need. I went to all the trouble and ended up with six hard-earned pop tarts that were nowhere near the size indicated. If I’d follow the recipe, I’d have been lucky to get three. Boooooooo!
Hi there! I just re-read the recipe. All of these “issues” where addressed in the recipe. Is there a specific question I can help you with? Did you make the pop tarts? Please let me know how I can best help you with this recipe. Thanks! xTieghan
I added a few tablespoons of sour cream to the dough, and I added 2 oz of cream cheese to the frosting !
Wonderful recipes thanks for sharing!
Thank you so much Kassy! xTieghan
Could I make these ahead? Like maybe a day? Hosting a girls night in for friends around Valentine’s Day and serving brunch for dinner, thought these would be cute for dessert…
HI! Yes, you can make ahead that works really well! Just keep stored in an air-tight container. Please let me know if you have any other questions. I hope you love this recipe. Thanks so much!! xTieghan
I can’t stop eating them. They are so yummy. First try a success. Thanks for sharing
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I am going to make these to bring for dessert for a friends on Friday. A few questions!
1. Just want to clarify- regular all purpose flour will work??
2. Should the butter be softened?
3. How big do the pop tarts end up being??
-in some pics they look like the dimensions you suggest and som look half the size. Please clarify so I know to make
one or two batches!!
Thanks so much—always love your posts!
HI! Yes, regular all-purpose flour, the butter should be cold, the pop tarts are about the size of your hand. Please let me know if you have other questions. Hope you love this recipe! Thanks! 🙂
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Does the glaze harden up at all or does it stay wet?
Is the flour measurement off? I tried this tonight and they were a disaster – looking back at your other pop-tart recipes, you use 3 cups of flour compared to 1 cup here. Was that intentional?
I am so sorry for the trouble! What was the issue with the dough?
Thanks for the reply! It was just super super sticky, but also really small – I was only able to get 4 tarts out of it (and I don’t think my portion sizes were off?) It’s 1 cup flour 1/2 cups oats, right?
OH no! It’s should be 2 cups flour. I am SO sorry. Did they still taste good I hope?? Recipe is now fixed, again, so sorry for the trouble!
Ah! Thanks for the fix…I’m glad that I’m not hopeless!
These look amazing! Possible to make night before, leave in fridge overnight, bake off in morning? Thanks!
Yes, that will work great! Hope you love these!