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Be a Breakfast Hero with these Quick and Easy Homemade Nutella Pop Tarts

I have an unpopular confession to make guys. I cannot stand Nutella. As wildly popular as it is I just can’t get into it. Now, I love me some chocolate hazelnut cookies from Ikea but there is just something about Nutella that doesn’t agree with me. In this house, though, that’s just blasphemy. I am surrounded by Nutella-holics. Give me peanut butter and chocolate any day, but you can keep the hazelnut. That said, most of my cooking is more about my little counterparts anyway. So here I am with a super easy homemade Nutella Pop Tart recipe that is wildly popular in our house. It’s a great one for kids to help with as well because it is so easy and they are pretty fun to put together.

My two nerdlets are a tough audience when it comes to breakfast. One refuses to even look at oatmeal while the other is obsessed. The other isn’t much of a fan of cereal while the other is a connoisseur. When given the chance I like to make something unique and fun to eat in hopes it will be a crowd pleaser. These homemade Nutella Pop Tarts are always a safe bet. ( Even my 33-year-old adopted child is a fan!)

We have had two days off of school for a snowstorm, which is quite the oddity for Arkansas. I knew that there had to be something special to get everyone going in the morning so homemade Nutella Pop Tarts to the rescue. Even though I won’t be enjoying them I always have my homemade iced mocha coffee to brighten my morning.

If you aren’t a fan of the store-bought pie crusts you can make your own pie dough fairly easily.  It will need to chill a while so be sure to make that ahead of time. I will be adding a recipe for my favorite in a later post, but I will often use it if I don’t want to use store-bought or I’m out and don’t feel like running to the store. We do homemade pop tarts in a variety of flavors around here such as Strawberry, chocolate caramel, and even marshmallow on occasion so I’ve gotten pretty good at whipping up a batch in a pinch. Making your own is a great alternative if you are trying to avoid gluten, processed sugar, and other ingredients often found in the store-bought stuff.

Homemade Nutella Pop Tarts Recipe

Homemade Nutella Pop Tarts

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Homemade Nutella Pop Tarts

Ingredients

    For the Pastries:
  • 1 pkg pie crusts ( each package contains two crusts, you will need both of them)
  • 1 C Nutella
  • For the Icing:
  • 2 C powdered sugar
  • 3 T milk
  • 1/4 C Nutella

Instructions

  1. Roll out pie crusts onto working surface and measure out even rectangles. They can be any size you want (mini pop tarts are a fun one to try!) but we generally go for about 4 inches by 3 inches to match the size of traditional toaster pastries. Arrange in pairs so that you have the two sides of the pop tarts.
  2. Spread a spoonful of Nutella onto one of the paired sides. Be sure to cover the majority of the rectangle but leave enough of an edge to seal them closed once you match your pairs together. You want a slight hump in the middle so it will spread out a little while it bakes.
  3. Place the other side of the pair onto the top of the Nutella covered rectangle. Press down firmly using your fingertips along the edge to begin sealing the two together. Using a fork press along the edge again. This will create the traditional toaster pastry edge and will help to better seal the two sides together. Using a knife cut a small slit down the middle of each to air to escape while baking.
  4. Place on baking sheet and bake in 350 degree oven for 20 minutes. ( As always, oven times vary so keep an eye on it and add a minute or two if you need to. You want it to just begin to turn golden brown.)
  5. Remove from oven and let cool on pan for 5 minutes before transferring to wire rack to cool completely. You want them to be cooled before adding icing or it will just melt off.
  6. While pastries are cooling you can mix your powdered sugar and milk together. Add milk 1 tablespoon at a time until you reach desired consistency. It will still be a little thicker than a glaze. If you want more of a glaze than an icing you can add another 1-2 T of milk.
  7. Cover the top of each pastry with a coat of the icing. Let set up for about 5 minutes before adding Nutella drizzle.
  8. In small bowl microwave Nutella at 10 second intervals until it thins slightly. This will make it easier to drizzzle onto pastries. Using a fork or spoon drizzle a line or desired pattern onto icing. Let set up 5-10 minutes before eating.
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