I’ll be honest with you; I’ve never tasted a packaged pop-tart, like the ones you get at the supermarket. So while I can’t really compare, I could probably assume that being freshly made, this pop-tart would taste a million times better and fresher than the packaged product you would buy. What really appealed to me about this recipe was the little ingredients used and Nutella, because everything is just a million times better when Nutella is involved, so I thought I’d give this recipe a go!
Prep and Cooking Time – 30 minutes | Serves – 5
Step 1. Preheat our oven to 180⁰C and line a baking tray with baking paper. I like to spray a bit of oil on the baking paper to get the base of the pop tart to be golden and crispy. While your oven is pre-heating, dice your strawberries.
Step 2. Cut your puff pastry into six (roughly sized) rectangles.
Step 3. For three of the six rectangles, spread Nutella and place strawberries on top. Make sure you do this in the centre of the rectangle.
Step 4. Seal your pop tart by placing another cut rectangle puff pastry (the remaining three of six) on top of the filling and seal the edges with the fork and placing a small air hole at the top of the pop tart.
Step 5. Place your pop tarts on the baking tray and bake for approximately 15 minutes or until golden brown.
Step 6. In the mean time, melt your chocolate bits and any remaining Nutella spread in the microwave for approximately 45 seconds on medium high heat. Place it in a plastic sealed bag, cutting a small bit of the corner off, to create a makeshift piping bag.
Step 7. When the pop tarts are cooked to your liking, place them on a cooling rack and drizzle with chocolate using the piping bag in step six. Serve up with your favourite coffee or tea.
NOTES AND VARIATIONS
Don’t feel limited to using strawberry and Nutella as a filling for your pop tarts. Blueberries, raspberries, cream cheese or honey could be used too.
* Original recipe from Savouring the Thyme’s Nutella Strawberry White Chocolate Pop Tarts recipe *