For the longest time, I couldn’t get Abby to try any breakfast foods that weren’t Poptarts. We would have Poptart parties and try tons of different flavors. S’more (the best, by far), Grape (a universally disliked flavor), Sugar Cookie, Classic Strawberry. You name it, we’ve tried it. I cannot believe that she doesn’t HATE Poptarts at this point in life. “Don’t you get sick of having the same thing every morning?” says the gal who’s been eating red velvet cake flavored yogurt every day for the past three weeks…
Anyway. She’s moved on since the Poptart phase. Now, we’re into pancakes, cereal, sunny side up eggs, bacon, french toast. The breakfast standards. And she sort of forgot about poptarts for a while. Until she browsed around on my Pinterest (help… even an almost 9 year old can’t stop looking at pins). I’ve got a board named “For Abby” that is filled with recipes I think she’ll like, crafts I want to do together, bedroom ideas. Hopefully, she never sees the “What to tell your kids when they find out Santa isn’t real” pin…
Moving on. She saw the pin for homemade poptarts and went bananas. Begged and pleaded and twisted my arm into making them (and by twisted, I mean she asked and I instantly bounced up and down from excitement to make them). I knew right away that I wanted to incorporate Nutella, the chocolate hazelnut spread from the gods. And you’ll never believe how easy these poptarts are to make. Really. I think you might have to make them yourself, just to be sure.
I used Nutella as my filling. Feel free to slap anything inside the poptart. Next time, I’m planning on putting some marshmallow fluff inside with the Nutella. Then blackberry champagne jam. The options are endless, delicious and fun. And let’s not forget how amazingly portable poptarts are. Toss that baby in a sandwich bag and you are ready to go!
1 pie dough (you can use homemade or store bought)
Egg wash (egg whisked with water)
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Lay a piece of parchment on top of a baking sheet and set aside.
Roll out your pie dough into a square. Slice it into even pieces. You’re going to fold one on top of the other, so make sure you cut out an even number. Slather a piece of the pie dough with Nutella, leaving about a quarter inch around the edges. You can use as much or as little Nutella as you’d like. Carefully place a slice of pie dough directly on top of the Nutella filled pie dough. Using a fork, press into the edges of the dough to seal. Repeat until you are out of dough.
Brush each pop tart with egg wash. Sprinkle some sugar on top. Lay your pop tarts on top of the baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes until golden brown.