Homemade Fudge Pop-Tarts

by conwaycourtney

Home-made pop-tarts are one of those things that I have seen all over Pinterest but just haven’t made yet. I found this recipe on Pinterest and pinned it awhile and today I decided to finally try it out. It was surprisingly really easy and they turned out really good, so it was a win win!

Here’s how to make ’em

3 1/2 cups flour
3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tablespoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 sticks (3/4 cup) cold butter, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
1/2 cup ice cold water

Fuge Filling:
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
2/3 cup milk (I used 2%) or heavy cream
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 ounces milk chocolate, chopped
3 ounces good bittersweet or dark chocolate, chopped
2 tablespoon unsalted butter, cup into small cubes
2 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 cups powdered sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
3-6 tablespoons water
2 ounces dark or milk chocolate, melted

Sprinkles for decorations 

Pre-heat oven to 400F
I started with the frosting just so it would cool off while I make the other parts of the pop-tart. To make the filling, combine the cocoa powder, brown sugar, milk, salt and chocolate in a pan and heat up until the chocolate is fully melted. Take the pan off heat and add the butter and vanilla and stir until the butter is melted. 

For the dough, combine all of the dry ingredients first in a food processor and then slowly add the butter until the mixture has a crumb like texture. Next add the water until the mixture turns into a dough like consistency. Once mixed, cut the dough in half and start rolling on a slightly floured surface until about 1/8 of an inch thick. Next cut the dough into 6in by 3in pieces ( or however big you want them). I then put about 2 tablespoons of filling on one side and folded the other side over and used a fork to press the sides closed. 

Bake the pop-tarts for 10-12 minutes (Use parchment paper so the pop-tarts don’t stick when baking). Make sure they are fully cooled before you put the frosting on.