Nutella Pop Tarts. Oh baby.



I've started making palmiers pretty often when we are at home for the evening.

The crunchy, flakey, sweetness of the little cookies
paired with a cup of tea
is just really doing something for us
as the weather gets a bit more crisp.

It's also doing other things to my stomach and thighs...
but let's not talk about that.

The other morning, Tyler asked me to make some for breakfast.
I smiled and realized we really are soul mates.

I mean, how many other humans 
try to pass off total fat kid food as an honest meal?

So I used half of the dough for the palmiers
and I looked at the other half and decided to be creative.

I dug through my cabinets
and realized that I don't actually have that much to work with
other than food coloring, baking soda & boxes of masala chai tea.

But I did have Nutella.

And that was enough for me.

What I created was the loved child of 
North American & European breakfast cult classics:

A Nutella Pop Tart.



So easy to make...
so quick to bake...
and, oh mama, are they tasty
with some coffee.

What You Need:

1. Roll of pie crust or shortcrust pastry
(depending on what continent you are on)

2. Nutella

3. 1/2 cup of sugar



Ideally, your dough should sit out for about 10 minutes 
so that it's a bit warmer and doesn't crack when you roll it out.

I stuck mine in the microwave for about 30 seconds.
Which wasn't the best move.
The dough got a bit awkward, but still managed.
Learn from my impatience.




Sprinkle the sugar on a sheet of parchment paper.
{This makes clean up really easy.}
Spread it out across the parchment paper

So when you roll the dough out,
the backside will be completely coated in sugar.




Cut a line down the middle,
then cut lines perpendicularly across the dough.

I did 12 rectangles out of mine... 
but I actually would go a bit smaller next time
because I like a higher Nutella to pastry ratio.

Don't stress about it...
these are hard to mess up.




Now grab the nutella...

Or if you realize upon opening the lid
you only have a little left-
you can scrounge around your pantry for little packets
you swiped from a Scottish hotel's breakfast buffet.

True story.




Put about a tablespoon onto half of the pieces of dough.
Spread it around. 
Add more if it looks skimpy.

Keep it away from the sides. 




Then take the piece of dough across from it
and flip it on top of the nutella...
sugar side up, of course.



Take a fork and press it along the sides.
This is like the wedding ceremony of pastry.
The two pieces must become one...
and it will prevent any nutella from spilling out when it gets baked.




I like to cut designs in the top of mine.
Does it add any value or taste?
I have no idea...
but I highly recommend it.





Just don't cut too deep
because then the hot nutella might seep out the slit.
And that would be tragic.

Bake them for about 10 minutes...
till they are golden brown.




Then as you sit with your coffee,
your hot nutella pocket of delight,
and your pink slippers...
you will feel, once again, like all is right in the world.




*Double this feeling of contentment 
by adding a few bucks to the charity water well....
we already have almost $500!

Thank you, thank you! 
It's amazing to be able to change people's lives.

Either through clean drinking water...
or recipes for nutella pop-tarts! :)


*The first image is of the first batch of pop-tarts. I did not microwave the dough and it was so much fluffier and crispy. The second batch, the one that hit the microwave too long, came out a bit more cookie-like. Both are tasty- but I prefer the flakier version... though the second route results in a more authentic pop-tart result. Your choice!

25 comments:

  1. This looks delicious!! I tried a nutella cappuccino recently and it was heavenly!
    xx
    Joanna

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  2. ridiculous. my daughter has the same thing every morning for b'fast.
    pve

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  3. you bet your ass I'm making this. Me and Nutella go way back.

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  4. Oh my goooooodness. This sounds like heaven!!

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  5. This is just so brilliant!!!! I haven't had breakfast and am salivating for one of these babies!!!!

    And, I LOVE those pink slippers!!!
    xoxo Elizabeth

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  6. These look absolutely delicious and I may have to make these over Christmas to impress the in-laws!

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  7. delish! Nutella makes everything better! Trying this soon...

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  8. i've heard so much about nutella, but have never tried it. those pop tarts look good, though!

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  9. YES! Love this and I love the designs. My friend surprised me after a performance with a bag of nutella croissants made with puff pastry. I about died of happiness. Thinking of making these pop tarts perhaps for gifts for Christmas. If they ever get out of the grip of my hand hahahahahah!

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  10. I know what The Mister and I will be having for breakfast on Sunday morning. Thanks!!!

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  11. This would be dinner at my house! So yummy!
    xxoo

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  12. this is awesome...just an idea, but would adding mini marshmallows be too much?!

    x.

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  13. Oh for Pete's sake! It's not enough I treat myself to that cinnamon toast you shared in the past...now I'll be adding this to the mix! Nutella is a food group, after all.

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  14. You know what! This is kind of mean. Unless this of course dietetic? Oh but of course it is....well then I must try them, yes as in tomorrow morning and I will be sure to make plenty extra for a late afternoon snack and midnight snackie poo too...yum!

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  15. Oh no... This sounds amazing. I'm not even remotely hungry and I am now craving these!

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  16. I think I have fallen deeply in love. Must try ASAP, as in tomorrow! xo

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  17. I think I have fallen deeply in love! Must try ASAP, as in tomorrow! xo

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  18. YUM! what a fantastic idea ;) these sound delicious. i am ALLLLL about breakfast. xo

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