Melt in-your-mouth Nutella Brown Sugar Pop Tarts cocooned in buttery, flaky pastry smothered with Cinnamon Vanilla Icing are 1000X better than store-bought and so good you will never go back to the box kind again!
I like to keep my desserts pretty simple here on Carlsbad Cravings (creative yet simple) – because I am lazy when it comes to desserts – as in lots of cakes so I don’t have to frost a dozen cupcakes lazy. But sometimes a dessert is sooooo worth the extra time like these Nutella Brown Sugar Pop Tarts. AKA sooooo beyond words delicious.
I have been wanting to make homemade pop tarts for a long time as the boxed variety and I go way way back. This guilty pleasure of mine started in my college days at Design Institute of San Diego where I was pursuing my BA in interior design. After hours creating 3D renderings using CAD or learning about the latest building codes, we would break for some mind and body nourishment. I would drop my coins in the vending machine and a shiny package of pop tarts would emerge. Pop tars and hot chocolate. That was my favorite college snack. Completely void of nutrition, completely packed with sugar and completely hit the spot every single time.
As I was reflecting on my college days obsession with pop tarts, giddiness overcame me as I imagined how much more intoxicatingly delicious homemade pop tarts would be. And then I made these Nutella Brown Sugar Pop Tarts. Mind. blown.
You may or may not be a fan of boxed pop tarts, but I can promise these homemade buttery, flaky pastries glazed out of this world cinnamon, vanilla icing, giving way to sweet, rich, crystallized brown sugar and creamy, nutella will win your heart, mind and soul – AKA every part of you will be loving, craving, obsessing over these pop tarts.
Now these 100% from scratch Nutella Brown Sugar Pop Tarts recipe has a few steps, but I promise its so worth it and much easier than you might think. I scaled down my favorite pie crust recipe for the pastry which you form into two discs, refrigerate then roll into 2 large rectangles that you then cut into 9 smaller rectangles as shown above. I filled my pop tarts with a base of brown sugar and cinnamon topped with a layer of Nutella (DIVINE!) but the filling possibilities are virtually endless, and so will be your cravings. I’m still craving them.
Nutella Brown Sugar Pop Tarts – a lifetime tradition of better-than-store-bought homemade pop tarts awaits. Along with your new obsession.
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