Tasty Tuesday: Strawberry Nutella Poptarts

If you know me personally you know that I’m addicted to Nutella. It’s a comfort food to me. It ranks right on up there with Chicken Fingers and Cheez Its. I recently came across a recipe on Pinterest and had to try it the minute I saw “Nutella” in the caption.  I do not profess to be a chef, just an occasional baker and let me tell you, I’ll leave that to the professionals. The kitchen was a mess, I started over 4 times, I forgot a step… the list goes on and on.  Below is my successful (at least that’s what Mom and Dad said when they tasted the poptarts) attempt at Strawberry Nutella Poptarts.

To start things off you want to make sure you have all the ingredients. For this recipe you will need: 1 egg yolk | 1 teaspoon water | 1 package refrigerated pie crust | 1 teaspoon of Nutella (per poptart) | 1 teaspoon strawberry jelly (per poptart) | 2 large strawberries, sliced lengthwise and carved into hearts | coarse sugar (or granulated sugar)

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First, Preheat oven to 350°F and cover a cookie sheet with parchment paper.

In a small bowl, whisk together egg yolk and 1 teaspoon water. Set aside.

Roll out pie crust till it’s pretty thin (about 1/16th of an inch thick). Cut into 2.5 inch x 3.5 inch rectangles, re-rolling the dough as needed. Depending on how many poptarts you are making will depend on the amount of rectangles you will end up with.

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Take 2 of the rectangles and cut out a heart in the center, using the strawberries carved into hearts as a guide. Set aside.

On the other side of the  remaining rectangle, spread 1  teaspoon of Nutella, leaving a 1/2 inch border around the edges. Then top the Nutella with a layer of strawberry jam, again making sure to leave a 1/2 inch border.

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Place a strawberry carved heart on top of the strawberry jam layer, in the center of the rectangle. Top with the pie dough with the heart carved out of the center. Seal the edges with the prongs of a fork and brush with egg wash mixture. Sprinkle heavily with coarse sugar.

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Bake for 12-14 minutes, or until golden brown. Transfer to a cooling rack. Let cool for 5 minutes and then serve!

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I couldn’t let Mom and Dad try them and me not get a bite. I have to admit they are VERY tasty and possibly addictive. I will most certainly be making these again very soon! I think they would be a perfect beach breakfast. Happy Baking Y’all! Look forward to hearing all of the Strawberry Nutella Poptart stories—be sure and let us know how it turns out!

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