Strawberry Nutella Pop Tarts

Prep 30 mins
Cook 12 mins
Total 42 mins

These Strawberry Pop Tarts are so easy to make from scratch. All you have to do is take flaky pie crust and fill it with sweet strawberry jelly and Nutella. Yum! Top all that off with some fresh strawberry slices and you’ll have a new favorite pastry recipe!

Baked pie crust pastry with fresh strawberries on top.

Easy Homemade Strawberry Pop Tarts

Pop Tarts were (are) one of my favorite treats from waaay back. They’re good for breakfast, midday snacking, post-dinner snacking, etc. Now, there are many great pop tart flavors in existence (we can have the debate about which one is best later), but, for today, let’s talk about strawberry!

Because, as much as I like the original version, these homemade Strawberry Pop Tarts are quickly becoming one of my most-loved baked goods!

It all starts with a buttery, rolled-out pie crust. From there, healthy doses of sweet Nutella and sugary strawberry jelly are applied to the dough. Finally, freshly sliced strawberries act as the cherry on top, if you will. Once baked, these tender, flaky strawberry pastries are absolutely addicting!

So, whether it’s Valentine’s Day, or just a great day to enjoy some strawberry-hazelnut flavored goodness, I highly recommend that you give this homemade pop tarts recipe a whirl. 🙂

Why Make Pop Tarts from Scratch?

I think I’m actually beginning to prefer pop tarts that are made from scratch… Don’t get me wrong, the originals will always hold a special place in my heart, but these homemade ones are so darn tasty! Plus, they’re kind of like mini pies, which is A-okay with me.

The best part about eating homemade strawberry pop tarts, though, is that you know exactly what’s in them. No need to worry about artificial preservatives today! You can even make your own pie dough if you want these to be entirely made from scratch.

Lastly, you can choose whether or not to add frosting, sprinkles, etc. Make these pop tarts your own!

What You’ll Need

Time to get started on these strawberry pastries! The first thing to do is to go over the essential ingredients:

  • Egg Wash: Combine an egg yolk and some water to create an egg wash that will help seal up the edges of your pop tarts.
  • Pie Crust: I like to use packaged refrigerated pie crust because it’s quick and easy.
  • Nutella: Store-brand hazelnut spreads will also work just fine.
  • Strawberry Jelly: If you want to use another kind of jelly (apple, raspberry, etc.) you absolutely can!
  • Strawberries: Slice them lengthwise and carve them into hearts.
  • Coarse Sugar: Granulated sugar will also work.

How to Make Pop Tarts

Making these strawberry pop tarts is a breeze! First things first, roll out the pre-made pie crust. Then you get to cut out a cute little heart shape in the dough, where juicy strawberry slices will go later. Pile some Nutella and strawberry jelly on in the meantime, add those strawberry slices, seal the edges, and get to baking!

Here’s a more in-depth description of what to do:

Preheat Oven to 350°F: Cover a cookie sheet with parchment paper or a silpat mat.

Create the Egg Wash: In a small bowl, whisk together egg yolk and 1 teaspoon water. Set aside.

Prepare the Pie Crust: 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. You should end up with 12 rectangles. Take 6 of the rectangles and cut out a heart in the center, using the strawberries carved into hearts as a guide. Set aside.

Two rectangles of pie dough on a cutting board.

Add Nutella and Strawberry Jam: On each of the 6 remaining rectangles, spread 1 heaping 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.

Nutella spread on a rectangle of pie crust.

Add Sliced Strawberries: 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.

A fresh strawberry slice on jelly and pie crust.
Unbaked strawberry pop tart on a cutting board.

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

Tips for Success

Pretty easy, don’t you think? I’ve found that the whole process doesn’t usually take more than 45 minutes.

Here are some tips and tricks that might help this procedure run more smoothly:

  • If You Add Glaze/Frosting: Let the pop tarts cool first. Warm pop tarts = runny frosting (aka a bit of a mess), so I recommend letting the pop tarts cool down if you’re going to add any.
  • How to Cut the Heart Shapes/Rectangles: I generally like to use a paring knife to do this, for accuracy. Also, feel free to cut other shapes if you feel so inclined (small cookie cutters might be helpful)!
  • How to Press the Edges: First, use your fingers to line up the edges of the pie crust and press them into place. Then, use the prongs of the fork, as described, to firmly seal the crust the rest of the way.
  • How to Know if the Pastries are Done: The pie crust should be golden brown around the edges. It may take a little longer than 12 minutes to bake, but be careful not to burn it!
A strawberry pop tart on a spatula, and a bowl of strawberries.

How to Store

You can store these homemade strawberry pop tarts in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days. Refrigerating them will also work, and will help the pop tarts last for a few more days if necessary.

Can I Freeze These?

Sure! You can freeze these pop tarts in an airtight container for 2-3 months. I would wait to add the fresh strawberries on top if you decide to do so, though – just pop the slices in after you de-thaw your pop tarts.

Enjoy!

Yield: 6 poptarts

Strawberry Nutella Pop Tarts

Baked pie crust pastry with fresh strawberries on top.

These Strawberry Pop Tarts are so easy to make from scratch. All you have to do is take flaky pie crust and fill it with sweet strawberry jelly and Nutella. Yum! Top all that off with some fresh strawberry slices and you'll have a new favorite pastry recipe!

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 42 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon water
  • 1 package refrigerated pie crust
  • 6 heaping teaspoons Nutella
  • 6 heaping teaspoons strawberry jelly
  • 2 large strawberries, sliced lengthwise and carved into hearts
  • coarse sugar (or granulated sugar)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F and cover a cookie sheet with parchment paper or a silpat mat.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together egg yolk and 1 teaspoon water. Set aside.
  3. 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. You should end up with 12 rectangles.
  4. Take 6 of the rectangles and cut out a heart in the center, using the strawberries carved into hearts as a guide. Set aside.
  5. On each of the 6 remaining rectangles, spread 1 heaping 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Seal the edges with the prongs of a fork and brush with egg wash mixture. Sprinkle heavily with coarse sugar.
  8. Bake for 12-14 minutes, or until golden brown. Transfer to a cooling rack. Let cool for 5 minutes and then serve!

Notes

These Strawberry Nutella Poptarts are a snap to put together and would make the perfect Valentine’s Day breakfast in bed for the kiddos…or your lover!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 182Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 125mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 1gSugar: 7gProtein: 2g

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  2. Cheryl Gross

    Dis-aster. The bottoms did not get baked all the way. Edges were not as clean and cute as the photos. Strawberries dry up and shrivel in the oven. The nutella drips down the front if they are not dried enough before placing in the cute little sugar bags I bought. And the egg wash eh. I used water and egg white, but it dis-solved the colored cute sugars.

  3. Megan | The DelightFULL Dash

    These are absolutely darling! Strawberry season is almost in full swing, and I’m definitely going to try these!

  4. Kara

    Thanks! I knew it was a long shot but I still had to ask 🙂 Gonna bake ’em today. Cant wait to see how they turn out.

  5. Kara

    HI! I am making a bunch of my moms favorite sweets and sending them to her in a super cute care package for mothers day. Searching for strawberries and nutella, I came across this recipe. Im curious, will these last wrapped up carefully in a two day shipment?

  6. Carol

    Thanks for continuing to share this pop tart recipe that I found on Pinterest. My kids loved them for breakfast this morning.

  7. Nickie

    Hi! I stumbled onto your blog and I am LOVING it! In fact I loved your strawberry nutella poptarts recipe so much that I featured it on my blog’s ” Top 15 Valentine’s Day Treats”. I am definitely going to have to try this one! You just can’t go wrong with strawberries and nutella! Anyways If you’d like to check out the post you can find it here:
    http://nickieslittlebubble.blogspot.com/2014/01/top-15-best-valentines-day-treats-2014.html
    Happy Weekend!

  8. Abbe

    Ever thought of rolling the coarse sugar into the pie dough as opposed to sprinkling on top? Might offer a more cohesive sweetness.

    1. Jessica

      Sorry about that, but I’m sure you can understand that autocorrect gets the best of all of us and I have to be my own editor. Thanks.

  9. MJ

    Love this! I am having a tea party, combination proper and Mad Hatter. These will be the perfect representation for the Queen!

  10. Faith

    Thanks for a great recipe. I just made these for my hubby. He loved it. Mine was soft from the bottom. How to avoid that? I used foil on the bake sheet, 350 degree oven for 15 mins, and 5-10 min on cooling rack. Do suggest what I can do different so they are crunchy (light brown) on the bottom as well… otherwise these were heavenly.

    1. Jessica

      Because of the way they bake, there isn’t much we can do to give them a crispier bottom when laid flat on a pan. However, I think if you put a metal cookie rack in there and laid them on that, the air/heat would be able to flow above and below…creating a crispier bottom! 🙂

  11. Ellen

    I made these this morning for my husband for Valentine’s Day & they were delicious!! They were also very pretty until they fell apart when I tried to pry the bottoms loose from the tin foil I cooked them on. Next time I’ll try parchment paper underneath like pictured in the recipe. But overall, they were a success!

  12. Abby

    I woke up early this morning (Valentine’s Day) in order to bake these for my sweetheart before his 9 am final exam. He gave me the hugest hug before he even tasted them! We even packed a second pop tart for him to bring as a snack during his test.
    Great quick & easy recipe, especially for Valentine’s Day morning! Thanks for all the wonderful recipe ideas!

  13. sheri grennille

    i reroll pillsbury pie dough all the time to make mushroom turnovers and just did it to make these as well – worked fine. i managed to only have to make two from rerolled dough as i sort of squared it off as i rolled it thinly.
    i didn’t add any jam or fruit, used a bit of leftover french toast egg mix as the wash and had turbinado sugar. they are delicious!!!

  14. Des

    All I seem to be able to find around here is Pilsbury pre-rolled pie crust…can I gather that up and reroll it, or is that going to mess with the consistency of the crust? 🙁

  15. Abbey

    These are so cute and look SO delicious!!!!!! I can’t wait to make them for valentine’s day! Do you think that they reheat well? Also, would they be fine to sit overnight in an airtight container? Thanks! Again, this looks amazing. <3

    1. Jessica

      To be honest, they really are best fresh and warm out of the oven. They do not keep very well. However, you can put them together the night before and refrigerate them till the next morning. Then all you have to do is pop them in the oven!

  16. Gabe @ Modern Plants

    OMG these look absolutely amazing! I’ve always been a poptart fan, but wow these are like a dream. I can’t wait to surprise my wife and kids with these…it will blow them away. Thanks for sharing.

  17. Sheena

    Love these! Can they be frozen at all because I would love to bake them and then pop the into the microwave in the mornings for my girls!

  18. cookingrookie

    I just have to add this to my Nutella board not to forget about this recipe. I hope it’s ok with you 🙂

  19. Kara

    I made these for myself and my boyfriend over the weekend and they came out fantastic!! I did one batch with just strawberry and I think we prefered those the best. I can’t wait to try other flavors like blueberry and raspberry!!! Thanks so much for sharing this great recipe!!!

  20. Hannah

    these look amazing!!! could you freeze them before baking?? my husband is a huge convenience food junkie and i am trying to find food to make that he can just pull out of the freezer and cook when he gets midnight munchies =p

    1. Jessica

      I am not sure they would go from the freezer to the oven well. I know you can freeze pie dough…but when it’s filled and brushed with egg wash…I’m just not sure it would taste right.

      You could always try it out though! You never know!

  21. Kim

    I’m not sure if I should be mad at you or be thanking you, because I have found a new food addiction! Thanks for posting (Grrr!) 🙂

  22. Olivia

    I would never have to thought to make home made poptarts….which i’m sure surpass the store bought ones ten fold. I’m super excited to try these.

  23. Mindy at Grateful for Grace

    Just served these to my six kiddos in celebration of Valentine’s Day and they were a HUGE hit! We are all smitten. Seriously.

    Thanks for posting this.

    Hope your t.v. segment went wonderfully!

  24. Kelly

    These are wonderful! I made them, but with nutella and banana and another with peanut butter and banana (with honey on top) because my friend doesn’t like strawberries and I only had banana’s on hand. There were fast, easy, and super tasty! A fantastic recipe!! I’m making the strawberry ones for myself next time!

  25. glo83

    these potarts are simply fantstic!!! and a big good luck for your show… please, then post the clip, I’m so curious!!! 😉

  26. Heather S.

    Made these for the family this weekend and it was all we could do NOT to eat them all at once! =) Yummy and super cute! Thanks so much for sharing the recipe.

  27. Paula

    I wish I could get your local TV Station, I’d definitely be watching. Hoping the segments went well. Your pop tarts look delicious.

  28. raquel from Florida

    Oh Jessica! We just bake these tarts OMG!!! They are delicious! We used puff pastry sheets and the result was fantastic. My fellow chef at home (my 13 years old daughter) helped me and she used a heart cookie cutter to make the hearts in the tart and also to cut the strawberry hearts (her idea). Thank you again for the recipe, I’ll watch your video later.

  29. Ann

    Congratulations, Jessica! I also watched you and you were terrific! I think you did a GREAT job and your pop tarts are stunning! BRAVO, girlfriend!

  30. Crystal (chaoticlilshadow)

    I’m so sad I won’t get to see you on TV! I saw this recipe yesterday, and have been dreaming of it since! I can’t wait to get to try it!

  31. Foodiewife

    Congrats, Jessica! I just watched your video feed, and I think you did great. What great exposure for your lovely blog. If I was asked to do the same I think I’d freeze. I’m not comfortable with being photographed. You pulled it off like a pro. These are quite adorable, and certainly very easy to make. I’d love one…or two. Okay, three, of these.

  32. Windy

    These are so cute and easy! Definitely making some of these for the kiddos and hubs. Grats on the tv spot!! I’m thinking we won’t be able to see it out of your area though, so I’ll have to wait for the clips.

    Have a blast!

  33. Marsha @ The Harried Cook

    Congrats on the TV opportunity! I’m sure you’ll do great! 🙂 How adorable and delicious are these pop tarts! My little girl would go crazy for them! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  34. Ann

    Oh, MY! Congratulations! I am SO thrilled for you! These are terrific and I know you’ll be spectacular tomorrow!

  35. Joanne

    AHHH!!! This is SO major! You’re a rock star/celebrity. For sure.

    And you’re a POP TART with NUTELLA celebrity. That’s like…golden.

  36. Nicole, RD

    Just be yourself and you’ll be great…people will love you and you will be famous! 🙂 Have fun! And Um….my husband would do just about anything for one of these. I thin I ought to consider how I can barter…assuming I could tackle this one.

  37. ErinsFoodFiles

    Girlfriend you have outdone yourself! These are adorable! Again, magazine worthy. 🙂 I hope your tv segment went well!!!

  38. Lauren at Keep It Sweet

    If you are even a fraction as awesome as you are on your blog you will be great! I hope you post the video for the rest of us to see:-)

  39. Chung-Ah @ Damn Delicious

    The poptarts are so innovative! I love it. And it’s so easy!

    And you’ll be fabulous on tv! No doubt about it.

  40. Julie

    Your pop-tarts look soooo good, its hard not to run to the kitchen and make some immediately.

    You are going to be great in your TV gig. Close your eyes and take 3 deep breaths just before you go live, then open your eyes And SMILE~

  41. Amber | Bluebonnets & Brownies

    Wayyyyyyy cute! My sister banned poptarts from her house a while ago because of the HFCS. I’m going to make these for my niece and nephew, I think their heads might explode!

  42. DessertForTwo

    Lots of things to say!

    1. These are so ridiculously adorable, I might pee!
    2. Congrats on the TV debut! You’ll do soooo good! I just know it!
    3. Let’s drink mimosas and pop xanax afterwards to celebrate!

  43. Lisa [With Style and Grace]

    That’s so exciting!!! Good luck my dear, you’re doing to be amazing – no doubt about it! ps. omg those are the cutest things ever!!

  44. Emilia

    I have a pretty big obsession with both poptarts and nutella; perfect recipe for me! The addition of the strawberry is adorable. Good luck on tv! 🙂

  45. thelittleloaf

    Congratulations on your TV debut! I doubt I’ll be able to watch it here in the UK but I’m definitely making this recipe. Yum! (maybe you could post a clip to YouTube?) 🙂

  46. Alaina @ mommysmenu

    oh my gawwdd! you are so stinkin’ creative! These are wicked awesome! I LOVE them! I can’t wait to try them…maybe Ill finally have to try nutella now!? haha

    Goodluck on Saturday! You’ll do fab!!

  47. Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga

    These are so awesome looking. Do you mind if I link them up in a Valentine’s Day roundup I’m doing?

  48. Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie

    I was JUST in my fridge looking at a roll of refrigerated pie dough wondering what to make with it. And I just so happen to have Nutella, strawberry jam AND fresh strawberries as well. It’s like these were meant to be in my kitchen right now. To turn on the oven at almost 10pm?? Tempting.

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