Strawberry Nutella Pop Tarts

Prep 30 mins
Cook 12 mins
Total 42 mins
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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!

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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97 Responses
  1. 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.

  2. Megan | The DelightFULL Dash

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

  3. 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.

  4. 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?

  5. Carol

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

  6. 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!

  7. Abbe

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

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      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.

  8. MJ

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

  9. 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. A woman holding a camera standing in front of some shelves.
      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! :)

  10. 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!

  11. 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!

  12. 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!!!

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