Winning Ways: Homemade Nutella, Apple & Almond Pop Tarts

by Jennifer on March 5, 2011

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I can not help myself from more Charlie Sheen ‘inspired’ posts because as he says: “I got magic and I got poetry in my fingertips.”.  This recipe (not far from yesterday’s but a bit nuttier) got me a fine and dandy how-do-you-do ma’am tap on the tushy. That’s right, when I baked up the fabulous Nutella, Strawberry & White Chocolate Pop Tarts, I also baked these. Then ran off to scoop up my youngest from school.

Upon arriving home, I found one lone pop tart remaining for photographs. Yup, I left my hungry man lunch-less and so he made due…..with 3 (not kidding people) of these babies! When we arrived home, he came down to greet his boy and gave me a good ole’ love tap on the back-end and stated ‘those things you made were good’.

So, back to Charlie Sheen: I knew I need to increase the nuttiness so I included sliced almonds in this recipe and included some fresh organic apples. Delish!

Do you think he would say these are ‘Winning’?

Homemade Nutella Apple Almond Pop Tarts (yield 4-5 pop tarts)

1 package of refrigerated pie crust (preferably the non-hydrogenated oils and sludge kind or make your own)
6-7 teaspoons of Nutella
1/2 organic golden delicious apple, thinly sliced
1/4 cup sliced almonds

Topping:
2 teaspoons nutella, melted

Directions:
1. Preheat the oven to 400ºF.

2. Bring the pie crust to room temperature and then roll out atop a lightly floured surface. I try to roll mine into a more rectangle-ish shape, then measure and score it into 3×4 rectangles. I then used my super sharp pizza cutter to cut out the rectangles.

3. Place the rectangles onto a cookie/baking sheet covered with parchment paper. Spoon 1 teaspoon of nutella onto 4 (half the yield) of the rectangles, leaving about 1/4 inch of space at each edge. Place a slice of apple on top of the nutella.

4. Place the 4 remaining rectangular pieces of pie crust on top of the nutella & apple covered pieces. Using a fork, seal the edges together gently, and bake for 13-15 minutes

5. Place 2 teaspoons of nutella into a microwave safe bowl and warm for 30 seconds on 50% power. Mix and repeat until the nutella is melted. Transfer it to a small plastic baggy, cut a teeny tiny piece off the corner and then drizzle the nutella over the pop tarts, sprinkle with almonds and serve.

Did you notice that little birdie that came along and tried to get to the pop tart? I have no explanation except to say that when Charlie Sheen is around, even birds behave strangely.

{ 29 comments… read them below or add one }

jennyonthespot March 5, 2011 at 5:19 pm

YOU are nuts. And that is why I love you… and also… I haz gots to try these!!!

Big Boys Oven March 5, 2011 at 6:33 pm

well done!

marla March 5, 2011 at 7:37 pm

These are so pretty & I bet wonderfully tasty! Love the little star cut out :)

RJ Flamingo March 6, 2011 at 11:27 am

These are PERFECT. Need I say more? :-)

Cookin' Canuck March 6, 2011 at 12:43 pm

These are the prettiest pop-tarts I’ve ever seen.

Alison March 6, 2011 at 1:16 pm

I made homemade pop tarts over the summer with fresh Jersey peaches. They were absolutely delicious! Gorgeous photos by the way!

Shaina March 6, 2011 at 1:53 pm

I’m bi-winning. I win here; I win there.

sweet road March 7, 2011 at 11:22 am

these looks so amazing, i wish i had one in front of me right now!

Crissy March 7, 2011 at 12:01 pm

Holy wow, that looks delicious!

Anne-Marie @ This Mama Cooks! On a Diet March 7, 2011 at 3:32 pm

Oh wow. Homemade pop tarts. With Nutella. i’m in heaven.

Brittney March 7, 2011 at 5:16 pm

That looks quite delicious. I will definitely be bookmarking this recipe to try in the very near future!

Kathy March 7, 2011 at 6:45 pm

He would definitely call them “winning, duh!” and bitchin’ rock stars from mars and totally gnarly gnarliness! I’m giving up sweets for lent, but these look like my Easter break-fast. So good looking! I really can’t blame your hubby for scarfing down three!

Amanda March 7, 2011 at 8:15 pm

Oh my! These are ah-may-ZING!

Jennifer Bullock March 7, 2011 at 10:59 pm

Looks delish, I want to see the inside though!!!!

theresa March 7, 2011 at 11:27 pm

OK those look amazing!!! YUM!

Vera @ Lady and the Blog March 8, 2011 at 7:55 am

this looks OUT OF CONTROL

Jennifer March 8, 2011 at 9:11 am

Vera: I had so much fun making these.

Jennifer March 8, 2011 at 9:12 am

I would be happy to make you some anytime

Jennifer March 8, 2011 at 9:43 am
Andrea (Lil-Kid-Things) March 8, 2011 at 12:56 pm

Oh my these look amazing!

El March 8, 2011 at 10:54 pm

These look amazing. Very creative!

Jane March 8, 2011 at 11:32 pm

Mmmmmm. Let’s have a cooking day together sometime!!!!!

Jennifer March 9, 2011 at 12:20 am

Love that idea!

Mary @ Delightful Bitefuls March 10, 2011 at 1:42 am

Those are so fun!!! Delish!

Mary xo
Delightful Bitefuls

The Cilantropist March 10, 2011 at 2:58 pm

HA! I laughed out loud when I read this and thought of your husband giving you a swat on the tush for great pop tarts! ;) I love the idea of nutella, almonds and apples, the combo sounds fantastic and your photos are making me hungry. I especially love the little star you baked alongside it! Too cute!

Jennifer March 10, 2011 at 6:23 pm

Glad I made you chuckle today!

robin March 11, 2011 at 10:21 pm

Um, these totally have Adonis DNA. I’m totally stealing your recipes and buying the love of my hubs and kids this weekend! BI-WINNING!

Jennifer March 20, 2011 at 10:29 am

We can share one as to maintain our lovely figures ;)

Jennifer March 20, 2011 at 10:30 am

Thank You!

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