White Chocolate Raspberry Pop Tarts

Last week, I came across Natalie’s Pre-Made Our Way challenge at Oven Love.  I am a big fan of making things from scratch, so I was immediately interested in participating in the challenges. Fortunately for me, Natalie extended the May challenge until Sunday (May 30th) so I was able to squeeze in my blog post in time!

The May challenge is to bake homemade Pop Tarts.  My first instinct was to make a smores pop tart – making a graham cracker flavored dough stuffed with marshmallow fluff and chocolate chips. However, when I was telling my husband about the challenge, he immediately said that he wanted raspberry Pop Tarts.  I think I might have given him a less than thrilled look since I already had my mind set on the smores variety.  However, after some consideration, I decided to use his raspberry idea.

When all was said and done, I ended up baking adult Pop Tarts with a raspberry filling made with some white chocolate liqueur.  Instead of making a glaze for the top, I melted some white chocolate chips and drizzled them over the baked Pop Tarts. I pretty much followed the original recipe for the dough.  You can view the original recipe by clicking on the badge below.  Overall, I was happy with how they turned out… my husband was pleased, as well.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup frozen raspberries
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon water
  • 1 teaspoon corn starch
  • 2 tablespoons white chocolate liqueur
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  • 4 tablespoons cold water
  • 1/4 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon shortening

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 450°F.  Lightly grease a baking sheet and set aside (or line with parchment paper… I would have done that, but it turns out I didn’t have any on hand).

In a small sauce pan, combine the frozen raspberries, sugar, and 1 tablespoon of water. Heat over low heat to thaw out raspberries.  In a small dish, combine the remaining teaspoon of water and teaspoon of cornstarch, whisking to remove any lumps.  Add to the raspberry mixture.  Raise the temperature and bring to a boil.  Cook for about 1 minute.  Remove from heat, and stir in the white chocolate liqueur.  Set aside to cool while preparing the dough.

In a medium mixing bowl, combine the flour and salt.  Add the chunks of butter and mix with a pastry blender (or your fingers) until the mixture is crumbly.  Gradually add one tablespoon of cold water at a time, tossing with the butter and flour mixture. Continue to add water until all of the flour and butter mixture is moistened and a dough forms (approximately 4 tablespoons total).   Turn the dough onto a lightly floured surface and roll to 1/8 inch thickness.

Cut the dough into rectangles (I think mine were about 3 inches by 4 inches).  Place a heaping tablespoon of the filling in the center of one rectangle of dough.  Cover with an additional rectangle, and seal the edges by crimping with a fork.  Repeat until all of the dough has been used (I was able to make 6 Pop Tarts).

Arrange the Pop Tarts on the prepared baking sheet, and bake for 7-8 minutes.  Allow the Pop Tarts to cool on the pan for a few minutes, and then transfer to wire racks to cool entirely.

Once cooled, place the white chocolate chips and the teaspoon of shortening in a small microwaveable bowl.  Microwave at 50% power for 30 seconds at a time until the mixture is smooth and creamy. Drizzle the white chocolate over the cooled Pop Tarts.  Allow 5-10 minutes for the white chocolate to harden.

16 Responses to White Chocolate Raspberry Pop Tarts

  1. Natalie says:

    They look so good!! Great idea and thanks for participating!

  2. alice says:

    Jen, These LOOK AMAZING! You make it look so easy too. I can’t wait to make these! My kids are going to love them. TY!

  3. Kelly says:

    Yum! I think those look wonderful and I would gladly have one any morning for breakfast … or under a scoop of ice cream as a dessert! Just lovely!

  4. Amy says:

    I can’t believe how easy you made these look! The perfect snack!

    I love how you made it “adult” by using the white chocolate liquer…perfect with raspberries!

  5. Reeni says:

    I used to love pop-tarts! These look a 100 times better than the store bought. The pastry looks so yummy! And what a great idea to use liqueur!

  6. jenn says:

    Those pop-tarts look awesome!! i used to eat them religiously. Now when I eat them I find them too sweet. These look way healthier and much more delicious! The added bonus is the liqueur. Yummy!!

  7. pontch says:

    Unbelievable!
    I have to show my kids the home made – it’s look amazing thank you for sharing.

  8. Homemade pop tarts – how wonderful! I love the raspberry white chocolate flavor!

  9. Kelly says:

    These pop tarts look out of this world! Thanks for sharing. I especially love the white chocolate raspberry combination! For similar heavenly chocolate combinations, check out Dove Chocolate Discoveries’ webpage.

  10. Debi says:

    Hats off on your accomplishment with these pop tarts! They look fantastic; perfectly shaped and adorned with the white chocolate icing. Yum!

  11. Nutmeg Nanny says:

    Oh wow amazing!!! These looks a million times better than anything that comes out of a box!

  12. Charli says:

    Those look so yummy! I love the idea of making them adult pop tarts since often kids don’t really care if it is from a box or homemade!

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