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Conversation Heart Pop Tarts

heart shaped pop tarts scattered around a baking tray with an empty bowl of frosting in the middle

5 from 11 reviews

Who needs store bought pop tarts when you can make your own right at home? These flaky pop tarts stuffed with your filling of choice are the perfect way to get your Valentine’s Day off to a sweet start.

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Ingredients

For the pop tarts:

For the glaze:

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, stir together the flour, sugar and salt. Add the cubed butter and beat until the mixture resembles course sand.
  2. Add the ice water one tablespoon at a time until the dough comes together. You may not need all four tablespoons.
  3. Divide your dough in two, flatten into discs, wrap in plastic wrap and allow to chill for 45 minutes to an hour.
  4. Roll the first ball of dough out onto a light floured surface until it’s approximately 9″x12″. Using a large cookie cutter, cut out 9 hearts.
  5. Spoon a teaspoon of filling onto your heart cutouts and gently spread it out. Make sure there’s about 1/3″ of open space around the edge of your pastries.
  6. Roll out the remaining dough and cut out 9 more hearts.
  7. Using your finger, wet the edge of the filled pastries with some water, cover with another heart cutout and gently press the edges together. Use a fork to seal.
  8. Poke a few air holes into the top of your pop tarts with a fork.
  9. Bake at 350F for 30 minutes, or until the pop tarts are a light, golden brown.
  10. Divide the frosting evenly by the number of colors you plan to use, leaving about 2 tbsp for the lettering.
  11. Tint the frosting to the desired shades.
  12. Microwave each bowl of frosting in 5 second increments until the frosting reaches a thick, glaze-like consistency.
  13. Dip the pop tarts into the warm frosting and gently shake off any excess before turning them right-side-up.
  14. Tint the remaining 2 tbsp of frosting to the desired color, spoon it into a piping back with a small, round tip (I used a Wilton #2) and pipe whatever sayings you’d like onto the pop tarts.

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