Pop Tart Ghosts

baking sheet with pop tart ghosts and one broken ghost outside the sheet with a hand reaching towards it

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Who wants store bought pop tarts when you can make your own right at home? These flaky pop tarts are stuffed with a decadent nutella filling, covered in a sweet vanilla icing and decked out to delight even the pickiest goblin or ghoul in your life.



For the pop tarts:

For the glaze:


  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 8 ghosts.
  5. Spoon a couple teaspoons of nutella or another kind of filling onto your ghost 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 8 more ghosts.
  7. Using your finger, wet the edge of the filled pastries with some water, cover with another ghost 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 golden brown.
  10. In a small saucepan, combine the powdered sugar, water and vanilla extract for the glaze.
  11. Cook over low-medium heat, whisking occasionally, until the glaze is warm and starts to form a crust on top. Remove from heat.
  12. Dip each pop tart into the glaze, gently shaking it to allow any excess glaze to drip off. Be sure to stir the glaze between each pop tart so it doesn’t form a crust.
  13. Immediately add two black nonpareils to each pop tart for eyes.
  14. Once the glaze has completely crusted over (about 30 minutes) use the pink powdered food coloring and a food-only brush to add rosy cheeks.


Pop tart recipe adapted from Broma Bakery