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May 7

Homemade Chocolate Poptarts

chocolate poptarts

Out of curiosity, have you tried a poptart in recent years? Because I’m sad to inform you that they leave little to the imagination. I know! 8 year old me remembers an entirely different experience. Suffice to say, I’ve made it my mission to improve this store bought treat. Not all that long ago, a homemade strawberry version came to fruition, and the results were wickedly delicious. So it only made sense to try my hand at a chocolate version, too. I made these homemade chocolate poptarts using Aloha chocolate (which in of itself is a wonderful treat), and the results? Well, at the risk of totally calling myself out, they’ve all but disappeared in just a few short days (oops!) 

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homemade chocolate poptarts

homemade chocolate poptarts

Aloha chocolate

homemade chocolate poptarts

aloha chocolate

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Homemade Chocolate Poptarts
Serves 12
Homemade chocolate poptarts. Just like the real deal, but significantly better
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Prep Time
45 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
1 hr
Prep Time
45 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
1 hr
487 calories
72 g
38 g
20 g
7 g
12 g
137 g
178 g
40 g
1 g
5 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
137g
Servings
12
Amount Per Serving
Calories 487
Calories from Fat 174
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 20g
30%
Saturated Fat 12g
61%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Cholesterol 38mg
13%
Sodium 178mg
7%
Total Carbohydrates 72g
24%
Dietary Fiber 3g
14%
Sugars 40g
Protein 7g
Vitamin A
9%
Vitamin C
0%
Calcium
5%
Iron
9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. FOR THE FUDGE FILLING
  2. 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  3. 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  4. 2/3 cup milk (I used 1%)
  5. 1/4 tsp. salt
  6. 6 oz. good quality chocolate, chopped (I used Aloha)
  7. 2 Tbsp. unsalted butter
  8. 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  9. FOR THE PASTRY
  10. 3 1/2 cups flour
  11. 3 Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
  12. 3 Tbsp. sugar
  13. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  14. 3/4 cup VERY cold butter, cut into small cubes
  15. 1/2 cup ice cold water
  16. FOR THE FROSTING
  17. 2 cups powdered sugar
  18. 2 Tbsp. meringue powder
  19. 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  20. 2 Tbsp. cocoa powder
  21. 3-6 Tbsp. water
  22. 2 oz. good quality chocolate, melted (I used Aloha)
  23. Sprinkles or chopped oreos for sprinkling
Instructions
  1. FOR THE FUDGE FILLING
  2. Mix together the cocoa powder, brown sugar, milk, salt and half of the chocolate. Place in a small saucepan and stir over medium heat until melted. Once melted, bring to a low boil and let cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Remove from heat, add the remaining chocolate, butter and vanilla, stir until melted. Let cool completely (it will start to thicken).
  4. FOR THE PASTRY
  5. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F and line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  6. In a large mixing bowl, mix together the flour, cocoa, sugar and salt. Toss in the cold butter and blend with your fingers until the mixture is crumbly, and the butter is pea-sized.
  7. Slowly add the water in 1/8 cup increments, mixing until the dough comes together.
  8. On a lightly floured surface, roll out your dough until it's a 1/8" thick rectangle. Using a ruler to measure it out, cut the dough into twenty four 3"x5" rectangles.
  9. Place a large spoonful of fudge filling onto one half, lay the other half on top and crimp the edges with a fork. Save your scraps and re-roll to make more, if needed.
  10. Place in oven and bake for 8-10 minutes and let cool completely on wire racks
  11. FOR THE FROSTING
  12. In a stand mixer, mix the sugar, meringue powder, vanilla, cocoa powder and 3 Tbsp. water until peaks begin to form (8-10 minutes). Stir in the melted chocolate. If too thick, add more water.
  13. Spoon a thin layer of frosting on cooled poptarts and let harden for 5-10 minutes. Sprinkle with your choice of topping (I used crushed oreos but sugar, sprinkles or coarse salt are all good bets!)
  14. Enjoy!
Adapted from Half Baked Harvest
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calories
487
fat
20g
protein
7g
carbs
72g
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Adapted from Half Baked Harvest
Lark & Linen Interior Design and Lifestyle Blog https://jacquelynclark.com/

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