Nothing says I love you quite a super cute Raspberry Heart Shaped Pop Tarts recipe, don’t you think?! You’re coworkers will love you…
One of the reasons I’m such a big fan of Valentine’s Day is because I see it as the perfect excuse to let my inner child go wild with all the hearts and pink and glittery things.
Not that I, Alyssa, really need an excuse, but ya know, if I did…
Suffice it to say, this Raspberry Heart Shaped Pop Tarts recipe really makes my heart skip a beat!
The cute shape certainly doesn’t hurt.
But the simple raspberry filling is pretty mouth-watering, too.
The most time-consuming part of making these pop-tarts is really just decorating them.
But when sprinkles and pink hearts are involved, who can really be mad about that?
If you plan to serve these at a Valentine’s Day party, you can even save the decorating as a fun activity for your guest to get involved in.
What are Pop Tarts?
Pop-Tarts© is a Kellogg’s brand of toaster pastries.
Produced in 1964, it’s a classic childhood breakfast and snack.
Pop-Tarts feature a sweet filling in between rectangle pastry crust.
Our copycat Pop Tarts recipe is heart shaped as an ode to Valentine’s Day!
This sweet treat typically has a frosted topping.
It’s packaged pre-cooked, even though it’s meant to be warmed up in the toaster.
How to Store Homemade Pop Tarts
Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days or in the fridge for up to 6 days.
Reheat in the toaster, toaster oven, oven or microwave.
What to Serve with Raspberry Heart Shaped Pop Tarts Recipe
Raspberry Heart Shaped Pop-Tarts are perfect for a quick and easy breakfast.
But they’re also great as a snack or dessert.
Here are some ideas for what to serve with them:
— Serve them with a glass of milk for a balanced breakfast.
— Enjoy them as part of a sweet and salty snack mix.
— Top them with a scoop of ice cream and some chocolate sauce for a delicious dessert.
More Valentine’s Day Recipes
What’s your favorite pop-tart filling?
These would be just as yummy (and just as cute) with a strawberry or cherry filling too.
For more festive Valentine’s Day recipes, check out a few of our favorites —
- Frosted Heart Shaped Brownies
- Heart Shaped Donuts
- DIY Conversation Heart Macarons
- Strawberry & Rose Sorbet Champagne
- DIY Boob Macarons
Raspberry Heart Shaped Pop Tarts Recipe
- Sauce pan
- Baking sheet
- Heart-shaped cookie cutter
- 2 cup raspberries I like to use frozen ones
- 3 tbsp granulated sugar
- 2 tsp cornstarch
- 1 egg lightly whisked
- 1 package pre-made pie dough softened to room temperature
- 1/2 small lemon juiced
For the glaze:
- 1 1/3 cup white chocolate chips
- 3 tbsp milk or heavy cream
- Food coloring optional
- Sprinkles optional
- Recipe for the glaze is for 16 pop tarts.
To make the filling:
- In a saucepan set on a high-heat burner, combine the raspberries, sugar and lemon juice. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to medium.
- Mix in the cornstarch and continue cooking for about 10 more minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from the heat and allow to cool.
To make the pop tarts:
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silpat mat and set aside.
- Lay the pie dough out on a lightly floured surface.
- Use a heart shaped cookie cutter to cut out pieces, using up all of the pie dough. You can re-roll pie dough scraps together to get even more pieces.
- Place 8 hearts, evenly spaced, on the lined baking sheet.
- Spoon ½-1 teaspoon (depending on the size of the hearts) of raspberry filling in the center of each heart.
- Place a second heart on top, then gently press along the edges to seal the filling in.
- Brush with the whisked egg.
- Bake for 11-13 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove to a baking rack and allow to cool.
- Once the pop-tarts are cool and ready to be decorated, make the white chocolate glaze.
To make the glaze:
- In a pan set over medium-low heat, add the white chocolate and milk or cream and stir just until the chips start to melt. Immediately remove the pan from the heat and continue stirring until all the chocolate has melted.
- For a thicker glaze (which is better for spreading): I find 1 ⅓ cup of chocolate chips with 3 tablespoons of milk/cream is best.
- For a thinner glaze (which is better for drizzling): Keep the milk/cream the same (3 tablespoons), but do only 1 cup of chocolate chips instead.
- For a colored glaze: Simply mix a few drops of food coloring into the melted chocolate. If the glaze starts to harden up, simply place the pan back on the heat for a few seconds, making sure to stir constantly.
- To decorate the heart: Simply glaze, sprinkle and frost the pop-tarts however your heart desires. Allow the glaze to harden and set.
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