S’mores Pop Tarts

by Megan on August 23, 2012

Sometimes the thought of baking after work just feels like such a hassle! I’ve got things to do like nap and read. I have songs to blare while tapping my toe. I have dinner to eat and cocktails to make. I’ve got phone calls to make in the back yard. I need to hug Elliot as much as possible. I’ve got stuff to do!

But Monday, I pushed through it. I made these right after work, and I loved it! Sometimes you just have to postpone major napping plans and just roll out dough and cross your fingers that it’s worth it.

I made these for a friend of mine’s birthday. He really loves s’mores pop tarts. And with good reason. S’mores is the best pop tart flavor. (I think so anyhow!)

Here are the facts. These taste like pie! They are rustic-looking. They aren’t packaged in a pair. They wear rainbow sprinkles well, so feel free to sprinkle these and call them birthday cake. They are delicious.

S’mores Pop Tarts {makes 6}
Recipe adapted from Chow

Ingredients:

graham cracker crust -

  • 9 whole graham crackers (about 1 1/4 cups crumbs)
  • 1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 t salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) cold unsalted butter, cut into cubes
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 1/4 cup milk

filling + egg wash -

  • 1 egg
  • 1 T water
  • 1 cup marshmallow fluff
  • 1/2-3/4 cup chocolate chips

topping -

  • 1 cup chocolate chips, melted

Directions:

  1. Make crust. Place graham crackers in a food processor and process until fine crumbs. Or place grahams in a sealed bag and crush with a rolling pin.
  2. Whisk the graham cracker crumbs, flour, and salt in a large bowl. Add the butter and toss with your fingers until coated. Using a pastry blender or your fingers, cut the butter into the dry ingredients until no butter pieces are bigger than a pea.
  3. Whisk the egg yolks and milk together and pour over the flour mixture. Knead until it comes together. Add another splash of milk, if needed.
  4. Divide dough into two portions and pat into disks. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill for 1 1/2 hours or overnight.
  5. Assemble the pop tarts. Preheat your oven to 375°F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  6. Cut a piece of parchment paper into a 3 by 4 inch rectangle to use as a guide, and roll out one of the disks of dough until about 1/8 inch thick. Using a pizza cutter, cut out 6 rectangles using your parchment paper guide. (You may need to roll out scraps to get all 6 rectangles.) Using a spatula carefully place the rectangles of dough on the prepared baking sheet and pop in the fridge. Roll out the second disk of dough, and cut out 6 more rectangles.
  7. Remove the baking sheet from the fridge. Whisk together the egg and water to make an egg wash. Brush over all 12 rectangles of dough. Divide marshmallow fluff between tarts*. Sprinkle with chocolate chips. Top with the remaining 6 rectangles egg wash down over the filling. Gently press the edges together. Crimp with a fork. Brush the tops of the pop tarts with more egg wash and poke with a fork a couple times in the center.
  8. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until golden. Cool on a wire rack.
  9. Top tarts. Melt one cup of chocolate chips and spread over the pop tarts. Serve!

*I did this by transferring the fluff to a sandwich bag and snipping a corner. I piped it in two rows on each tart.

Yay! Click HERE for a printable pdf of the recipe above.

I was scared, but it turned out ok!*

*Don’t be scared if they bake up like this. You’re going to cover up the mangled top with chocolate. And they’ll be so tasty. I promise! Consider them rustic, ya know?

{ 29 comments… read them below or add one }

Beth August 23, 2012 at 2:13 am

OMG these look delicious!

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Megan August 23, 2012 at 8:42 am

Thanks Beth!

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cindy August 23, 2012 at 8:34 am

these are the best kind of rustic! I love that there are grahams in the pastry!

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Megan August 23, 2012 at 8:43 am

Thanks, Cindy! And yeah man. Grahams everywhere!

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Amarachi August 23, 2012 at 9:36 am

So making these!

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Megan August 23, 2012 at 2:08 pm

Yes! <3!

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Laura Dembowski August 23, 2012 at 1:07 pm

They look great. I love that they are rustic. I think rustic things taste better. And who doesn’t love a homemade Pop tart? They’re the best!

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Megan August 23, 2012 at 2:08 pm

For real! They’re just hand pies basically!

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Sally August 23, 2012 at 1:47 pm

Hurray! Did they take you forever and four hours like they did for me when I made poptarts? They look DELISH!

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Megan August 23, 2012 at 2:09 pm

Ha! Thanks!

They didn’t take tooooo long, but I made the dough the night before, and only made 6. Yours looked awesome by the way.

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Heather August 23, 2012 at 2:00 pm

I like it.

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Megan August 23, 2012 at 2:09 pm

Guuuurl, let’s put a ring on it.

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Amarachi August 27, 2012 at 8:05 pm

Haha! You make me laugh Megan!

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Diane, A Broad August 23, 2012 at 2:44 pm

Oh. Oh dear. Waistline, meet s’mores pop tarts. Pop tarts, meet waistline.

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Megan August 23, 2012 at 3:56 pm

“Oh dear,” is right! :)

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Robyn August 23, 2012 at 3:53 pm

obviously this gets added to the never-ending list of s’mores treat formats i need to make!

p.s. made your chocolate chip scones and added some fresh cherries. yummmm!

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Megan August 23, 2012 at 3:57 pm

Yeah girl!

And I love that you added cherries to the chocolate chip scones. That sounds so perfect!

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NicoleD August 23, 2012 at 4:16 pm

S’mores queen! And you baked them on a MONDAY night, no less. Way to go! You’re a good friend and a dedicated s’mores ambassador :)

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Megan August 23, 2012 at 4:22 pm

Thanks, Nicole! I’ve always wanted to be a s’mores ambassador! Yay!

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Betsy @ ModCityMag August 24, 2012 at 12:54 pm

Oh these little things look divine! I think I need to make them asap, I haven’t indulged in a single smore this summer – that’s a tragedy.

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Megan August 24, 2012 at 1:34 pm

Thanks, Betsy! <3!

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Amarachi August 27, 2012 at 5:11 pm

I’m making these right now with homemade marshmallow fluff and graham crackers. To say that I’m excited would be the understatement of the year lol

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Megan August 27, 2012 at 5:13 pm

Hell yeah! Can’t wait to hear what you think!

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Amarachi August 27, 2012 at 7:38 pm

So I’m pretty much ready to marry you. These taste frickin amazing! I just inhaled two and I’m contemplating another. The contemplating is over, I’m having another! YOLO lol I tagged a pic of them with your name on instagram

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Megan August 27, 2012 at 8:15 pm

You go girl. Yolo f’sholo. :)

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Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe August 30, 2012 at 2:47 am

S’mores is totally the best pop tarts flavor, hands down. And these look wacky good.

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Megan September 4, 2012 at 3:37 pm

For real! And yeah man. These are like s’mores pie business.

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Billy September 3, 2012 at 11:59 am

Um, You made pie crust into text. +1000 points of awesomeness. Also this means more punchdancing.

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Megan September 4, 2012 at 3:37 pm

Yes! Pie crust type points!

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