DIY Homemade Valentine’s Day Pop-Tarts

Ice Cream Flavored Pop-Tarts Recipe

This year for Valentine’s Day (or Galentine’s Day in our case) I had a bunch of girlfriends over to bake & create our very own Pop-Tart party! Everyone got super creative with their flavors! A few of my favorite ideas people had were Rose flavored pop-tarts that were topped with rose icing (simply use the same recipe as below but swap the liquid for rose water) & Bella Rosa Candies, Hot Lips gummies, on top of the pop-tarts with fresh ginger shaving, & so much more. I created two different types at the party that I’ll be sharing step-by-step directions with you below! My flavors were Neapolitan Ice Cream Pop-Tarts & Caramel Apple Pop-Tarts. I used Sugarfina’s candy as my inspiration, as did the other ladies at the party, & they all turned out beyond tasty.

To make the base of the pop-tarts you can either use my homemade dough recipe or a prepackaged dough to make it super simple (the latter is especially great if you’re in a time crunch). I laid out tons of ingredients for guests to decorate their pop-tarts with. Some of these ingredients were: Sugarfina Candy Cubes, icings, sprinkles, ice cream cones, fresh ginger, coconut water, champagne (depending on the age of your party, of course!), caramel sauce, hot fudge, fresh fruit, peanut butter, the list can go on & on. The results were so phenomenal that the girls & I decided we’ll do this party every holiday as an excuse to celebrate & eat all the goodness Sugarfina has to offer 😜

Below is a detailed list of what you’ll need to throw this party yourself, how to make the pop-tarts, & how to decorate them. I encourage y’all to get super creative! So long as you’re replacing liquid for liquid & filling for filling, you can really easily create whatever flavors you’d like.

Homemade Pop-Tart Recipe

WHAT YOU’LL NEED:

prepackaged dough (pie crust works great!) or homemade dough | jam, apple pie mixture, or other fillings | powdered sugar | lemon juice, water, apple juice, melted ice cream, or other icing mixtures | Sugarfina Candy Cubes | additional toppings | knifes | plates | bowls | egg yolk | pastry brush | bowls | parchment paper | baking sheet | fork

How To Make Homemade Pop-Tarts

STEP 1:

Cut dough into 4 x 2.5 inch rectangles for large or 1 x .5 inch rectangles for mini pop-tarts. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper & preheat oven according to recipes instructions. Place half of the rectangles on the parchment paper & fill with desired filling (I used apple pie filling for the caramel apple ones & strawberry jam for the Neapolitan ice cream ones).

STEP 2:

In a small bowl, combine one egg yolk & 2 tbsp of water. Brush the edges of the filled dough with the egg wash. Place evenly sized dough on top of the filled dough & press down on the sides to close pop-tarts.

STEP 3:

Press the edges of the dough with a fork to secure rectangles together. Bake according to recipes instructions (if using prepackaged dough bake according to the packaging but watch closely) or until golden brown.

STEP 4:

Remove pop-tarts from oven & let cool. In a clean bowl, make your icing with 4-6 tbsp liquid (I used melted vanilla ice cream for the Neapolitan flavor & apple juice for the caramel apple flavor) & 2 cups powdered sugar.

STEP 5:

It’s time to decorate! Drizzle your icing over pop-tarts & top immediately with desired toppings (I used Sugarfina’s Ice Cream Cone candies plus crushed cones for the Neapolitan ones & Sugarfina’s Caramel Apple candies plus caramel sauce for the caramel apple ones). Serve & enjoy!

Caramel Apple Pop-Tart Recipe
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Ice Cream Flavored Pop Tarts Recipe

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