Homemade Halloween Pop-Tarts Recipe

Homemade Halloween Pop-Tarts

For those of you who love my Mini Pop-Tart Cereal or Breakfast Food Pop-Tarts, this recipe is for ya! For those of you who complained the process was too involved for you, this is for you too! I’ve since developed a new dough recipe that you can use in place of the one below. Simply combine 2 sticks of unsalted butter with 8 oz of cream cheese. Beat with electric mixer until smooth. Add in two cups of all-purpose flour & combine with your hands until dough takes form. Roll into a ball & place in fridge for 2-3 hours. After that time is up, continue using the dough just as you would in the recipe below. Personally I prefer the taste of the pop-tarts using the dough in the recipe below but when I’m in a hurry this one works just as well. Woo hoo for options!

Halloween Pop-Tarts

 Homemade Halloween Coffin Pop-Tart Recipe

Speaking of options, you can truly fill these pop-tarts with whatever you desire: any fruit filling, chocolate chips, Nutella, etc. For these Halloween ones, I chose raspberry pastry filling for a few reasons. 1. Selfishly, I love the taste! 2. If any leaks out of the sides it looks like blood (eek!) which goes perfectly with the Halloween theme!

Homemade Halloween Mummy Pop Tart RecipeAs for decorating it’s a bit difficult to explain that via text. For the coffin I simply wrote, “RIP” on it. Then I drew four lines coming out of one point with two rows of “u” shapes attaching the lines to resemble a spider web. If you want to go the extra mile feel free to draw a spider hanging off the web! That would have looked super cute but I wanted to eat these after & that would have grossed me out way too much! For Frankenstein, I covered the entire large square of his “face” with green frosting. Next, I covered half of the eyeballs with black frosting. I quickly (so that they can stick to the frosting before it hardens) dropped on those Wilton candy eyes & then drew one long line horizontally across his forehead. Perpendicular to those lines I drew three smaller lines to resemble stitches.  On the “screw” coming out of his neck I just added some white frosting. If you can find grey frosting 1. HIT ME UP!! 2. use it as that would look awesome! The mummy was next & was pretty simple. I put a drop of frosting on the back of the eyes & gently placed them on the pop-tart. Then I went a little crazy with the white frosting drawing lines all across the pop-tart. Finally I decorated the candy corn with some yellow then orange & then white frosting just as a candy corn looks. Phewf! If you made it through all that you’re awesome. It’s much simpler to decorate than it sounds! Just lots of detail I wanted to make sure you’re aware of 🙂

Halloween Pop-Tart Recipe

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Homemade Halloween Pop-Tarts Recipe
 
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Ingredients
  • for the pop-tarts:
  • 2¼ cup flour
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 cup butter
  • pinch of salt
  • water
  • for the filling:
  • raspberry pastry filling
  • for the toppings:
  • white cookie frosting
  • green cookie frosting
  • black cookie frosting
  • Wilton candy eyeballs
  • orange cookie frosting
  • yellow cookie frosting
Instructions
  1. Line large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In food processor, combine flour, sugar, butter, & salt.
  3. Pour mixture into large mixing bowl & add in one egg yolk. Knead with your hands until smooth.
  4. Let sit in refrigerator for 1.5 hours. Preheat oven to 360 F.
  5. Mix in extra egg yolk to dough. Add 1 tbsp of water as needed to help dough stick together. Place dough on large cutting board & roll out until about 1.5 cm in height.
  6. Cut dough into even number of rectangles (for the Mummy), square with two additional squares on the side (Frankenstein), tombstone shape (Coffin), round edged triangle (Candy Corn).
  7. Place half of the shapes on parchment paper & place 1 tsp of filling directly in center of dough.
  8. In separate small bowl, combine egg yolk & water.
  9. Brush the edges of filled dough with egg & water mixture.
  10. Place evenly sized dough on top of filled dough & press down on sides to close.
  11. Press the edges of the dough with a fork to secure shapes together.
  12. Bake for 20-30 minutes until golden brown.
  13. Top according to images above or however you desire. Serve over a plate extra filling to resemble blood & enjoy!
Supplies
parchment paper
large mixing bowl
saran wrap
large baking sheet
small bowl
fork
knife
food processor
cutting board
rolling pin
measuring cup

Homemade Halloween Pop-Tarts

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