Nutella Strawberry Poptarts For A Romantic Morning

It’s not often that my wife invests more than a cursory glance at food blogs, and even rarer that she essentially presents a recipe to me with puppy eyes and makes noises about how that would be soooo delicious. Well, that’s what happened with this gorgeous recipe from The Novice Chef. Now, I do like me some Nutella. And it just so happened that our 2.5 year wedding anniversary was around the corner and I had planned a date day out, movie and all. Except, you know, this recipe involves baking, and that is where I broke into a cold sweat.

But I love my wife. And there was Nutella involved. So I braved all elements and did my very best. It wasn’t the prettiest thing ever, but it was delicious. I made only the slightest modifications to the original recipe, one being that I apparently didn’t roll the dough enough or that I simply got a different amount of dough, so I ended up with 5 instead of 6 poptarts. One broke in half when I took it out of the oven so clearly it was meant to be and divided perfectly.

-1 egg yolk
-1 teaspoon water
-1 frozen pack of two pie shells
- 5 heaping teaspoons Nutella
- 5 heaping teaspoons strawberry jelly
- 2 large strawberries, sliced lengthwise and carved into hearts
- Swerve granulated sugar substitute


1. Preheat oven to 350°F and cover a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Roll out pie crust thinly and cut out 2.5 inch x 3.5 inch rectangles. In my case, that’ll yield 10 rectangles, 5 of which I cut a heart out of (I used the strawberry hearts I sliced to make sure to get the right size & shape for the heart cut-outs.

2. On the 5 whole rectangles, first spread Nutella, leaving a 1/4 inch border around the edges, then add the jam, again making sure to leave a 1/4 inch border. It will get messy otherwise.

3. Layer on the rectangles with the carved out hearts and seal the edges with a fork or your fingernails. Place a strawberry heart into the heart space you cut out of the top dough layer.

4. In a small bowl, whisk together egg yolk and 1 teaspoon water, then brush on the mixture on top of the poptarts. Sprinkle with sugar substitute.

5. Bake for 14 minutes. Transfer to a cooling rack. Let cool for 5 minutes and then serve! They may crumble, but it’s so, so good!

What’s your favorite poptart filling? Have you ever made romantic breakfast?

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28 Responses to Nutella Strawberry Poptarts For A Romantic Morning

  1. Maggie says:

    Okay, these are just too darn cute!! And surely delicious to boot! I love that you put your baking hat on for your wife, that’s so sweet! I make things for my hubs that I normally wouldn’t, just to see that smile. Its so worth it. Happy almost 2.5 year anniversary! :-)

  2. Sana says:

    Love this idea! So sweet and adorable!

  3. Susie says:

    I would totally be feeling the love if someone made these for me. I used to love the blueberry pop tarts as a kid. I hope you have a wonderful anniversary.

  4. Awe…it’s so cute. :) When I first read the title I figured you were having a guest poster because it didn’t sound like you, Kiri. But feeding our mates should be about love and you obviously made this with love.

  5. Janet@FCTC says:

    Happy half year anniversary and please mail me a few poptarts :-D

  6. These are so cute and fabulous!!

  7. My wife’s idea of a romantic breakfast is a fried egg sandwich. And yes, I’m totally serious.

    These look SO good!!!!

  8. ping says:

    Happy almost 2.5 year anniversary in advance! These are soooo adorable! I going all googly eyed :)

  9. Ramona says:

    CLEVER!!! How cute and definitely romantic!! I love the idea. :)

  10. Sabine says:

    Hahaha, no, indeed, we DO have to be honest, they’re not very pretty, but we know someone they remind us of and they are oh so cute! <3 They look utterly delicious too.
    If my girl and I liked sweet things that would absolutely be for us, but we stick with polish sausages and rührei mit schnittlauch for romantic breakfasts. :D
    But, honestly, it is such a (literally!) sweet idea and I'm sure you both loved it and had a wonderful morning, which is all that counts, really! ;)

    • Kiri W. says:

      No offense taken, I do have eyes in my head ;) Does it now? ;)
      Haha, I think I’d do a lot better at those types of breakfast, but my lady has a sweet tooth the size of Texas.

  11. Liz says:

    Such a darling idea! And so much better than the boxed version! Hope you have a marvelous weekend, my friend~

  12. Lori Lynn says:

    I heart the strawberry heart.

  13. Becky says:

    These are beautiful! They are perfect for a romantic breakfast!

  14. Hehe, I love the heart strawberries to fill the holes. These look divine.

  15. These are so awesome! Lucky wife!

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