Heart-Shaped Homemade Pop Tarts for a Sweet Valentine's Day Treat
Valentine's Day is just around the corner, and what better way to celebrate love than by treating your special someone (or yourself) to a delightful homemade surprise? Skip the store-bought treats and add a personal touch with our heart-shaped homemade pop tarts. These sweet, flaky pastries filled with bright strawberry jam will surely win hearts and make your Valentine's Day extra special. Homemade pop tarts are a fun after-school snack or tasty weekend breakfast.
Homemade Pop Tarts for Valentine's Day
Store-bought refrigerated pie crusts
Strawberry jam or jelly
1 cup powdered sugar
2 Tbsp milk
red food coloring
Bring the pie crusts up to room temperature before unrolling.
Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). On a floured surface, roll out one disc of dough. Cut out heart shapes using a heart-shaped cookie cutter. Each pie crust should get about 8-10 hearts depending on how big your cookie cutter is.
Place half of the heart-shaped dough pieces on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Spoon a tablespoon of strawberry jam onto the center of each heart, leaving a small border around the edges. Gently place another heart-shaped dough piece on top of the filling.
Press the edges of the heart shapes with a fork to seal the pop tarts. This step helps prevent the filling from oozing out during baking. Brush with an egg wash.
Repeat with the second pie crust
Bake the pop tarts in the preheated oven for 15-17 minutes or until golden brown. Allow them to cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
In a bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar and milk until smooth. Add a few drops of red food coloring for a pink glaze.
Once the pop tarts have cooled, drizzle the glaze over the top of each heart. Decorate with sprinkles if you want. Allow the glaze to set before serving.
A Sweet Valentine's Day Treat
There you have it – a delightful recipe for heart-shaped homemade pop tarts that are perfect for sharing the love on Valentine's Day. The flaky pie crust, sweet strawberry jam filling, and charming heart shape make these treats a heartfelt gesture for your loved ones. Whether you enjoy them with your morning coffee, as an after-school snack, or as a sweet ending to a long day, these pop-tarts are a delicious way to celebrate the season of love. Happy Valentine's Day!