Healthy Homemade Pop Tarts made with a gluten free pastry crust, stuffed with unsweetened dark chocolate, chocolate chips and finished with a sweet milk chocolate frosting is all you want when you are craving desserts but want it to be healthy.
Homemade High-Protein Pop Tarts: A Healthy Reminder of Childhood Treats. Hey, everyone! Today, I want to share a recipe with you that will take you back to your favorite Disney shows from childhood.
These homemade high-protein Chocolate Pop Tarts are not only nostalgic but also packed with nutritious ingredients that will fuel your body.
With around 25 grams of protein per serving, these pop tarts are a guilt-free indulgence that will satisfy your sugar cravings.
The Perfect Combination of Taste and Nutrition
These homemade high-protein pop tarts are made with a gluten-free pastry crust that is stuffed with dark chocolate and finished with a sweet milk chocolate frosting. The best part? Each serving contains just 241 calories, making it a delightful treat without compromising your health goals.
These Chocolate Pop Tarts are fudgy, nutrition dense, and heavy on chocolate. Sprinkled with a bit of sprinklers for that classic "Pop Tart" look these are seriously roll your eyes back good.
Let's dive right into the recipe and make these delicious pop tarts with me. You'll be amazed at how easy and rewarding it is to create this nostalgic treat in your own kitchen.
Ingredients for Homemade High-Protein Pop Tarts
Before we get started, let's gather all the ingredients we'll need:
- Coconut Flour
- Oat Flour
- Chocolate Protein Powder
- Low-fat Yogurt
- Peanut Butter
- Dark Chocolate (melted)
- Chocolate Chips (optional)
- Milk Chocolate (melted) or Sugar-Free Milk Chocolate (optional)
See the recipe card for quantities. Also, watch the video for a quick visual.
How to make High Protein Pop Tarts
Making the Dough
Once you have all the ingredients ready, it's time to start making the dough:
1. In a mixing bowl, combine the coconut flour, oat flour, chocolate protein powder, low-fat yogurt, and peanut butter. Mix them well until you achieve a dough-like consistency.
2. Once the dough is mixed, you can see it has a soft and pliable texture, perfect for rolling.
Assembling the Pop Tarts
Now that we have the dough ready, it's time to assemble our pop-tarts:
1. Roll the dough out gently into a rectangular shape, making sure it is about ¼ inch thick.
2. Trim the sides of the dough to create straight edges.
3. Cut the rolled dough in half lengthwise to make two equal rectangles.
4. On one half of the dough, spread melted dark chocolate and sprinkle some chocolate chips for an extra burst of flavor.
5. Carefully place the other half of the dough on top of the chocolate filling.
6. Use a fork to gently prick the sides of the dough, sealing the edges of the pop-tarts.
Baking and Finishing Touches
Now that our pop tarts are assembled, it's time to bake them and add the finishing touches:
1. Preheat your oven to 350°F or ( 180 °C).
2. Place the assembled pop tarts onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
3. Bake them for approximately 15 minutes or until golden brown.
4. Once the pop tarts are baked, remove them from the oven and let them cool slightly.
5. To add a touch of decadence, you can drizzle melted dark chocolate over the top of the pop tarts. Alternatively, you can use sugar-free milk chocolate for a healthier option.
6. Lastly, refrigerate the pop tarts for 30-40 minutes before serving.
Remember to handle the unbaked pop tarts carefully as they have a tendency to break apart.
Hint: brush with egg wash for a perfect golden brown crispy top over pop tarts.
- Protein Powder - instead of Chocolate Protein Powder you can use any flavor of Protein Powder you love.
- Chocolate - instead of stuffing the pop tarts with dark chocolate you can use peanut butter as well.
- Frosting - you can make a simple yogurt and protein powder frosting and top it with sprinklers.
How to Store Leftover Pop Tarts
Store the leftover Pop-Tarts in an airtight container in the refrigerator. You can store leftover pop tarts for up to a week in the refrigerator.
You can even freeze leftover Pop Tarts. Store them in a freezer-friendly zip lock bag and freeze for 3 months.
Thaw overnight in the refrigerator and reheat in the microwave before serving.
Variations to this Pop Tart recipe
- Blueberry - This is one of the most popular flavor variation to Pop Tarts. You can use dried or fresh blueberries. If you're using fresh blueberries, cook them with a bit of sugar free substitute and muddle them before stuffing
- Strawberries - Strawberry Pop Tarts are everyone's favorite. You can use fresh of frozen Strawberries for this recipe.
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Top Tips to bake the Best Pop Tarts
- Make sure you use both Oats flour along with any other blend of gluten free flour to make these Pop Tarts
- Oats Flour will help the Pop Tarts bake perfectly
- Use Casein Protein Powder as it won't leave the Pop Tarts dry after baking
- Refrigerate the pop tarts after adding the frosting so that the frosting sets perfectly on top.
Hope you loved the recipe for these High Protein Chocolate Pop Tarts. If you happen to make this recipe, comment below and let me know how it was. Also tag me with #recipemagik on Instagram so that I can see your amazing creation.
High Protein Pop Tarts
- 1 cup coconut flour 123gm
- 1 cup Oats Flour 88gm or 3.17oz
- 2 scoops Chocolate protein powder 44gm or 1.5oz
- 3 tablespoon Greek Yogurt low fat (46gm or 1.5oz)
- 2 tablespoon Peanut butter 42.5gm or 1.5oz
- 1 cup Dark Chocolate 170gm or 8oz
- 3 tablespoon Unsweetened Dark Chocolate Chips 10gm or 1oz
- 1 cup Milk Chocolate sugar free 42.5gm ot 1.5oz
- Sprinklers for decoration on top
- Line a 9x8" baking dish with parchment paper. Preheat the oven to 350F or 180C
- Combine Coconut Flour, Oats Flour, Chocolate Protein Powder, Yogurt & Peanut butter to make a soft dough
- Lightly dust the surface and roll the dough. Top the dough with a sheet of parchment paper for easy rolling. Roll the dough to about 1/2 inch thickness.
- Trim the extra edges. Cut the dough into four equal halves, horizontally and vertically.
- Add melted dark chocolate and chocolate tips over one half. Carefully top with the other half. Prick the sides using a fork.
- Bake these chocolate pop tarts for 15-20 min.
- Melt Milk Chocolate with a tablespoon of coconut oil. Add the melted milk chocolate and sprinklers over the baked pop tarts.
- Refrigerate these pop tarts for 20-23 min. Serve.