If you saw the Nutella Fortune Cookie recipe, you may remember I mentioned something about making my own strawberry pop-tarts by altering the dough to non-chocolate. I finally tried it!
Four ingredients make up the dough. I altered it to where I believed it would make it lower calories, but it seems, after the actual addition, the are each around 400 calories. Now, I will say I divided the dough and made four tarts. You could easily roll the dough out thinner, and yield more, thus lowering the calories per tart.
With that out of the way…let’s get on to the tarts! You can see the original recipe for the Nutella Fortune Cookies by clicking here. When I altered the recipe, I subbed the cream cheese for one 4 ounce container of my secret ingredient…Activia Vanilla Bean Yogurt. Yes, I said yogurt. It ended up adding just the right amount of vanilla to where I didn’t add the extract originally called for.
In place of the Nutella on the inside, I used Smuckers Seedless Strawberry Jam. This was an amazingly delicious addition. I can only imagine how it will taste with homemade strawberry jam in it when strawberries come into season.
I hope you will try this simple recipe. You could mix all of this in a stand mixer, but I used a bowl and a spoon. Sometimes, doing things by hand makes things exciting. Sometimes, doing things by hand makes things more difficult. Completely up to you of course. The one thing to please remember, that oddball shapes make homemade/from scratch more unique. Your tarts don’t have to be perfectly square or rectangle. *smiles*
Homemade Strawberry Pop-Tarts
- 1 stick margarine (softened)
- 1 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons of Splenda (granulated for baking)
- 1 – 4 ounce Activia Vanilla Bean Yogurt container
- Mix the margarine, Splenda and yogurt together until all margarine lumps are well blended.
- Add the flour to the mix and mix until a dough ball forms.
- You can place the dough ball into the refrigerator if you want to for 30 minutes to 1 hour to make it easier to work with. I went straight into rolling it out after making it.
- Roll out the dough and divide into the shapes you want to make your tarts, allowing enough dough to fold over and seal.
- Place a dollop of Strawberry Jam on each section.
- Fold over and press edges to seal. I pressed, and then took a fork and pressed around the edges to create a little design.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes or until when pressing on the dough it feels like the texture of a done pie crust.
- Cool on a wire rack until you can’t stand the temptation anymore, and you have to dig in.