Hidden Pop-Tart Brownies

Sunday, June 2, 2013



Hidden Pop-Tart Brownies

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour (90 grams)
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder (I used dark)
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 5 Pop Tarts
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • Sprinkles & chocolate chips (optional)
Heat oven to 350 degrees F.  Line an 8x8-inch square pan with foil; coat foil with nonstick cooking spray.
Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat; turn off heat and stir in chocolate until melted and smooth.
In a medium bowl, sift together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt.  In a large mixing bowl, whisk together melted butter-chocolate mixture and sugar until well combined.  Whisk in egg and water until well combined.  Whisk in flour mixture until just combined.

Spread 1/3 of the batter evenly into pan.  Top with 4 Pop Tarts.  Cut the additional Pop Tart into pieces to fit into the remaining areas.  Spread remaining batter on top.  Bake 20-25 minutes or until set.  Cool completely on a wire rack.

To make the frosting, beat butter until creamy, using a mixer on medium speed; sift in confectioners sugar.  Add vanilla and milk.  Mix until well combined and smooth.  Spread frosting on top of brownies.  Top with sprinkles and chocolate chips.

Makes 9 big brownies

25 comments on "Hidden Pop-Tart Brownies"
  1. Fun! Love this idea. :) My favorite pop tart flavor is strawberry...not too exciting, but a great classic! :)

  2. This is genius Emily!!! My son loves pop tarts and would get a kick out of this!

  3. Ahahahaa omg this is so creative-I looove the idea of using cookies and cream poptarts in these brownies!

  4. I have everything I need to make these!! Yes, I'm not embarrassed to say I have a never-ending supply of pop-tarts in my pantry :)

  5. I don't know that I'll ever allow pop tarts into my house (a bit too processed for me) but this is definitely a fun use of leftovers!

    1. Maybe they have organic pop tarts you could use? :)

  6. These are awesome! I was a pop tarts junkie growing up and when through phases of my favorite flavors. I think blueberry frosted were my favorite when toasted, but if you freeze the s'mores or cookie dough ones, they are delicious.

    1. Ohh that would be good! I've got to try that!

  7. this is delicious genius. how come i never thought of combining my two favourite things before!?

  8. This is ridiculously amazing! Wow, you have taken the brownie to a whole new level! So so creative. Pinned! And your photography is gorgeous (as is your subject!)

  9. OMG! This is awesome! I haven't had Pop Tarts in a loooong time, but my favorite is frosted cherry!

    1. Oh those are good! I think those are Eric's favorite!

  10. Wow. Pop Tarts have come a long way. I remember when they first introduced chocolate and cinnamon ones. I don't know how I convinced Mom to even get me fruit ones but I did love the chocolate ones. Cookies and cream were not even on the radar in those days. I feel old!

    These days I'll tell you I don't like them, say they're processed and low quality, etc. but put a toasted Tart in my had and I'll devour it!

    1. I can't believe they didn't have cookies 'n cream back then! That's my favorite.