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

24 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.

  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.