Orange Creamsicle Poptarts Recipe

Nancy Piran | The Bitter Side of Sweet

Orange Creamsicle Poptarts are so perfect. That classic flavor combo in a beloved store-bought treat, but made at home!

Do you ever have a tv show that you can just watch over and over? I will make my confession: I watch Friends over and over.

I never get tired of it. There are days where I will pop a disk in and watch the whole thing. Yes, I do have ALL the seasons on DVD!

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This is kind of how my kids approach breakfast. They eat the same thing over and over again.

Typically, it is cereal, but every once in a while, they will add in a store-bought poptart or a bagel. Sometimes I like to mix it up and make my own poptarts!

The last time I made you something like this, I made peanut butter and jelly poptarts. This time I decided to make Orange Creamsicle Poptarts!

They were a big hit with the kids!

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Around summer time I tend to see lots of desserts that are creamsicle-flavored and it always reminds me of those creamsicle cream bars that I used to eat as a kid.

I was curious if I would be able to get that flavor inside the pop tart. After some thinking about it and playing around the recipe, I decided to use some fresh orange zest in the cream to really make the flavor pop after the pastries cooked.

The best part of it was topping it off with the white chocolate. That sealed the deal for me, and I definitely recommend you making them as well!

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A few tips to get these just right:

  • Press the pastry edges together first with your fingers, then with your fork.
  • Secondly, you HAVE to brush the tops with the egg wash. It makes the pastries come out so much better. I tried making them without the egg wash and they were a failure.
  • Lastly, you can definitely use the whole box of puff pastry and make at least six pop tarts. You will have some cream filling left over, so you could absolutely make six!

If you are looking for more breakfast pastries try out these cinnamon croissants or these apple pie cinnamon rolls.

Orange Creamsicle Poptarts Recipe

    3 Servings

Ingredients

  • 1 sheet Puff Pastry, thawed
  • 8 ounces Cream Cheese, room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons Orange Juice
  • 7 tablespoons Powdered Sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Orange Zest
  • Egg Wash
  • 1 cup White Chocolate Chips
  • 1 drop Orange Food Coloring

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. Cut puff pastry into 6 rectangles. Set aside.
  3. In medium bowl mix together cream cheese, orange juice, powdered sugar and zest. Spoon 2 tablespoons of mixture onto the middle of 3 rectangles.
  4. Place the remaining 3 rectangles on top of the rectangles with the filling.
  5. Press the edges with a fork.
  6. Brush the tops with the egg wash.
  7. Bake for 20 minutes until golden brown.
  8. When pastries are cooling, melt the chocolate chips over a double boiler. Mix till creamy. Add a drop of orange food coloring and mix.
  9. Top the pastries with melted chocolate. Serve and ENJOY!

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Author: Nancy Piran
Recipe Yields: 3 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 3

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 544
Calories 1036

% Daily Value*
105%
Total Fat 68g
210%
  Saturated Fat 42g
9%
Sodium 224mg
27%
Total Carbohydrate 82g
3%
  Dietary Fiber 2g
  Sugars 67g
23%
Protein 11g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Nancy Piran

About Nancy

Nancy has been writing about good food on The Bitter Side of Sweet for years now. We're pretty stoked that she's our Puff Pastry fanatic, because it's about to get deliciously epic.