Trick or Treat! In honor of Halloween, I’m sharing six Pop–Tarts Trick & Treat recipes that are certain to get you in the spirit of the holiday! As a child of the 80s, I grew up with the breakfast treat, which features varied fillings, frostings, and sprinkles.
6 Halloween Pop-Tarts Recipes
- Zombie Eye Tart-Pops: Frosted Cherry Pop-Tarts are coated in icing and rolled into balls. This sweet meets sour treat will surprise and delight you.
- 4 Cherry Pop-Tarts
- 3 ounces Cream cheese room temperature
- 16 ounces White candy melts
- 1 tbsp Coconut oil
- Citric Acid
- Blue candy melts
- Candy eyeballs
- Red foodsafe marker
In large bowl, crush the Pop-Tarts. Mix in the cream cheese.
Use a small ice cream scoop to make balls with mixture, rolling them in your hands to make them round. Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bottoms will flatten slightly.
Melt the white candy melts with the coconut oil until very smooth.
Using a fork, dip cake balls into melted mixture. Let rest on baking sheet, flattened side down.
TRICK: Dust half of them with citric acid for a shocking sour twist.
Allow to harden at room temperature or in refrigerator.
The blue candy melts will be the irises of the eyeballs. They have a flat side and a rounded side; the flat side will adhere to the flat side of the eyeball. Using a sharp paring knife, shave down the rounded side a bit to flatten it.
Using a dab of the melted white candy mixture, adhere a candy eyeball to the center of the rounded side of the blue candy melt.
Using a dab of the melted white candy mixture, adhere the flat part of the blue candy melt to the flat part of the cake pop.
Draw veins with the red marker.
- Finger Freezer Milkshakes: – Made with Frosted Strawberry Pop-Tarts, these dripping-red milkshakes are served up by a mad scientist who was a little too hands-on. The shake features gummy manicured fingers dripping in red syrup.
- 1 Frosted Strawberry Pop-Tart crumbled
- 7 ounces vanilla ice cream
- 4 ounces whole milk
- 2 tbsp strawberry jam
- Handful of strawberries
- Whipped cream
- 1 Frosted Strawberry Pop-Tart
- Strawberry syrup
- Red sprinkles
- Candy severed fingers
Blend together all of the shake ingredients. Pour into a beaker.
Garnish with whipped cream, 1 Pop-Tart, strawberry syrup, and sprinkles.
TRICK: Hide candy severed fingers within the shake for friends to discover while they sip.
- Fang Sandwiches: Made with Frosted Blueberry Pop-Tarts and marshmallows, these “chatterbox” sandwiches might just “dye” your mouth blue. Also features cherry Pop-Tart cake pops.
- 1 Blueberry Pop-Tart
- Vanilla frosting
- Mini marshmallows
- Corn syrup
- Blue food gel
Cut Pop-Tart in half down the short side. Using a ring mold or knife, cut each half into semicircles.
Place the semicircles frosting side down. Pipe frosting onto the exposed pastry sides, leaving about ¼ inch at the border
Line the edges of one semicircle with mini marshmallows.
TRICK: In that same semicircle, make a tiny well in the center of the frosting. Add a drop of corn syrup and 3 drops of blue food gel to a few sandwiches, guests will only know which is which upon first bite
Cover with the other semicircle, lining up the curved sides and creating a sandwich.
- King Tart’s Mummy: – Open the sarcophagus and get a taste of this mummified Pop-Tart, wrapped in fruit leather.
- 1 Pop-Tart, any flavor
- 1 Fruit leather
- 2 Candy eyeballs
Wrap the Pop-Tart in the fruit leather.
Garnish with the eyeballs
- Death By S’mores Pop-Tarts Graveyard: Pay your respects at the S’mores Pop-Tarts Graveyard, where gummy worms feast on Cookies & Crème Pop-Tarts dirt.
- 400 ounces Chocolate pudding
- 2 Cookies & Creme Pop-Tarts crushed
- 3 Gummy worms
- 1 S’mores Pop-Tart
- 1 S’mores marshmallow (or 1 jumbo marshmallow, cut in half lengthwise)
- Vanilla Frosting
Spread pudding into a clear, rectangular serving dish.
Top pudding with crushed Cookies & Creme Pop-Tarts.
Nestle gummy worms into pudding.
Cut S’mores Pop-Tart in half widthwise. Dab a little vanilla frosting on the pastry’s bare side, and use that to adhere the marshmallow to the Pop-Tart.
Sandwich the two Pop-Tart halves together frosting side out to make a tombstone, and decorate one side using frosting.
Stand the Pop-Tart tombstone into one end of the pudding.
- Cream-Ation Parfait: Feast on the remains of two Strawberry Cheesecake Pop-Tarts, preserved among blood-red jam and sweet cheesecake filling.
- 16 ounces Cream cheese, room temp.
- 14 ounces Sweetened condensed milk
- 1/4 cup Lemon juice
- 1 tsp Vanilla extract
- 2 Splitz Strawberry Cheesecake Pop-Tarts crumbled
- 2 tbsp Strawberry jam
In a blender, blend the cream cheese, condensed milk, lemon juice, and vanilla
In a jar, place a layer of Pop-Tart. Add a few tablespoons of cream cheese mixture, just to cover.
Add a layer of strawberry jam.
Top with more cream cheese mixture.
Finish with the rest of the crumbled Pop-Tart.
- 4 Wooden dowels
- 4 Granny Smith apples
- 300 grams Chewy caramels
- 2 tbsp Evaporated milk
- 4 4 Pop-Tarts crushed, any flavor
Push the dowels into the tops of the apples.
Microwave the caramels and milk together in a bowl until melted, stirring frequently until smooth.
Dip the apples in the caramel, then roll in the crushed Pop-Tart.
Basic Halloween Cider
- 1 cup Apple cider
- 1 Cinnamon stick
- 1 Brown Sugar Cinnamon Pop-Tart
- 1 cup Whole milk
- 1 tbsp Brown sugar
- 1 tsp Ground cinnamon
Heat the cider and cinnamon sticks in a saucepan until simmering. Pour into a mug.
Steam together the milk, brown sugar, and ground cinnamon. Top the cider with the foam from the steamed milk. Serve with the Pop-Tart.
Visit Kelloggs.com for additional Pop-Tarts Recipes.