High Protein Hot Fudge Sundae Pop Tarts Copycat
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Do you have a personal Top 5 Pop Tarts list? Of course you do. I know I do. And atop my list sits the infamous Hot Fudge Sundae flavor. So when I started experimenting with healthy pop tarts recipes, it was an obvious choice.
I’m always hesitant to label recipes as healthy because it can mean something different to every person. In the case of these healthy pop tarts, I call them healthy because one pop tart has 30 grams of protein. That’s 7-8 times as much protein as a normal pop tart.
Whether you’re into fitness and training or a couch potato, there’s a good chance you should be eating more protein. Therefore, I hereby dub thee a healthy pop tart.
Related: How Much Protein to Eat for Fat Loss
How to Make Healthy Pop Tarts
If you’ve seen my Everything Bagel Protein Pop Tarts, we’ll be making the same 2-ingredient pop tart dough out of Kodiak Cakes Power Cakes mix. Except in this hot fudge sundae edition, we’ll opt for dark chocolate instead of buttermilk.
Although the pop tart dough only calls for two ingredients, it admittedly requires a bit more work than some of my recipes. And by that I mean it’s still simple, it just requires a rolling pin or some type of tool to flatten the dough. You’ll find a video walkthrough below from the everything bagel pop tarts so you can see exactly what you’re signing up for.
In the video, I mentioned the possibility of making six pop tarts instead of two huge ones. And that’s what we’ll be doing for this hot fudge sundae edition.
Making the smaller pop tarts definitely gives you a better filling to dough ratio, which I’m a fan of. I mean, look at all that filling!
Ingredients for Hot Fudge Sundae Healthy Pop Tarts
Because I’m a rule breaker, I group the ingredients so you know the exact measurements for each section instead of putting total amounts for you to figure out weights while you’re in the heat of cooking. To any food scientists or recipe developers, sorry not sorry. To ease the pain, here’s everything you’ll need in list form.
- Dark Chocolate Kodiak Cakes Pancake Mix
- Fat Free Greek Yogurt
- Protein Powder
- Fat Free Cream Cheese
- Unsweetened Dark Cocoa Powder
- Swerve, Powdered Sugar, or your choice of sweetener
That’s it. I’ll include a few notes on modifications in the recipe notes section, but it’s pretty straightforward. When you’re done here, be sure to check out my Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Pop Tarts.
High Protein Hot Fudge Sundae Healthy Pop Tarts
Two-ingredient protein pop tarts with a cream filling and low calorie toppings.
Chocolate Pop Tart
- 1 1/2 C (159g) Dark Chocolate Kodiak Cakes Pancake Mix
- 1/2 C + 2 Tbsp (140g) Fat Free Greek Yogurt vanilla
Pop Tart Filling
- 1/4 C (57g) Fat Free Greek Yogurt vanilla
- 1/2 scoop (16g) Protein Powder vanilla
Pop Tart Frosting
- 2 oz (56g) Fat Free Cream Cheese or 2 Tbsp (28g) Greek yogurt
- 2 Tbsp (18g) Swerve Confectioners or powdered sugar
- 1-2 tsp Sprinkles
Chocolate Icing (optional)
- 1/4 C (57g) Fat Free Greek Yogurt
- 2 Tbsp (10g) Unsweetened Dark Cocoa Powder
Preheat an oven to 350F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Mix the pancake mix and Greek yogurt in a large bowl. Work the dough until you can form one large ball.
Transfer the dough to the baking sheet and use a rolling pin or the backside of a spatula to flatten the dough. (Spray with nonstick cooking spray to alleviate any sticking issues.) You want the dough to take up most of the baking sheet. Use a knife or pizza cutter to trim the edges and create 4-6 squares in the center of the dough.
You may have to re-roll trimmings to form all 6.
And after you've formed all 6, you'll still have a few leftover trimmings. Save those for filling in gaps and edges.
In a small bowl, mix the pop tart filling ingredients together until smooth. Add 1/3 of the mixture to 3 squares before enclosing each with the remaining pieces (like you see in the middle.)
Use the remaining trimmings to fill in any edges that need extra dough. Use a fork to crimp the edges to ensure the filling stays in place in the oven.
Bake for 12 minutes.
While the pop tarts are in the oven, mix the cream cheese and swerve (or your choice of sweetener) together in a small bowl. If your cream cheese is not at room temp, microwave for 10-15 seconds to soften.
Optional: mix the chocolate icing ingredients together and add to a piping tool or resealable bag with a corner snipped to apply the signature icing swirls on top.
After the pop tarts have baked and briefly cooled, add the cream cheese frosting, sprinkles, and optional chocolate icing. Refrigerate leftovers and enjoy!
- Since you're only using 2 tablespoons of Swerve, you could use powdered sugar with minimal effects to calories and carbs.
- If you notice the calorie to carb discrepancy, that's because Swerve has 3 carbs per tablespoon but 0 calories. One of the artificial sweetener things, ya know? I track everything as the label reads, and I think you should too.
When you try these healthy pop tarts and love ’em, I wanna hear about it. Take a picture of your creation and tag me on Instagram and I’ll be sure to share it with the world! Or if you’re more active on Pinterest, I’d appreciate you pinning this recipe. K, thanks for reading!