High Protein Hot Fudge Sundae Pop Tarts Copycat

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.

hot fudge sundae copycat healthy pop tarts

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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.

how to make healthy pop tarts

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.

hot fudge sundae copycat healthy pop tarts

High Protein Hot Fudge Sundae Healthy Pop Tarts

Yield: 3 Pop Tarts
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 27 minutes

Two-ingredient protein pop tarts with a cream filling and low calorie toppings.


Chocolate Pop Tart

Pop Tart Filling

  • 1/4 C (57g) Fat Free Greek Yogurt, vanilla
  • 1/2 scoop (16g) Protein Powder, vanilla

Pop Tart Frosting

Chocolate Icing (optional)

  • 1/4 C (57g) Fat Free Greek Yogurt
  • 2 Tbsp (10g) Unsweetened Dark Cocoa Powder


  1. Preheat an oven to 350F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Mix the pancake mix and Greek yogurt in a large bowl. Work the dough until you can form one large ball.
  3. 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.  protein pop tarts step 3
  4. You may have to re-roll trimmings to form all 6.  healthy pop tarts step 4
  5. And after you've formed all 6, you'll still have a few leftover trimmings. Save those for filling in gaps and edges. healthy pop tarts before filling
  6. 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.) healthy pop tarts after filling
  7. 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. healthy pop tarts before baking
  8. Bake for 12 minutes.
  9. 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. 
  10. 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. 
  11. After the pop tarts have baked and briefly cooled, add the cream cheese frosting, sprinkles, and optional chocolate icing. Refrigerate leftovers and enjoy! 


  • Each one has 7 Smart Points.
  • 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. 

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 3 Pop Tarts Serving Size: 1 Pop Tart
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 296Total Fat: 5gCarbohydrates: 43gProtein: 30g

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10 thoughts on “High Protein Hot Fudge Sundae Pop Tarts Copycat”

  • These were amazing! I was already all about the dark chocolate kodiak mix but I LOVE that I was able to use it for a poptart!!

    I made 1 poptart and my whole family wanted to try so I ended up doubling this the second time around. Kicked my sweet tooth craving and was delicious!

  • Really liked these! The cream cheese frosting mixture especially was delicious. Fun to make for a special breakfast treat.

    • Excluding ingredient substitutions, I’d guess the amounts might’ve been off. I always recommend weighing ingredients, especially when making a dough, for accuracy. If you had an air pocket in a measuring cup or had too much Greek yogurt, the dough won’t come together. A food scale eliminates the margin of error. Hope that helps!

  • These look amazing! Is there a sub for the kodiak cake mix? We don’t have that or anything similar in the UK, thanks 😊

    • Hey Stefanie, I’d just search for a protein pancake mix that’s available in the UK. You can compare the serving size to Kodiak Cakes, and I’ve found that most protein pancake mixes work about the same in recipes. Hope that helps!

  • Batter was super sticky, but I think I used too much yogurt. I just added more mix. Also, if you flour your pin and surface with mix it works really well to prevent the stick. Plain yogurt worked great since I didn’t want all the sugar from vanilla yogurt. Very tasty recipe

  • My Poptarts turned out giant size BUT SO GOOD. I accidentally used kodiak muffin mix… so that may have something to do with why they were so big lol. Definitely one of my top favorite recipes for the sweet tooth though.

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