Blonde Fatale Pop Tarts & spiked!recipe challenge

It’s that time again….it’s time for Spiked!Recipe Challenge “Beer”.  My entry into this fun challenge is these yummy Blonde Fatale Pop Tarts!  That’s right…..

I just used pop tarts and beer in the same sentence, and you will thank me for it!  Just take a look at these yummy treats…..

Blonde Fatale Pop Tarts Spiked Recipe Challenge

When I first read that the ingredient for the challenge was local craft beer, I just about choked.  I do not drink beer.  I do not like the taste of beer.  How am I supposed to create something with beer?  Oh wait, Guinness Burgers, Guinness Barbecue Ribs, Guinness Chili, Guinness & Steak Pie.  Okay, maybe it’s not the end of the world after all.  I love cooking with beer, but usually a stout beer that goes perfectly with beef!

So off the the grocery store I went in search of a good local craft beer.  As soon as I saw the label “Blonde Fatale”…..DONE!  It claims to be a Belgium inspired beer…..yeah, okay…..and that means what exactly?  I don’t know, but I had Cassi try it and tell me what she thought of it.  She is the resident expert, having just spent a year traveling around Belgium trying out their local beers.  She was not impressed.  It does not taste anything like a Belgian beer, in fact she thought it was too sweet.  Perfect for baking! 🙂

I made some Guinness Pecan Bars last fall, and thought that would make the perfect filling for the pop tarts.  I cut the measurements way down and there is still probably enough filling to make 2 batches!  This is what a Tablespoon of filling looks like…..

BLonde Fatale Pop Tarts

I used a toaster pastry press purchased from Williams-Sonoma last year to cut out the pop tarts, but you could just as easily cut them into 3 1/4″ X 4 1/2″ rectangles with a knife.  And here is the bottle of beer that I chose….

Blonde Fatale Pop Tarts Beer

See, how could I not choose a beer with curly blonde hair on the label!  Yes, that is the same way I choose wine and race horses 🙂

For comparison I put one of my yummy pop tarts side by side with one of Cassi’s store bought pop tarts…..

Blonde Fatale Pop Tarts Compare flat

Mine are puffier than the store bought and I’m not exactly sure why.  But it doesn’t matter, because they taste so good you will forget all about those other ones!

Make sure you go check out all of the other yummy recipes using craft beers…..

Oh yeah…for full disclosure I have decided to show you the inside of the puffy pop tart…..

Blonde Fatale Pop Tarts

the one on top is the actual filling, the one on the bottom is the one I added filling to for the photos 🙂  I wouldn’t want anyone being disappointed that theirs turned out differently than mine.  Enjoy!

Blonde Fatale Pop Tarts

Serves 8
Prep time 45 minutes
Cook time 25 minutes
Total time 1 hours, 10 minutes
Meal type Dessert
What makes these Blonde Fatale Pop Tarts different from ordinary pop tarts? These pop tarts are made with Blonde Fatale beer!


  • Filling
  • 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup organic brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup beer (stout would be awesome)
  • 2 Tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 1 Tablespoon full fat coconut milk (or heavy cream)
  • 1 Large organic egg
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped pecans
  • Pastry
  • 2 1/2 Cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 Tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 cup unsalted butter (cut into small cubes)
  • 6 - 8 Tablespoons cold beer (or ice water)
  • Egg Wash
  • 1 Large egg
  • 1 teaspoon water
  • Glaze
  • 1 1/2 Cups powdered sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons cold beer


Blonde Fatale Pop Tarts
For Filling: In a medium saucepan, melt the butter.
Blonde Fatale Pop Tarts
Stir in the brown sugar.
Blonde Fatale Pop Tarts
Add the beer and maple syrup.
Blonde Fatale Pop Tarts cream
Stir in the coconut milk.
Blonde Fatale Pop Tarts egg
Add the egg.*
Blonde Fatale Pop Tarts pecans
Stir in the pecans.
Blonde Fatale Pop Tarts simmer
Simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Blonde Fatale Pop Tarts cool
Remove from heat and allow to cool. Set aside until ready to use.
Blonde Fatale Pop Tarts
For Pastry: Add flour, salt, and sugar to the bowl of a food processor.
Blonde Fatale Pop Tarts butter
Add the butter cubes, and pulse to combine.
Gradually add beer or ice water until dough holds together, but is not sticky.
Blonde Fatale Pop Tarts dough
Separate dough into 2 balls, and form into disks.
BLonde Fatale Pop Tarts Chill
Wrap in waxed paper and chill for 2 hours in the refrigerator.
Blonde Fatale Pop Tarts Roll
Roll out the first disk into a rectangle 1/8th" thick.
Blonde Fatale Pop Tarts cutter
Cut out eight rectangles that are 3 1/4" X 4 1/2" . Re-roll dough as necessary. Place on two parchment lined baking sheets. Repeat with second disk of dough. You should have 16 rectangles.
Blonde Fatale Pop Tarts Filling
Place 1 Tablespoon of filling in the center of each dough rectangle, leaving a 1/2" edge around the filling.
Blonde Fatale Pop Tarts wash
Brush edges with egg wash.
Blonde Fatale Pop Tarts top
Place second rectangle on top, and gently press edges together.
Blonde Fatale Pop Tarts Tray
Bake in a 350 degree oven for 25 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely.
Blonde Fatale Pop Tarts Glaze sugar
Glaze: Mix glaze in a small bowl.
Blonde Fatale Pop Tarts Sprinkle
Cover each pastry with glaze and sprinkle with raw sugar or whatever type of sprinkles you would like.


*it is always better to temper the egg so that it does not turn to scrambled eggs.  I forgot to do this and just tossed it in the pan.  It seemed to scramble/cook a bit, but by the time I was done, you could not tell.  If you add the egg before the mixture gets too hot, you should be okay.

This recipe will be partying at these link parties!

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  1. Kristin says

    I first encountered you and your blog via Kathe with an E and her early May blog hop. I have been so happy to follow you & pin from you. Keep up the great work!

  2. Marcie@flavorthemoments says

    These look absolutely fabulous, Lisa. They’re so thick and full of luscious filling. They kick that pop tart’s skinny little behind! Lol

  3. says

    OMG. LOVE! These look fantastic, Lisa! I am not too much of a fan of the Belgian beers. But there are a few that I’ve tried that are ok. The St. Bernadus brand is pretty good. I tried a few at a beer class that we attended last year! Pinning these. Thanks for participating in Spiked!

  4. says

    These look so delicious! What a great idea – homemade poptarts. The filling possibilities are endless. My favorite local bakery makes poptarts with homemade raspberry jam. I think I need to try my hand at some of my own. Thanks for the inspiration!

  5. Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes says

    I’m not a fan of pop-tarts ….. but I bet homemade poptarts would be fantastic! Thanks for sharing at All My Bloggy Friends 🙂

  6. says

    These are awesome!
    Thanks so much for sharing at A Peek Into My Paradise TGIF Link Party! I can’t wait to see what you link up next week! I hope to see you at the (Not SO) Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop!
    Have a terrific week!
    Hugs, Cathy

  7. says

    Dear Lisa, I have never made homemade poptarts but how could you ever go out buy them after seeing the difference between store bought and homemade?! ..A very creative and delicious twist on cooking with beer. I’m sure these are just delicious. Blessings, Catherine
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