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Mini Almond Joy Pop Tarts


Description:

makes 12 mini pop tarts


Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup cold butter, cubed
  • 3 oz cold cream cheese, cubed
  • 1 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 cups sweetened flaked coconut
  • 1/4 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp water
  • 1/2 cup canned chocolate frosting
  • raw, unsalted almonds for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, cut the butter and cream cheese into the flour until mixture form coarse crumbs. With your hands blend the mixture until a smooth dough forms.
  2. Flatten dough, wrap in cling wrap and chill for 1 hour, or until firm.
  3. To make filling combine coconut and sweetened condensed milk.
  4. When dough is chilled remove from fridge and roll out on a floured surface into a 17×10 inch rectangle. Dough will be very thin.
  5. Cut dough with a knife into 2 x 2 1/2 inch rectangles.
  6. Spoon a heaping teaspoon amount of coconut onto center of half the rectangles. Moisten edges with water and place another rectangle of dough of top, pressing edges together.
  7. Using a fork seal the edges together all the way around.
  8. Whisk egg and water together to form an egg wash and lightly brush egg wash over each mini tart.
  9. Bake at 375° on a parchment lined baking sheet for 10-12 minutes or until edges golden.
  10. Remove to a wire rack to cool.
  11. When cooled, place an almond on top of each tart. Heat chocolate frosting in microwave for 15 seconds. Pour a teaspoon of frosting on top of each tart and allow to set.

Notes:

Store in an airtight container for 3 days.

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