Last Minute Valentines Nutella Pie Pops!

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In my obsessive middle-of-the-night pinning (pinterest is the only thing that keeps me awake whilst breast-feeding at 3am!)  I’ve recently seen several pins featuring Pie Pops. Oh yes! Move over cake –  PIE is now in lolly form. These little chocolatey hearts are perfect for Valentines – they’re super easy and only have three ingredients…if you use ready roll pastry. Okay, that may be cheating, but I have two kids. Its all about speed.

You will need (makes 9 pops):

  • 250g ready-roll shortcrust pastry
  • Nutella
  • 1 egg
  • heart cookie cutter
  • lollipop sticks

Method:

1. Preheat the oven to 200 c. Dust a clean surface with flour and roll out the pastry to about 3mm thickness. From the pastry cut out heart shapes with a cookie cutter.

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3. Dollop a teaspoon of nutella into the centre of half the hearts. Then mix the egg in a small bowl and use a pastry brush to brush a little egg around the nutella.

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4. Place the remaining hearts on top and press around the edges with a fork. Mark a cross on the top with a knife (to let the air bubbles out and stop your hearts exploding!).

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5. Brush the egg wash over the top of the pies and pop the pops in the oven for about 15 minutes, or until golden. Once cooked, insert a lollipop stick and leave on a rack to cool.

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Now eat your heart out. Ha! I did a joke!

Tia x

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