Tinman’s Heart – Chocolate Filled Mini Pies

Wizard of Oz & Oz the Great and Powerful has taken over my house. Riley is completely in love. It started with Temple Run Oz on my iPhone. I told Riley about the movie the game was based on. We have watched it over and over and over for weeks now. We have also watched just about every version of Wizard of Oz there is… Tom & Jerry, Muppets etc.

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I was getting tired of the same old 3 books every night before bed so I decided to pick up The Wonderful Wizard of Oz  as our first chapter book to read together. We read 3-4 chapters each night and he was in love. He talked about how some parts matched up with the movie or how they were different. I was impressed with how much he actually remembered. As we came to the last page, he turned to me and said “thats it? Its done?? Now what?!” Welcome to a world of being disappointed that a book has ended.

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He was being the Tinman.

After the flying monkeys, the Tinman is Ry’s favorite. He kept pointing out hearts from Valentine’s decorations and commenting on the Tinman needing one. As soon as he saw me baking these chocolate filled pies he called them “Tinman’s heart”

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Thanks to Pillsbury having ready made gluten free products, these little pies are super easy to make. I dusted my glass cutting board with some WCWBF’s flour mix to roll the pie crust out on. I took small amounts of pie dough at a time and rolled it out fairly thin. I cut 2 hearts out at a time to make sure they were equal thickness. photo 2

I transferred one heart to the lightly greased cookie sheet before filling it with 2 teaspoons of chocolate chips. I then placed the second heart on top and pinched the edges together sealing it. I then sprinkled some red dusting sugar on top just for fun. I baked it for 10 minutes, turning the tray about half way through the baking time.

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Tinman’s Heart - Chocolate Filled Mini Pies [Gluten Free]


Pillsbury Gluten Free Pie Crust

Chocolate chips

WCWBF's flour mix (for dusting the rolling surface)


Preheat the oven to 425°F
Roll Pillsbury Gluten Free Pie Crust out on a lightly floured surface
Cut out hearts
Fill with 2 teaspoons of chocolate chips
Cover with pie dough heart and pinch around the edges sealing it
Bake on a lightly greased cookie sheet for 10 minutes
Let cool a bit on a wire rack




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