Homemade Pop Tarts

Better than store bought!


My kids have always loved pop tarts. I think they are awful. My daughter has been asking me to make them for a while now and I finally did. You should make some too.

You can make your own pie crust or you can use store bought. I made my own. Just roll the dough out and cut it into 3X4 inch rectangles.

Spread them with any kind of jam you like. You can also make sugar and cinnamon too.


Place another rectangle on top and crimp the edges using a fork. Then pierce the top crust several times to allow steam to escape.

Bake at 350 degrees for about 25 minutes. They should just be turning brown on the edges.


While they are baking, make a glaze. Mix confectioners sugar with milk and 1 tsp. of almond extract.


Some of the filling might ooze out while baking.


Drizzle the glaze over the pop tarts.


Sprinkle them with colored sugar or sprinkles.


A bit messier than store bought but imminently better.


And so very easy.


You'll never buy store bought again!

Comments

Ronda Kisner said…
I went to bed planning to make Pop Tarts today and now I have seen two posts on making Pop Tarts in my reader today! There must be a meme in the air! These look fabu!

Are you planning on toasting them further? My hubby wants frosting, but I don't think it would be a good idea if he wants to heat them in the toaster. Maybe if we had a toaster oven.
LaTrice said…
Blessing to you for this post. My son has been begging for pop tarts since he was given one back in pre-school. Thus far, I've held firm and now I can give him these and not have to worry about preservatives, HFC and other junk.
Pricilla said…
Very cute.
I was never a big fan of pop tarts. Too dry for me...
Incipient Wings said…
i have neer wanted a pop tart as bad as i want these right now!!!!!!
Home-made Pop Tarts? Who knew?
Texan said…
I would like these!! I am thinking some of my homemade mango jam!! Oh ya yummy!! Thanks
I love pop tarts, have never made my own, but will give a whirl. Quick and easy.

The Texan mention mango jam, I love mango and I think this is a great idea too.

Have a great day & thank you!

xoxo to "Teddy Red Fluffs".
I´ve never eaten or seen a pop tart in my whole life :-) But I have heard the word pop tart though but never really understood what it was :-)

But I eat to much sweet things as it is so I think I´ll pass on these :-)

Have a great day now!
Christer.
Wow, they look delicious. We don't have pop tarts here in The Netherlands, so this is a great way to try them !!
Suzanne said…
Guess what I will be making this weekend?

Kiss Teddy for me.
Adsila said…
OMG, I want a poptart!
What a wonderful idea! I have visions of 20 different fillings. I think I'll start with homemade tomato preserves.
Rosemary said…
My grandsons love the store bought kind and I think like you they are horrible. I will be making these for sure.
well, these are just about the CUTEST things i have ever seen !!!!!
Sherry said…
I just might make some of those tonight. They looks delish!
Suzie said…
Ditto on thinking that they are horrible, but my kids still love them..must be a generation thing. .and I'm SO glad that none of them follow your blog, or I'd be getting phone calls as soon as they got home and on their computers.

But, sigh. .I think that this is so cool to make your own, I'll probably surprise them with some anyway! (I would even eat homemade ones!)
Suzie said…
Oh My Stars! Just after I sent my last comment, my hubby walks into the room, sees your photo of your pop tart, and says, "OH!!! What is that, a homemade pop tart? THAT would be GOOD! Are you going to make some?"

So now I guess I am, and am going to have to make a double batch!
Pattie said…
Gosh, I love your blog, this just put it over the top. Thanks so much for sharing. 8>)
Teresa said…
I would never think of doing anything like that, but you make it look so easy! It really does look much better than the store bought.
Mina said…
I have never seen a recipe for homemade pop tarts. These look magnificent and I am not even a pop tart fan.
Amanda said…
Now i saw how easy poptarts are to make!! You should make a cookbook :) Your pictures help me make sure i'm on the right track when i try a recipe!!!
These look delicious. I think I might just make a few batches for my college children.They love frosted pop tarts.
The Captain said…
Will you adopt me? I must try to make pop-tarts now
Rue said…
Blast! It's 8:30pm and I don't want to run to the store - but I'm craving a poptart now! I guess a bowl of cereal is going to have to do...
Wizardess said…
I am not much on pop tarts. Except for the chocolate ones! Hmmm...how to adapt the recipe...