Homemade Pop Tarts Recipe- If you craved the originals as a kid, you will love this amazing homemade version which is almost just as easy to make!
I’m so excited because today our awesome food blogger community is celebrating the amazing Sally’s Baking Addiction with a virtual baby shower filled with all the sprinkles! Her baby is on the way, and we couldn’t wait to share love as she gets super close to becoming a mommy. Sally is such a bright light in our delicious community so I am so glad I get to celebrate her joy today. Homemade Pop Tarts seemed perfect for this considering that soon enough she might be making these as her baby gets older and heads off to school for the first time.
When I was a kid, mornings went something like this: I overslept (always), I grabbed a bowl of cereal or threw a pop tart in the toaster and quickly got myself together for school. Now that I’m an adult, I have to say that my mornings are as frenzy filled as they were before. I’m constantly rushing out of the door to head to a meeting or appointment or blogger breakfast.
However my breakfast options have changed. I am either making scrambled eggs for protein, my trusty green smoothie or ironically adding a pop tart to my toaster but the difference is these are homemade.
Once I realized how easy it was to make my own, I started making this homemade pop tarts recipe all of the time. They are so delicious and not as time consuming as you might think.
I make a simple yet perfectly flaky crust using a food processor or you can also do this by hand. However you are really crunched for time, just use a store bought pie crust. The filling is just fruit preserves any flavor you want. I happen to love all things strawberry and apricot so those are my faves to use. If you are into making homemade jams or fig preserves like my Big Mama does, they would be absolutely sensational in these.
Simply popping these into your toaster oven and setting it to the doneness you prefer is about as easy as it gets. I love the golden brown finish and the gooey inside of these.
To finish this homemade pop tarts recipe off, I create a simple icing and top with sprinkles. Can you just imagine how much the kids would love these? They would also be super fun for an entertaining brunch as a starter.
Congrats to Sally and her family! We can’t wait to see your blessed bundle of joy!
Make sure to check out some of the other fun sprinkle filled treats from bloggers celebrating Sally today!
Funfetti Quick Bread
Chocolate Funfetti Cheesecake Bundt Cake
Rice Krispie Treats
Oreo Funfetti Cupcakes
Loaded Unicorn Bark
Funfetti Bundt Cake
Pink Lemonade Cake
Funfetti Cookie Cups
Funfetti Coconut Macaroons
Gluten Free Confetti Thumbprint Cookies
Funfetti Cake Batter Dip
Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie
- 2½ cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup unsalted butter, diced
- ½ cup ice cold water
- 1 jar of Seedless jam or preserves of your choice
- ¾ cup confectioner's sugar
- 1 teaspoon jam or preserves
- 1-2 tablespoon milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Sprinkles for garnish
- In your food processor, add flour, sugar and salt and pulse a couple of times until just combined.
- Next add your butter and pulse until crumbs just develop. Slowly add the water in until a rough ball of dough forms. Remove the dough and cover with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for 30-45 minutes to rest.
- Remove dough from fridge and add a bit of flour to a clean counter and place dough on it. Using a rolling pin, quickly roll dough out to about ¼ inch thickness.
- Cut out rectangle sizes for pop tarts. You should be able to get at least 5 pop tarts from this dough which means you will need 10 rectangles.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Add about 1½ to 2 tablespoons of seedless jam or preserves to the center of 5-6 rectangles leaving about ¼ inch of space around the outsides.
- Place plain rectangle on top and press the edges together. Using a fork, crimp the edges to seal them. Place back in the fridge for about 15-20 minutes to firm up before baking.
- Bake for about 20-25 minutes or until golden brown and puffed. Cool until room temperature or just warm.
- Whisk together confectioner's sugar, jam or preserves, milk and vanilla until nice and smooth. Spoon over cooled pop tarts and serve.