Homemade Pop-Tarts

Kitty with a flower
Posted on 01/30/2008 by a_sweet_fantasy

Here at my house, we are big time lovers for pop-tarts. We eats pop-tarts like we breath air. Thank god that we have fast metabolisms, for if we didn't, we'd be bigger than an obese elaphant! So very thankful for that.

I came across this recipe for homemade pop-tarts awhile back when I was browsing threw recipes. When I found it, I knew right away that I wanted to make it. But, I'd never gotten to it. It just kind of sat there in my memories. Till now.

It was actually really easy to make, it didn't take much effort. I made it with two different flavors; Strawberry and Blueberry. There were more Strawberry than Blueberry though... I would have make more blueberry pop-tarts rather than strawberry; because I'm a huge fan for blueberries, But, large majority of people in my family don't like blueberries to much and prefer strawberries much more than blueberries.

I thought the blueberry ones were better ;]

For Pie Crust

1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 cup shortening
1/4 cup butter, softened
3 tbsp. cold water

For Filling

Jam (your choice)

For Glaze

1 cup powdered sugar
milk to thin


1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Combine flour and salt in a large bowl. Add shortening and butter and blend with a fork, pastry cutter, or your hands. Blend until mixture is fairly coarse. Add water, 1 tbsp. at a time, gently mixing dough after each addiction until dough forms a ball.

2. Place dough on a lightly floured surface and roll into a square/rectangle. Cut out long strips about 2 inches wide and 3 inches long. Repeat until dough runs out.

3. Take one pie crust rectangle and lace 1 tsp. of jam on top. Cover with another piece of pie crust and crimp all four edges. Repeat with the rest of dough. Place Pop-tarts on a baking sheet with parchment paper, and bake for 7-8 minutes.

4. While pop-tarts are baking, make glaze. Place powdered sugar in a bowl. Pour milk slowing until it has a consistancy of really thick syrup. 1/2 a tbsp. to 1 tbsp. might be enough.

5. Once pop-tarts are done and cooled, top with glaze. Sprinkle and decorate with colorful sprinkle

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alicemarkovski 30th-Jan-2008 09:30 pm (UTC)
Awesome! Thanks for sharing!
a_sweet_fantasy 30th-Jan-2008 09:57 pm (UTC)
No Prob! :D
gtteknochik 30th-Jan-2008 09:32 pm (UTC)
Do you have esp? j/k! I was thinking about doing this today! I love grape flavored pop tarts and can't find them anywhere :( I thought I'd make my own!!
Thank you so much for the recipe!!!
a_sweet_fantasy 30th-Jan-2008 09:58 pm (UTC)
I love grape flavor to, and grape jam is kind of hard to come around. But the blueberry, trust me, is really, really good. Or, you can use nutella for a chocolate one :D
omgzits__tam 30th-Jan-2008 09:32 pm (UTC)
Normally I can't eat poptarts because of the icing but I can eat these. Thanks!
a_sweet_fantasy 30th-Jan-2008 09:59 pm (UTC)
Same here. I don't really like Pop-Tarts icing that much. And I don't like the artificial flavor :/
taillow 30th-Jan-2008 09:33 pm (UTC)
Oh my god, that is wonderful!! I definitely have to try these, regular Pop-Tarts give me terrible heartburn. I'm sure the homemade variety would be much much better.
a_sweet_fantasy 30th-Jan-2008 09:59 pm (UTC)
It is!! Trust me :DD
zedzedem 30th-Jan-2008 09:36 pm (UTC)

I so, so wanted pop tarts last week.

a_sweet_fantasy 30th-Jan-2008 09:59 pm (UTC)
Ahaha, so did I, so I made them ;]
ellstars 30th-Jan-2008 09:43 pm (UTC)
a_sweet_fantasy 30th-Jan-2008 10:00 pm (UTC)
Ahaha, right?
jasminelily 30th-Jan-2008 10:01 pm (UTC)
noplanesgo 30th-Jan-2008 10:05 pm (UTC)
this community is going to make me sooooooooo fat omg ;(
looks DELICIOUS!!!!!!!!
a_sweet_fantasy 31st-Jan-2008 12:27 am (UTC)
Trust me, they're really good ;]
polarbunny 30th-Jan-2008 10:07 pm (UTC)
sooo cute!!

they kind of look like frosted jam sandwiches with the crusts cut off from far away, so i was confused. :)
klose 30th-Jan-2008 10:08 pm (UTC)
Oh man, I've been on/off craving pop-tarts but I don't know where to get them in the UK. :( I would not have thought of making them from scratch, and this recipe is simpler than I might have expected! And I think it will be a lot less sweeter than 'proper' pop-tarts as well, which is good. :) Thanks for sharing this! I hope I have a rolling pin. *g*
jheya 30th-Jan-2008 10:31 pm (UTC)
Really? I've found they're easy enough to get in the UK. I think they usually lurk in the breakfast cereal aisles of supermarkets. :)
dreambean 30th-Jan-2008 10:10 pm (UTC)
WOW.These look amazing ♥ Absolutely must try them! How many pop tarts did the recipe make,if I may ask? n__n

Thanks so much for sharing,hun!
a_sweet_fantasy 31st-Jan-2008 12:29 am (UTC)
I was about to make a total of 6 pop-tarts (12 sheets of dough)

But, you make make them bigger or smaller. However you prefer :]
patronuscharms 30th-Jan-2008 10:22 pm (UTC)
OMG so amazing.

What's an alternate ingredient for the shortening though?
coendou 31st-Jan-2008 12:02 am (UTC)
I was wondering that, too. I'd like to know, in general, what a good sub for shortening in baking would be.
angelninas 30th-Jan-2008 10:38 pm (UTC)
Oh my garsh! I HAVE to make these. They look so cheery.

a_sweet_fantasy 31st-Jan-2008 12:31 am (UTC)
Ahaha, that what I tried to do :] Make them all colorful and all :]
loudxmouse 30th-Jan-2008 10:49 pm (UTC)
oooh! i wanna make these!
sara_k_s 30th-Jan-2008 11:00 pm (UTC)
I think Pop Tarts are gross, but your home-made ones actually look good!
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