Forget the box! Make the classic homemade..
Ah, pop tarts. They have been around for years, right? I am guilty of eating them and feeding them to my children. Yes, I know, not great. I tried an organic brand. They were better, no dyes, nothing artificial. But, of course, they were more costly. Such a dilemma, right?
First, I tried not to panic. I could just not feed them to my kids, but, what fun is that? So, after realizing..um..duh! (Smacks self on forehead.) Just make them! So, I did. Such a great idea.
Now, there are 2 ways you can do these. With homemade pie crust of refrigerator pie crust. Your choice. I make them with the refrigerator ones. Either way, they are better than the boxed version.
The thing I love about these is the options are endless. You can do fruit, cinnamon, chocolate fillings, icing, no icing. The crust can also be whole wheat for a healthier switch.
I usually fill ours with grape or strawberry jelly and frost with a simple powdered sugar glaze. Of course, I also toss on a few sprinkles, just for fun.
These can be made in a large quantity and put in the freezer for a later day for breakfast or to snack on. No more box needed!
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Homemade Pop Tarts
Prep Time: 00:30
Cook Time: 00:07
- 1 package refrigerated pie crust
- jam/jelly of your choice
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1-3 TBSP milk
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
Unroll one of the pie crusts and square the edges. Cut into rectangles. Place 1 tsp of filling in the center of a rectangle and top with another piece of crust. Crimp all four edges. Repeat until all of the pie crust is used.
Bake 7 – 8 minutes or until slightly brown.
Whisk powdered sugar and milk together until smooth. Adding/subtracting milk for desired consistency. Drizzle or frost on pop tarts.