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 did try an organic brand. They were better, no dyes, nothing artificial. But, of course, they were more costly. What to do??
First, I tried not to panic. I could just not feed them to my kids, but, what fun is that? So, after searching for a good recipe, I came across this item from Bake Me More. You can do the quick route and use refrigerator pie crust (that is what I did) or make your own crust. Either way, they are better than the boxed.
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.
For my first time making them, I filled them with grape and strawberry jelly. I also drizzled some icing and a tossed a few sprinkles just for fun. This is also another item that can be made in a large quantity and put in the freezer for a later day for breakfast or to snack on.
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.