Homemade Pop-Tarts!

This recipe is very easy. I cheated just a tiny bit with it. But my cheap makes this much easier and quite child-friendly. Your child could do every step, getting help with the oven of course. These homemade pop-tarts were quite delicious. You get whatever fillings you want. With the amount of sugar you want. Breakfast doesn’t always have to be this cereal or toast.

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  • Pillsbury Refrigerated Pie Crust
  • jam
  • blueberries
  • strawberries
  • white sugar

How to make Homemade Pop-Tarts

I used Pillsbury Refrigerated Pie Crust to make it that much easier, this was my cheat. I rarely buy something like this when I can just make it, but at $2 (or less, I can’t remember) it was worth it. I hate making pie crust, then rolling it out evenly drives me batty. BUT rolling out the pie crust could be fun for your kids, so let them go at it if you want!

Decide what topping you want on your pop-tarts. We had blueberries, strawberries, and some chocolate chips. I sprinkled a little sugar over the berries. You could also use jam. Jam would have been easier I admit.

Unroll your crust, or roll it to be nice a thin if you made your own (go you!).

I laid one crust on top of the other to cut them out. This way I had a matching-sized top and bottom. It saved me the headache of making sure the filling was covered.

Homemade Pop Tarts

I used cooking spray, sprayed my cookie sheet. Placed the bottom half on the pan, and added our fillings.

Homemade Pop Tarts

Add about a table spoon of filling, if you use too much it will run out, the juice will then sadly they’ll:
A.  stick to the pan
B.  make it harder for you to clean your pan

Or you know, use a silicone baking sheet and don’t worry about them sticking at all.

Add about a table spoon of filling

I brushed a little water on ours then sprinkled a little sugar over them. I had ran out of icing sugar, so this was our alternative, plus a little healthier.

I cooked our homemade poptarts at the temperature on the box for the pie crust. I actually cooked them just a few minutes less than the time too. Each recipe cooks at different temperatures and times so go by what yours says. I learned this the hard way with the last apple pie I made. Almost burnt it but the apples were crunchie still.

homemade pop tarts with pillsbury pie crust

Gauge just loved them! Austin liked them, Brookland didn’t care for the strawberry ones, but overall they were a hit. Just a little something special for a Sunday afternoon.

Homemade Pop Tarts
Homemade Pop Tarts

Homemade Poptarts

Yield: 10
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 13 minutes

Homemade pop-tarts without all the sugar! Feel better about your kids eating pop-tarts when you make them.

Ingredients

  • Pillsbury Refrigerated Pie Crust
  • jam
  • blueberries
  • strawberries
  • white sugar

Instructions

  1. Let your pie crust thaw for 10 minutes before getting started.
  2. One crust on top of the other to cut them out.
  3. Cooking spray, sprayed my cookie sheet.
  4. Placed the bottom half on the pan, and added our fillings.
  5. Add about a table spoon of filling.
  6. Add about a table spoon of filling.

Notes

You could also your own pie crust recipe instead of pre-made.

These would be a lot of fun to make together with your kids. A fun breakfast, that they can make to suit their tastes.

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