Easy Homemade PopTarts Recipe

Want to make your own homemade PopTarts? Check out this recipe.

Homemade-Poptarts with real fruit Recipe MOMables.comThink making your own poptarts would be difficult? We promise it isn’t. At MOMables we do all the work for you to figure out how to make this family favorite yourself.

These Homemade Poptarts are delicious, easy to make, and made with only a few ingredients! Most importantly, fresh and real ingredients.

Homemade poptarts make the perfect breakfast treat, or after school snack! They are simply delicious and I never thought I could make them so easily by myself. I prefer them without any frosting, while my daughter loves to frost and add sprinkles.  Both ways they are delicious!

Using strawberries and sugar we made a delicious filling that will please every member in the family.

You can easily make your own pie dough from scratch, but if you are in a rush store bought is an option as well. With these poptarts we used our homemade pie dough recipe by Chief MOM Laura. Of course, you can also purchase store bought dough.

I’ll be honest. Some of my poptarts came out a bit “sloppy”, with filling oozing out from the edge. Some of the dough I didn’t roll to the same consistency. They were not perfect. The perfectionist in me was very upset at first, but my taste buds won. The imperfections in my homemade poptarts made them.. well perfect. I’m sure after making them you’ll see why too!

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Homemade Poptarts
Serves: 6-7 poptarts
For Homemade PopTarts:
  • 1 ½ cups strawberries, chopped
  • ⅓ cup sugar
  • 1-2 tablespoons of honey
  • Homemade or store bought pie dough
  • 2-3 tablespoons milk
For Icing:
  • 1 egg white (from pasteurized eggs)
  • 1 ¼ cups shifted powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a small 2-3 quart saucepan, combine strawberries, sugar and honey with a splash of water. Heat over medium heat, bringing mixture to a simmer for about 10 minutes until it’s the consistency of jam. Once the strawberries have broken down, remove from heat and allow it to cool down completely. You can skip this step and use your favorite jam or fresh fruit.
  3. On a lightly floured surface, roll your pie dough to ⅛” inch thick. Cut dough into 12, 3 inch by 4 inch, rectangles. You will need two rectangles per poptart and more than likely, you’ll need to re-shape and recut dough as you go along.
  4. Fill a small dish with milk and set it next to your baking sheet. Place one row of rectangles down on to the lined baking sheet. Spoon approximately 1 tablespoon of strawberry filling onto the center each rectangle, making sure the filling doesn’t get too close to the edges. Carefully, with a pastry brush or your finger, brush milk onto edges of dough.
  5. Top each bottom rectangle with a second piece of rectangular dough. And, using your fingers press down the edges. Then, with a fork, lightly press down to seal the edges of the dough. Using a fork press the back of a fork along all the edges to completely seal poptarts. With a sharp knife, cut a 3-4 small slits in the top of each poptart (about ½ inch each).
  6. Bake pastries in the pre-heated oven, until golden brown, about 25 to 30 minutes.
  7. Remove from oven and allow them to cool down completely.
  8. To make an icing, beat egg white on medium-high speed until peaks form. Add powdered sugar gradually while mixing and add vanilla towards the end. Once frosting is finished, spread frosting onto each poptart and enjoy!
MOMtip: make "mini" poptarts with the leftover filling and dough scraps.


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  1. says

    I am finally going to try this today! We’ve decided that Nutella and bananas will be our filling. Thanks for an awesome, easy, healthier alternative to the store bought ones! Will definitely let you know how they turn out!

    • says

      Mia, make the poptarts as above (only without the frosting), put in the freezer for later use and then heat them in the toaster when you are ready to use them!

  2. Lauree Kramer says

    I have a sister whose three children are, in her own words, addicted to Pop Tarts and I want to show her how easy it is to make her own. I already have homemade strawberry jam from this summer and am going to use that with store bought dough for now because we have had a long weekend of funerals and traveling and I just want to get it done as quick as possible so they can be done when she’s ready to head home.

    • says

      you are a great sister Lauree! make sure you don’t over fill them with the homemade jam and that you press around the edges well to seal them. enjoy!

      • Lauree Kramer says

        They turned out great! My sister called me the next day so the kids could thank me. I ended up making four batches so we had some for own use. I frosted the ones I sent home with my sister (since that’s what her kids are used to) but we had ours just plain and loved them. My husband did have a blond moment and wasn’t thinking about how hot they’d be coming out of the toaster and gave himself a finger blister. I think he learned his lesson.

  3. Jill B says

    Made these this morning and used frozen organic strawberries. SOO delicious. Will never buy anymore again. Thanks so much, our 4 kids loved these.

  4. Lee Anne says

    In regards to being able to reheat them in the toaster…can I expect much of a problem with the filling seeping out, or does it stay contained for the most part? I have not seen any other recipes that allot for putting them in the toaster so this strikes my curiosity. Other than that, I LOVE that you are making homemade fillings and not using all that processed junk from a jar!

    • says

      Lee Anne, if you make them properly (unlike my photos ;)) the filling should not seep out. My poptarts were a bit messy, but I honestly didn’t have trouble heating them up. However if you make sure the filling is in the middle, and seal the edges with the fork you should be fine!

  5. Allison says

    I just made these with the homemade pie crust!! Super Yummy. Didn’t have enough strawberries so I added a couple of slices of peach in. Thanks for the awesome recipe!

  6. Jessica P. says

    I am so excited to try this!! Just have one question…. If I am unable to get organic strawberries , would store bought organic pie filling work?? Also, that way have a couple different flavors… Thanks… :)

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