Easy Homemade PopTarts

Looking for an easy homemade PopTarts Recipe? This is it!

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 important, 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.

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
 
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Serves: 6-7 poptarts
Ingredients
For Homemade PopTarts:
  • 1½ cups strawberries, chopped
  • ⅓ cup sugar
  • 1-2 tablespoons honey
  • Homemade or store-bought pie dough
  • 2-3 tablespoons milk
For Icing:
  • 1 egg white (from pasteurized eggs)
  • 1¼ cups sifted powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a small 2-3 quart saucepan, combine the strawberries, sugar, and honey with a splash of water. Heat over medium heat, bringing the mixture to a simmer for about 10 minutes until it’s the consistency of jam. Once the strawberries have broken down, remove from the heat, and allow it to cool completely. You can skip this step, and use your favorite jam or fresh fruit instead.
  3. On a lightly floured surface, roll your pie dough to ⅛-inch thick. Cut the dough into 12, 3x4-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 onto the lined baking sheet. Spoon approximately 1 tablespoon of strawberry filling onto the center of 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 the edges of the dough.
  5. Top each bottom rectangle with a second piece of rectangular dough. Using your fingers, press down the edges. Then, with a fork, lightly press down to seal the edges of the dough all around. With a sharp knife, cut a 3 or 4 small slits in the top of each poptart (about ½ inch each).
  6. Bake the pastries in the preheated oven, until golden brown, for about 25 to 30 minutes.
  7. Remove from the oven and allow them to cool completely.
  8. To make icing, beat the egg white on medium-high speed until peaks form. Add the powdered sugar, mixing gradually, and add the vanilla toward the end. Once the frosting is finished, spread onto each poptart and enjoy!
Notes
MOM Tip: Make "mini" poptarts with the leftover filling and dough scraps.

 

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Comments

  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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