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These are the Easiest Homemade Pop Tarts you could make! Made with pie crust, filled with strawberry jam, and topped with a vanilla icing and sprinkles!

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EASIEST HOMEMADE POP TARTS

Who didn’t love eating pop tarts as a kid? My favorite was always the basic strawberry flavor! You don’t have to be a kid to enjoy these breakfast treats and can make them in less than 30 minutes and only 6 ingredients

If you love easy recipes with 6 ingredients or less, try my Cinnamon Sugar Biscuit Bites and Apple Dumplings!

Flakey and buttery pie crust pockets get filled with sweet strawberry jam and then topped with a vanilla glaze and rainbow sprinkles.

These pop tarts are jam packed with flavor 😉 

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These pop tarts can be customized and you can experiment with different jam flavors!

WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS

Pop tarts can be enjoyed as a breakfast treat, sweet snack, or delicious dessert.

These are also fun to make for birthday parties, brunches, holidays, and more.

Use themed sprinkles for different occasions and holidays to make them even funner.

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INGREDIENTS TO MAKE THE EASIEST HOMEMADE POP TARTS

Pie crust: use store-bought or homemade, completely up to you.

Strawberry jam: you can use any of your favorite jam flavors. Sugar-free jams will work perfectly as well to make low-sugar pop tarts.

Powered sugar: to make the icing.

Vanilla extract: adds flavor to the icing.

Milk: I used use milk but reduced-fat or almond milk can be used instead. 

Sprinkles: for fun! I love rainbow to make them look like the originals but you can use any colors.

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HOW TO MAKE THE EASIEST HOMEMADE POP TARTS

PREP & SHAPE PIE CRUST. Roll out each pie crust with a rolling pin to a 1/8 inch thickness. Cut each pie crusts into 2×3 inch rectangles and place 9 on prepared baking sheet.

ADD JAM FILLING. Add 1 tablespoon of jam to the center of each and then top with a pie crust rectangle. Use a fork to crimp the edges of all 4 sides of the pop tarts. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the pop tarts are a light golden brown color. Transfer to a cooling rack to cool.

PREP THE GLAZE . In the meantime, you can make the glaze. In a small bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla extract until smooth. If the icing becomes too thick, add a few drops of water. Spoon the glaze over each pop tart and add sprinkles. You can enjoy immediately or let sit for 20 minutes to let the glaze set.

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LEFTOVERS

Store leftover pop tarts in an airtight container or ziplock bag and place in a cool area on the counter. They will last up to 3-4 days but are always better fresh.

POP TART VARIATIONS

Sprinkles: you don’t have to use sprinkles but sprinkles are always fun! Switch up the sprinkle colors for different holidays and occasions. For instance use pink and blue sprinkles for a baby shower or orange and black for Halloween!

Icing: I use a very simple and basic icing recipe. You can leave out and use as little or as much as you you like.

Filling: other jam flavors you could use are blueberry, grape, apricot, or raspberry. You can also use a low-sugar jam if you want a healthier option.

If you love the brown sugar pop tarts you can switch out the filling for a brown sugar filling. Simply mix together 1/2 cup packed brown sugar, 2 1/4 teaspoons of cinnamon, and 1 tablespoon of flour.

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FREEZING HOMEMADE POP TARTS

These are always a good idea to have on hand because you will crave these and want more! To freeze, place the pop tarts in an airtight container layering the pop tarts with wax paper or parchment paper in between each layer. Freeze up to one month. When ready to eat, let thaw out for a few minutes and reheat in the oven or microwave.

FILLING TIPS

Most pre-made jams will work for this but if your jam seems to be on the watery side, add 1 tablespoon of water and 1 tablespoon of cornstarch in a small bowl and mix it together until combined. Add mixture and jam to a sauce pan and simmer on low heat until jam has thickened.

You can make your own filling from scratch by add 2 1/2 cups of fresh berries to a sauce pan with 1/4 cup of sugar, 1 tablespoon of lemon juice, and 1 tablespoon of water. Simmer and stir until thickened. Let cool before using for filling.

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Not only are these homemade pop tarts delicious, quick to make, and everything you want in a breakfast treat, but they are adorable too! They will fit perfectly in your hand and comes in handy for a grab-and-go breakfast!

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Easiest Homemade Pop Tarts

These are the Easiest Homemade Pop Tarts you could make! Made with pie crust, filled with strawberry jam, and topped with a vanilla icing and sprinkles!
4.21 from 24 votes
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Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: homemade pop tart, pop tart
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 9 pop tarts

Ingredients

  • 1 package store bought pie crust two crusts total
  • 3/4 cup strawberry jam
  • sprinkles optional

Pop tart glaze

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. milk or heavy cream
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Roll out each pie crust with a rolling pin to a 1/8 inch thickness. Cut each pie crusts into 2×3 inch rectangles and place 9 on prepared baking sheet.
  • Add 1 tablespoon of jam to the center of each and then top with a pie crust rectangle. Use a fork to crimp the edges of all 4 sides of the pop tarts. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the pop tarts are a light golden brown color. Transfer to a cooling rack to cool.
  • In the meantime, you can make the glaze. In a small bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla extract until smooth. If the icing becomes too thick, add a few drops of water. Spoon the glaze over each pop tart and add sprinkles. You can enjoy immediately or let sit for 20 minutes to let the glaze set.
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Notes

Recipe Tips:
  • To make the brown sugar filling simply mix together 1/2 cup packed brown sugar, 2 1/4 teaspoons of cinnamon, and 1 tablespoon of flour. 
  • Store leftover pop tarts in an airtight container or ziplock bag and place in a cool area on the counter. They will last up to 3-4 days but are always better fresh.

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18 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    These are so cute! I love how colorful they are, and they seem so simple. These little pop tarts will definitely be a favorite around here!

  2. 5 stars
    Would you believe I have never had a pop tart in my life?! Now I feel like I’ve missed out on years of a great breakfast treat…these really look too cute!

  3. 5 stars
    Oh how I wish I would have had this recipe when my children were tots. I used to buy them frozen pop tarts every now and then as a treat. They would have loved this recipe. But I do have a chance to make it up — I’ll make them for my grandsons. They’re going to enjoy them so much. Saving the recipe, for sure.

  4. 5 stars
    Fantastic pop tarts that look absolutely amazing! Delicious crust and that jam though… makes the whole recipe super speical!

  5. I know the recipe says best fresh but can these be frozen? And can they be toasted like poptarts or just baked? Can there be icing on it before toasting like poptarts? I do this for families and I like to do up boxes they can freeze

    1. 5 stars
      Hi Debbie, it’s always best to freeze without the frosting so it doesn’t melt off in the reheating process. To freeze, place the pop tarts in an airtight container layering the pop tarts with wax paper or parchment paper in between each layer. Freeze up to one month. When ready to eat, let thaw out for a few minutes and reheat in the oven or microwave. You can also use a toaster to reheat as well. I hope you love this recipe!