Homemade Pop Tarts


When I was little I always looked forward to visiting my dad’s house on the weekends and all the delicious treats he let us eat that were forbidden at home, like Pop Tarts! But now that I’m a mom, I have new appreciation for my mother’s rules of nutrition and rarely let such a processed snack enter the house (ok honestly, that’s more because I know I will eat it and get fat). So we spent a lazy morning in the kitchen giving this Homemade Pop Tarts recipe from Smitten Kitchen a try. We had so much fun and no lie – they were DELICIOUS. Tastier (and healthier) than the real thing.

We made brown sugar cinnamon, strawberry jam and one chocolate one for the Prudent Dad. Which exploded all over the others but was tasty nonetheless.

Get our process in pictures after the jump and the complete recipe here!

Homemade Pop Tarts


Mommy made and chilled the dough, then rolled it out and cut it.  Scarlet mixed up the egg:

And helped brush it onto the bottom layer of dough:

Mommy made the filling and Scarlet helped place it on the pop tarts:

Daddy’s chocolate one is in the center and a little too full:

Second layer of dough on top:

Poking holes to let steam escape:

Baked, with slight chocolate explosion:

EAT!

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12 Comments

asia

Brown Sugar Cinnamon Pop Tarts are my downfall! I am so excited to try this… and Jaime, does this count as baking??

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semicrunchymama

These look fabulous! I loved pop-tarts as a kid…but know they're not the best thing to eat, so I haven't bought them in years. I'm going to have to give this a try!

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Emily

i love this recipe and cannot wait to try it. i was harboring guilt buying the organic pop tarts at whole foods so this is my answer!

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kelly

there's a place in L.A. called fred's 62 that has these on the menu- the fillings change seasonally and they are covered in the most tooth-achingly delicious frosting.

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Geek+Nerd

I bookmarked this over on Smitten Kitchen as well. I was never much of a Pop Tart girl as a kid, but I did love the toaster pastries that you could squeeze the frosting onto. Your "pop tarts" look delish!

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Cynthia

These look way better than Pop Tarts. I'm thinking apricot jam, raspberry jam and apple cinnamon. And this is a great one for the kids to help with. They are going to be seriously let down if they ever get a real one after they try these.

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amanda

I am also wondering if you cab freeze them and then reheat…or wait to bake. If anyone trues this let me know :)

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