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How to Make Homemade Pop Tarts

Love pop tarts but want something a little healthier and more natural than the store-bought variety? Proper pop tarts can be the perfect breakfast idea, snack or even dessert. I was surprised to find out that it is super easy to make homemade pop tarts. You can easily customize it to what ever flavor you like. My favorite is peanut butter pop tarts. So let's get started on how to make pop tarts!

Homemade Pop Tarts

Do you sometimes get a sweet craving? I always do. That's why it's really important to have a recipe you can easily make and something that only take minutes to prepare. So it came to me: I have to know how to make pop tarts! It's not only something that I like to eat from time to time, but it's also a sweet treat you can serve to kids. You can make the treats with almost any jam or fruit you can think of, and decorating them is so much fun. So if you're still wondering how do they make pop tarts, I'll show you how!

Homemade Pop Tart Recipe

Ingredients for Pop Tarts:

  • 1 pkg. prepared pie crust
  • chocolate hazelnut spread or nutella
  • strawberry jam
  • blueberry jam
  • cinnamon and sugar mix
  • assorted sprinkles

Other things you'll need:

  • pizza cutter
  • baking sheet
  • rolling pin

Ingredients for the glaze:

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2-4 tbsp. milk
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • food coloring (I used red and violet)

Step 1

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Lay out your prepared pie crust or if you want to make it from scratch, you may also do so. Now using a pizza cutter, cut it in 2×3 inch rectangles.

Step 2

Set the excess aside. Take a tablespoon of your preferred filling, and place it in the middle of your cut pie crust. Cover it with another cut pie crust.

Step 3

Take a fork and gently press the edge together. This will seal the pie crust and ensure that your filling will not ooze out when you bake it.

Step 4

Repeat this until you've used up all your cut pie crust and place them in your baking sheet.

Step 5

I didn't forget about the pie dough I set aside earlier. Roll it out until flat and you can still make about one pop tart out of it!

Step 6

Now that you've made all your beautiful pop tarts. Put them in the oven for about 8-10 minutes or until they're golden brown. Let it cool before you decorate.

Step 7

While waiting for the pop tarts to cool, make your vanilla glaze first by combining all the ingredients except for the food coloring. Mix them together until you have a smooth consistency.

Step 8

I like variation in my decoration so I'm adding my food coloring last. Grab a few cups (depending on how many colors you want to make) and put your finished glaze in it. Take a few drops of food coloring and mix it until you have your desired color. Repeat this process until you have all the colors you want.

Step 9

Now the fun part! Decorate your pop tart however you want to. Just don't forget to put your glaze first before adding your sprinkles. Do this while it's still wet.

Let it dry for a bit and serve!


Wasn't that fun and easy? This is also a great recipe to get kids into baking. I'm sure anyone will have so much fun doing different sort of decorations.


If you'd like to watch how to make pop tarts, check out this easy to how-to video from POPSUGAR Girls' Guide:


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  1. Great recipe! I am really looking forward to making these! My kids love pop tarts. Just one question please, Are we able to freeze these? Or should I freeze them before they are cooked and then prepare by baking a little longer than normal. Thank you so much.

    • Glad you liked it Connie. I’d recommend freezing it before you bake it if you need to make it ahead. Let us know how it goes!

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