Homemade Pop Tarts

I’m having a hard time getting back into the swing of things.  We went back to school and work this week and man oh man, I’m tired!  So to get me out of my funk, I bring you these… Homemade Pop Tarts!

I had to do it.  I’ve been seeing Homemade Pop Tarts all over Pinterest and I caved.  They looked so good!  Can you blame me???
Homemade Pop Tarts
  •  Pie Crust (either refrigerated or homemade)
  •  jam or jelly or anything else you want to fill them with
  •  egg white
  •  1 cup powdered sugar
  •  milk to thin the glaze
  •  course sugar or sprinkles
Roll out your pie crust.  Cut into rectangles. I should have cut the top rectangle a little larger than the bottom to make room for the filling.
Put a plop of jelly on your pie crust.  We used our Homemade Raspberry Jelly but you can use any kind.
We added some marshmallows and chocolate chips on some of them.  Oh mama!
Top with another rectangle of pie crust and seal the edges.  I used egg whites to help seal them rather than water (hoping that would work better.)  My Pumpkin Kiss Pies burst open when I used water.
Brush with egg white and bake in a 450 degree oven for 7 to 8 minutes (until lightly golden brown.)
Cool on a cooling rack for a couple of minutes.
Pour glaze over the top.  We sprinkled ours with sugar crystals – because they needed a little more sugar =o)
I can’t even begin to tell you how delicious these were.  I loved them!!!  The pie crust was flaky and awesome and the jelly inside was perfect.
My kids had some friends over for a sleepover and they wanted theirs filled with marshmallows and milk chocolate chips.  Oh sure, these were pretty tasty too =o)  But my favorite were the jelly filled.  Like little hand pies except better.  Since we called them Pop Tarts we got to eat them for breakfast!
Enjoy!  And be stronger than me – try not to eat them all in one day.  I failed.  Miserably!
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  1. I pinned this recipe on Pinterest, but was a little afraid that it was going to be all complicated, so I never tried it – it’s good to know they are easy to make! I’m thinking an apple/cinnamon one is in the works over here! Yum!

  2. Oh it looks like something i might try to do 🙂

  3. We have mad them too before and they are so fun! I made them in heart shapes for Valentines day too.

  4. scrumptious! want! but need a gluten free version.


  5. These look a lot more substantial than the store-bought version! YUM! My daughter(teacher) started back to school yesterday and said she was pooped too:)

  6. I cannot wait to try these!! They look so yummy. I am a sucker for jelly filled things as well (donuts, fried pies, etc.) so I hope I can make them last!


  7. Hi Erin,
    Your homemade Pop Tarts looks amazing, we will just love them. Thank you so much for celebrating TWO YEARS with FULL PLATE THURSDAY, I appreciate your visit!
    Come Back Soon
    Miz Helen

  8. Your pop tarts are so cute, I would like to try making them. andi

  9. What a great idea! So glad you linked to Think Pink Sunday. I’m following via email now. You have some really awesome and easy recipes and I Thank You.

  10. Wonderful!!! & they look store bought. Thanks so much for sharing! I’m stopping by from Mealtime Monday blog hop.

  11. Wow these look amazing! I must admit I have never tried poptarts – they are not very big in the UK but your recipe has tempted me very much! I am pinning these for the future! Thanks for the recipe! Have an awesome day!

  12. So simple and probably a lot tastier than the toaster pastries found at the grocery store!

  13. This is cool, i love pop tarts, might have to give this a try

  14. I love these! Saw you on HOH and I am now your newest follower…such cute ideas you have!

  15. You will never know what a happy camper you have made me. I’m going to give it a try.

  16. These look awesome! Just found out my stepson is allergic to wheat. He loved pop tarts, so I’m going to look into making pie crust with a different type of flour and see if I can’t make him some pop tarts. 🙂

  17. I totally want to try this! I think my Husband who has a huge sweet tooth would like these 🙂 Pinned!

  18. What a great idea… thanks for sharing and it is soo simple and you can add all your fav. and healthy items..love it…

  19. Oh, how fun and delicious!! Just shared this on my Facebook page. Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!!

  20. These look great!

  21. I will be trying these but using gluten free pie crust. can’t wait

  22. Everything homemade is simply better, so I just had to pin this!
    Thank you so much for sharing this at Wednesday Extravaganza – hope to see you there again next week – and don’t forget the voting is today!

  23. oooh! Yummy and clever!! Thanks for linking up to Tasteful Tuesdays at Nap-Time Creations. Just wanted to let you know that you will be featured at this weeks party. Can’t wait to see what you will link up this week!

  24. Why did I never think of this? Such a great idea, and the ingredients are a little easier on the stomach.