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Tastes better than the junk from the box!
My boyfriend looooves poptarts, but I hate buying them because they're so expensive for the fact that they're not healthy... at all.

So I tried my hand at making my own!

I hope you enjoy (and understand!) my first how-to!

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  • How to make a pop tart. Home Made Poptarts - Step 1
    Step 1

    The Ingredients!

    - Pie Crust: I used a box of Jiffy powdered mix, which you just need to add milk to. You could use the frozen kind from the dairy section of your grocery store, or even your own recipe!

    - Fillings: This is the fun part. You can use practically everything (eeeexxxceeeeppttt pumpkin pie mix. I tried it... doesn't work too well). Here, I used mixed berry and strawberry jelly. I considered making s'mores poptarts by using marshmallow fluff and chocolate chips, or brown sugar with... brown sugar. The options are nearly endless!

    - Powdered sugar & milk: Mixed, these make a nice frosty glaze. It's optional, though!

    - Sprinkles: Again, optional! Probably won't stick very well without frosting.

  • How to make a pop tart. Home Made Poptarts - Step 2
    Step 2

    Prepare pie crust as directed and cut out into poptart-shaped rectangles. You will need two per poptart, one for each side.

    I suggest rolling out the dough as thin as you can without ripping it. I made mine too thick and they were kind big when they baked!

    Also, pre-heat your oven to 450 degrees!

  • How to make a pop tart. Home Made Poptarts - Step 3
    Step 3

    Lay crust on an ungreased baking sheet and fill with no more than one tablespoon of filling.

    Don't go overboard and fill them with a bunch of stuff! It will leak out and it's not fun to clean up!

    Carefully place a second crust on top of the filling and crimp the edges with a fork. Don't press on the middle, or the filling with squish out!

    Finally, poke a few holes in the top to let steam out during the baking process.

  • How to make a pop tart. Home Made Poptarts - Step 4
    Step 4

    Bake them until they are golden brown around the edges, about 10-15 minutes.

    Slide them onto a plate and let them cool.

    While they cool, though, mix the powdered sugar and milk to make a frosting glaze.

  • How to make a pop tart. Home Made Poptarts - Step 5
    Step 5

    Once cooled, dribble ome frosting over the poptarts with a spoon. They don't need a lot!

    While the glaze is still wet, add some sprinkles! I used pink and purple, for strawberry and mixed berry respectively.

    You could use just colored sugar liker I did, or go wild with your sprinkle options!

  • How to make a pop tart. Home Made Poptarts - Step 6
    Step 6

    The final step!

    Enjoy!!!

    I personally would not put these in the toaster to warm them back up, lest the glaze melts and ends up on the bottom of your toaster and ruins it. Just use the microwave for a few seconds.

    Of course, if you didn't put any frosting on in the first place, go ahead and use the all-mighty toaster.

    Unfortunately, my recipe here doesn't make very many pastries... but still, they taste so much better than store-bought, and are much better for you!!! After all, YOU choose what to put inside, and I hope you're not choosing things like high fructose corn syrup and sodium benzoate!

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Angela V.
Angela V. · Tidioute, Pennsylvania, US · 4 projects
Thank you so much for this recipe. I have been wanting to make my own for awhile. I just gathered all my ingredients and I'll let you all know how it goes!
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Cutlows
Cutlows · Henderson, Nevada, US · 1 project
I'm going to try my hand at pear I think. Our neighbors gave us a LOT of pears. And peppers, but I don't think those would be tasty! Happy
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ΘCINNAMON GIRLΘ™ · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 16 projects
I made these tonight...and they were awesome! I used orange marmalade and strawberry fig preserves (yummy). Thank you...thank you for this great idea!
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Sew Lizzy
Sew Lizzy · St Louis, Missouri, US · 10 projects
i too have a husband that loves pop tarts that are horrible for your health. this looks like an awesome! alternative thank you so much!!! Great tute! BTW do you think you could make a bunch then freeze them?
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Fruzsina W.
Fruzsina W. · Budapest, Budapest, HU · 16 projects
What is Jiffy powdered mix? Shops in our country don't sell anything like that...
What can I use instead (eggs, flour?)
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nicky
nicky · Seattle, Washington, US
I tried making this myself last night, they turned out pretty deng tasty! thanks! Happy
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lydia L.
lydia L. · Skövde, Västra Götaland County, SE
love the healthy stuff....i'm sooo making some whn i get home
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Leann Z.
Leann Z.
They sound yummy, I'm going to have to try them.
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plumsong  .
plumsong . · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 6 projects
ahhhhhh best idea ever. You most definitly win the award for made-of-awesome project. Thank you!
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DATTEBAYO
DATTEBAYO · 7 projects
OMG I luvvvvvvvvvvv the recipe i havent made them yet but they made my mouthwater just reading about them...... im so making some Happy
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