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Homemade Pop Tarts Recipe | Grandbaby Cakes

Homemade Pop Tarts Recipe

Homemade Pop Tarts Recipe- If you craved the originals as a kid, you will love this amazing homemade version which is almost just as easy to make!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword classic recipe, easy, kids
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 534kcal
Author Jocelyn Delk Adams of Grandbaby Cakes


For the Dough:

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter diced
  • 1/2 cup ice cold water

For the Filling:

  • 1 jar seedless jam or preserves of your choice

For the Icing:

  • 3/4 cup confectioner's sugar
  • 1 teaspoon jam or preserves
  • 1-2 tablespoon milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Sprinkles for garnish


For the Pie Dough:

  • In your food processor, add flour, sugar and salt and pulse a couple of times until just combined.
  • Next add your butter and pulse until crumbs just develop. Slowly add the water in until a rough ball of dough forms. Remove the dough and cover with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for 30-45 minutes to rest.
  • Remove dough from fridge and add a bit of flour to a clean counter and place dough on it. Using a rolling pin, quickly roll dough out to about 1/4 inch thickness.
  • Cut out rectangle sizes for pop tarts. You should be able to get at least 5 pop tarts from this dough which means you will need 10 rectangles.

For the Pop Tart Assembly:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Add about 1 1/2 to 2 tablespoons of seedless jam or preserves to the center of 5-6 rectangles leaving about 1/4 inch of space around the outsides.
  • Place plain rectangle on top and press the edges together. Using a fork, crimp the edges to seal them. Place back in the fridge for about 15-20 minutes to firm up before baking.
  • Bake for about 20-25 minutes or until golden brown and puffed. Cool until room temperature or just warm.

For the Icing:

  • Whisk together confectioner's sugar, jam or preserves, milk and vanilla until nice and smooth. Spoon over cooled pop tarts and serve.


Calories: 534kcal | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Cholesterol: 81mg | Sodium: 395mg | Potassium: 64mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 945IU | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 2.4mg