So glad you stopped by!!
I bet you're here to find my recipe!! I don't blame you. . . they are AWESOME!
The sneak peak is below. Little summary. Pretty awesome eh?
So let me take you on the Homemade Pop Tart journey!
First off!! The dough.
Now. These are a mix between whole wheat and white flour however, you can use any mix of flours you want. I have also created a Whole Wheat Nutella Pop Tart that also came out AMAZING. . . Those would be cool to check out too because I made them a litte differently. With these I wanted them to be more "authentic" -bleh-
Usually when I do something homemade the goal is to make it better than the original, not "like" the original.. but this is a special case. My son. He loves his pop tarts from Walmart.. so I had to make these as close to the real thing as I could without neglecting my own personal feelings towards them being just a smidge more "healthy" even though... lets be honest this is basically pie... but you know what.. it's wayyy healthier than what's in the box... read the ingredients... if you can... haha ;)
So anyway. The dough is as follows:
2 C Flour (I used 1 C Whole Wheat. 1 C AP)
1 tsp Sugar (or honey)
1 tsp Salt
1 tsp Corn Syrup (Optional)
1/2 C COLD Butter (I used half butter half shortening)
1/2 C Ice water
*PRINTABLE RECIPE BELOW*
You make these as if you were making a pie crust.. mix the dry ingredients and then add in the butter in cubes. I always use my hands just because it seems like the right thing to do... work in the butter until you get a crumb like mixture.
Slowly add in the water and mix until a ball of dough forms.
Roll out and cut to size as shown below.
For the filling I used Smuckers Strawberry Jam.
After rolling out and filling them I just carefully sealed the edges together.
(In hindsight there are a few things I would change about how I did this process... for one they DID leak.. so use foil just in case!!
Since I had to use a lot of flour while rolling them out the edges didn't seal very well. The next time I will use melted butter or olive oil on the edges to help seal them.
For the Nutella Pop Tarts I actually crimped the edges and I liked that look but once these were frosted I thought they looked totally cute too so it's all preference.. I can say the Nutella ones DID NOT leak but I don't know if that was because the Nutella is thicker or because of the crimped edges.. *GASP* I will have to test and find out or YOU can test it out and let me know!!
Either way here is how they looked fresh out of the oven prior to icing and sprinkling.
BAKE AT 375.
Time will vary depending upon how big you make them.. Just watch for the edges to turn a little brown and if you touch them on the top they should be firm..
You should be able to tap on them.
Here they are! All jazzed up!
So before I start rambling on about how amazing these are let me show you how EASY the icing is... which is also HOMEMADE.
1 C Powdered Sugar
2 tsp Milk
1 tsp Vanilla
That's it!! It will be weirdly thick but also thin.. I don't know.. it was my first time making homemade royal icing so I was pretty excited about the whole situation and how awesome they came out psh there's nothing better.
I mixed it up real quick in my Kitchen Aid with the whip attatchment.
And for the sprinkles, well I let my son do that part and he loved it!
I'm pretty sured he loved eating the Pop Tarts more though.
Here is something cool.
They freeze pretty well and I reheated them in the toaster without much issue..
I suppose if you are worried you could use a toaster oven, if you have one, I'm not a huge fan of the toaster oven or you could just pop them back in the oven for a bit..
I'm sure you could microwave them.
So there it is!! I hope you enjoyed my Homemade Pop Tart adventure!! I can't wait to try out new flavors and I'm hoping I can also start using some fresh fruits!!
If you try these please be sure to drop me a line and let me know how you like them!
Mine were a tad smaller than the traditional Pop Tart and
I got 10 out of this recipe.
Printable recipe below!
Homemade Strawberry Pop Tarts
Alright well this post is out of control long!! haha.
But for good reason! I hope you enjoyed this and I hope you try this recipe
it's pretty simple!!
From start to finish it takes me about 30 minutes AND that includes me replying to comments on Facebook haha!!
Anywho thanks for stopping by!!
(previously VintageModMom, this post is entirely my work)