Recipes For My Boys: Homemade Pop Tarts

Monday, May 21, 2012

Homemade Pop Tarts

My boys love pop tarts but I don't love for them to eat them.  I thought I would try making my own out of pie crust since I have seen them posted around.  I had a pie crust in the refrigerator, yeah I know, but it is easy for a quick morning..uh, snack, breakfast, delight?   One packaged pie crust made 3 pop tarts with spare pieces of crust.  You can toss these in cinnamon sugar and cook them at 375 degrees F for a few minutes, until brown.  Back to the pop tarts.  Gather whatever it is you, and your kids, like in them.  I used peanut butter, grape jelly and strawberry preserves for my boys.  Nobody was arguing because they didn't want what the other picked out at the store.   So nice!  I made the pop tarts with Wilton's rectangle mini pie mold at Walmart.  If you don't have one..just cut the pie crust into 6 equally shaped rectangles, about 2x4".

Peanut Butter Pop Tart

Homemade Pop Tarts
makes 3
1 pie crust, store bought or make your own
1 tablespoon milk or water

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.  Spray cookie sheet.

Cut pie crust into 6 2x4" rectangles per pie crust.  Remember to save those trimmings. 

Fill center with a generous tablespoon of your preferred fillings.  Leaving room around the edge to seal.
Dip finger in milk or water, and go around edges.
Top with another rectangle.
Press fork around edges to seal.  Make certain it is sealed all around.  You don't want any to me.  
Carefully place on greased cookie sheet.
Bake in preheated oven at 425 degrees F for 7 -9 minutes or until brown on bottom and around edges.
Cool a wire rack.
Top with melted jelly, preserves, powdered sugar with enough milk to become a thick liquid, chocolate syrup, sprinkles.....  Whatever you have...use it, everything works.  

Strawberry Preserves Pop Tart

Grape Jelly Pop Tart

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