February 11

I love pop tarts. I could eat them by the gross (especially the fudge ones), but since my budget doesn’t allow for me to be purchasing these by the gross, I thought I’d make some instead.

The boy has been on a baking binge, so he actually made them.

This isn’t about a specific recipe, but the process.

First you will want to make your favorite pie dough, or if you are like Applie some people I know, get premade at the store. It doesn’t matter.

Put your dough out on a floured board.

Roll it out in a rectangle.

Make sure that the sides are straight.

Then get out your ruler. Even if you are not anal like the boy and I, a ruler should be a staple in your kitchen. Really.

Measure our your strips 2×3 inches, and get out your jam.

We used Blueberry and


Put about 1 tsp. jam on your bottom rectangle and top with another one.

Crimp the sides.

Bake them for 9-11 minutes.

Make a powdered sugar and milk glaze, and sprinkle.

You can wait for them to cool, or you can eat them warm. Regardless, you just can’t stop at one.

A few things we learned.

1. These are far superior to store bought. These make store bought tasted like you are chewing on the box.

2. The thinner the dough is rolled, the better. These were rolled about 1/8 inches, and it was still a little thick, but be careful as the thinner it is rolled, the more delicate the dough.

3. Strawberry is so much better than the blueberry.

4. Next time we make them, we won’t do mini’s. We will cut them 3×4.

I also plan to play around with the filling.

Have fun. This is something that the kiddos would enjoy making. Go make some pie dough. That means you too, Applie!

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25 thoughts on “February 11”

  1. You just my sons day. He has always wanted to eat a poptart they generally consist of eggs, made on a peanut belt, or have soy in them.

    Since I have an acceptable pie dough for him, I can now make him poptarts!! YAHOO!!

    Oh…how wonderful. I am so glad!

  2. My 7 year old was standing next to me as I read this and when he saw the finished product exclaimed, “Those are Poptarts!” πŸ˜† Nice job, Chef Chip! πŸ˜‰

    I almost never buy Poptarts because they are expensive and so not good for you, but last night I actually got two boxes of the new “whole grain” (but still so not good for you!) Poptarts for $.67 each! 😯 I hid them from the kids and will only bring them out for a rare treat.

    Maybe someday, I will try making my own, since I, unlike some other people we know ::cough::Applie::cough::, am not afraid of making pie crust.


  3. Squee!!!! How fun! I have my own pie crust recipe I make. Not sure I have jam in the house – I have jelly though, mmmm…. not sure that would work as well. I’ll try it and see how it works. πŸ˜‰

  4. Those look wonderful! I want to live in your house with a built-in pastry chef!!! Another great idea that I MUST try! Why oh why are you determined to sabotage my diet? LOL

  5. You’re just evil. That’s all. πŸ˜‰

    DANG IT now I have to go cook because I really want to try those! And I don’t know Applie, but I think we’d be good friends. I’m a pre-made pie crust girl too. Stand strong, Applie!!! haha!

    CC, I get the biggest kick out of your blog. Love checking it every day.

  6. Wow! I am so impressed. I am going to have to give this a try. Any idea how long they will keep? Any thoughts for a chocolate filling?!

    They kept for all of 4 hours here.

    I have several ideas for chocolate filling. First you must make your crust chocolate. I am thinking I will add a bit of cocoa and sugar to the pie dough, and use hot fudge ice cream topping for filling….oh…I can’t wait for this.

  7. Homemade PopTarts…I knew there was yet another tasty reason for checking your blog this morning. It’s a good thing I will be making a trip to WalMart today just to go buy the stuff to make these tonight…Because I just can’t wait until tomorrow morning! πŸ™‚

    There goes my diet…again! LOL.

  8. Oh, this is soooo not fair. I love poptarts….brown sugar. These just do not fit into my diet, no matter how ‘mini’ or homemade they are.

    They look wonderful though!

  9. Aw man – now I want some of those! I didn’t have a poptart until I was 25 and even then didn’t much care for them – too sweet – but these look so yummy!

    Do you want to rent the boy out?

  10. You are an evil woman for putting such a huge picture of yummy looking stuff right at the top of your blog.
    Joel thinks they look “sweeeeet” (that’s his word for everything he likes).

    You could try nutella for a filling. It’s a chocolate-hazelnut spread. I think it would be yummy. Or an apple and brown sugar filling.

  11. Oh. My. God. My kids would die for homemade Pop Tarts. Being out of pop tarts in my house is considered a sin. It had never even occurred to me to MAKE pop tarts. Wow. I am in awe of you. And I have to try this with my girls. They are just going to die. On second thought, I just live in Cincinnati, when can we make a weekend trip to your house for your homemade pop tarts?

  12. So it is the pie crust recipe that does it. The last time I made mine, I used a dough type stuff recipe and dough absorbed the jelly. Guess, I’ll have to try making the pie crust again. Normal people just don’t make their own crusts! It’s unnatural!

  13. Yummy. My kids have been begging for Pop Tarts recently. I won’t buy them because I am a meanie. I should try and make them sometime. They look like a lot of work. Hmmm..I suppose I could try for my kiddos. πŸ™‚

  14. I have to try those. They look really yummy. Over here we pay for imported Pop Tarts about 5 Euros or more…. so this will really be a neat treat, for church snack as well… thank you so much… oh, as far as playing with the filling…I don’t know if they sell it in your town, but try Nutella πŸ™‚ I bet you that tastes really good.

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