Homemade Pop Tarts


I will reluctantly admit that I do like to indulge in pop tarts every now and then, but it’s so rare that I actually buy them that it is unsatisfying.  There’s this horrible guilt I feel when purchasing them because of the long list of not so healthy ingredients, and sometimes I even pick up the box, look at it longingly, only to put it back on the shelf.  It’s a vicious cycle!  No need to worry about that anymore…enter the homemade pop tart!

I was going through  my “catch all” basket on my kitchen counter which is where various recipes I want to try get deposited.  Well, sometimes they sit there for literally months before I get to them or put them away as they are not in season anymore.  As I was cleaning out my basket two nights ago I came across one for homemade pop tarts that came from a Rachael Ray magazine, I think.  So, I decided to try it out and it was successful.

Here’s what you do…

Line a baking sheet with foil and spray with cooking spray.  Take pre-made or homemade pie crust and roll it out.  Cut into 2×3 in. squares.  Brush the edges with 1 beaten egg.  Place 1 teaspoon (I’ll use more next time and maybe make them a bit bigger) jam or Nutella in the center and then top with another half.  Use a fork to press and tightly seal the edges. Poke holes in top of each pastry. Bake for 12-15 minutes at 400 degrees and cool on wire rack.  Drizzle with icing (1 cup confectioners’ sugar and 3-4 teaspoons milk mixed until smooth) Enjoy!

So easy and yummy AND I feel much better about eating these, not to mention giving them to my darling girl!

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One Response to Homemade Pop Tarts

  1. mica says:

    YUMMM!!! Pop tart guilt is the worst!

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