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Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Homemade Pop Tarts


A couple of weeks ago, I was waiting in line at Starbucks and noticed packaged "pop tarts" near the register. Wow, did that bring back a lot of memories! I've never been a huge fan of sweets, but growing up, I did like brown sugar Pop Tarts. After seeing the packaged ones at Starbucks, I had a serious craving for one and figured I would be able to recreate this childhood favorite and it would be at least a little healthier than the original.



These are by no means a healthy food, but I think anything made at home has to be a little healthier, right? Growing up, I only liked the brown sugar Pop Tarts without the frosting {I was always adamant about the no frosting haha!}. But, I figured most people liked the frosting so I would include them in this recipe. If you are like me, you can easily leave the frosting off, which I did with one of them and it was so delicious! 

If brown sugar wasn't your favorite flavor, you could easily substitute another filling, like strawberry or raspberry jam. Check out the recipe below!


Homemade Brown Sugar Pop Tarts

Refrigerated Pie Crust {2 in a pack}
1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons brown sugar
4 tablespoons flour
1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 
3 tablespoon Karo syrup
2 tablespoon water

for the frosting:
3/4 cup powdered sugar
1 tablespoon milk
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon vanilla

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Line baking sheet with parchment paper. Unroll the pie crusts and place on lightly floured surface. Roll to make the edges square. Cut into 12 equal rectangles {6 from each pie crust} and spread about 2 teaspoons of the brown sugar filling on the crust, leaving about 1/4 inch of a border. Top with another pastry rectangle, use a little water to seal the edges together and use a fork to crimp the edges together. Bake for 7-8 minutes or until the edges are just brown. Allow to cool before frosting. For the frosting: combine all the ingredients together and brush on each pop tart. Makes 6 pop tarts.


What was your favorite Pop Tart flavor? Thanks for stopping by and have a great Tuesday!

This post is linked up with: Tasty Tuesdays | Tickle My Tastebuds Tuesday | Two Cup Tuesday | Weekend Potluck  | SITS Girls 


  1. How cool is this!!! My boys will go nuts for homemade pop tarts! Pinning and as soon as they are under one roof again, it's on!!!

  2. PS: We have a new recipe link up over at The Blended Blog, make sure to link these goodies up!

  3. Ooooh yes please! I used to love Pop Tarts as a child so need to introduce them to my lot! x #TicklemyTastebudsTuesday

  4. I can't believe these are home made! They are so pretty and so much healthier than the store brand. Thanks for sharing!
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

  5. Omg drooling!! I used to eat these daily as a kid and my child actually craves them! I'm a strawberry icing fan but these look delicious!

    Brittany :)

  6. How yummy, and yes, while not exactly a health food, DEFINITELY less preservatives + artificial nonsense than the classic! Love it, lady!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  7. YUM! I'm a huge sucker for pop tarts even though they're made with a bunch of fake crap, so this is fantastic! Homemade is the way to go :-D
    Green Fashionista

  8. How fun! Anything with cinnamon is a favorite of mine.

    Daily Style Finds

  9. ummm what?! Homemade poptarts?! Omg these sound amazing! Pinning!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

  10. I loved Pop Tarts as a kid...not so much anymore. But THESE, these I could eat. They look scrumptious!
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily


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