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Get ready to satisfy your breakfast cravings with our Homemade Strawberry Pop Tarts! Made with pie crust and delicious strawberry jam and topped with a vanilla glaze and colorful sprinkles, this recipe is perfect for anyone who loves a sweet breakfast treat.
This recipe costs approximately $5.50 to make. The recipe makes six servings for about $0.91 per serving.
For more easy breakfast ideas, try our Egg Muffins, Buttermilk Sheet Pancakes, and Easy Chocolate Chip Muffins.
Strawberry Pop Tarts
We all remember eating pop tarts as a kid. Those overly sweet pastries in the foil packets. While we loved them as kids, we do not necessarily love them now. But we do LOVE these homemade Strawberry Pop Tarts. They are way better than the store-bought version.
With a flaky, golden-brown pastry, Homemade Strawberry Pop Tarts are a delicious treat. Filled with sweet strawberry jam and topped with a vanilla glaze, they’re pockets of pure strawberry goodness.
Enjoy these Strawberry Pop Tarts for breakfast, as a snack, or even as a dessert. With our semi-homemade recipe, these pop tarts will surely be your new go-to breakfast indulgence!
Ingredients & Estimated Cost:
- 2 (9-inch) pie crusts – $2.52
- ½ cup strawberry jam – $1.04
- 1 ½ cups powdered sugar – $0.57
- 3 Tablespoons milk – $0.03
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract – $0.50
- ¼ cup rainbow sprinkles – $0.84
The recipe cost is calculated by the amounts needed for the recipe. Check out Budget Recipes Explained to learn more about how we price our recipes. The pricing for this recipe was updated in April 2023.
How To Make Strawberry Pop Tarts
***For complete recipe instructions, see the recipe card below.
- First, preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
- Then, roll out the pie crust sheet and cut them into 3×4-inch rectangles.
- On half of the rectangles, spread a small amount of strawberry jam.
- Then, wet the edges of the topped rectangles with water, and place one of the remaining rectangles on top of each strawberry-topped rectangle.
- Crimp the edges of each pop-tart with a fork.
- Bake the pop tarts for ten minutes and allow the pop tarts to cool in the fridge for ten minutes.
- Next, whisk the milk, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract until smooth.
- Finally, using a pastry brush, top each pop tart with the vanilla glaze, followed by sprinkles before serving.
Recipe Variations and Substitutions
- To achieve the classic pop tart texture, using jam is recommended. However, you can use preserves without affecting the recipe if you prefer some whole fruit in your pop tarts.
- If you have a preferred pie crust recipe, you can use that instead of store-bought pie crust.
SERVE: Serve slightly warm or at room temperature.
STORE: You can store these pop-tarts in the fridge for up to five days. This helps to keep the jam fresh and prevents the glaze from becoming too soft.
FREEZE: If you’d like to freeze the pop tarts, freeze them before the icing and sprinkles go on. Place cooled pop tarts in a freezer-safe container and freeze for 2-3 months.
DEFROST AND FINISH: Defrost the strawberry pop tarts overnight in the refrigerator or for 2-3 hours at room temperature. Once they’re defrosted, you can frost them, add sprinkles, and serve.
Our recipe uses store-bought strawberry jam to save time in the kitchen. But, while it saves time, it does not skimp on taste! However, you can use preserves without affecting the recipe if you prefer some whole fruit in your pop tarts.
We do not use real strawberries in our pop tart recipe. Instead, we prefer to use strawberry jam.
We put a simple homemade vanilla glaze on these Strawberry Pop Tarts. The glaze is made with powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla extract.
Get Kids Involved
Ages 2-3: Let your little one top each pop tart with sprinkles before serving them. Practice counting the pop-tarts with your child.
Ages 4-5: Your child can help spoon the strawberry jam onto the pie crusts. This will help your child learn tablespoon measurements as he scoops the jam onto each pie crust.
Ages 6-8: Work with your child on their measuring skills as they help you cut the pie crust into 3×4-inch rectangles. They can use a ruler to measure the rectangles before cutting them.
Ages 9-11: Supervise them while they prepare the entire recipe. Remember to have them read it twice before beginning the recipe.
Ages 12+: Let them prepare the entire recipe unsupervised while you do the happy dance in the corner!
Look for pie crusts and powdered sugar when they are on sale and stock up.
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Strawberry Pop Tarts
- Measuring cups and spoons
- rolling pin
- baking sheet
- small mixing bowl
- pastry brush
- 2 9-inch pie crusts
- ½ cup strawberry jam
- 1 ½ cups powdered sugar
- 3 Tablespoons milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ¼ cup rainbow sprinkles
- To prepare the pop tarts, begin by moving the oven rack to the middle position.
- Preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
PREP PIE CRUSTS:
- Roll out both sheets of pie crust on a lightly floured surface.
- Cut the pie crust into 3×4-inch rectangles.
ASSEMBLE POP TARTS:
- On half of the rectangles, spread a small amount (about 1-2 tablespoons) of strawberry jam using a spoon.
- Wet the edges of the topped rectangles with water, and place one of the remaining rectangles on top of each strawberry-topped rectangle to create six pop tarts.
- Use a fork to crimp the edges of the pop-tarts.
BAKE POP TARTS:
- Bake the pop tarts for 10 minutes or until the tops turn golden brown.
- Allow the pop tarts to cool in the fridge for 10 minutes while you prepare the vanilla glaze.
- Whisk together the milk, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract until smooth and runny.
- Remove the pop tarts from the fridge and top each one with vanilla glaze using a pastry brush or spoon.
- Finally, add sprinkles on top of each pop tart. Serve and enjoy!
- The step of chilling the pop tarts in the fridge is crucial because it cools them down sufficiently, preventing the glaze from running off.
- For neater edges, I recommend using a pastry brush to apply the glaze, although a spoon will also work.
- To achieve the classic pop tart texture, using jam is recommended. However, if you prefer some whole fruit in your pop tarts, you can use preserves without affecting the recipe.
- If you have a preferred pie crust recipe, you can use that instead of store-bought pie crust. Note that the cooking time may need to be adjusted based on your pie crust recipe.
I will never buy pop tarts from the store again! These homemade pop tarts are the absolute best!!!
My inner-kid is loving these! They are so much more tender and flavorful than the store-bought kind. Such an easy, tasty treat!
Shadi Hasanzadenemati says
This was amazing and such a treat! Thank you! Everyone in my family loved it.
So so yummy! I have been looking for a good pop tarts recipe. Can’t wait to try this.
Definitely better than the store version! These are really fun to make as a special treat.