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 

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