Homemade Pop Tarts


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After making homemade pop tarts, I will never go back to store bought. They were a huge hit with the whole family and I like that I can pronounce all of the ingredients.

homemade pop tarts

Homemade Pop Tarts Ingredients
  • 3 1/2 cups Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Sea Salt
  • 1 cup Butter (melted)
  • 1 cup Plain Yogurt
  • Filling – Jam, Fruit Preserves, Nutella, your choice!
Homemade Pop Tarts Directions

1. Begin by mixing the flour, salt, butter and yogurt together. Knead the dough (I used an electric mixer at high speed for 1 minute to knead the dough).

2. Roll out the dough on a large, well floured surface. Use a knife or pizza cutter to cut the dough into the desired pop tart size. I used a ruler to cut mine into 3 x 5 squares. Add 1-2 teaspoons of filling in the center of rectangles.

3. Place a rectangle piece on top of jellied ones. Use a fork to seal in the edges. This recipe makes 10-15 pop tarts, depending on how thick you roll out the dough.

homemade pop tarts

4. Lay each pop tart in a single layer on a foil-lined baking sheet. Bake at 350° for approximately 25 minutes or until the crust is lightly browned.

You can make them ahead of time and  re-heat in toaster oven for a fast breakfast or treat. These can also be frozen. Bake them first, let them cool down, then freeze until you’re ready to re-heat and enjoy!

**You can even add frosting if you would like it to look more like a traditional pop tart. Spoon a can of frosting into microwave-safe bowl and heat in 30 second increments. Stir between heating. When it is liquefied, spoon over pop tart and immediately add sprinkles. Allow frosting to dry before eating.**

Let me know how you like them ~Jessica

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Comments

  1. whats the yogurt for?

  2. Kristina says

    My guess is they are really good without frosting, but my kids prob won’t try them without. Any suggestions here? Also, would pie filing or preserves be better?

    • I used cherry pie filling in the ones I made. You can also try sprinkling coarse sugar on top before you bake it to add sweetness.

  3. Great idea to make your own pop tarts, then you can add whatever filling. Awesome. Thanks! I found you from Pinterest. Glad I stopped by.

  4. do u have to use sea salt or can it be regular salt?

  5. any suggestions for transferring them from the counter once rolled and “forked” to the baking sheet without them falling apart? Do you use a regular spatula or something fancier?

    • Renee, just a regular spatula. Be sure to use enough flour when rolling the dough out.

  6. Stephanie Poe says

    I made these this morning and they were DELICIOUS!!! I used plain greek yogurt in mine and blackberry preserves. Will definitely be making them again 🙂 YUMM!!! Thanks for the recipe!

  7. Hmmm, Raspberry preserves in these sounds wonderful! I will have to try these as they’ve got to be much healthier than the store-bought ones!

  8. Can use biscuit dough also…. rolled out filled and then deep fried. I find it easier with time restraints that I have…:)

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