What's Cooking on Pinterest? Homemade Pop-Tarts
Who doesn't love a Pop-Tart? Even as college students, my roommates and I have Pop-Tarts in our kitchen at all times; it's a childhood classic that'll always stand the test of time.
Photos by Molly Dunn Homemade Pop-Tarts are so easy to make.
Last week on Pinterest, I made cupcakes with Earl Grey tea for a sophisticated treat, but this week, I stumbled upon a super-easy recipe to make homemade Pop-Tarts and decided that I would revisit my childhood by making them.
You can make these Pop-Tarts in less than 30 minutes. Make them for your kids for a fun twist on a breakfast treat, or if you're like me and love to eat kid food, make them for yourself. They're sweet, delicious and simple to make.
All you need for the Pop-Tarts is pre-made pie dough, your favorite jelly/jam/preserves, milk, powdered sugar and sparkling sugar.
Place no more than a teaspoon of jam in the middle of the pie dough to prevent it from oozing out the sides.
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees, then unravel the pie dough and slice off the rounded edges to make a square. Cut the square in half, then slice three same-size rectangles out of each half (top and bottom).
Next, place a teaspoon of jam/jelly/preserves into the middle of the three rectangles in the top half. I used a strawberry jam because my favorite Pop-Tarts are the strawberry ones. Of course, if you like chocolate, you could possibly put a piece of chocolate, chocolate chips or chocolate syrup in the middle... Nutella would be delicious as well; just sayin'.
After you fill the top half with the jam, place the bottom half rectangles on top and seal the edges shut. Use a fork to crimp the sides of the pastries in order to seal the edges even more and to make a pretty design.
Now you're ready to bake. Stick the Pop-Tarts into the preheated 425 degree oven for seven to eight minutes (I left mine in for about nine because they weren't as golden as I wanted them to be).
Pull the Pop-Tarts out of the oven and let them cool while you prepare the glaze to go on top. Combine a cup of powdered sugar and a little bit of milk to make it like a syrup. I used a fork to let the glaze drip onto each Pop-Tart; you just need a little bit to perfectly cover the tops of each Pop-Tart.
Let the Pop-Tarts cool for a little bit before placing the glaze and sprinkles on top.
Finally, sprinkle the sparkling sugar on top (it looks just like the sprinkles on store-bought Pop-Tarts), and voilà, you have homemade Pop-Tarts.
Stick them in the microwave for a few seconds if you are eating them at a later time, but they are wonderful slightly warm out of the oven.
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