Make your Own Homemade Pop-Tarts!

[3 Jun 2010 | By | 9 Comment(s) | 7,252 views ]

How cool is this! Talk of Tomatoes shows off how she made homemade ‘pop-tart’ look-alikes! What a fun and clever idea. And so much better for you than the store bought ones, I’m sure (at least you should be able to pronounce all the ingredients!)

Janelle Says:
“I made pop-tarts today.” That wasn’t a sentence I thought I would say. I made pop-tarts from scratch!

The crust was super easy to make, the longest stretch of ‘work’ was the rolling, measuring and cutting into proper rectangles. But then, the filling was super easy: I just used nutella, jam and a quick cinnamon blend. SO worth the time.

And then, the ultimate test: the freezer. I froze a number of the pop-tarts between sheets of parchment (then inside a Ziploc). Then a few days later, popped them straight from freezer to oven, and you know? They turned out beautifully. I am on a newish mission to fill my freezer with everything from ragu to entrees and chicken stock, tomato sauce and pesto. I want to figure out what ‘works’ in the freezer and what doesn’t. Having my freezer be my kitchen friend means I have meals ready-ahead-of-time, homemade chicken stock when I need it or breadcrumbs at the ready. It is nice to be able to pull together a meal—or slide pop-tarts from freezer to oven—with all the ‘work’ already finished.

Go read the whole thing… she gives several different filling recipes. I’m so going to try this!

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  • FW- Dot Dorsner [] (elsewhere) discussed this :

    Very cool idea – Make your own homemade poptarts http://dabbled.org/2010/06/make-your-own-homemade-pop-tarts.html http://bit.ly/a5FjTp

  • Carleen Pierce [] (elsewhere) discussed this :

    Check it out: "Make your Own Homemade Pop-Tarts!" http://tinyurl.com/2aaowcu

  • ftcanon [] (elsewhere) discussed this :

    RT @DotatDabbled: New @ Dabbled: Make your Own Homemade Pop-Tarts!: How cool is this! http://bit.ly/bFmUGd

  • Silvia [] :

    mmm! they look so tasty!

  • janelle [] :

    Hey! Thanks for the shout-out!

    Funny you mention these;), it is on my short list of things-to-do this weekend: make poptarts. I have some stray lemon curd and apricot jelly in my fridge that I want to ‘use up’ so guess what? Pop-tarts. My kids are happy and my fridge shelves are clean!!!

  • Vanessa Newton [] :

    YIPPPPPPPPPPPY Someone finally figured it out! Seriously thanks so much for sharing this wonderful recipe!!!!! I am 46 years old and I still love a good pop tart in the morning! This is so wonderful Dot! Thanks a bunch. Thanks also for stopping by and visiting and leaving a comment. I have been under a pile of work, but I do so appreciate your visit! Thanks
    V

  • Tanantha @ I Just Love My Apron [] :

    Hi Dot, thanks much for letting me know about photos problem on my blog. I accidentally deleted some last night and thought they were all back. I will it soon. Sorry about that!

    The homemade poptarts look yummy! There are a few bloggers made poptarts too but yours look so good

  • Dot [] (author) :

    Good to see ya Vanessa!

  • Rachel [] :

    What a great idea! Thanks for sharing. My boys would love these. Looks like a great baking project for a rainy day.