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  • Writer's pictureAmanda Crews

Homemade Pop-tarts

I've had several people ask for the recipe for these over the last week, so I thought I'd share here too!

They were pretty simple to make, but did take a little more time because the kiddos helped throughout the entire process, which made it a little sweeter.


Homemade Pop-tarts



1 Cup Milk

1/4 Cup Butter

2 TBS Maple Syrup

1 tsp Vanilla

1 1/2 tsp Baking Powder

2 1/2 Cups Flour


1 Cup Apples (peeled and chopped)

Sugar (to taste)

Cinnamon (to taste)

1 Cup Powdered Sugar



You can use any kind of jelly or pie filling


1 TBS Butter

Dash of Vanilla

1-1 1/2 Cup Powdered Sugar

Dash of Milk or Heavy Whipping Cream

Cinnamon to Taste (Optional Based on Filling)



Mix All Ingredients

Roll out on floured surface

Cut into desired shapes. We used a knife to cut rectangles and a bunny cookie cutter.

Place in pairs on an oiled/buttered cookie sheet.


On medium heat, place peeled & chopped apples in a pan with butter, sugar, and cinnamon. Stir until apples appear soft.

Place cooked apples, powdered sugar, and a dash of milk into food processor. Blend until consistency is just a little runny. You may have to add more milk or powered sugar to get the right mix.

Spread mix over pastry on pan and cover with another pastry.

Use a fork to seal the edges.

Use some excess butter to cover the tops and edges for a nice brown appearance.

------- *You can also just use jam or jelly here to save time on this step.

Bake at 350* for 10-ish minutes until pop-tarts have a nice brown appearance and look done.

While pop-tarts are cooling, make the icing.


Mix butter, vanilla, powder sugar, and dash of milk. Stir until consistency is icing-like. We used a little more milk to make it spread easier for the kiddos. You can also add sprinkles for a fun touch.

Spread over warm pop-tarts and enjoy!

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