I just had to share this recipe that we’ve been making over the past few weeks. My girls love pop tarts and can eat them every day and I love finding ways that I can make their favorite things at home.
I’m partnering with Bounty today for this recipe. Baking with kids can get messy, so we’re always sure to have Bounty paper towels on hand when making these delicious, semi-homemade pop tarts. Bounty absorbs the messes quickly so you can focus on enjoying the moment.
These pop tarts are not only delicious but they are so easy for the mom on the go. I don’t have a lot of time to make homemade dough and wait for the fridge time and everything, so I buy frozen pie crusts to use as the dough and they come out amazing!
The filling is fresh fruits, sugar and honey. The topping is powdered sugar and milk. We have used heavy cream in the past but I find that it taste the same!
The first thing you want to do is take the pie crusts out of the freezer so they can thaw. While you’re waiting for them to thaw begin making the fruit filling. You can use any fruit you like. In the past, we have tried blueberries and they turned out amazing. For this recipe, we are using fresh strawberries.
To make the filling, cut up some fresh strawberries and dry them with a paper towel before combining them into a pot with honey and sugar. Simmer for about 30 minutes and mash up strawberries as they are cooking. Let stand about 10 minutes to cool. You want to simmer and then let the filling sit for enough time to let it thicken.
While the strawberry filling is cooling, start preparing your egg. Beat an egg and put into a bowl and get your brush ready.
Your frozen pie crusts should be thawed by now. Roll the dough into a ball and roll. Then cut out an even number of even-sized rectangles. You will need two rectangles for each.
Next, brush on some of the beaten egg onto the sides of each rectangle. Pour some strawberry filling into the middle of half of the dough rectangles. Put the rectangles together with the egg side touching. Use a fork to press down on all sides and add a few pokes in the center.
Bake in the oven at 425 degrees for 10-12 min or until you see the sides start to lightly brown. Take out of the oven and let the pop tart cool before adding your topping.
The girls love helping with this part. It can get messy so be sure to have your Bounty paper towels on hand for this.
To make your sugar topping, mix powdered sugar and milk together in a bowl until thick. I start by adding a little milk to a bowl and then add in your sugar because you only need a small amount of milk to make the topping thick.
We mix in some food coloring just to make it fun but this part is optional. We like to use the Neon gel food coloring like these.
Drizzle sugar topping on your cooled pop tart and add sprinkles if you’d like. You only need one layer of frosting because the powdered sugar is sweet. Let topping harden before serving.
These are so good!
- 1/2 cup fresh strawberries
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 frozen pie crusts
- 2 1/2 tbs honey
- Powdered Sugar
- 1 Egg
- Roll pie crusts and cut out even shaped rectangles.
- For fruit filling: Combine chopped strawberries, honey and sugar into pot and simmer for 30 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes.
- Beat egg and brush sides of poptarts.
- Add filling onto half of the dough rectangles.
- Put dough rectangles together with egg side touching.
- Use fork to close sides of pop tarts and poke in middle.
- Cook at 425 for 10-12 minutes or until sides start to brown.
- Let cool and add topping.
- For topping: Combine a small amount of milk into bowl and start adding powdered sugar slowly. Add sugar until topping becomes thick. Add food coloring if desired.
- Add topping to pop tarts and add sprinkles if desired.