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homemade pop tart with frosting and a bite out of it
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Homemade Pop Tarts

Homemade pop tarts are so fun and easy to make with cinnamon, apples, or berries.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Chilling and Resting Time2 hrs 20 mins
Total Time3 hrs 5 mins
Servings: 16 pop tarts
Author: Sydney Love


  • Mixing bowl
  • Food processor
  • Rolling Pin
  • Whisk



  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon flour
  • 1 Tablespoon cinnamon
  • 2 Tablespoon butter melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  • 2 cups flour
  • ½ cup whole wheat flour
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup butter cut into pieces
  • ½ water cold, may not use all water
  • 1 egg beaten, for brushing


  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 Tablespoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3 Tablespoons water plus additional if needed


  • In a small bowl, combine brown sugar, flour, cinnamon, butter, and vanilla to make the filling and set aside.
  • In a food processor, combine flours, cinnamon, butter, and vanilla. Pulse until it starts to form pea sized lumps (or use a pastry cutter). Add cold water, 1 Tablespoon at a time, while pulsing, until the dough starts to come together and forms a ball.
  • On a floured work area, roll out the dough to ⅙ inch thick and cut into rectangles (about 3x4 inches).
  • Fill the pop tart shells by putting one rectangle shell on the bottom. Add 1 Tablespoon of filling, brush the edges with the beaten egg, and place the top rectangle shell on top. Poke a couple of holes on the top, and use a fork to press the edges of the tart shell together.
  • Place on a baking sheet and put in the freezer for 20 minutes, or the fridge for 1 hour.
  • Meanwhile, preheat oven to 400°F.
  • Bake pop tarts for 15-20, until golden brown. Cool completely. 
  • Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, combine powdered sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, and water until smooth. Add extra water, 1 teaspoon at a time, if frosting is too thick.
  • Spread pop tarts with frosting. Allow to rest uncovered, so frosting hardens, about 2 hours. Enjoy.


Store covered for about 3 days.