Easy Pop Tarts! Without the food colour additives!

POP TARTS! Who doesn’t remember and love pop tarts? I was looking for a new breakfast item. And I was inspired by Culinary Concoctions by Peabody to make a pop tart!

Please note I’ve modified her recipe because I didn’t have cream cheese in the fridge. Other great filling ideas would be any type of jam, nutella (If you used it in this recipe let me know! I hunger…), nuts, or fruit.¬† Just make sure they are in bite sized pieces. Unfortunately you need to be selective and not over stuff them or else the pastry won’t close and filling runs out everywhere. It’s messy, believe me. Scrubbing things suck.

Make sure that the puff pastry is defrosted, plyable and cut it up into poptart shapes (about 3 x 10). I eyeball everything so that means I had one huge poptart and two small ones.  If your puff pastry does not come wrapped up in waxed paper/you were awesome and made it by scratch, you should coat your work surface with a bit of oil so that your awesome creations make it to the oven and not glued forever on the counter.

Smear some jam, slap on some cut up, washed fruit, and cover. Super easy!

One last step before the baking is to get a fork and press down all around the edges so that nothing delicious escapes.


Then pop them in the oven/toaster oven and let them bake at 350 degrees until golden brown. Here’s a photo with bad lighting of the delicious poptart. Relive your childhood without the food colour additives!


Puff Pastry

Filling (Jam, Nutella, spreadable goodness)

Bite Sized Edibles  (Chocolate chips, fruit, etc)

1. Cut up puff pastry into poptart shapes (about 3×10 rectangles)

2. Smear on your spreadable goodness

3. throw in your bite sized edibles

4. Seal all edges with a fork

5. Throw in an oven and toast until brown. 350 in a toaster oven for about 10 mins, 15-20 mins in a conventional oven

Alternatively I think you can use pie crust instead of puff pastry. What delicious concoctions have you made?