Okay, so I know late night snacking is bad for you, but when it’s late on a Sunday, you have to be up in a matter of hours, but you’re still working on a deadline, you must eat!
I went to the fridge for something, anything and spotted premade pie crust hanging out in the back, so I thought, “Now is as good a time as any to try making some poptarts!”
It’s super easy and takes 30 from start to finish at the most (probably less). You’ll love them!
What You Need:
Premade pie crust (or make your own)
You favorite jelly/jam
Sprinkles (not optional because sprinkles are amazing)
What You Do:
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees
Cut the pie crust into your desired poptart shapes. I was working with a round pie crust so mine were a mixture of squares and triangles
Put a bit of jelly on one side (for filling) and then put a matching piece on top
Use fork tines, or your fingers, and press the two pieces together
Use the fork to poke a couple holes in the top
Bake for about nine minutes, until they golden brown
Frost and sprinkle the sprinkles!
Messiness – It’s as messy as you make it. If you want to get crazy with your poptart shapes, then you may be in trouble. I have a 1ft x 1ft cutting board so I stayed pretty tame with mine.
Simplicity – So easy that I made them on a whim for the first time. And as you know by now, me and baking are NOT best friends, but this recipe was definitely a confidence builder in our relationship.
Budget – Super cheap! You can get each ingredient for about $1. I made them without frosting (since it was a late night snack and all) so it came out to about 6 bite sized poptarts for $2 (I keep sprinkles on hand at all times).
Delicious Factor – Remember me saying my mom forbade us to cook as kids? Well, let’s just say I consumed my body weight in poptarts as a child so I’m a connoisseur of sorts. These tasted even better! Remember how awful the non-frosted ones tasted? Well these had no frosting and were even more delicious than store-bought frosted tarts. I promise you’ll love them! Best part is, you get to pick your favorite filling! Any jam you can find will do. An easy 5/5.