Pop-Tarts® Recipe

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Ryan Published: March 30, 2021 Modified: July 9, 2021
Pop-Tarts® Recipe

How To Make Homemade Pop-Tarts®

Try out this recipe for healthier, homemade Pop-Tarts®. It tastes just like the ones from the box minus the artificial ingredients.

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 25 minutes
Chill and Cool Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Total: 2 hours



  • 2cupsall purpose flour
  • 1tbspwhite sugar
  • 1tspsalt
  • 1cupunsalted butter,chilled, cut into cubes
  • ½tspvanilla extract
  • ¼cupcold water

For the Filling:

  • ¼cupunsalted butter,softened
  • ¼cupwhite sugar
  • 2tbspground cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.

  2. Sift flour, 1 tablespoon sugar, and salt together into a bowl. Cut in chilled butter with a pastry blender or 2 knives until the mixture resembles small peas. Add vanilla.

  3. Mix in cold water, 1 tablespoon at a time, until dough comes together and forms a ball.

  4. Divide dough into 2 pieces and wrap with plastic wrap; chill until firm for at least 1 hour.

  5. Beat softened butter, ¼ cup of sugar, and cinnamon together in a bowl to make the filling.

  6. Roll out dough on a lightly floured work surface to ½-inch thickness. Cut dough into rectangles with a knife. Drop 1 tablespoon of filling onto half of the rectangles.

  7. Cover with remaining rectangles. Press edges with a fork to seal. Poke a few holes in the top of each pastry with a toothpick.

  8. Arrange pastries on the lined baking sheets.

  9. Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown for 25 to 30 minutes. Cool pastries on a wire rack for about 15 minutes.


  • Calories: 323.09kcal
  • Fat: 23.28g
  • Saturated Fat: 14.62g
  • Trans Fat: 0.93g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 5.99g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.97g
  • Carbohydrates: 26.63g
  • Fiber: 1.50g
  • Sugar: 6.38g
  • Protein: 2.89g
  • Cholesterol: 61.01mg
  • Sodium: 156.55mg
  • Calcium: 26.55mg
  • Potassium: 40.75mg
  • Iron: 1.30mg
  • Vitamin A: 194.32µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.06mg
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