Monday, January 16, 2012

Homemade Pop-Tarts

I was looking for an easy treat for the kids and I to make together and stumbled across this recipe for homemade pop-tarts.  This recipe was quick and easy to make and didn't disappoint...I don't know if I could ever eat a Kellogg's Pop-Tart again!  Next time, I need to remember to have some Nutella on hand, as I'm positive that would have been delicious too!


Ingredients:
1 (15 ounce) package refrigerated pie crusts
1/4 cup strawberry jam, divided (we used apple pie filling too)
2 cups confectioners' sugar
2 tablespoons milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Sprinkles or colored sugar

Counting how many ingredients they need.

Directions:
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Line baking sheets with parchment paper.  Unroll the pie crusts, place on a lightly floured work surface, and roll the crusts slightly with a rolling pin to square the edges.


Cut each crust into 8 equal-sized rectangles. Place about 2 teaspoons of strawberry jam in the center of 8 squares, and spread the jam out to within 1/4 inch of the edge of the pastry square.


We decided to try some apple pie filling too.


Top each with another pastry square, and use a fork to crimp the squares together, sealing in the jam. Use a knife to trim the pastries, if desired. Move the filled pastries to the prepared baking sheets.


Bake in the preheated oven until the edges are lightly golden brown, about 7 minutes. Allow to cool on the baking sheets. Meanwhile, stir together the confectioners' sugar, milk, and vanilla extract in a bowl to make a spreadable frosting. If you want colored frosting, separate frosting in smaller bowls and add a drop of food coloring.


Spread the cooled tarts with frosting and sprinkle with sprinkles or colored sugar.


Then dive right into the yumminess that you just made.


Mmmmmmmmmmm......