Hannah Queen

Homemade Peanut Butter Pop Tarts

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Why not homemade pop tarts to gift or serve this holiday season or to leave out on Santa’s plate this Christmas Eve?
Pop tarts were one of my favorite treats as a child, and are now one of my favorite things to make at home. They are so simple to throw together and make a tasty breakfast or snack! Here I use my favorite pie crust recipe, from Martha Stewart, but you could definitely substitute store bought in its place.

Prep time: 1 hr 15 min (includes 1 hour refrigeration time for dough)
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total time: 1 hour and 35 minutes
Yields: 4 large pop tarts

Homemade Peanut Butter Pop Tarts

Ingredients

Homemade Peanut Butter Pop Tarts  ingredients - Peanut Butter & Co. Peanut Butters

Homemade Peanut Butter Pop Tarts ingredients - Peanut Butter & Co. Peanut Butters

Martha Stewart’s Pie Crust (makes 2)
From Everyday Food
2 ½ cups all-purpose four
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon sugar
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
1/4 cup ice water

Pop Tarts
2 pie crusts
1 jar of your favorite Peanut Butter & Co. peanut butter (I’ve used Dark Chocolate Dreams, White Chocolate Wonderful and Cinnamon Raisin Swirl)
1 cup powdered sugar
2-3 tablespoons milk
sprinkles (optional)

Procedure

To make pie crust
1. In a food processor, pulse flour with salt and sugar. Add the butter.

2. Pulse until mixture resembles coarse meal, with a few pea-size pieces remaining.

3. Add ice water; pulse until dough is crumbly but holds together when squeezed. (If needed, add up to 4 tablespoons more ice water, 1 tablespoon at a time.) Do not overmix.

4. Turn out onto a work surface; knead once or twice, until dough comes together. Divide dough in half, and flatten into disks. Wrap separately in plastic; refrigerate at least one hour or up to three days.

To make Pop Tarts
1. Preheat oven to 350°F.

2. Roll out pie crusts to 1/8 inch thickness. Cut each pie crust into 4 rectangles. Place 1 heaping tablespoon of peanut butter onto the center of one of the rectangles, cover with another rectangle. Press down edges of the dough with a fork. Gently place onto a greased baking sheet. Repeat with the rest of the dough.

Homemade Peanut Butter Pop Tarts - Roll out pie crusts to 1/8 inch thickness

Homemade Peanut Butter Pop Tarts - Place 1 heaping tablespoon of peanut butter onto the center of one of the rectangles, cover with another rectangle

3. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until golden brown. Cool on rack.

Homemade Peanut Butter Pop Tarts - Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until golden brown

4. While your pop tarts are cooking, make your glaze. In a medium bowl, add the powdered sugar. Whisk to remove any clumps. Add milk a tablespoon at a time, whisking vigorously after each addition, until you reach a spreadable consistency.

5. When the pop tarts have cooled, top them with glaze and sprinkles!

You can store in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

Homemade Peanut Butter Pop Tarts, 8.7 out of 10 based on 3 ratings

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8 Responses to Homemade Peanut Butter Pop Tarts

  1. David Jason says:

    Those look great! I never thought of making my own poptarts – looks like Kellogg’s needs to watch out!

  2. Lilly says:

    hannah, these look amazing. i’m on a bit of a pb&j kick lately. how would you recommend adding some jam or marmelade to the recipe? do you think the jam would leak out of the crust? do you think i’d have to put peanut butter on both halves and then add the jam in the middle. i’m just worried the flavors will all get muddled while it bakes. please let me know if you have any thoughts about this or if you maybe even tried a pb&j version. thanks!

  3. Allison N says:

    Yum Yum Yum!!

    I would definitely rather make homemade pop tarts rather than buy ’em!

  4. Ashley Flores says:

    I would make these in a heartbeat if I had people coming over! I made them once last year as soon as they were posted and they were PERFECT!!! I made two huge ones and they were gobbled up immediately between 4 people.

  5. Lesley Lich says:

    These are an awessome alternative to store bought pop tarts.

  6. Lucy Nicewander says:

    sounds great cant wait to try!

  7. Kayla says:

    mmmm!! I don’t know why i didn’t think of something like this!!

  8. eugene says:

    thank you for info now i will make my own peanut butter tart

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Homemade Peanut Butter Pop Tarts