Monday, June 29, 2009

June 2009 – Poptart Copycat – Sara

I wanted to make the real deal of something that I would normally buy prepackaged. Poptarts (or their organic equivalent) fit the bill. The copycat version put the original to shame. Seriously. I cannot stress enough the need for each and every one of you to attempt your own Poptart.

I found this recipe ( on the web. I halfed it, used butter instead of shortening, and increased the flour along with a few other minor modifications. (I always need to use WAY more flour than what the recipe calls for. I have some sort of flour black hole in my mixing bowl. )


6 tbsp butter

6 tbsp sugar

2 eggs

3 cups flour (approx.)

1 ½ tbsp baking powder

Preserves of choice

**1 egg yolk & 2 tbsp cream for brushing prior to baking

Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs. Mix in flour and baking powder. Add flour if necessary to get a decent dough texture. Chill for an hour or so. (Honestly, I don’t know if the fridge time made a bit of difference in the end. I think a good floured surface sufficed)

Turn out onto floured surface. Roll out and divide into equal parts. Spread on preserves onto a square. Top with another square of dough. Brush with egg mixture and bake on 350 degrees for approx 20 minutes.

While baking, mix frosting ingredients over medium low temp.


½ cup powder sugar

2 tbsp milk

1 tsp vanilla extract

Brush with frosting when done baking and sprinkle with sprinkles.

Yum, Yum, Yum, Yum, Yum, delicioso!

Very well received. (He’s eating ranch with everything these days…)


  1. Those look AWESOME!!!!!! Well done!

  2. I can not begin to describe how delicious these are. They are like "pop tarts Plus". You really don't even need the ranch dipping sauce. These are quite possibly one of the best confections I have ever had.

  3. When Nikki described these to me, I was skeptical, but I think you recreated Pop Tarts.

  4. I had the opportunity last night to take one of these out of the fridge and pop it into the toaster. Pretty, pretty, pretty, pretty, pretty good.

  5. I am pretty impressed...those look delicious and better than any pop tarts I've ever bought. I do wish I could have a bite...can you box one up and send it down this way :) ?

  6. How did you know about my secret Pop Tart buying shame? Hell yeah, I am definitely going to make these at home now.