Homemade Strawberry Pop Tarts Recipe

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Want to make a homemade version of strawberry pop tarts? Your family is going to love this super easy recipe!

Strawberry Poptarts that are homemade on a white plate.

Strawberry Pop Tarts Recipe

I just love to make homemade versions of “store food.” It almost always comes out cheaper, and you get to decide what ingredients you want inside of them!

The recipe I’m sharing with you today is a very simple one and can be put together in no time. Sometimes we use these Homemade Pop Tarts for a quick breakfast on the go or for a simple afternoon snack or treat, especially when the kids are busy playing outside.

We choose not to add any sugar to the top of ours when we make them, but if you want to make them very similar to the store version, I’ve also shared instructions on how to add a simple icing to these after they are cooled.

Ingredients in the Strawberry Pop Tarts Recipe

  • Pie dough. If you have some from the store you can use that or you use one recipe of Homemade Butter Pie Crust. If you want to make a gluten-free version you can make your pie crust using Gluten Free All Purpose Flour.
  • Strawberries. This recipe calls for fresh strawberries, but you can also make it with strawberry preserves, strawberry jam, or another kind of jelly that you have on hand.
  • Powdered sugar and Milk. These are optional if you want to give your poptarts a little bit of frosting. If you want to skip the extra sugar, you don’t need to add this.

Just made these! Pie dough was on sale for $1 so I just used that… They were so easy to make and turned out so good!! It was a fun treat for my kids (and mom)!

Laura, Little House Living reader
Strawberry poptarts on white plate with fresh strawberries on the side.

Variations to the Recipe

  • To make the icing, whisk the powdered sugar and milk together and pour over. This is optional! Only add the glaze after the pop tarts have cooled down or it will all run off.
  • Cut the pie crust with a fun cookie cutter to make your pop tarts in a special shape.
  • Add a few sprinkles to the frosting or you can do this by brushing them with an egg wash before baking and add the sprinkles on that if you don’t want the added sugar of the frosting.
  • Add a bit of lemon juice to the chopped strawberries to keep them from browning.
  • You can use puff pastry to make these, but they will turn out more like Toaster Strudels.
  • Chop the strawberries in your food processor if you don’t want to do it by hand.
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Homemade Strawberry Pop-Tarts Recipe

Make these easy strawberry poptarts at home where you can control the ingredients!

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword Homemade Strawberry Poptarts
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes
Servings 3 poptarts
Calories 313 kcal
Creator Merissa


  • 1 roll of pie dough or homemade pie dough
  • ¾ cup strawberries chopped
  • 4 tbsp powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp milk


  1. Roll out pie dough and cut into a square
  2. Chop strawberries finely
  3. Cut the dough into three equal sized strips and then cut them in half creating 6 rectangles
  4. Place a small scoop of strawberries in the middle of 3 of the rectangles
  5. Cover each rectangle with another rectangle of dough and cinch the sides with a fork
  6. Place in an air fryer for 6 minutes or into a 350 degree oven for 16-18 minutes
  7. Cool your hand pies on a wire rack. You need them chilled or cooled down for the icing to stick.

  8. To make the icing whisk the icing sugar and milk together and pour over. This is optional.
Nutrition Facts
Homemade Strawberry Pop-Tarts Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 313 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 7g
Cholesterol 0.2mg0%
Sodium 233mg10%
Potassium 113mg3%
Carbohydrates 41g14%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 8IU0%
Vitamin C 21mg25%
Calcium 19mg2%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Have you ever made homemade pop tarts? Do you eat them for breakfast or snacks?

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Merissa Alink

Merissa has been blogging about and living the simple and frugal life on Little House Living since 2009 and has internationally published 2 books on the topic. You can read about Merissa’s journey from penniless to freedom on the About Page. You can send her a message any time from the Contact Page.

This recipe for Strawberry Pop Tarts was originally posted on Little House Living in January 2021. It has been updated as of January 2024.

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  1. I’m saving this recipe for my grandkids! I’m betting for my husband also…It looks amazing, simple and no preservatives is huge! I’ll be making this soon as they are here. Thank you!

  2. Just made these! Pie dough was on sale for $1 so I just used that… They were so easy to make and turned out so good!! It was a fun treat for my kids (and mom)!