As you all know, here at Dollhouse we love everything miniature, so I decided to make homemade mini Pop Tarts. And because everything tastes better on a stick, I created these adorable Lolli-Pop Tarts! You can make these with store bought pie crust and jelly, or make your own pastry and filling from scratch.
- 1 package prepared pie crust (Check out our recipe for our homemade pie crust here)
- Jelly (or your favorite filling)
- Lollipop sticks
- 1 egg
- Powdered sugar
- Food coloring & sprinkles
Roll out your pie crust and cut ~1 3/4"x2 1/4" rectangles (you can make larger, traditional sized Pop Tarts as well and omit the lollipop stick) use ruler and pizza cutter for more uniform pieces. I used ready made pie crust but you can certainly make your own using our recipe from our miniature pie post!
Place pie crust pieces on baking sheet and put a lollipop stick on center of each rectangle. Top with a dollop of filling, making sure it doesn't get too close to the edge.
I stared with fruit jams and jelly, but then decided to try some more exciting flavors... the filling possibilities are endless! Get creative with your fillings or stick with the classics. The classic strawberry jelly filling was my fave :)
From top left: Orange marmalade, grape jam, apple pie pilling, strawberry jelly, PB & J, S'mores, Cinnamon Sugar Marshmallow, Cookies & Cream.
Brush the edges with a beaten egg (which acts as a "glue") and gently lay a second rectangle over the filling. Press the edges down with a fork to seal your Pop Tarts. (You can now brush egg over the whole top if you want an extra flaky crust.)
Bake in preheated 375 degree oven for 8-11 minutes, or until edges start to turn golden brown.
To create glaze, simply stir 1 cup of powdered sugar with 1 tablespoon of water until smooth. You can add a drop of any of our super strength flavorings if you want a flavored glaze. Add coloring if desired and spoon onto tops of lolli-pop tarts. Add sprinkles while glaze is still wet.
You can have fun with this part and make any sort of color combination you want.
I made a batch of strawberry and topped them with pink glaze and sprinkles. Try coordinating your glaze color with a variety of fillings just like traditional Pop Tarts.
You can even use cookie cutters to cut fun shapes!
Want more fun breakfast ideas?! Click the photos below for some of my other 'breakfast with a twist' recipes:
Banana Split Pancakes (recipe coming soon)