Peanut Butter and Jelly Pop Tarts

Peanut Butter and Jelly Pop Tarts
From, by Nancy Piran

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Breakfast just got a lot easier with these homemade peanut butter and jelly pop tarts!

When I was a kid I used to eat pop tarts ALL OF THE TIME. Seriously, it was like my favorite breakfast.

It was quick and easy. All I had to do was just pop them into the toaster, and I would have this ooey gooey, warm pastry. It was perfection! For some reason though, now that I have my own kids, I almost never buy my kids these wonderful little pastry treats.

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It is crazy all of the flavors they have out now, such as hot fudge sundae or birthday cake, because I only ever remember eating frosted brown sugar.

Well, because my kiddos love them so much, and as much as I do, I set out on trying to make them at home. If you regularly read The Bitter Side of Sweet you will know that I am a super nut about puff pastry! I think it is so easy to use and I can have a quick dessert ready in no time, like these Key lime tarts.

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To make these pop tarts, I used three very simple ingredients: peanut butter, jelly and puff pastry. It is simple as that. Now, when using puff pastry, there is some waiting time. I know we all don’t like to wait, but it is okay - this is necessary.

You see, the puff pastry is frozen, and while I have seen some use it frozen, I prefer to let my pastry sit at room temperature for about 20 minutes, just so it is easier to use.

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Making them a kid’s classic, like peanut butter and jelly, was a no brainer for me. I did however make these kind of large. You could absolutely make these smaller, for a more bite-sized treat, or to stretch the recipe further for more servings.


Peanut Butter and Jelly Pop Tarts Recipe



  • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed
  • 1/2 cup strawberry jam

For the Egg Wash:

  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon water

For the Peanut Butter Glaze:

  • 1/2 cup peanut butter, melted


  1. Allow puff pastry to come to room temperature, about 20 minutes.
  2. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  3. Roll out puff pastry on lightly floured surface.
  4. Cut the sheet into 3rds. Then cut each into halves. You will end up with 6 rectangles.
  5. Place on baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  6. Divide jam up equally onto 3 rectangles.
  7. Brush the edge of each rectangle with egg wash.
  8. Place the remaining 3 triangles on top of the rectangles with jam.
  9. Use a fork to press to seal the edges.
  10. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown.

For the Peanut Butter Glaze:

  1. Melt peanut butter in microwave for 15 seconds.
  2. Drizzle over the top of each cooled pastry.
  3. Serve and ENJOY!


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