I don’t know about you but I love pop tarts! They’re a real guilty pleasure of mine as an occasional treat but lets face it, they aren’t the healthiest of snacks. I decided to have a go at making something a little bit healthier that I could enjoy with the kids and it was surprisingly easy.
Obviously I’d still class these as a treat but I felt a lot more comfortable giving Harry and Megan these, lower sugar alternative than the real thing. They’re also smaller so a much more child friendly portion!
I made these with Megan and they were perfect as a fun afternoon baking activity with my 2 year old.
You could easily make these with healthier alternatives to Jam such as the BabyLed Foods fruit spreads to make them even healthier.
- 1 sheet of ready roll shortcrust pastry
- low sugar jam
- 3 tbsp icing sugar
- A small dash of water
I’ve been a bit vague with the measurements here but that’s because it all depends on how big you make each pop tart. I made ten from 1 roll of pastry but it all depends on what size you want them to be.
- Preheat the oven to 180°c.
- Cut the pastry into 20, equal sized rectangles.
- Put a generous dollop of jam in the middle of half of the rectangles. (Leave a 1cm border round the edge to seal them.
- Put another pastry rectangle on top of each one and squeeze round the edges with your fingers to seal.
- Bake in the oven for 20 minutes.
- Allow to cool (This is important if you want your icing to stay put!)
- Mix the icing sugar with the water. Add a tiny drop at a time as you want the icing quite thick and it’s amazing how quickly it turns super runny!
- Cover each pop tart with the icing and sprinkle.
- Allow the icing to set and enjoy!