Go ahead, and try to tell me....childhood didn't just go and slap you in the face.
These were LIFE growing up for me.
Mainly because of the colors. You can't deny these colors are bomb af.
So I ran with this and made it super easy to make at home for you.
I wouldn't suggest putting them in a toaster tho....haha.
Wild berry....should technically be three berries, as compared to the packaging of the original poptart.
Blueberries, raspberries and strawberries.
For this though, I didn't add the strawberry - I only went with two.
And I chose pre-made seedless jams to make it oh so easy.
Blueberry is very strong so I only went with a 1/3 of it and balanced it out with 2/3's raspberry.
If you're down for the third jam, feel free to add that as well! Can't go wrong :)
And to make it EVEN easier, I used premade pie crust.
I know - who AM I?? I usually always make everything from scratch but I wanted this to be easy and do-able for everyone.
Filo dough would have been another option but it would have puffed to Mars and it wouldn't look anything like a poptart.
Just somethin about that jam oozing out....
And then oozing SOME MORE.
I can't deal with it! The jam that oozes out after baking totally becomes like fruit tape. You know those really gross ones they sell in the shape of a ruler?
But this is so much better.
You want to let them cool completely before frosting.
To get the exact colors of the blue and purple I went and bought neon dyes.
And came home to realize, I ALREADY HAD THEM in my drawer.
I almost wanted to leave them as is.
I can't with that purple....
But then... the blue. It really stole my heart.
I can literally still smell them.
These are best eaten right away of course, but.....come next day there isn't really a way to heat these unless you leave them un-iced.
You totally can't put these in the toaster oven because of the crazy icing.
I knew these would ooze a bit when I baked them, you can only crimp the edges so much...so I tried to pile on as much jam as I could before sealing them.
You can definitely try other jams as well. I'm thinkin of throwing it back to those cinnamon sugar boy days soon....
Wild Berry Poptarts
yield: 9 poptarts
prep time: 15 minutes
cook time: 20 minutes
2 packages of premade pie crust (4 circles)
1/2 c seedless raspberry jam
1/4 c blueberry jam
1/2 c powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla
3 Tbs heavy cream - until just thick enough but still spreadable
Neon purple food dye
Neon blue food dye
Preheat oven to 375 degrees and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
Take your pie crusts and roll them out with a rolling pin to stretch just a bit, cut off edges to form a square and cut out your rectangles. Pair each rectangle so you know how many you'll need and roll out one of the rectangles a little bit larger than the other to cover our pile of jam and be able to seal.
Mix together the jams and set aside.
Take the smaller rectangle and lay on the parchment lined baking sheet.
Pile on the jam and spread a bit, but not to the edges.
Cover with the larger top and crimp the edges using a fork and poke a few holes ontop. Continue until all are done.
Bake for 15 minutes until browned and oozing.
Let cool completely before icing. or totally dont...I would support your decision.
Mix together the powdered sugar, heavy cream and vanilla. Split into two bowls and add 4 drops of food dye each, to each bowl. Mix until well combined.
Ice the poptarts with the purple frosting and let sit for a minute, then drizzle over the blue.