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Easy Vegan Pop Tarts Recipe


  • Author: Sweet Simple Vegan

Description

These Vegan Pop Tarts are just like the pop tarts from childhood, yet better in every way! They’re flaky, buttery, perfectly sweetened and free from animal products. Make them at home in your air fryer or oven then top with an easy homemade icing and rainbow sprinkles. Enjoy as a sweet treat or indulgent vegan breakfast!


Ingredients

Pie Crust

  • (180 g) all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup vegan butter, cubed
  • 46 tablespoons ice water

Filling

  • ½ cup strawberry jam
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch

Icing

  • 1 cup (120 g) powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon strawberry jam
  • 1 tablespoon non-dairy milk
  • Rainbow sprinkles (optional)

Instructions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, and salt. Add the cubed vegan butter and rub together with your hands until the butter is evenly distributed through the flour mixture and resembles breadcrumbs. 
  2. One tablespoon at a time, add the ice water and mix together with a spatula until the dough begins to come together. You may need to use your hands. Form the dough into a disk and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  3. If you’re baking in your oven: Preheat oven to 400°F and line a large baking sheet. 
  4. In a small bowl, mix together ½ cup of the strawberry jam and 1 tbsp of cornstarch. Set aside.
  5. Once your dough has chilled, roll it out to a rectangle roughly 10×12” in size and about ¼” thick. Cut off any rough edges so the edges are straight then cut the dough into 8 even rectangles about 3×5” each. 
  6. Add 1½ tbsp of the prepared filling to half of the rectangles. 
  7. Gently brush water around the edges. Top each rectangle with the remaining rectangles of dough and use a fork to crimp the edges.
  8. Air Fryer Baking Instructions: Set your air fryer to 375°F. Add the pop tarts to your air fryer on top of a piece of parchment paper and air fry for 13-17 minutes or until golden brown. If they don’t all fit in your air fryer basket, keep the extras in the fridge until ready to air fry.
  9. Oven Baking Instructions: Evenly spread the pop tarts onto the baking sheet and bake for 16-22 minutes, or until crispy. 
  10. Once cooked, remove the pop tarts and place them on a wire rack to cool completely.
  11. While the pop tarts cool, make the icing. Mix together the powdered sugar, 1 tbsp of strawberry jam, and oat milk in a small bowl.
  12. Once the pop tarts are completely cool, add the icing and spread it out with a spoon or butter knife. Add sprinkles if using.
  13. Allow the frosting to set and enjoy!

Notes

  • These vegan pop tarts will keep for up to 3 days at room temperature. We have not tested freezing these pop tarts and cannot be certain it will work well. If you’d like to try to freeze them, we’d recommend freezing them without the icing tightly wrapped in plastic wrap. 
  • Reheat leftover pop tarts in the air fryer for about 5 minutes at 350°F. The frosting may melt a bit so keep an eye on it!