Homemade Strawberry Pop Tarts

These adorable strawberry flavored "Queen of Hearts" Homemade Pop Tarts are perfect for Valentine's Day or an Alice in Wonderland kids birthday party!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 pastries
Calories 551 kcal
Author Jennifer T.


For the pop tarts

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • 6 Tablespoon butter
  • 6 Tablespoon lard or shortening
  • 6-8 Tablespoon ice water
  • 1/2 cup strawberry jam

For the frosting

  • 1/2 cup white candy melts
  • 1 Tablespoon shortening
  • large heart sprinkles


To make the homemade pop tarts:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  2. Mix the flour, salt, sugar, butter and 6 Tablespoons shortening together with a fork or your hands. Add the water in increments until a smooth dough results.
  3. Roll the dough out to 1/4" thickness and cut into 4x6" rectangles.
  4. Spread strawberry jam onto a rectangle of dough, avoiding the edges by 1/2". Place another rectangle overtop and press the edges together with your fingers or a fork.
  5. Place the pop tarts onto a lined baking sheet and bake for 12-15 minutes until golden brown.
  6. Allow the pop tarts to cool completely before frosting.

To make the homemade pop tart frosting:

  1. Combine the candy melts and 1 TB shortening together in a small bowl and microwave in 30-second increments, stirring well in between each heating, until smooth.
  2. Spread the candy melts onto the pop tarts and add the hearts in a card pattern while the candy melts are still wet.
  3. Allow the candy melts to dry completely before storing or serving. Makes 4-6 pastries.

Recipe Notes

Note: Nutrition information is a rough estimate only; actual values will vary based on the exact ingredients used and amount of recipe prepared.

Nutrition Facts
Homemade Strawberry Pop Tarts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 551 Calories from Fat 279
% Daily Value*
Fat 31g48%
Saturated Fat 13g81%
Cholesterol 33mg11%
Sodium 512mg22%
Potassium 109mg3%
Carbohydrates 62g21%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 24g27%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 350IU7%
Vitamin C 2.5mg3%
Calcium 45mg5%
Iron 2.1mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.