Peanut Butter and Jelly Pop Tarts Recipe

Kate Donahue | Food Babbles

Peanut Butter and Jelly Pop Tarts are a quick homemade version that'll take you back to your childhood.

Peanut Butter and Jelly Pop Tarts Photo

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.

Peanut Butter and Jelly Pop Tarts Picture

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.

Peanut Butter and Jelly Pop Tarts Image

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.

Peanut Butter and Jelly Pop Tarts Pic

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.

Are you tired of the dinner routine?

Stuck in a rut or looking for fun new recipes to try?

Our Facebook Group is growing every day! If you haven’t joined yet, we invite you to come check it out and join the fun.


You can ask for recipe ideas, talk about cooking techniques, or get help figuring out the right new pan set for you. If you’ve already joined, invite a friend along!


Peanut Butter and Jelly Pop Tarts Recipe

    3 Servings


  • 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!


Cooking Method:
Puff Pastry
, , , , , , , , ,
Related Recipes:
Puff Pastry Recipes, Breakfast Recipes, Brunch Recipes, Snack Recipes, Baking Recipes, Baked Recipes, Peanut Butter Recipes, Jelly Recipes, Jam Recipes, Easy Recipes
Recipe Yields:
3 servings
Prep Time:
Cook Time:
Total Time:
Related Post:
Author: Kate Donahue
Recipe Yields: 3 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 2 pop tarts
Servings Per Recipe 3

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 197
Calories 431

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 25g
  Saturated Fat 5g
Sodium 9mg
Total Carbohydrate 45g
  Dietary Fiber 0g
  Sugars 36g
Protein 13g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Kate Donahue

About Kate

Kate babbles about all things food on her own blog, Food Babbles, and about feeding her girls the best way. Here on Food Fanatic, she wows us with her commitment to homemade, fresh baking, week after week.

Show Comments