Pop-tarts don’t have to be a long lost childhood memory anymore. These vegan cherry pop-tarts are super easy to make and the combination of tart cherry jam and sweet almond glaze is to die for!
Thinking about these little rectangles of goodness takes me right back to being a 90s kid. Who else remembers the pop-tart commercials that went something like, “so hot, they’re cool”? Come on now, where my millennials at?
I think it’s safe to say that pop-tarts are somewhat of an iconic breakfast symbol for many of us.
I mean, what’s not to like? You have a flaky crust, some filling that’s sweet AF, covered with an even sweeter glaze, of course that sh-t is gonna be good.
Until you grow up, perhaps develop a sense of health consciousness, and look at the ingredient list for those bad boys and gasp in complete and utter horror.
Personally, I was never much of a pop-tart kid. My mom never really bought them for me. But when I did gain some grocery shopping autonomy, I would throw a box in the cart every once in a while – but it definitely was not a regular thing. I’m pretty sure the s’mores flavour was my ultimate favourite. I’d love to hear what was/is your favourite pop-tart flavour!
Looking back on it though, I’m grateful this was just an occasional indulgence.
But let me tell you, making your own pop-tarts at home is so ridiculously simple, so much more delicious, and a whole hell of a lot healthier. Single digit number of ingredients ftw!
I decided to fill mine with a store bought sour cherry jam. I usually am not a fan of store bought jams, but I actually found one I don’t mind! Great to have on hand when I don’t have any homemade jam. Or when I am too lazy to make homemade jam. If you’d rather make your own jam, you can use my cherry chia jam recipe, which is equally as yum in these pop-tarts.
The pastry is super simple and doubles as a vegan pie crust that comes together in a matter of minutes. Flour + coconut oil + cold water + a little bit of sugar, then a little mixing, some rolling, some rectangle cutting, and the fun part, adding your filling. Then presto! Out of the oven comes perfect little pockets of delicious. It actually is that easy.
These are perfect for on the go snacks or breakfasts, for kids and adults alike.
So give ‘em a try! You won’t be disappointed, I promise.
And make sure to use the hashtag #sweetlikecocoa so I can drool over all the yums.