In honor of National Pi Day, these Mini Peanut Butter Jelly Pop Tarts combine flakey pastry strudel, a jelly center, and peanut butter icing in this bite sized treat that everyone will love!

Did you know tomorrow is National Pie Day? No wait, I got that wrong. National Pi day.

First of all, why National Pi/e Day couldn’t be on the same day makes no sense to me. Because everybody knows that on National Pi Day, you make pies. So in honor of this very special day, I had to share a pie with you all! And not just any pie: Mini Pop Tarts loaded with jelly and topped with a sweet peanut butter icing and chopped peanuts. Oh MAN are these babies delicious! And so cute. Mini = instant cuteness.

Also, mini means you can eat twice as many, because they’re small. AmIright? 

In honor of National Pi Day, these Mini Peanut Butter Jelly Pop Tarts combine flakey pastry strudel, a jelly center, and peanut butter icing in this bite sized treat that everyone will love!

Reading (& loving!) Bon Appétempt 

I could go on and on about these peanut butter Pop Tarts, but instead I want to talk about something else very special: a memoir that made me laugh, cry, and everything in between. It engrossed me in a life that felt so similar to my own that I couldn’t help but write a lengthly email to the author and tell her how much it resonated with me. That memoir is Bon Appétempt by Amelia Morris.

Now, my sister Rebe and I have been fans of Amelia for years. Though Rebe and I live in separate states, we will frequently send each other texts asking if the other one has seen the latest Bon Appétempt video. And we’ve definitely sat on our bed at home together and scrolled through page after page of recipes.

What makes Amelia stand out, to me, is her honesty in blogging. I feel a breath of fresh air every time I see her posts, whether it’s tips on how to be sexy in the kitchen or most recently, her mother’s Rolex. There’s no one in the blogging world that I’m aware of that does it like Amelia, and I love her for it.

In honor of National Pi Day, these Mini Peanut Butter Jelly Pop Tarts combine flakey pastry strudel, a jelly center, and peanut butter icing in this bite sized treat that everyone will love!

The Bon Appétempt memoir covers everything from being a child of a divorce to Amelia’s struggles as a retail associate having to box expensive dinnerwares during hot Los Angeles summers. From getting her MFA in creative writing to cooking her first cake (chocolate peppermint, to be exact).

And that’s the beauty in it — through her raw yet thoughtful stories, Amelia sucks you into her world. A world that feels so genuine and so complete in its telling that you can’t help but reflect on your own life.

And those are the best kinds of books, aren’t they? The ones that totally engross you so that you can’t put them down, and when you do, you can’t stop thinking about them?

At least that’s my favorite kind 🙂

In honor of National Pi Day, these Mini Peanut Butter Jelly Pop Tarts combine flakey pastry strudel, a jelly center, and peanut butter icing in this bite sized treat that everyone will love!

Tips for making homemade Pop Tarts

Don’t let Pop Tarts intimidate you! These cuties are really easy to make, as long as you keep a few things in mind.

Chill the pie dough — It’s important that you chill the pie dough before making your mini jelly and peanut butter Pop Tarts. Chilling the dough will help these Pop Tarts keep their shape in the oven, and it’ll give the flour time to relax before rolling it out.

Don’t overfill the Pop Tarts — I know it’s tempting to stuff these mini Pop Tarts with jelly, but if you add too much these will burst in the oven. Or ooze everywhere. Or something equally messy that you’ll have to scrub to get off your baking tray.

Use any jam you like — These are your peanut butter Pop Tarts, so use any jam or marmalade you like! I kept it classic with strawberry jelly, but grape, blueberry, cherry, or raspberry would taste great here too.

Frost the Pop Tarts once cool — Do NOT try and frost these babies while they’re still warm. You want the thick peanut butter glaze to stick to the mini Pop Tarts and not slide off.

In honor of National Pi Day, these Mini Peanut Butter Jelly Pop Tarts combine flakey pastry strudel, a jelly center, and peanut butter icing in this bite sized treat that everyone will love!

So without further ado, I’m teaming up with Amelia to give away a copy of Bon Appétempt to one lucky reader! To enter, simply comment below.

Good luck to you all!

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Mini Peanut Butter Jelly Pop Tarts

  • Author: Sarah Fennel
  • Yield: 12 mini poptarts 1x
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Ingredients

For the pie crust

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup butter, cold and cut into small cubes
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 45 tablespoons ice cold water

For the filling

  • 1/3 cup jam (any will do, but I used strawberry)

For the icing

  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons whole milk
  • finely chopped peanuts, for topping

Instructions

Make the pie crust

  1. In a standing mixer, mix the flour, sugar, and salt. Add in the chilled butter and mix again until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Slowly add in the ice water, mixing with your hands. Work fast as to not melt the butter into the dough. Your goal is to keep everything as cold as possible! Stop adding water as soon as the dough comes together. If needed, fold the dough against the bowl a few times to ensure everything comes together.
  2. Shape the dough into an oval disk and wrap in plastic wrap. Allow to chill in fridge for at least 1 hour, but up to overnight.

Make the poptarts

  1. Remove the dough from the fridge. Place a large piece of saran wrap over a work surface, then sprinkle flour over it. Flour a rolling pin. Working quickly, roll the dough out into a large rectangle so the dough is about 1/4 of an inch thick. Using a ruler and a sharp knife, cut your dough into rectangles 1.5″ by 2.5″. take the remaining scraps of dough, form them into a ball, roll them out, and repeat until you’ve created 24 rectangles of dough.
  2. Lift a corner of the saran wrap up off of your surface to help gently release the rectangles from their place. Transfer 12 rectangles to a large, parchment-lined baking sheet, leaving as little as 1/2 inch between each rectangle.
  3. Whisk an egg in a small bowl, creating an eggwash. Brush each of your 12 rectangles with the wash. This will help the dough to stick together!
  4. Spoon around 2 teaspoons of jam into the center of each rectangle. No need to spread it around. Place the remaining 12 rectangles dough over the base & filling of the rectangles, like a blanket. Press down slightly with your fingers to help seal the dough together. Then, using a fork, create indentations around the entire rectangle.
  5. Brush the remaining eggwash over the poptarts, then use a fork to create small airholes on the top. Bake for 15 minutes, then allow to cool completely.

Make the icing

  1. While the poptarts are baking, make your icing! Whisk together the powdered sugar, peanut butter, and milk. You’re looking for a thick but spreadable consistency (it shouldn’t look grainy at all). Once the poptarts are cooled completely, spread the icing over the poptarts, then sprinkle with chopped peanuts!

More Pop Tart recipes from Broma Bakery:

Homemade Apricot Almond Pop Tarts

Pumpkin Butter Pop Tarts

Giant Gluten-Free Pop Tart with Cinnamon Maple Glaze

Strawberry Nutella Pop Tarts

Blueberry Lemon Curd Pop Tarts

46 comments

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Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom
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Sarah, I’m all about memoirs these days. . have you read “It was me all along?” by Andie Mitchell? anyway, The Bon Appétempt memoir sounds fabulous! I need a good book! and love these peanut butter and jelly pop tarts!!!! FABULOUS!

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Abby @ The Frosted Vegan
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Ohh I’ve been looking for a new book to read, so this is it! Also, allll the pieee and alllll the time and always yes to more pop tarts, brilliant! Happy weekend friend xo

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Jen @ Baked by an Introvert
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I love getting recommendations for new books to read. This book sounds great! And these pop tarts, Sarah! I wish I had one now. They look amazing!

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Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice
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I love the idea of making your own pop tarts! These are just the cutest and so perfect for pi day! And anything pb&j flavored is a winner in my book. Pinned!

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Nicole
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Looks so good! Anything with PB&J holds a special place in my heart!!

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Karen
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These are cute and look delicious. I can’t wait to make them. Thanks for the heads up on this book. I am always looking for new and interesting things to read. I spend much time in the kitchen and quite a bit of time reading. Two of my favorite past times.

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Liz @ Floating Kitchen
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Love that we both made mini pies. Yeah Pi Day! I just watched the “be sexy” video. SO fun!

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Rebecca The Sister
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Send me summa these right this instant!

And thanks for the shoutout. Can’t wait to read *your* copy of Amelia’s book this summer. (Which means disregard this comment in the giveaway hehe!)

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Pete
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So these pop tarts will become my new breakfast for the foreseeable future…

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Manali @ CookWithManali
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Umm I wish I could grab one from the screen! PB is always calling my name! Yum!

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Stephanie-Oh
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I love peanut butter and was looking for something yummy to bring to my 3 grandchildren next week when we visit. This fits the bill. Thanks so much.

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Judi
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Love Amelia and these look AMAZING.

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Justine
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If you post one more pop tart recipe I will be forced to buy a kitchen ruler.

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Kelsey @ Snacking Squirrel
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I want one of these for breakfast so bad! It would go great with a coffee. And the filling is so hearty and creamy looking

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Rachel
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Ooh these look so good!

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Maria
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These pop tarts remind me of my childhood! Loving memoirs right now having recently read a few and this one sounds good.

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Annette
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These look delicious, like little pillows of goodness! I don’t eat the store bought kind, but I would eat these.

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ann
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Ok, I’ve got to make these tomorrow for my daughter-in-law’s birthday. She loves pb&j! Thanks for sharing.

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Meagan @ The F&B Department
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This post is parallel with my own kitchen attempts at pop tarts as of late. I’ve had trouble sealing them up enough to keep the jam from flowing out. And when I have succeeded, I’ve failed to get decent photos. But you (and Bon Appétempt) have inspired me to keep trying! Thanks!!!

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Cyndi Ba
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These look so good! My kids would love these.

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Tara
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my pregnant, pop tart loving body wants to eat these so badly! And I’d love to win a copy of Amelia’s book to sustain me through this terribly nauseous first trimester wherein all I want to eat are said pop tarts and baked potatoes!

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Traci | Vanilla And Bean
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Baaahhaaaahhhaa!!! How to be sexy!! OMG! What a fun way to start the day! LOL! Thank you for the early morning smile… these pop tarts (OMGeeeee) and the generous giveaway, Sarah! I’ve not known Amelia, but will be following now! What a character.

These are the cutest pop tarts ever.. and sooo reminiscent of childhood… the famed PB&J. Now, I could go for one of these for breakfast! Love em Sarah!

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emily
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I would love to win this book!

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Christina @ Bake with Christina
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Omg these pop tarts look SO delicious and amazing!! I’m loving the peanut butter jelly flavor, so original and delicious looking!! Pinned 🙂

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Medha @ Whisk & Shout
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These are adorable and look delish! Love that you topped them off with crushed peanuts. So cute 🙂

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Robin
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Those pop tarts look amazing! The book sounds right up my alley 🙂

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Amanda @ Cookie Named Desire
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The book sounds incredible. I love books that make you think and reflect upon your own life and experiences – and perhaps even gain a whole new perspective on things. I can just see myself digging into the book with a plateful of these pop tarts.

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Kathy @ Beyond the Chicken Coop
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Individual pies/pop tarts are such a great idea. My kids would love eating these.

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Maryanne @ the little epicurean
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Happy Pi(e) Day! Those mini pop tarts are THE cutest.

That definitely sounds like my read. I like reading stories that I continue to think about long after the book is over. Thanks for introducing Amelia! I’ve added it to my summer reading list 🙂

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Christina @ The Beautiful Balance
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Your dough looks so flaky and buttery! PB + J is such a classic but I love that you updated it in pop tart form! Sharing this now 🙂

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Jennifer @ Seasons and Suppers
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Great way to celebrate Pi Day! I haven’t had a pop tart in years. Time to change that and make these 🙂

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jan
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poptarts! My favorite… I can’t wait to make these! Thanks for the recipe.

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Zainab
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These are so so pretty!! And of course classic!!

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chickie brewer
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What a great idea, and it has better quality ingredients!

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Lynn @ Order in the Kitchen
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I’m intrigued by this book! And these pop tarts are perfection! Pinning to make them! Never thought I could make homemade pop tarts but you are giving me hope!! xo

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Abby
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These look so good!!! I’ve only just turned 18 and I’d loveee to use my new “freedom” to make these delicious pie tarts!! Thanks for the recipes I’m saving it 🙂

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Laura @ Laura's Culinary Adventures
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This is probably the cutest pie recipe I saw for pie day! So fun!

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Joanne
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Oooo I hadn’t heard of that memoir, but it sounds like a must-read! Just as these mini pop tarts sound like a must make. You know I can’t resist anything with PB&J.

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Lisa
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Sounds kinda hard. Well maybe I’m just a noob.
(I really am.)
But anyway. I’ve suddenly found out that you can buy peanut butter in our small Russian town, so can’t wait to try out every peanut butter recipe ever. And these tarts look soooo tasty. So why not start with them?
Btw, all of your recipes I’ve tried so far were unbelievably delicious.
Good luck, me, let’s not screw up these little guys 🙂

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Jennai
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I love cookbooks — and this one sounds wonderful! I’d love to add it to my collection.

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Michelle @ Modern Acupuncture
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Seriously, these are the cutest things I’ve seen all day! I can’t wait to try them. What a fun twist on the classic strawberry pop tart – peanut butter frosting! To die for 🙂 My coworkers will love these.

Sarah | Broma Bakery
Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Thank you Michelle! Let me know what you think!

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Abie
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Love this recipe 🙂 I’ll check that book out!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
Sarah | Broma Bakery
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You should Abie! Thanks for commenting 🙂

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Jessica Victor
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I am a pop tart enthusiast. I carry a full box around with me in my bag everywhere. I also eat toaster strudels as a snack. I need this pop tart!!!

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Amber Breaker
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At what temperature do I bake the crust?

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