Valentine’s Day is coming up and that means its time to get out the heart-shaped cookie cutters. I’m pretty sure that I have a cookie cutter for each Holiday now and being a food blogger you want a heart-shaped cookie cutter that comes in different sizes so you can make stain glass window cookies out of them. I’m not making cookies this time but pop tarts instead. Guys, cookie cutters are a total game changer when you want to make pop tarts and they help out so much! If you’re like me and are terrible at cutting equal shapes with any type of dough, then you are not alone. I’ve tried cutting out equal size squares for pop tarts before and some of them were not the same size. While trying to make the pop tarts it dawned on me to use cookie cutters. Not into hearts? Use squares or circles instead. If you watch the video, you will see how great the cookie cutters are.
How to make Air Fryer Pop-Tarts
I use 2 ingredient dough for this recipe. After the dough is rolled out, I cut the dough with my cookie cutters. This makes about 6 pop tarts. You might have to roll the dough out a second time to get that much. Place about 1 tablespoons of jam (use your favorite kind) in the middle of the dough. Top the jam with another heart-shaped dough and crimp the edges with a fork. Spray with Non-Stick Spray or another thing I like to use to give the top of the dough a more butter-like taste is Butter Spray. Add the pop tarts into the air fryer basket and cook them at 350 for 12 minutes or until the crust turns a golden brown color.
You can eat them just plain like that but I like to top my pop tarts with a little bit of glaze. I mixed powdered sugar, almond milk, and a wee bit of almond extract together in a bowl. My grandma always added that to her frosting recipes so that is what I do too.
Can I use sugar-free jam or sugar substitutes for this?
I have tried and tested several different sugar substitutes in the past. Stevia, sorbitol, and xylitol do not agree with my digestive system at all, but feel free to use whatever works best for you. If you are not sure what sugar substitute to use or what the conversions are then look them up online. Next week, I will have a more in detailed post about why I chose to go the no sugar substitute route.Print
You won’t need to buy any pre-packaged Pop Tarts after making these homemade ones in the air fryer. I used heart-shaped cookie cutters for Valentine’s Day.
1 cup of self-rising flour
1 cup of Greek yogurt
6 tablespoons of strawberry jam
1/3 cup of powdered sugar
2 tsp of milk
2 drops of almond extract
Red food coloring
Mix the Greek yogurt and self rising flour together in a bowl. Transfer the dough to a floured work surface. Roll out into rectangle and cut 12 equal squares. Some of the squares might be uneven but that is OK. 🙂
You can also use a square cookie cutter or different shaped cookie cutters to get even edges. Sometimes just using a knife doesn’t work.
Spread 1 tablespoon of jam in the center of each pop tart. Place one rectangle dough on top of the raspberry jam. Crimp the edges with a fork and spray the top with butter spray.
Place in an air fryer basket and set the timer to 12 minutes and the temperature to 350 degrees.
While the pop tarts are cooking in the air fryer, make the icing. Mix the powdered sugar, milk, and almond extract together with a whisk until well combined.
Yeilds 6 pop tarts (depending on what size you cut them)
Smart Points:7 (1 pop tart)
- Serving Size: 1
- Calories: 137
- Sugar: 8.1
- Fat: .4
- Saturated Fat: .1
- Carbohydrates: 29.6
- Fiber: .6
- Protein: 6.3