Make St. Patrick’s Day extra special for your family by making these easy Air Fryer St. Patrick’s Day Pop Tarts. Pie dough is shaped like a pop tart and filled with a delicious jelly, then covered in white icing and St. Patrick’s Day-inspired sprinkles. It’s the perfect way to start St. Patty’s day!
These St. Patrick Day pop tarts are perfect for breakfast, or snacks. You can put them in your kid’s lunches for a snack. You can eat them throughout March.
This recipe can easily be adapted for any holiday by switching the sprinkles you use.
Homemade pop tarts are extremely easy to make. They are a budget-friendly alternative to store-bought pop tarts. You just need some pie dough, jam, and icing!
They are so easy to make the kids can help create them.
In less than half an hour, you’ll have flaky, warm pop tarts bursting with green sprinkles ready to enjoy!
HOW TO MAKE AIR FRYER ST. PATRICK’S DAY POP TARTS
Pie dough is cut into rectangles and filled with jelly, then pressed together and air fried until golden brown and decorated with icing and sprinkles for a delicious snack or breakfast the whole family will enjoy! Are you ready to get started?
You’ll find the specific ingredient amounts and detailed instructions in the printable recipe at the bottom of this post.
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- Measuring Spoons – I LOVE my set of these!
- Air Fryer
- Pizza Cutter or Knife
- Pastry Brush
- Cooling Rack
AIR FRYER ST. PATRICK’S DAY POP TART INGREDIENTS
This fun and easy Air Fryer St. Patrick’s Day Pop Tarts recipe uses everyday kitchen staples to create a delicious breakfast or snack your family will love. All you need is:
- pre-made pie crust
- vanilla icing
- St.Patrick’s Day sprinkles
- an egg
AIR FRYER ST. PATRICK DAY POP TART RECIPE INSTRUCTIONS
Begin by preheating the air fryer to 375 degrees.
Next, roll out the pie crust and cut it into rectangles.
Place jelly in the center of every other rectangle.
Place a rectangle without jelly on top of the rectangles with jelly and gently press the edges together with a fork.
Crack an egg into a bowl, stir it, then using a pastry brush, lightly coat each unbaked pop tart with the egg wash.
The egg wash will help the pastry have a nice golden brown color.
Place in the air fryer for 5-8 minutes.
The pop tarts fry quickly so keep an eye on them!
Remove from the air fryer and cover each pop tart in icing.
Decorate with sprinkles and serve immediately.
In less than half an hour, you’ll have a flaky, jelly-filled pop tart that’s sure to become a new favorite!
AIR FRYER ST. PATRICK’S DAY POP TART TIPS AND QUESTIONS
If you’ve never made homemade pop tarts, don’t worry! Below are some common questions and helpful tips.
Hopefully, this will answer any questions you may have. If not, feel free to ask in the comments and I’ll answer the best I can.
HOW LONG DOES IT REALLY TAKE TO MAKE ST. PATRICK’S DAY POP TARTS?
One of the many reasons I love using pre-made pie dough is because everything you make takes less time. This St. Patrick’s Day recipe takes approximately 27 minutes. TOTAL.
- About 7 minutes to roll out the dough and cut into rectangles
- Close to 8 minutes to fill with jelly and press together
- Around 8 minutes to bake until golden brown
- 4 minutes to decorate with icing and sprinkles
HOW DO I STORE ST. PATRICK’S DAY POP TARTS?
You can store St. Patrick’s Day Pop Tarts in an airtight container in your refrigerator for 5 days or in your freezer for up to 3 months.
Simply reheat in the microwave, toaster oven, air fryer, toaster until warm, then slather with icing and sprinkles or enjoy at room temperature.
CAN I USE CREAM CHEESE ICING ON THESE POP TARTS
You can use cream cheese icing or any icing you love on these homemade pop tarts.
Remember to add green food dye if you want the icing to look bright green for St. Patrick’s day.
CAN I MAKE POP TARTS AHEAD OF TIME?
Yes, you can easily make pop tarts the day before serving. Simply reheat in the microwave, toaster, air fryer, or toaster oven until warm, slather on icing and sprinkles, and serve immediately.
You’ll have warm, gooey pop tarts ready for the family.
CAN I BAKE HOMEMADE POP TARTS INSTEAD OF AIR FRY THEM?
If you don’t have an air fryer, you can easily bake homemade pop tarts.
Place the unbaked pop tarts on a baking sheet with parchment paper and bake in the oven at 400 F for 22-25 minutes or until golden brown.
WHAT GOES WELL WITH AIR FRYER ST. PATRICK’S DAY POP TARTS?
St. Patrick’s Day Pop Tarts go well with a wide variety of breakfast recipes and snacks. These recipes would be great to serve together.
Some of my personal favorites include:
- Irish Meat Pies
- Apple Blueberry Donuts
- Best Classic Copycat Shamrock Shakes
- Scrambled Eggs
- White Chocolate St. Patrick’s Day Cocoa Bombs
CAN I USE HOMEMADE PIE CRUST INSTEAD OF STORE-BOUGHT PIE CRUST?
Yes, you can use homemade pie crust in this recipe instead of store-bought pie crust. The steps will be pretty much the same. Using pre-made pie crust saves a ton of time.
If you have an amazing homemade pie crust recipe use it.
WHAT ELSE CAN I ADD TO THIS HOMEMADE POP TART RECIPE?
This fun St. Patrick’s Day recipe not only tastes great, but it’s also incredibly versatile. Try using Nutella instead of jelly to fill these pop tarts. It would be a fun change.
AIR FRYER ST. PATRICK’S DAY POP TARTS RECIPE
- Pre-Made Pie Crust
- Vanilla Icing
- St.Patrick’s Day Sprinkles
- Roll out the pie crust and cut out rectangles.
- Place 1 Teaspoon of jelly on every other rectangle.
- Place a rectangle on top of the jelly rectangles & press edges together with a fork.
- Lightly coat each rectangle with egg.
- Place in the air fryer for 5-8 minutes on 375. These fry really quick so keep an eye on them!
- Remove from air fryer and smother in icing.
- Sprinkle away!
- Serve & enjoy!
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 137Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 23mgSodium: 109mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 1gSugar: 5gProtein: 2g
Nutritional information is automatically calculated with ingredients and serving size and may not be accurate. Please always double check with your own nutritional apps as well.
I hope you enjoy this breakfast pastry recipe as much as my family does!
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