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Home Made Poptarts


There’s nothing like food from our childhoods.  When mom bought us poptarts, it was a treat. My usual breakfast was a piece of buttered toast as I ran out the door to catch the school bus.  Oh, how I loved the warm sticky glaze and manufactured filling of these sugary treats!  Actually I was always quite partial to the cinnamon sugar filled one.  I would eat around the edges, finishing off the glazeless crust and save the gooey center for last, savoring every bite.

After becoming an innkeeper and searching for unique, fun, and good recipes, I found this simple one for Home Made Poptarts!  They are so easy to make using premade piecrust, your favorite jelly or preserves, a simple glaze, and lots and lots of sprinkles ( or jimmies, if you are from SW Pennsylvania like I am) .

This recipe can be made ahead of time, they can be frozen, and they would be a great one to do with your children or grandchildren.

I believe in serving dessert first before my main breakfast course.  Staying at The Mill House means you can break your own rules about dining.  Eat sweets first and nothing has calories!

Here’s the recipe for this simple and fun dessert!

Home Made Poptarts



1 box refrigerated pie crust ( 2 layers)

1 small jar strawberry ( or your favorite ) preserves

1 cup powdered sugar

2 teaspoons milk

Sprinkles or Jimmies


Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.

Unroll one of the pie crusts and square the edges.  Cut into rectangles. Place one tablespoon preserves in the center of the rectangle and top with another piece of crust. Crimp around the edges. Continue with remainder of pie dough.

Bake for about 7-8 minutes or until slightly browned.

While poptarts are cooling, make a glaze from the powdered sugar and milk, using enough powdered sugar to get a glaze consistancy.  Once the poptarts are cool, glaze the top and sprinkle on the jimmies.

*These are not made to put in a traditional toaster.  You can use microwace, oven, or flat toaster oven to warm up.

Be creative. I could imagine that Nutella or peanut butter would be great too.  Maybe add a few mini marshmallows and make a really gooey s’more poptart.  It might even be fun to use a cookie cutter to make shaped poptarts for holidays.  Never be afraid to experiment in the kitchen.  Have fun!


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The wife and I stayed here for our one year anniversary and had a great time. The owners are so nice and caring. It is a quiet and romantic place to stay, with great views and quaint historic rooms with a lot of character. We will definitely be back again!

We visited the Mill House for our second time in the Grand Rapids area. Ron and Kathy even made sure to have the local bald eagle put in an appearance on one of our river walks. Clean spacious room, pleasant company and bacon scones. A slice of heaven in NW Ohio.

One of the best overnight stays we have ever taken. First, you are greeted with warmth and kindness. The Mill House is a true getaway from the rush and stresses of life. The rooms are all very inviting and a place of refuge. The snacks are best around and the breakfast felt like home with relatives. Will recommend this place to everyone and returning very soon!

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