Rainbow Marbled Pop Tarts Recipe

Brighten up your breakfast or snack time with these homemade Rainbow Marbled Pop Tarts. These vibrant treats are not only visually appealing but also packed with delicious strawberry preserves. Perfect for parties or as a delightful weekend project, these colorful pastries will bring smiles to both kids and adults alike.


Pie Crust:

  • 4 rolls of pie crust
  • Gel food coloring in various colors


  • Strawberry preserves


  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons half and half
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Prepare the Dough: Divide pie crust into 7 parts. Dye each with a different gel color, leaving one natural. Roll each into a snake shape, twist together, and marble by folding into a ball and flattening into a disk. Chill for 30 minutes.
  2. Roll and Cut: Roll out the dough on a floured surface to 1/4 inch thickness. Use a 3″x5″ template to cut out rectangles. Avoid re-rolling scraps to keep colors vibrant.
  3. Assemble: Preheat oven to 400°F. Spoon about 1 tablespoon of strawberry preserves onto half the dough rectangles. Moisten edges with water, top with another rectangle, and seal edges with a fork. Chill assembled tarts for 30 minutes.
  4. Bake: Place tarts on a baking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes or until edges brown. Cool on a rack.
  5. Decorate: Mix powdered sugar, half and half, and vanilla to make icing. Spread over cooled tarts and add sprinkles if desired.


  • Use high-quality gel food coloring for the best color effect.
  • Be gentle when marbling to avoid overmixing the colors.
  • Serve these pop tarts at a party or as a fun weekend treat to make any day a little more special.


Q: Can I use homemade pie crust instead of store-bought?
A: Absolutely, homemade pie crust can be used for a more personalized touch.

Q: How long can I store these pop tarts?
A: Store them in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.

Prep Time: 50 minutes (includes chilling)

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour

Yield: Varies

Category: Dessert

Method: Baking

Cuisine: American

Diet: Vegetarian


Rainbow Marbled Pop Tarts are a fun and colorful way to add a twist to your traditional breakfast pastry. Whether you’re looking to surprise your kids with a special treat or want to add some color to a party spread, these homemade pop tarts are sure to delight everyone who tries them. Enjoy the process of creating these beautiful, tasty treats and watch as they become a new favorite!

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