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Rainbow Poptarts

By Brooke McLay |

What’s more fun that rainbow anything?  Double Rainbow anything!! These poptarts are filled with a fresh, rainbow fruit filling, baked until golden brown, then topped with a drizzle of sweet, rainbow icing. They are surprisingly simple to make and the flavors of all of those fruits hidden inside are ridiculously delicious. Not to mention cute. And fun. And totally fabulous to make with your kids. Or for your kids. Or just for you, because you’re a kid at heart and you deserve a double rainbow day!

Rainbow Poptarts

  • 8 raspberries, diced
  • 1/2 peach, peeled and diced
  • 8 mandarin oranges, diced
  • 1 kiwi, peeled and diced
  • 10-12 blueberries, diced
  • 6-8 blackberries, diced
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 uncooked pie crust
  • 1 1/4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon clear vanilla extract
  • dash of almond extract (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons half & half or whole milk
  • red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple

Prepare all fruit for your poptarts. Mix together the sugar and cornstarch and sprinkle it over your fruit.

Cut the pie crust into four equal sized rectangles, approximately 3″x 4 1/2″ inches. Spoon the raspberries, peaches, oranges, kiwi’s, blueberries, and blackberries in layers in the center of two of the rectangles. Place the second rectangle of dough gently over the filling and use a fork to press the edges of the poptart together. Transfer carefully to a baking sheet. Bake in an oven preheated to 400 degrees for 10-12 minutes, or until the edges of the poptarts are golden brown.

In a small bowl, stir together the powdered sugar, vanilla, and milk or cream. Transfer the icing into 6 small, ziptop bags. Drop food coloring into each bag, tinting the icing red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple. Work the food coloring into the icingby smooshing the bag with your fingers until the icing is evenly colored.   Snip a small portion off the corner of each bag. Pipe the frosting over your cooked poptarts in rainbow order.

Makes 2 rainbow poptarts.

 

 

 

 

 

For even more rainbow treats, check out these 15 Recipes for Rainy Days!

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About Brooke McLay

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Brooke McLay

Brooke McLay is a recipe developer, food writer, food photographer, and cooking show host for Babble, General Mills, and Good Cook. You can find and follow her latest whims at Cheeky Kitchen. Read bio and latest posts → Read Brooke's latest posts →

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6 thoughts on “Rainbow Poptarts

  1. Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday says:

    Wow, these look awesome! I would probably skip the frosting but the fact that there’s so much fruit and so little sugar in the filling is great!

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  2. kathypatalsky says:

    oh no u didn’t. Ah. SO clever. And I never would have guessed that the filling was rainbow too! And filled with healthy fruit! Yay. Cutie rainbow treats CAN be good for you!

  3. Amy P says:

    I want to try this just because “…smooshing the bag with your fingers…” sounds fun. :)

  4. Lily's Treasures says:

    Love those ! Yumm

  5. Lindy@ItsyBitsyPaper says:

    Good Morning! I featured you on Fun Friday Finds today. I hope you will stop by and check it out. http://www.itsybitsypaperblog.com/2012/03/fun-friday-finds-rainbow-food.html

  6. Agos says:

    Beautiful! I love that they fit for both St. Patrick’s and Pi Day. And the matching filling is just genius!!

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