Thursday, June 30, 2011

Pizza Bites and 4th of July Treats

The other day on pinterest, I came across these yummy looking pizza bites and knew that the kids would love to try them out.  They were a huge hit.  I actually used the whole batch of Perfect Pizza Crust and it made a little over a enough for our family of 5.  I love pinterest.  I have actually completed a few projects by finding them on pinterest.  I have a bunch more to do, but I have to use my time wisely. 

Printable Recipe

1/2 batch Perfect Pizza Crust dough
mozzarella cheese, about 20 cubed pieces
sliced pepperoni

For topping:
olive oil
Italian seasoning
grated Parmesan cheese

Preheat the oven to 400˚F. Lightly grease a 9-inch pie plate or cake pan. Divide the pizza dough into roughly 20 equal sized pieces. Take one of the dough pieces and press in a cube of cheese and two slices of pepperoni. Pull the edges of the dough down around the filling and seal. Place in the pan, seam side down. Repeat with remaining dough. Each piece of dough should be touching each other in the pan. (It may seem crowded, but will be fine.)

Lightly brush the tops of the dough with olive oil. Sprinkle on Italian seasoning and Parmesan cheese. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm or at room temperature, with dipping sauce if desired.
Source:  Thank you to Pennies on a Platter for posting this for me to see.

Remember those fun, easy treats we made for Valentine's day?  You know the ones.  The cute pink and white M&M, hershey kiss, pretzel treats.  Well I made them again.  This time using white candy melts, and red and blue M&Ms.  I love how patriotic they are.  Let  me remind you how they are made.  

What you need:

Hershey Hugs and/or Kisses
Mini Pretzels
M&M (for any occasion)

Lets Get Baking:
Preheat oven to 200 degrees
Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper
Place pretzels on cookie sheet and on each pretzel place a kiss or hug.
Melt chocolate for 2-3 mins
Take out of oven and quickly and carefully add an m&m or two.
Place in freezer for 5-10 mins to let settle.

So cute right?  They are addicting too.  I highly doubt they are going to make it to the 4th.  There is no way they can last 3 days in our house.