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Make-Your-Own Pizza Bites

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Supplies
  • 1 Package Refrigerated Crescent Roll Dough (8 Crescents)
  • 4 Mozzarella String Cheese Sticks (Halved)
  • Mini Pepperoni Slices (Optional)
  • Marinara Sauce for Dipping (Optional)

Photos used with permission from The Girl Who Ate Everything.

Instructions:
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Place a triangle of crescent roll dough and place several mini pepperoni slices, if desired, on the large end of the triangle.
  3. Place half of a cheese stick on top of the pepperoni and roll up the dough.
  4. Repeat Steps 2-3 for each triangle.
  5. Place the pizza bites on a baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes or until golden brown.
  6. Let the pizza bites cool slightly, then serve with marinara sauce for dipping!

Variations:

  • Replace the pepperoni with your choice of cooked veggie for a vegetarian option, or try cheese only.
  • Sprinkle the pizza bites with a little garlic powder or Italian seasoning to kick the flavor up a notch.
  • Try dipping the pizza bites in ranch or buffalo sauce for a different pairing of flavors.

Tips for Cooking with Kids
  • Practice safety first: Wash your hands with soap and water, and remember that only grown-ups touch the oven and handle the hot baking sheet.
  • Don’t mind the mess: It’s OK if the pizza bites aren’t perfectly shaped or if the counter gets a bit sticky. Clean-up is part of the process, and the pizza bites will still taste delicious even with gooey cheese oozing out!
  • Balance your meal: Talk about well-balanced eating and brainstorm what you could serve with your pizza bites to round out your meal.

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