Thursday, November 14, 2013

Pepperoni Pizza Bites

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After school or after work snacks are sometimes very hard to decide on what to make, right?

I often find my son with a bag of chips or a bag of  Top Ramen as his snack and even though we have a ton of fruit and other delicious looking treats in the house they all seam to reach for the convenience foods.

Well I found a treat that is delicious, easy to make, and one that I always have all the ingredients for on hand.

I follow several blog and get emails of their daily posts and one of my favorites is The Slow Roasted Italian.

They always have the tastiest looking recipes sitting in my inbox!  The other day I found this recipe for Cheesy Pepperoni Pizza Puffs and knew I had to try them out.

I slightly adapted the recipe to use what I had at home and whipped up a batch before anyone knew what I was doing in the kitchen.  They were a total hit!

Here's what you need:

2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp. baking powder
2 Tbs. Italian seasoning
1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes
1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1 tsp. sugar
2 Tbs. canola oil
1-1/2 cups whole milk
2 eggs, beaten
2 cups shredded Italian blend cheese
50 or so pepperoni pieces, quartered

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Spray 2 (24 cup) mini muffin pans with cooking spray and set aside.

In a mixing bowl combine the flour, baking powder, Italian seasoning, red pepper flakes, and Parmesan cheese and mix with a fork to combine.
Add the oil, sugar, milk and egg and mix until combined.
Add the Italian blend cheese and the cut up pepperoni and mix well.
Fill the mini muffin pan wells with a heaping tablespoon each, filling 30-36.  Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown.
Serve warm with your favorite marinara sauce.
Mmmm mmmm Pizza Pizza!!


Serves 30 - 36 pieces

Here's the handy printable - Pepperoni Pizza Bites

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