I’m always looking for new ways to pack healthy after-school snacks for my kids and this recipe is a winner! I came up with this idea when I was trying to come up with something that would be tasty, easy to make, and not too messy. Pizza Bombs are the answer!
1 pound Pizza dough at room temperature for one hour
6 teaspoons Marinara sauce, divided and additional for serving
24 slices Pepperoni
6 oz low-moisture mozzarella cheese, cut into 12 pieces
4 tablespoons (1/4 stick) Unsalted butter, melted
1/4 teaspoon Garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese grated, cut
1 1/2 teaspoons Italian seasoning, divided
Place a rack in middle of oven. Heat to 375F. Spray a 12-cup muffin pan with cooking spray.
Divide the pizza dough into 12 equal portions, each about 1 1/4 ounces. Take one piece of dough at time and roll it into a ball. Next, use your fingers to flatten the dough and form a 3- to 4-inch circle. Continue with the remaining dough pieces.
Each dough round should have 1/2 teaspoon of marinara sauce. The dough should be folded up at the edges.
In a small bowl, combine the butter, garlic, salt, and sugar. Dip each pizza bite into the butter mixture and then turn the dough over to coat. Place the seam-side down in each muffin hole. Sprinkle 1/4 teaspoon Parmesan cheese on top of each pizza ball. Season with a pinch of Italian seasoning.
Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool in the pan for five minutes, or until cool enough to handle. Serve warm marinara sauce.