Tuesday

Pizza Pops??

As I was lying in bed last night, I got to thinking about food- food blogs in particular- and by golly, I think I've seen the love child of Pioneer Woman’s cinnamon rolls and Bakerella’s treat pops.

Here are the steps:

Roll out about a pound of dough (size of a grapefruit), making sure to flour the surface first so things don’t stick.

roll it, baby

Add your favorite sauce (I’m liking tomato basil marinara right now) and shredded mozzarella.

sause and cheese. please

I added Volpi gourmet pepperoni to half of the pizza. That right there is some good stuff.

pepperoni

The next step is to roll the pizza toward you. Trust me on this one. Toward you.

toward you

After it’s rolled, it’s time to pinch it closed. Pinch away to seal it up. If a little bit of the ingredients stick out, that’s ok. It makes it all cook together even better.

pinch me

Now it’s time to cut the loaf. I tried my kitchen scissors, but that wasn’t happening; so I went to the garage and grabbed my husband’s fishing line. Now we’re talkin’! Just wrap the line around a 1/2 inch section, pull tight, and you’ll get a perfect cut every time.

fishing line. that's the ticket.

Place these bad boy rolls onto a greased baking sheet (parchment paper would work even better). Bake at 400 degrees for 13-15 minutes.

400 degrees 13-15 mins.

Bake until they are golden brown and the cheese has had a chance to caramelize.

smells so good!

These babies have to cool almost completely before you insert the stick. I learned the hard way on the first batch. My little pizza pops drooped and sagged and slid down the stick. So, be patient. It will be so worth it!

yes!

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“Mom,” says my nine year old son, “These are even better than pizza!”

“Well, it is pizza, Buddy.” I replied.

“Oh, ya…. But it’s still better than pizza.” He said.

“Ha! Thanks!” I replied.

(Inspiration from http://www.artisanbreadinfive.com/)

37 comments:

*Mom's Best Bets said...

lOVE THIS IDEA! iT WOULD ALSO BE A GREAT KID'S PARTY TREAT-NO PAPER PLATES NEEDED!
**ONCE AGAIN, YOUR PHOTOS ARE STUNNING

Mrs. Vincent said...

Yum!!!!! Those look awesome! I am definitely going to try this recipe. I have to say I was kind of freaked out when I first saw the title of your post because I read it as Pizza POOps...and that didn't sound good at all...but these look amazing!!!!!

Megan M. said...

Ok, big LOL for Mrs. Vincent - I BET that caught your eye! :)

I'm super excited about this idea, though, we're having a few friends over for New Years, and while I might not go all "Pop" out- these will make great finger foods!

Sarah said...

OK, not only would my kids pass out from shock that I actually cooked, but took the time to make the food fun would seriously elicit heart failure!

That looks absolutely delicious and I want to come to your house for dinner and photography lessons!

Linda @ My Trendy Tykes said...

I want a pizza pop!

Amanda said...

SERIOUSLY GENIUS!!! I love your interpretation.. its TOTALLY unique and original and FABULOUS!!!

You rock. You MUST make these when I come visit you. You are in warm weather right?? If not then it will have to wait till summer. And until I can save a million dollars. Cause I have a feeling we would shop.

Wow. Talk about a totally random tangent there! ;)

The gFamily said...

You are just full of good ideas! Those look yummy!!!

K_L_C said...

I absolutely love this idea and will be making these in the very near future!

Terri said...

Those are fabulous!!!! YUMMY!!!!
Watch out Pioneer women...The Pineapple Princess is a cookin!!!!

M3 said...

Oh my gosh, these are genius!! I am SO going to make these with the girls.

Lucy postpartumillness.com said...

What a grea idea.

Kristi J said...

ok, that is the yummiest looking thing ever...I'm so gonna try it..My kiddos would love it...even LL :) kj

Jamie @ Six Bricks High said...

What a great idea! They look like they would be fun to eat.

Alicia said...

Oh my gosh...how cute!!!!! I'll have to remember that for birthday parties! Those look so good!!!!

*Jess* said...

That is soooo awesome!! Great thinking!

Mom 4 Kids said...

That looks so yummy! We are definitely going to try that over here in loolooland!

Carrie said...

Wow! That looks soooo yummy! We'll be trying that, too! ;)

Gardenia said...

wow. fishing line. who woulda thought! you, I guess. you're pretty creative. they do look like cinnamon rolls when they come out of the oven don't they.

Suzanne and Jayme said...

Those are beautiful..there goes my weight watchers diet

Bunch of Barrons said...

I am going to have to try those...they do look really good. I think my little guy would love them, too. :)

DCastellanos said...

Oh good grief, those look yummy!

Hannah said...

a-stinking-dorable!! Love the pictures even more!!

Mommy said...

Y-U-M-M-Y!! They look incredible! :)

vanessa said...

What a perfect treat for tonight! You have the best blog :) I am going to tweet this right now

thriftymomma said...

those look fabulous and tasty. I think we will try these too. thanks.

Paula
You do have a great blog!

http://www.thriftymommastips.blogspot.com/

Sarah said...

a bread knife actually works so well to cut dough for cinnamon buns or rolled type food!
What a great idea! You should try it with bbq chicken and ranch like picky palate did!

Mom 4 Kids said...

Tag! I tagged you for a Happy 101 award! :-) Come by and check it out, www.loolooland.blogspot.com/!

Adventure Mom Janna said...

Great idea! It's my first time visiting you and I love your layout and passion for God and food!

I'm visiting from Blogher headlines.

Kelly @ The Beauty of Sufficient Grace said...

YUM!

Dina said...

What a great idea! My husband would love those. Thanks!

Renea Lynch said...

It's official.... I'm in love with you. And after Pizza Pops...so are my three kids. :) They want to know if you'll be their mom. lol ♥

Jill said...

I read your blog all the time! The pizza pops brought me out of hiding! What a great idea and so yummy!!!!!!!! Gonna try it for sure!!!!!

Pineapple Princess said...

Awesome, Renea! Tell your kids "yes"!
Just don't tell them I have a couple of chores I need them to tackle. Ha!

Pineapple Princess said...

Yea, Jill! Welcome!
I'm so glad you stopped to say hi. It totally makes my day! I just stopped by your blog, and it's wonderful!! :)
Happy 2010 to you and your family!

Pam, mom, honey, said...

can i still this idea, ooh man these are cute, this might have to be our dinner tongiht

Stef said...

Awesome idea!! So cute!

Memória said...

What clear, big process photos!! Awesome! These pizza pops look perfect. I'm bookmarking this recipe. Thanks for posting it.