Who is ready for the Superbowl?!?! Are you a diehard football fan, or a commercial-watcher? Being hard-core science nerds, this household is definitely not into sports. Like, at all. In fact, when we were crusing through the new Apple TV we got for Christmas (by the way, its hte COOLEST thing ever! See, I told you we were nerds) Joel was scrolling through the “internet” settings and was like “MBA? What is that?” Haha we had a good laugh out of that. So it should’t come as a big surprise to you when I tell you that we don’t really care about the Superbowl. But the commercials are pretty fun, and we will take any excuse to hang out with friends and eat food all night.
If you need a good appetizer, snack, or um, dinner (yeah, we totally ate these for dinner one night), I really really recommend these cute little things! They are completely addictive and amazing! The original recipe makes 24 bites, which honestly, is not enough. I’ve made these three times already and each time we make a double batch and barely had leftovers. So just go ahead and make a lot, because these will be a big hit, I promise!
Do you watch the Superbowl for the game or the commercials?
Mini Pizza Bites (Lick the Bowl Good) makes 50 mini muffins
1 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
2 TBSP Italian Seasoning
2 pinches of crushed red pepper flakes
1 1/2 cup whole milk
2 eggs, slightly beaten
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 cups cubed pepperoni
1 cup pizza sauce
Preheat the oven to 375 F.
Grease a mini muffin pan.
In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, seasoning, and pepper flakes.
Whisk in the milk and egg.
Stir in the cheeses and pepperoni and let stand for 10 minutes.
Stir the batter a bit and place a spoonful of batter in each muffin cup.
Bake until puffed and golden, 20-25 minutes.
Repeat with the remaining batter.
Microwave the sauce until warm and serve as dipping sauce.