Pepperoni Pizza Bites

Happy Friday lovelies! It’s a great morning so far, and it doesn’t hurt that I just downed a can of Pepsi. Oh and I had a handful of cheese balls. Not the cheddar orange ones, nope. I had some White Cheddar Cotton Tails. They are so cute. My mom gave me a barrel for Easter. They are white cheddar cheese balls that resemble cottontails. I am in love with them.

Aside from my unhealthy addiction to food my day is going fairly well. Nick and I are going to Pennsylvania for the weekend. I am actually looking forward to a relaxing weekend away. We were going to go visit my mom and a friend, but those plans fell through so now we are just going to stay at his parents’ house for the weekend. Nicks aunt and uncle are hosting a Mother’s Day luncheon on Sunday that we are excited to attend. It has been a fairly long time since we saw his family.

That means I will not be cooking much this weekend.

Oh well.

I do have a great recipe for you today. It is a variation of those Mozzarella Sticks from earlier this week. I don’t know about you but when I was growing up I love those Totino’s Pizza Rolls. Every now and then I still crave those little pizza bites. So I thought that I would try to make my own version earlier this week. I mean, I was on a roll with making appetizers so I figured I would just keep going with it. That’s how these were born. #Drool

Nutritional Information:
Servings: 18
Serving Size: 1 Pizza Bite
Calories: 67.6
Fat: 2 g
Carbohydrates: 7.5 g
Fiber: 1.2 g
Protein: 4.7 g
Points+: 2

Ingredients: 

  • 18 wonton wrappers
  • 6 pepperonis, cut into thirds
  • 6 mozzarella sticks, cut into thirds
  • ¼ cup tomato sauce
  • ½ milk
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup Italian Breadcrumbs
  • Garlic powder
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Tomato Sauce {optional}

Directions:

  • Wrap each pizza bite in a wonton wrapper. Do this by putting ½ teaspoon of the marinara sauce on the corner of the wonton wrapper.
  • Then top it with a pepperoni section. Place a piece of cheese on top.
  • Then add water to the edges of the adjacent sides. Wrap tightly allowing the water to seal the wonton shut.
  • In a shallow dish, whisk together milk, egg, garlic powder and cayenne pepper
  • In another shallow dish, spread 1 cup bread crumbs
  • Dip each pizza bite covered with a wonton wrapper in the milk and egg mixture
  • Then thoroughly coat it with the breadcrumbs. Repeat the process until all of the pizza bites are coated
  • In a deep skillet, heat about 3 inches of oil over medium heat
  • Place a few pizza bites in the oil and cook for about 1 minutes, or until they are brown and crispy. You want to move them around carefully so that all sides are evenly browned. Do not over cook, because they have a propensity to burst open
  • Warm the tomato sauce and serve immediately with the pizza sticks!

These little guys are so good and much better than those you find in the frozen foods section of the store. I love the crispy outside and the gooey cheesy inside with the pepperoni and tomato sauce. It’s the perfect little bite!

You should definitely give these a try sometime soon.

Until Next Time,

Happy Creating