Say hello to one of the most brilliant snack foods of all time – the pizza bite. So many foods become even more fun when they are made mini, and I think this proves that pizza is no exception. The first time I ever made these, they were a big hit and devoured in no time. I’ve been looking for a reason to make them again ever since, and they seemed to fit perfectly with the girls’ night/guys’ night theme. They are sure to be a hit at just about any gathering, but seem really ideal for the Super Bowl coming up!
They are incredibly easy to make. Start out with a chunk of pizza dough, and just wrap it around your choice of topping – or in this case, filling. (Of course you can use any pizza dough you like, but if you haven’t already, I urge you to try this one – it’s my favorite!) I like to fill them with a cube of mozzarella cheese and a couple slices of pepperoni. I normally don’t really eat pepperoni, but I really like it in these. It reminds me a lot of these cheese and pepperoni-filled breadsticks one of the bars served in college – amazing! As for dipping sauces, I go with this classic pizza sauce. Ranch dressing would be good too, if that’s your thing. Really though, these are so good on their own I don’t think a dipping sauce is necessary. I have found that a half recipe of the pizza dough (enough for one pizza) is just the right amount for one pan of these bites (about 20-24 bites). If you want them to be identical in size, you can use a kitchen scale to make sure you use the same amount of dough for each. I just rip a small hunk of dough off and try to stay consistent with the size.