These Snacks Are
A Slam Dunk!

Every get-together needs snacks. If you're hosting a March Madness party, these basketball-shaped calzones are a perfect addition to your menu.

Make a slam dunk during March Madness with these pizza-stuffed basketballs. Baked inside of a cake pop pan, these bite-sized calzones will score big at your game day parties.

Basketball calzones recipe

Basketball calzones recipe

Yields 12

Ingredients:

  • 1 tube refrigerated pizza crust
  • 3 mozzarella cheese sticks
  • 12-24 pepperoni slices
  • 1 jar pizza sauce
  • 1 black food coloring pen
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • Orange food coloring

Basketball calzones recipe

Directions:

1

Cut out dough

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Spread pizza crust on a work surface. Using a 3-inch round cutter, cut 12 circles of dough.

Basketball calzones recipe

2

Add toppings

Cut mozzarella sticks into 1-inch pieces. Place one or two pepperoni slices on each circle of dough and add mozzarella pieces on top.

Basketball calzones recipe

3

Make dough balls

Pinch the dough closed around the cheese and pepperoni.

Basketball calzones recipe

4

Place in cake pan

Grease the top and bottom of the cake pop pan. Place the dough balls in the bottom half of the pan.

Basketball calzones recipe

5

Bake and cool

Attach the top of the pan and secure shut. Bake for 15 minutes. Allow pan to cool for 5 minutes before opening. If some of the pizza balls have ridges in the center, trim them off with a pair of scissors.

Basketball calzones recipe

6

Draw basketball lines

Using a black food coloring pen, draw basketball lines on the pizza balls.

Basketball calzones recipe

7

Paint basketballs orange

Add orange food coloring to 1 tablespoon of butter and mix well. Add more food coloring to achieve desired color. Brush the tinted butter on the pizza balls, wiping off any excess with a paper towel.

Basketball calzones recipe

8

Reheat and serve

Basketballs can be refrigerated for up to three days, until you're ready to serve them. To reheat, place basketballs on a baking sheet and bake in a 350 degree F oven for 8-10 minutes. Serve with a bowl of warm pizza sauce for dipping.

Basketball calzones recipe

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Don't forget
the shots

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Aishel Rafaela March 27, 2013 | 5:55 AM

Cool, yummy yummy! Just a great idea for my boy 5th birthday party.

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