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You are probably looking for some kind of small way to celebrate Valentine’s Day. If you are like me, you waited until the last minute and, guess what? Tomorrow’s the big day!
Cue- frantically searching the cabinets to see what you have to craft or DIY or create something
awesome mediocre. Now, cue-Mom guilt, comparison, and anxiety over going to the store on not only Valentine’s Weekend, but a holiday weekend too! Are you having a panic attack yet? Well, don’t. Stop.
Because, guess what, Momma? Your littles don’t care. 😉 Have fun with them and do something simple and festive and they will probably love it. So, I bring you Heart-shaped pizza pockets!
Here’s what we did yesterday and you likely have most everything on hand to do this.
Mozzarella Cheese (about 1 cup or so)
Whatever other filling you or your kiddos like-pepperoni, veggies, meats, etc
1 batch of EASIEST Spelt Pizza Dough (or use store bought if you are in a rush) #doYOU momma! 😉
Remember, this is supposed to be FUN with your littles. 🙂
PREP TIP-use half the batch to make a few of these heart-shaped pizza pockets, and the other half roll out into “mini” size pizzas for quick lunches or a future family pizza night. Shout out to Pizza Hut and the “Book-it” program for my love of personal pan pizzas! Throw them in the freezer separated by some parchment paper and you’re good to go.
- Preheat oven to 450* F.
- Roll out dough to your desired thickness. We did about 1/4-1/2 inch thick.
- Cut out your hearts (you will need 2 hearts per pocket).
- Press out your hearts just a bit more so that you have raised edges. Keep the shape, so try to press evenly in each direction.
- Spread 1 tablespoon sauce in each heart (leave the edges dry for pressing and creating the pocket). Add in your toppings (fillings, I guess) and cheese.
- Top with second heart cut out, and press down around the edges to connect the dough. Use a fork to press evenly all the way around.
- Place on a greased baking pan. Bake for 10-12 minutes, checking for the crust to be browned. This may take more or less depending on how thick you rolled your dough and how heavily you loaded with toppings.
Drop me a comment if you try these and how you made them with your littles!
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