RITZ CRACKERS PUP-PERONI PIZZAS

This post has been sponsored by RITZ. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Growing up, Fridays were always pizza night in my family. No matter how busy our days were, we would make time to sit and enjoy dinner together and talk about our week. It meant so much to me that it’s a tradition I continue today. These RITZ Crackers pizzas are an easy, fun, and delicious way to share a moment with your own family any time you would like! The pup-peroni pizzas are a great way to get little ones involved in the kitchen, and cookie cutters help to make the process safe and kid friendly. With just a few simple ingredients found at your local Kroger you can have a snack that’s sure to bring a smile to your family’s face in no time. Plus, you can save on RITZ Crackers at Kroger right now!

Ingredients (makes 12 RITZ Cracker pizzas)

Margarita Pizzas:

* 6 RITZ Crackers
* 1/8 cup of your favorite pizza or marinara sauce
* 1 small Roma tomato
* ¼ cup shredded Kroger Mozzarella cheese
* 3 fresh basil leaves

Pup-peroni Pizzas:

* 6 RITZ Crackers
* 1/8 cup of your favorite pizza or marinara sauce
* 2 slices white cheese such as provolone
* ¼ cup shredded Kroger Mozzarella cheese
* 9 pepperonis
* 5-6 jumbo black olives
* Small and medium circle cookie cutters (or you can use kitchen scissors for this)
* Kitchen scissors
* Nonstick aluminum foil
* Baking sheet

Helpful Tip
All cutting should be done by an adult.

Directions

1. Let’s begin with the margarita pizzas! Use a spoon to spread a little tomato sauce onto the top of each RITZ Cracker. Then add a sprinkling of mozzarella cheese.

2. Slice the tomato and cut into small pieces. Place a few pieces of the tomato on top of each pizza cracker.

3. Line your baking sheet with nonstick foil. Transfer the margarita pizzas to the baking sheet.

4.  To make the pup-peroni pizzas begin by adding the tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese as you did for the margarita pizzas. Using a small round cookie cutter, or kitchen scissors, cut 6 circles out of the white cheese slices, set aside. Use the medium round cookie cutter, or kitchen scissors, to cut 2 semi circles from 3 pieces of pepperoni. Place each semi-circle on the outer edge of 3 of the RITZ crackers. Add the cheese circle to the middle of each cracker.

5. Fold the other 6 pieces of pepperoni in half, and use your kitchen scissors to cut half a heart out (when you open each slice up your cut should look like a heart). Cut the hearts in half, and attach each half to either side of your crackers to form the ears (you can use a little more tomato sauce, if necessary, to get the ears to stick). Transfer your pup-eroni pizzas to the baking sheet.

6. Place the baking sheet on the top rack in the oven, and broil for 2-3 minutes, or until the cheese is melted.

7. Use kitchen scissors, or a small cookie cutter, to cut the eyes, noses, and mouths out of the black olives. Place on top of your pup-peroni pizzas.

8. Just before serving, add fresh shredded basil leaves to the top of your margarita pizzas. Enjoy!

Jessica Lucius is a food and flatlay stylist with a fondness for baking, making, and all things cute. She’s also the founder and creative force behind her newly established blog, Luxe and the Lady, where she shares fun ways to bring her favorite animals and childhood characters to life with food. When Jessica’s not busy playing with her food, or at the grocery picking out just the right ingredient to turn into eyes and ears, you can find her trail running, working out, reading, recipe testing, and playing with her fluffy baby lionhead bunny, Marshmallow. Follow Jessica on Instagram @luxeandthelady.


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