Watch How Fudge Is Made and Prepare to Salivate
- 1 package pre-made pizza dough from the grocery store or your favorite pizzeria. Usually they're about 12 ounces, but this isn't an exact science, so don't sweat it.
- 1 jar of pesto sauce
- 1 8-ounce ball mozzarella (or buy cillengini, the cherry-sized mini-balls)
- 1 ½ cups marinara sauce, store-bought or homemade
- Olive oil
- Let dough warm up to room temperature. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Either grease a cookie sheet or line it with parchment paper. Roll out the dough and cut into 16 equal-sized pieces.
- Cut the mozzarella into ½-inch chunks (or cut the cillengini in half).
- Wrap each piece of dough around a piece of mozzarella to form a ball. Seal the seams well, lest you get something resembling squeezed toothpaste instead of cheesy balls.
- Place each ball (hehe!) seam-side down on prepared cookie sheet, arranging the balls in the shape of a Christmas tree. Brush the balls with a coat of pesto.
- Bake for 15-17 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove from oven and brush with olive oil.
- Serve with marinara sauce for dipping.