The easiest 4-ingredient snack, appetizer or lunch for the kids! Easily change them to your tastes. Less than 10 minutes start to finish!
I’m not really a cracker person.
I think maybe it’s because I’m not really a cheese person. Apparently they go really well together.
I like cheese when it’s stirred into something, or melted on top of something, but I don’t like cold cheese. Anyone else with me? I don’t know what it is about cold cheese.
But heck, on a pizza, or lasagna? Load it up. The more the better.
My mom used to make these pizza crackers for our birthdays every year. I remember they were always a big hit with our friends. And why not? Spicy pepperoni, sweet tomato sauce and gooey cheese. Isn’t that what kids are all about?
I don’t know if I’d ever made these myself before my daughter’s second birthday. I guess I had always connected them to childhood birthdays, and it’s been a long time since I had a childhood birthday.
But now I have a kid. And when I was figuring out what I was going to make for her birthday party I thought of these right away: (a) because they’re delicious and (b) because it’s tradition!
So whether you’re celebrating a birthday or not, and whether you’re over the age of 12 or not, these are such a perfect snack! You could pair them with a spread of fruits and veg and call them lunch, too. Obviously, the measurements don’t have to be exact and you can easily make more or less to suit your needs.
*Recipe and photos updated from the original
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- 10 Ritz crackers original, or mix it up
- 10 tsp pizza sauce
- 10 thin slices of pizza pepperoni
- 1/2 cup shredded cheese
- Preheat the broiler.
- Line a baking sheet with tin foil. Spray with non-stick spray. Place crackers on baking sheet.
- Top each cracker with a piecec of pepperoni and spread with about 1 tsp sauce. Sprinkle with cheese.
- Broil for 1-2 minutes, just until the cheese is mellted. Serve immediately.
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