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Pepperoni Pizza Fat Snack

Pepperoni Pizza FAT Snack

Servings 6 units

Ingredients

  • 3.5 oz full-fat cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 12 pepperoni slices
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 1/2 small red pepper, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup grated mozzarella cheese
  • 1 to 2 tbsp chopped fresh herbs (such as; basil, oregano, thyme)
  • 1/8 tsp chilli powder
  • Pinch Sea Salt
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Instructions

  1. “In a bowl, mash together the cream cheese and the butter with a fork, or process in a food processor until smooth.

    In a large skillet set over medium heat, cook the pepperoni slices on both sides until crispy. Transfer to a plate to cool.

    Add the garlic and red pepper to the pepperoni juices in the skillet and cook for a few minutes over medium heat until fragrant. Remove from the heat and cool slightly. Add to the cream cheese and butter mixture and mix well with an electric beater or a hand whisk.

    Add the grated mozzarella cheese, herbs, chili powder, and salt. Mix well again. Refrigerate for 20 to 30 minutes, or until set.

    Using a large spoon or an ice cream scoop, divide the mixture into 6 balls. Roll each ball in the Parmesan cheese and place on top of 2 slices of crisped pepperoni. Enjoy immediately or refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 5 days.”