10/16/2008

Spider Pizzas

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I saw this on Womans Day and we tried it after school, the girls loved it! What is it that makes string cheese so darn fun for kids? Heck, I still like peeling away at it! You know what else? If you have a Spider-Man crazy kid, these would be perfect for a special lunch or Birthday Party snack!

Spooky Spider Web Pizzas
makes 4
Ingredients:
4 whole wheat pitas (or any pizza crusts--I just had the pitas on hand)
8 sticks string cheese
1 C. pizza sauce
10 large black pitted olives


Directions:
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Lay pitas on baking sheet. Let the kids spoon about 1/4 c. pizza sauce on the pita and spread it around.

Now the fun part! Peel away pieces of the string cheese and lay on the pita to make a spider-web pattern. Bake for about 10 minutes until cheese is bubbly.

While pizzas are baking, cut olives to make spiders (see my quick video tutorial).

video
After removing pizzas from the oven, let cool for a couple minutes and add olive spiders. Serve and watch the spooks gobble them up!