I saw this idea on Instagram but couldn’t find the actual recipe so I just kind of winged it and it came out great! We had Bunco at my house last night and this was one of my contributions to our annual Bunco Christmas feast.
pizza dough (I went with a tube of Pillsbury pizza dough to make it as easy as possible)
18 mozzarella cubes (I cut up cheese sticks since I already had them in the fridge)
pesto (both Costco and Sam’s Club have great pesto in jars in the deli/refrigerated section)
shredded Parmesan cheese
star for topper cut from a Baby Bell cheese round
1 Heat oven to 350. Line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper.
2 Cut pizza dough into 18 pieces. Tightly wrap a cheese cube in each pizza dough piece and place on cookie sheet following the above picture – a row of 1 with another 1 under that, then a row of 2, a row of 3, a row of 4, a row of 5 and then a row of 1 and one more 1 right under that for the trunk.
3 Bake for 15 – 20 minutes until rolls are golden brown. Remove from oven. Using a large spatula, carefully move tree from cookie sheet to serving platter.
4 Cover all balls with pesto except for the 2 at the bottom forming the trunk. Sprinkle with Parmesan then decorate with grape tomatoes. Place star on top of tree.
recipe from So Yummy