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Pepperoni Pizza Puffs and Barbies

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Did you ever play with Barbies when you were younger? I loved them as a kid. I would work hard to do little extra chores for money (I’ve never worked in the yard more than I did before I ever turned 10) and then save, and save, and save until I finally had enough money for a brand new barbie. I know, I was such a girly girl wasn’t I? Now, if I’d had these pepperoni pizza puffs and Barbies I may never have left my room!

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Everyone goes all crazy about Barbies and how fake they are bla bla bla, but honestly it never even crossed my mind to be like barbie when I was little. This probably isn’t true for all little girls and now as a mother myself I can see how Barbies are a tad ridiculous (could we get them some underwear for heaven’s sake?!) and could definitely be a little more realistic, but I do let our girls play with them. In fact, Santa Claus brought them gobs of new stuff for Christmas so I feel like I’m drowning in it this year (thank you KSL for the dang good deal!).

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I guess in the end I feel like it let’s the girls use their imaginations and play instead of just sitting around watching tv. And the best part is that even though they are 4 years apart they truly love playing together. I’m praying so hard that this is a friendship that lasts forever for them. There’s nothing more fun than a good sister to play with. And on this particular day they are playing animal rescue with the Barbies and eating Pepperoni Pizza Puffs. Oh, if only I knew how good I had it as a little girl.

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How Long Will Pepperoni Keep in the Refrigerator?

Unopened pepperoni will keep 6 weeks in the pantry or indefinitely in the refrigerator.

Once it has been opened, pepperoni will keep 3 weeks in the refrigerator.

What Cheese do You Use on Pizza?

You can really use any cheese that you like on pizza.

The most popular cheeses used in the preparation of pizza are mozzarella, provolone, cheddar and Parmesan.

Can Pizza Dough be Made Ahead of Time?

You can make pizza dough ahead of time and refrigerate until ready to bake.

Cover the dough lightly and refrigerate.

Let stand at room temperature until it rises, then shape onto pizza pan and bake.

Pepperoni Pizza Puffs and Barbies

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Pepperoni Pizza Puffs

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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 12 minutes
Servings: 6 servings


  • 1 Package Crescent Rolls
  • 1 Cup Pepperoni chopped
  • 1 1/2 Cup Mozzarella Cheese grated
  • Marinara for dipping
  • Peanut or Canola Oil for frying


  • Heat a pot or dutch oven over medium heat, filled 1/3 full of oil.
  • Roll out the dough, pressing the seams together.
  • Sprinkle the cheese and pepperoni on half of the dough, fold the other half over and press gently to seal.
  • Using a pizza cutter, slice the dough into 2" rectangles and pinch the dough shut all the way around.
  • Drop gently into the hot oil, turning once when golden and frying for about 1-2 minutes.
  • Drain on a paper towel and serve with warmed marinara sauce.


refrigerate left overs
Nutrition Facts
Pepperoni Pizza Puffs
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 503
% Daily Value*
Cholesterol 64.3mg21%
Carbohydrates 33.8g11%
Fiber 1.2g5%
Sugar 3.9g4%
Protein 19.4g39%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Cade and Carrian have three children and love to spend time together whether it’s vacationing or snuggled up on the couch for a good movie.

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  • I played with barbies growing up too, and you’re right, it never occurred to me to aspire to be anything like them! I do remember one time, I gave my barbie a haircut, and my mom was pretty mad with me after that :/ Ha ha! These pizza bites look so delicious! Perfect football food 🙂

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    • lol!! I think 9/10 kids have done that. I did it to my brother instead. WOOPS!!

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  • Those Pepperoni Pizza Puffs look delicious! So sweet that your girls are playing Barbies (I did too!) and that better yet, Barbies w/animal rescue!

    And I bet they grow up to be great friends. Our three kids are adults now, and they LOVE hanging out together. Truly a gift.

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    • Oh, I so hope that they do!

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