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Christmas Tree Bread Balls

DaVinci Extra Virgiin Olive Oil wraps up this present with the all-natural, imported goodness that comes from 100% pure Extra Virgin Olive Oil, adding that perfect golden touch to this appetizer. Soft, chewy, and deliciously cheesy, these Christmas Tree Bread Balls are not only easy to make, but they’re a sure crowd pleaser!

Ingredients

1 lb. refrigerated pizza dough
Egg wash (1 egg whisked with 1 tbsp water)
7 mozzarella sticks
1/4 c. melted butter
1/2 c. finely grated Parmesan
1 tbsp. Thinly sliced basil
1 tbsp. chopped parsley
1 tbsp. chopped rosemary
Marinara, warmed (for serving)
DaVinci Extra Virgin Olive Oil (for serving)

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 450°. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Cut mozzarella sticks into 1” pieces and set aside.
2. On a floured surface, divide pizza dough into two pieces. Stretch and roll each piece of dough into a long rectangle, then cut dough into 2” squares (you’ll need 33 total).
3. Wrap a dough square around each piece of mozzarella, forming a tightly sealed ball. Place balls seam-side down on the baking sheet in the shape of a Christmas tree (they should be touching). Brush egg wash and DaVinci Extra Virgin Olive Oil on dough balls and bake until golden, 15 to 20 minutes.
4. Meanwhile, whisk together melted butter, DaVinci Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Parmesan and herbs. Brush on baked pizza balls. Serve warm with marinara for dipping.

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