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Pepperoni basil bites

Being the mom of 8 kiddos my life primarily, or seems as though it does, revolves around schooling them and getting to and from activities. Getting time with other mom’s whose lives also revolve around their children’s schedules is a rare commodity sometimes. We wouldn’t have it any other way and the time with the children goes way too fast. But sometimes we need to connect and renew so the kids hang with daddy and the mom’s get together and chat while drinking wine…er I mean water, yeah, water(after Jesus comes by)that’s what we drink! This past Saturday we had a lovely mommy afternoon out at a dear friend’s house and it was a much needed renewal. Being an introvert I would never leave my house if I did not have to, so it’s important to push myself to go to these things because I do need that renewal from time to time.

This is my clan of hooligans and Mr. Low Carb. They keep me busy.

The one issue with going to these parties is what to bring? It’s a meal made of snacks. Typically snacks consist of crackers and breads for dips, cheese, sausage, etc. There are typically veggie trays as well. Being Low Carb the crackers and breads are a no go for me. I do not expect anyone to revolve around my way of eating and will make do with foods that I can eat, however if I am having a meal I need fat to keep me satiated and not feeling the need to eat my first born when I get home! So of course I had to make some treats to bring. I made some crackers, cheesecake bites and pepperoni bites which is what this post is all about. These are so easy to make, filling, super yummy and budget friendly! All you need is pepperoni, mozzarella cheese, parmesan cheese and basil.

Preheat your oven to 400F, Lay the pepperoni on a pan lined with parchment paper, and mix your cheese together.

Top with your cheeses, sprinkle with a bit of basil and bake for 9-10 minutes, remove from the oven and let cool. I cool them on a paper toweling to absorb any grease and also to allow me to make more batches! They will finish crisping as they cool. If they’re are any left over it’s best to store in the fridge.

That’s it, that’s all there is to it! They are sturdy enough to hold any low carb dip or just enjoy by themselves the way Mr. Low Carb does. The rest of the treats made you will just have to wait until the next posts come out.

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