Monday, August 26, 2013

Pencil Shaped Fruit Pizza, After School Link Party

Pencil Shaped Fruit Pizza

I have a tradition of making my kids a special after school snack for the first day of school.  It's fun to get them home and hear about their day over a special snack.  My kids love fruit...and cookies too. So, I decided to make a fruit pizza this the shape of a pencil!

how to make a fruit pizza

How to Make a Pencil Shaped Fruit Pizza
Start by forming a mold out of aluminum foil.  I used a large sheet and folded the sides up several times to make a rectangle in the middle.  Then, slice the cookie dough according to the package directions and lay it on the foil.  Once it's filled, "smoosh" the dough together a little and bake it according to the package directions.  Allow it to cool completely before adding the topping. To get the tip of the pencil, I simple cut triangle shaped portions out of one end.  

pencil shaped fruit pizza

For the Topping
Beat together a softened 8oz bar of cream cheese and 1 cup of confectioners sugar.  Spread over the cookie.  Wash and pat dry your fruit.  I used blackberries for the pencil tip, Mandarin oranges for the center, some sliced grapes for the bands, and raspberries for the eraser.  It looked a little plain, so I added the "2" with chocolate chips.

how to make a fruit pizza

It's been a long time since I've made a fruit pizza. This fruit pizza is one we made for St. Patrick's Day a few years ago (rainbow themed).

fruit pizza

It's been such a quiet morning without the kids home, I'm not sure I like it too much. I'm looking forward to our year of after school fun for sure. 

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1 comment :

Natalie F said...

This is rather amazing, you are so crafty with food! Enjoy your first week of school!