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Cheesy Pull Apart Christmas Tree Garlic Bread Bites

Whether you’re hosting a party or just looking for a filling snack, these Cheesy Pull Apart Garlic Bread Bites will hit the spot. The bread is infused with garlic butter, and then served with the most amazing marinara sauce on the side.

Christmas Tree Pull Apart Cheesy Garlic Bread

How to Make Cheesy Pull Apart Christmas Tree Garlic Bread Bites

If you’re looking for something warm, savory, and comforting, these Garlic Bread Bites are the one for you. Here’s how to make them:

  • Combine the cheese. In a small bowl combine the cream cheese and mozzarella.
  • Prepare the dough. Roll out the pizza crust on a clean work surface and divide the dough into 36 equal pieces.
  • Add cheese. Add a small amount of cheese mixture on each dough piece.
  • Fold. Fold the dough around the cream cheese mixture and form into a ball.
  • Transfer. Place the balls on a cookie sheet in a Christmas three form as shown in the photos.
  • Bake. Bake for 15-17 minutes or until golden then remove from the oven and set aside.
  • Melt the butter. In a saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Remove from the heat.
  • Add the other ingredients. Add the chopped parsley and minced garlic.
  • Brush. Brush the tree with the butter garlic mixture.
  • Serve. Serve with warmed marinara sauce.

Christmas Tree Pull Apart Cheesy Garlic Bread

Christmas Tree Pull Apart Cheesy Garlic Bread

Christmas Tree Pull Apart Cheesy Garlic Bread

Why Did My Garlic Bread Bites End Up Flat?

Bread needs time to rise in order to develop its flavor and texture. If you don’t let it rise long enough, it will be dense and heavy. The pizza crust should rise on its own, but in case it doesn’t, try making your own from scratch.

Christmas Tree Pull Apart Cheesy Garlic Bread

Can I Freeze Cheesy Pull Apart Christmas Tree Garlic Bread Bites?

Yes, you can freeze them. Let the garlic bread bites cool completely before wrapping them in aluminum foil or plastic wrap, making sure to seal it tightly.

Store the garlic bites in the refrigerator for up to one week or in the freezer for 2 to 3 months.

To reheat, remove the garlic bread from the wrapping and place it on a baking sheet. Bake at a low temperature until warmed through.

Christmas Tree Pull Apart Cheesy Garlic Bread

Can I Use Another Dough Aside from Pizza Crust?

Pizza crust is great because it’s already a complete recipe on its own. Flaky pie crust dough for example, wouldn’t work because it is heavy on other components like butter and does not rise the way pizza crust does.

With that said, it’s best to stick to pizza crust for this recipe, as other types of dough won’t yield the same results.

Christmas Tree Pull Apart Cheesy Garlic Bread

Christmas Tree Pull Apart Cheesy Garlic Bread

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Christmas Tree Pull Apart Cheesy Garlic Bread

Cheesy Pull Apart Christmas Tree Garlic Bread Bites

  • Author: Anna Young
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 12 1x
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Ingredients

  • 1 can (13.8 oz) store bought fresh pizza crust 
  • 4 oz cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1 cup finely shredded mozzarella 
  • 2 tbsp butter 
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced 
  • 4 tbsp chopped parsley 
  • ½ cup marinara sauce

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl combine the cream cheese and mozzarella. 
  2. Roll out the pizza crust on a clean work surface. 
  3. Divide the dough into 36 equal pieces. 
  4. Add small amount of cheese mixture on each dough piece. 
  5. Fold the dough around the cream cheese mixture and form into a ball. 
  6. Place the balls on a cookie sheet in a Christmas three form as shown in the photos. 
  7. Bake for 15-17 minutes or until golden. 
  8. Remove from the oven and set aside. 
  9. In a saucepan melt the butter over medium heat. 
  10. Remove from the heat. 
  11. Add the chopped parsley and minced garlic. 
  12. Brush the tree with the butter garlic mixture. 
  13. Serve with warmed marinara sauce.

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