Invisible Ink Snack Pockets
BEFORE YOU BEGIN
Prep time: 10 minutes + cooking time
Yield: 3 servings
• 1 package refrigerated thin-crust pizza dough
• Shredded cheese-mozzarella or cheddar
• Optional add-ins such as ham, mushrooms, green pepper, crumbled bacon, etc.
• ½ teaspoon baking soda
• 1 tablespoon sugar
• Enough water to make a paste (about 2 teaspoons)
❶ Ask an adult to preheat the oven to 425° Fahrenheit.
❷ Unroll the dough onto a clean cutting board. Cut rectangular sections about 3 inches by 5 inches.
❸ Spread a generous sprinkling of cheese onto each rectangle. Place the add-ins of your choice on the dough.
❹ Carefully fold over the dough to make a square pocket. Place each pocket on a cookie tray, two inches apart.
❺ Prepare the “invisible ink.” Make a runny paste with the baking soda, sugar, and water. Dip a cotton swab or new paintbrush into the ink and print something on the top of each roll-over snack.
❻ Ask an adult to place the roll-over snacks on the top shelf of the oven for about 5-7 minutes. Then, for 1 to 1 ½ additional minutes, turn the oven on LOW broil. (Watch carefully so they don’t burn!) Remove the snacks as soon as the invisible writing appears.