Hump Day Snack: Basketball Calzones

The many many busted brackets of the first week of March Madness means that nobody’s taking home Warren Buffet’s $1 billion prize. Still, we think this recipe for mini basketball calzones will score big in game-day snacking. Using store-bought pizza dough, these calzones are baked inside of a cake-pop pan and brushed with a mixture of butter and orange food-coloring to create mini, pizza-stuffed basketballs that look pretty close to the real thing. Serve them up with a bowl of warm marinara sauce for dipping while you kick back and watch the Sweet Sixteen battle it out for a spot in the next round of college hoops.

For more game-time snacks and dip-able delights, try some of Cooking Channel’s favorites below:

Queso Fundido with Charred Poblanos
Caramelized Onion Spinach Dip
De-Pudged Pigs in a Blanket
Spinach and Cheese Dip

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