Cooking with Chaos and Yeti: Veggie Pizza Pinwheels and Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Yogurt Bark

Chaos here!

This week Confetti is away on a work trip, so I had to dig deep into my contact list to find a suitable replacement for our monthly cooking post.  So, forget Cooking with Chaos and Confetti.  This week, I welcome you to:

Cooking with Chaos and Yeti!

For those who don’t know, “Yeti” is our one year-old son.  He doesn’t make too many appearances in our blog, since we don’t want to throw our kid all over the internet, but in reality he is a huge part of our lives.  With all that said, with just me and him home this week, I saw the perfect opportunity to create some  blog content without taking time away from my special guy. 

Join us as we adventure into some father/son cooking time!

Recipe Source: Baby Foode (

Recipe 1 Name: Easy 35 Minute Veggie Pizza Pinwheels


  • 1 pound pizza dough at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup hidden veggie pizza sauce, or any pizza sauce
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella or italian blend cheese
  • 1/3 cup parmesan cheese

Recipe 2 Name: Peanut Butter Banana + Chocolate Yogurt Bark


  • 2 cups plain yogurt
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 2 tbsp honey (optional)
  • 2 tbsp natural style peanut butter
  • 2 tbsp mini chocolate chips

The Cooking:

I went into this experience knowing this would be more about doing something with Yeti than making the recipe precisely.  I also substituted a few ingredients, such as his baby yogurt for the plain yogurt and his peanut butter instead of natural style.

First we tackled the pizza pinwheels.  Yeti really enjoyed the idea of rolling out the dough, even if he didn’t fully understand what to do.  He mostly just beat the roll with the rolling pin and pulled on the dough.  

We did hit a rough spot during the sauce-adding step.  Yeti did not want the sauce on his dough.  He splashed his hands in it angrily, but a little cheese made everything better.  Yeti prioritized eating cheese and smashing his rolling pin to the dough/sauce/cheese mixture.  He did get a kick out of the rolling and cutting of the dough.  Once he realized that he couldn’t play with the recipe any more because it was in the oven, he started to get a bit fussy.

Enter recipe two!  While the pinwheels baked, we moved onto making the bark.  Yeti’s idea of helping at this point was eating ingredients while I did the actual cooking.  I mashed bananas.  He ate bananas.  I mixed yogurt.  He ate yogurt.  I swirled peanut butter and sprinkled chocolate chips.  He ate both.  We made a pretty good team.


Confetti’s thoughts:

  • Pizza Pinwheels:  I thought these were pretty tasty.  They’re nothing too fancy but they make a yummy treat.  They also don’t taste super vegetable-y, so they’re easy to pass off as a normal pizza snack.  I kept these pretty simple for Yeti, but I bet pepperoni would add a lot to these too.
  • Peanut butter banana chocolate yogurt bark: As the base, the yogurt is definitely the most prominent taste but it doesn’t drown out the other flavors.  It simply feels like I’m eating really cold flavored yogurt.  Not bad but nothing to rave about either.

Yeti’s thoughts:

  • Pizza Pinwheels: Yeti filled up a bit during the cooking process, but once we actually sat down for dinner he did give the finished product a try as well.  He happily ate a few pieces before waiting to go play with the dogs, but I’d still count that as a win during this more picky stage of his life.
  • Peanut butter banana chocolate yogurt bark:  Yeti is not a fan of very cold foods.  We’ve tried popsicles and ice cream before, and Yeti was not a fan of them cold.  He opened up to them a tad more once they warmed, but still didn’t like them.  However, here he not only tried this treat but ate it while it was still cold.  He had a look on his face that made it clear he’d prefer it not be cold, yet he liked it enough to eat several bite-sized chunks.  Yeti definitely considers this recipe a win.

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