The next time you are having family make-your-own-pizza night, take the theme right into dessert with this over-the-top chocolate pizza.
Yes, chocolate pizza. It works.
Homemade pizza dough is baked in the oven until it is crispy, then you spread the pizza with some Nutella, sprinkle with chocolate chips, nuts, coconut, whatever you heart desires, and finish it in the oven for a minute or so to heat the toppings through. Fresh dough from the grocery store or your local pizzeria is just fine if you don’t have time to make it yourself. If you’re game to make your own, Rachael’s pizza dough recipe is a good one to try.
This is a terrific hands-on recipe – my kids had a ball. They basically did the entire recipe themselves – start to finish – from rolling out the dough, to spreading the Nutella, to finishing with the toppings of their choice (i.e., a lot of chocolate!).
This recipe is just a starting point – you can definitely make it your own. Divide the dough into smaller individual pizzas so everyone gets their own masterpiece. You can get creative with your toppings. Dried cherries or cranberries would be delicious, mini marshmallows, broken up peanut butter cups – go wild. Use a lot of toppings, or just a few. You can’t go wrong here.
Chocolate pizza is best served immediately from the oven – not that you can expect to have any leftovers.
You start by rolling out your dough on a floured board. Try to get it as thin as you can. I never can seem to get mine thin enough.
Then you bake the dough on a parchment lined cookie sheet for 15-20 minutes or until light golden brown. Everyone’s oven runs differently, so keep a close eye on your pizza. You can put out your toppings while you are waiting for the pizza to bake – we used peanut butter chips, milk chocolate chips, semi-sweet chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, and coconut.
My daughter was proud of her chocolate chip food styling.
As soon as you take the pizzas out of the oven, spread the Nutella. It should start to melt.
Then sprinkle your toppings and back into the oven for a minute or so.
Serve immediately and enjoy.
1 pound pizza dough
1/2 cup Nutella or chocolate hazelnut spread of your choice
1/4 cup (or more) each of white chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, milk chocolate chips, semisweet chocolate chips (or toppings of your choice)
1/4 cup (or more) shredded sweetened coconut (or replace with chopped toasted nuts, dried fruit, or other topping of your choice)
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Divide dough in half and roll out into two pizzas on a floured board. Transfer pizzas to prepared cookie sheets and, using your fingers, poke small indentations all over the pizzas to avoid air bubbles. Bake pizzas for 15-20 minutes, or until crisp and light golden brown.When done, immediately remove pizzas from oven but leave oven on. Spread half of the Nutella on each pizza, sprinkle with the toppings, and put pizzas back in the oven for 1-2 minutes, until the chocolate chips just start to melt. Cut into squares and serve immediately.
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