Dessert Pizza

Needs no introduction. Unlike a lot of other dessert pizzas with a cookie dough crust, this uses regular pizza dough to cut down on the sweetness. It’s the perfect balance of savory and sweet.

Ingredients

  • 8-10 oz pizza dough
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup semisweet or dark chocolate chips
  • 2 cups mini marshmallows
  • Flaky sea salt

Directions

  1. Preheat your oven, with a pizza stone on the lowest rack, to the highest setting (typically 500 degrees). Alternatively, preheat your pizza oven to 700 degrees.
  2. Bring the pizza dough out of the refrigerator approximately 30 minutes before you’re ready to stretch it out. Let it rest on a floured countertop (or cutting board) under a dish towel to keep it from drying out.
  3. While the dough is coming to room temp, make the peanut butter sauce. Add the peanut butter and butter to a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave in 30 second increments on low until the butter is melted and the peanut butter is warmed. Stir to combine.
  4. When you’re ready to make the pizza, stretch out the dough on a lightly floured surface to a 10-12 inch round, allowing the dough to rest for a few minutes if it springs back. *Optional: I prefer to place the dough on parchment paper and then trim the excess paper off around the dough – I think it’s easier to handle than cornmeal on the pizza peel.
  5. Top the dough with the melted peanut butter (this is our “sauce”), leaving a 1/2-inch border for the crust.
  6. Using a pizza peel or cookie sheet, transfer the pizza to the oven. For a standard oven at 500 degrees, the pizza will likely take 12-13 minutes. For a pizza oven at 700 degrees, it’ll take 5-6 minutes. Rotate 180 degrees halfway through so that the crust browns evenly. If you’re using a traditional oven, scatter the marshmallows on top of the pizza during the last 3-4 minutes of cooking the pizza. If you’re using a pizza oven, scatter the marshmallows on top of the pizza during the last 1-2 minutes of cooking the pizza.
  7. Remove from oven and set the pizza on a cooling rack set on the counter.
  8. Add the chocolate chips to a microwave-safe bowl and microwave in 30 second increments on low, stirring in between each burst until the chocolate is fully melted. Drizzle the melted chocolate over the pizza.
  9. Sprinkle a bit of sea salt over the pizza, cut into slices and enjoy.

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