Sunday, October 17, 2010

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pizza

When I was in the sixth grade, the mom of a classmate brought this in for a special snack one day.  (Yes, I grew up in a time when sixth graders weren't too cool for a "special snack".  Yay for us!)  Anyway, from the first bite, I became addicted and I've been making it ever since.  I'm pretty sure this is like cookie crack, so I feel compelled to share.

It's a super easy and quick recipe that calls for ingredients you probably have on hand already.  And while it won't impress the gourmet food connoisseurs in your life, the rest of your normal friends and family will thank you and bless your name. 

Here's what you need to gather up:

Sugar, brown sugar, butter, peanut butter, vanilla, egg, flour, chocolate chips, and mini marshmallows.

In a large bowl combine the sugar, brown sugar, butter, peanut butter, vanilla and egg.  You can use a mixer, but it's just as easy to grab your favorite wooden spoon and start stirring. 

Mix it up well to combine into a creamy mixture.

Add the flour and stir until combined.

Once it's all stirred up, dump it out onto your baking sheet.  I like to use my rectangular Pampered Chef stone, but you could also use a pizza pan.

Now comes the fun part.  Grab the nearest child and allow him to use his scrupulously clean hands to spread the dough out to the sides. 

If your pan doesn't have a rim, leave a little around the edges.  The cookie dough will spread and make a mess if you don't.

Stick that dough in an oven preheated to 375 and bake for 10-12 minutes.

Take it out of the oven and sprinkle on a layer of chocolate chips.  Try and get them to the edges and as evenly as possible.

Next add your layer marshmallows.

Pop it back in the oven for another 5 minutes to allow the marshmallows to get toasty.
Voila!  It's like smores meets peanut butter cookie.  Serve up with a big glass of milk and you will be in a cookie lovers paradise!  Enjoy!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pizza
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 egg
1 1/2 cups flour
2 cups mini marshmallows
1 (6 ounce) package chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 375.  In a large bowl combine sugar, brown sugar, butter, peanut butter, vanilla, and egg.  Add flour and mix well.  Press dough evenly over bottom of 12 to 14 inch pizza pan forming a ridge along the edge.  Bake at 375 for 10 minutes.  Remove from oven and sprinkle with chocolate chips and marshmallows.  Continue to bake for 5 minutes or until marshmallows are lightly browned.  Cool.  Cut into wedges and store in an airtight container.  Enjoy!

1 comment:

Ashley said...

LOVE THIS! It may not be one of those healthier ones I was looking for, but I'm definitely making this!!