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Monday, January 3, 2011

Chocolate Pizza

One of my favorite thing is when my kids come up with some crazy idea that they want to do and I go along with it. I love the feeling that I can make what is in their imagination come to life. That was the case with Chocolate Pizza.

My son was talking with his grandmother about pizza that she was planning on making the next day for our lunch. This is when my 3 year old son started running around yelling.. "Chocolate Pizza??? Chocolate Pizza??"

This is when I started turning the wheels in my brain and thought... Why not??

This is what we did. I modified a recipe for bars that a friend gave me. To make things as easy as possible I went the semi-homemade route!

What you need:
One package of Oatmeal Chocolate Chip cookie mix, (Plain oatmeal would work great too, but we only had the Oatmeal Chocolate chip on hand)
Mini chocolate chips
m&m's (We used regular size, the mini ones would be easier to cut through)
Carmel Ice Cream Topping
White Almond Bark
Pizza pan with a rim

Opened up a bag of Oatmeal Chocolate chip cookie mix. Mixed it up and put it in a pizza pan.
I honestly don't remember what came in this pan, but when I get things like this I tend to wash and save them because I know I will want them for something eventually. Today was that day. It was the perfect size and shape for chocolate pizza.

So I baked the crust just like package directions and took it out.

While it was still hot, my son sprinkled on mini chocolate chips. These will melt from the warmth of the fresh baked cookie. Once they have been on a minute or so I used a small rubber spatula to spread the melted chocolate around. This was our sauce for our chocolate pizza!

Next we needed toppings. We started with m&m's we had some from Christmas. This worked perfect, I was so happy we actually had everything we needed on hand to make this cool creation.

Then we drizzled on warm Carmel ice cream topping.

Then for  Cheese, we melted some white almond bark and drizzled that over the top. I would guess coconut would look like cheese but we don't like coconut. This was great just like this and was pretty much the same as the recipe for bars I had gotten from a friend but they made their own oatmeal crust and ours was in a pizza shape.

Then we let it chill a while in the garage actually since it is very cold around here this time of year and the garage is like a second large refrigerator in the winter months.

After dinner that night we sliced it up. It was so yummy we almost forgot to take photos. The kids have asked for it again and again days later after it was gone. I am sure we will be making this one for years to come.

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