I mean, I have an unhealthy relationship with pizza. I can’t make it a week without eating it, whether I make it myself or we go out (or better yet, get delivery!). Our favorite local pizza shop, Rudy’s, has a Wednesday special where Mister BS and I can get a large 1 topping, a PBR, and a diet coke for $10. They also offer pizza by the slice and are right around the corner from the library, so it’s perfect for my 30 minute lunch break. We patronize them way too often.
But I also love making my own pizza. It’s pretty much the reason we got a Kitchenaid mixer, because the dough hook makes whipping up a batch of pizza dough (way too) easy. I like making it home because I can experiment with lots of different toppings. We’ve developed quite a repertoire of pizza recipes, but this I decided this is the one I needed to share first.
Chocolate. Nutella. Marshmallow. Pizza.
This delightfully gooey and rich dessert pizza happened one night when we had an extra bit of dough leftover and began experimenting.
Chocolate Nutella Marshmallow Pizza
- 1 1/3 C water at 115F
- 1 packet of yeast
- 3 1/2 C flour (use white all-purpose or up to 2 cups whole wheat)
- 1 T salt
- 1 T sugar or honey
- 2 T olive oil + extra for coating bowl
- Handful of mini marshmallows
- about 1/3-1/2 cup of Nutella
- Handful of chocolate chips
- cinammon and sugar for sprinkling
Dissolve yeast in warm water for 5 minutes. Meanwhile, combine dry ingredients in mixer. Add water with dissolved yeast and olive oil. Mix with dough hook on medium setting until sticky, elastic dough. place in glass bowl and cover (with plastic wrap or a clean, damp towel) and let rise for an hour and a half.
Preheat oven to 425F.
Pound out dough on floured surface and divide. Roll out into round pizza and poke tiny indentations into the dough with a fork to prevent bubbles. We cook our pizza on a Calphalon pan with holes in it, but you can also use a cookie sheet or pizza stone, just adjust baking directions accordingly.
Lightly brush melted butter over edges of crust. Sprinkle edges with the tiniest bit of cinnamon and sugar mixture. Spread Nutella on as you would sauce, then top with marshmallows and and chocolate chips. Bake for 12-14 minutes until crust is crispy and golden, chocolate chips are melty, and marshmallows are browned. Yum!
Warning– don’t make this unless you have several people around to eat it, because while it’s delicious, it’s too rich for more than a taste and doesn’t store well. If it’s just a party of two, you can make smaller pizzas and use the extra dough for a mini dessert pizza, just adjust toppings. While I also like a good cinnamon streusel dessert pizza, homemade streusel is a pain in the ass and this is so simple.