Remember my surplus of mini M&M candies left over from the Sundae Smorgasbord? Well, here is a great way to use those up and enjoy thier yumminess.
This is a great recipe to make with kids. They really get into the patting out the dough and sprinkling the toppings. The crust is basically chocolate chip cookie dough without the chips mixed in. But I like the Betty Crocker recipe so I happily share that with you. This recipe will make 2 - 12 inch cookie pizzas. Make one for the family and share one like we did. I hope the Bigler family loved it as much as we did.
1 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 bag (12 oz) semisweet chocolate chips
1/4 cup butter or margarine
6 tablespoons milk
2 cups powdered sugar
3/4 cup pecans, chopped
3/4 cup mini candy-coated chocolate candies
2/3 cup shredded coconut, toasted,
1/2 cup white chocolate chips, melted
1. Heat oven to 350º F. Mix 1 cup butter, the brown sugar, granulated sugar, vanilla and eggs until well blended. Stir in flour and baking soda (dough will be stiff).
2. Pat dough in 2 ungreased 12-inch pizza pans or into 2 12-inch circles on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 12-15 minutes or until golden brown. Cool a full 30 minutes. While cooking, chop pecans and toast coconut in a small skillet on low heat, continually stirring so you don't burn it.
3. In a saucepan, heat chocolate chips, 4 tablespoons butter and milk over low heat, stirring until chocolate is melted; remove from heat. Stir in powdered sugar. Beat with wire whisk until smooth, glossy and spreadable. (If not glossy, stir in a few drops hot water). If lumps of sugar are present, keep whisking.
4. Spread chocolate mixture over baked layer leaving an edge like a crust. Immediately sprinkle with pecans, candies and toasted coconut; press lightly. Drizzle with melted white baking chips.( I melt them in the microwave in a baggie then just snip off the corner of the baggie and use like a pastry bag). When cool, cut into wedges like a pizza. Serve with cold milk. Yummy!