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How to Make Dessert Pizza for Kids

Full dessert pizza with candy

There are a few things that all kids seem to love: sugar and pizza. So when I saw a picture of a dessert pizza, my reaction was immediate. I was making a dessert pizza for kids. It seemed like a dream when Mom agreed to this. I thought for sure she would listen to my idea to basically take chocolate chip cookie dough and make it even more sugary and give me the “no look.”

Can you put any more sugar in that dessert?

Concerned Mom

Yes, yes I can.

slice of dessert pizza

Making the Crust for the Dessert Pizza

There are so many ideas out there for a dessert pizza crust. Even though we have a great homemade crust we use for regular pizza, the thought of that with chocolate and candies was not exciting to me.

But a chocolate chip cookie crust? There was not much hesitation on that one. But how do you manage to make a crust with it? I stumbled upon this recipe that suggested using a spring form pan. After some digging in the depths of our pantry, I found two of them from a cheesecake experiment of years past.

I started in on my favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe.

Is there anything that makes you want to lick the dishes like chocolate chip cookie dough?

dessert pizza dough on mixer

I was about to pour in the chocolate chips when my Mom walked in. I got nervous about the disgusted look on her face. Okay, so maybe chocolate chips in the crust would be a bit much. To keep her happy, I skipped them, but feel free to add them if your Mom does not walk by when creating your masterpiece pizza.

Adding the Toppings to the Dessert Pizza

I was a little nervous about when to take the crusts out of the oven. I pulled them when they looked a bit brown on the edges and similar to a well-done large cookie.

Cooked dessert pizza crust

We let it cool for as long as we had patience. And then we started to decorate!

I did try to put on a thin crust of the chocolate spread. You might be surprised by this, but I did want to taste my favorite candy in addition to everything else.

Finished dessert pizza for kids

The experimenting with dessert pizzas is endless. Even as we were laughing at how many toppings we put on, we couldn’t help thinking of other fun options.

Slice of Dessert Pizza for Kids

How to Make Dessert Pizza for Kids

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Making Dessert Pizza for kids combines the best of two worlds: sugar and pizza! The possibilities for toppings are endless!


For the Chocolate Chip Cookie Crust

  • 2 1/4 Cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Cup (2 sticks) Butter, Softened
  • 3/4 Cup Granulated Sugar
  • 3/4 Cup Packed Brown Sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 2 Cups Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels (Optional)

For the Toppings

  • Hazelnut Spread with Cocoa (Nutella)
  • Mini Marshmallows
  • Pretzels
  • Toffee Bits
  • Butterfinger Bits
  • Any Crushed Candy That you Love!


    1. Preheat Oven to 350 °F
    2. Combine flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl. Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually beat in flour mixture.
    3. Press about half of the dough into a 9 inch spring form pan, cake pan, pie plate, or pizza pan.
    4. If only making one pizza, save the rest of the dough for future sugar emergencies.
    5. Bake for 15-20 minutes until edges are golden brown and the center is just set. Remove from the oven and let cool completely.
    6. Spread hazelnut spread in an even layer and sprinkle with candies.


Crust from Nestle Toll House

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