Tuesday, June 26, 2012

mmmmmS'Mores Dessert PIZZA! Hello!

Ok ok, my name is NotjustaChick....and I'm addicted to made-from-scratch-ooey-gooey-doesn't-matter-if-savory OR sweet PIZZA.  There.  I admit it.  YEEEUP.  Addicted.  I blame my honey.  His love of pizza that has a crispy on the outside, soft "puffy" inside crust, loaded with toppings has lead me down this path. Well folks...my journey to perfect pizza has made its next pitstop - S'Mores Dessert Pizza.
It started off with an invite to dinner by one of my best girlfriends.  I love have dinner with them- she has two awesome - fun - kids.   Now, being as though I don't have any kids of my own (whoa...wait... does a dog and a honey count?!...ANYWAYS...) I like to try out new and fun recipes for when we're all together.  They liked helping me BBQ Pizza a while back.. they are kids...kid's like chocolate and marshmallows AND us "adults" are kids at heart ...who doesn't like s'mores round a campfire?! Who doesn't like PIZZA?! Well.. this chick.. LOVES them both - equally.  So why not combine them?! This dessert pizza is SWEET  with a side of lick-your-fingers-between-every-bite kind of fun messy to eat dessert. Ooey-gooey goodness placed on stop of a slightly salty/sweet pizza dough and toasted using the broiler of your regular oven!  Easy-Peasy, no campfire required...

S'Mores Pizza
 Pizza Dough

  • 3/4 cup warm water
  • 1 1/2 tsp active dry yeast
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp sea salt (I used Vanilla Sea Salt**...but any will do)
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • 1 3/4 cup all purpose flour
S'mores Toppings
  • 1 jar of Marshmallow Fluff
  • 6-10 full size graham crackers
  • 2 regular size chocolate bars (I used Cadburry's Milk Chocolate with Toffee bits)
  • 1/2 cup mini marshmellows
  • 1/4 cup Caramel Sundae Topping (for drizzle)
- Put the warm water in your stand mixer bowl and sprinkle the surface with the yeast. Let stand for 2 minutes to soften, then whisk with a fork to blend. Let stand until bubbly, about 10 minutes.
- Whisk in the olive oil and salt.
- Using your dough hook, then begin adding the flour gradually, until fully incorporated. The dough will be very moist and sticky.
- The dough should be moist and a little tacky. Shape into a ball.  
- Generously oil  a bowl, place dough in bowl  and turn the dough to coat it in the oil. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let the dough rise in a warm draft free place until doubled in size.  (mine took about an hour)
- Punch dough, cover, and let rise until doubled again.
- Preheat oven to 500F
- Generously oil a pizza pan, carefully shape out the dough onto the pan, cover and let stand for an additional 10 mins.

- Prick dough with fork several times to help avoid it puffing up in the middle
- Bake at 500F for about 20 mins, or until the crust is just starting to turn golden on the top and bottom
- Remove from Oven, and let cool slightly
- Spray a spatula or spool with cooking spray to assist with the spreading of the Marshmallow Fluff
- Spread Marshmallow fluff into a even layer ontop of the pizza crust.  This is your pizza "sauce"
- Chop the chocolate bars into small chunks, they do not need to be even sized...
- Spread the chocolate chunks on top of the "pizza sauce"

- Break the graham crackers into chunky pieces, and spread onto the pizza

- Next up - spread out the mini marshmellows on top of the other toppings....
- Turn the broiler on your oven to high. (550F) 

*note - I did not raise the oven rack to the top, I used the next one down from the top, in order to slow the "toasting" down a bit...give time for the chocolate to melt, crust to crisp up a bit more, before the marshmallows toasted too quick - make sure you watch carefully, as once the marshmallows start to turn golden, they brown up quick!*

- Place pizza on the second rack down from the top in the oven, and allow the marshmallows to "toast" - just like you would over a campfire

- Once Marshmallows are toasted golden, remove pizza from oven, and drizzle caramel topping over top of entire pizza
- Slice using a pizza cutter or large knife
We found this pizza to be extremely sweet (in a totally awesome...s'mores round the campfire way).. so start with smaller pizza slices, as these trully are a decadent dessert!  I must say... our dinner party of 3 adults... 2 kids... didn't have any trouble with this one though....
  As usually.. submitting this to yeastspotting....as this pizza dough is working phenomenally for me on all accounts!  Thinking next try will be a fruit based one.. you know.. like what you find at the Pizza Hut Buffet.. mmmmmm pizzahut.... 

**Also - note from above ingredient listings - Vanilla Sea Salt... I've mentioned their sea salts several times in several posts here... but honest to goodness...these are awesome. Sea to Sky Seasonings  I've now got 2 different "variety packs" of their salts, and man-o-man the flavour boost is incredible!  Edible Canada (another fav place) sells their salts...and you can order online - bonus! But it's seriously worth the trip down to Edible Canada's store and restaurant (Granville Island, BC) - you wont be disappointed!  (and no, I was not paid, endorsed...anything by these guys.. their stuff/food is just as addicting as PIZZA)

Have a great week!!


  1. wow oh wow oh wow. This looks fantastic. i'd be scared to make it in case i ate it all myself!

    1. Thanks! - Its been a hit recently.. with adults and kids alike! decadent but oh-so-simple!

  2. You will have to try this recipe with the new bourbon marshmallows I am just having made for Edible Canada's summer Gourmet Kayaking adventures.

    A Sea to Sky tip....try the Wreck Beach salt on top of campfire roasted marshmallows - it was a huge hit at the Canadian Chef's congress!

    Thanks for the mentions about Edible and Sea to Sky.



    1. Bourbon Marshmallows?!?! Sign me up! (looks like I'll have to visit the store asap now!)

      Wreck Beach Salt on top of the roasted mallow' ...on my next campfire snack list. Thanks for the tips...and comments!

  3. Just wanted to let you know that you are my hero :D
    This pizza is absolutely stunning and I am fast becoming your newest blog fan girl ;)


  4. **thanks** !! I'm still thinking about your s'mores icecream... trying to resist the urge for icecream in general now :)