I just love baking with Brent during those long cold winter afternoons at home. We probably bake 4 out of the 5 week days and today we are baking up one of my favorite treats, a chocolate pizza!! With Valentine’s Day right around the corner this was the perfect baking DIY!
Since not all my kids are Nutella fans (I know, who does’t love Nutella?) we decided to make this with Brent’s favorite, milk chocolate. And I have all the tricks to making this perfectly. Yep, we’ve tried and failed but this one made the final cut!
Here is what you’ll need:
Pre-made Pizza Dough
Milk Chocolate Chips (about 1 cup)
White Chocolate (about 1/2 cup)
Baking Sheet or Pizza Stone
Flour for coating work surface
Pre-made pizza dough is sold at many stores. I love the one from Whole Foods and I also love the pre-made dough from Eatly but if you don’t have this handy and can’t find pre-made dough I’ve included a recipe for that too. Click here.
Once your dough is ready, pre-heat the oven to 500 degrees. Dust the counter with a bit of flour. Then kneed out the dough first by stretching it and loosening it up. Now its ready to take shape! Let the kids have a blast creating the heart shape. It doesn’t have to be perfect! This process is so fun and your kids will love working with the dough. Kids of all ages will love this, plus if you are doing with this more than one child they all create their own shapes and makes for more fun! But Brent and I did this while the older kids were at school still so we had fun making this just for ourselves. Well, we may have saved a bit for them!
Once your shape is ready pre-grease a sheet pan or if you have it use a pizza stone coated with a bit of flour. Then pop it in the oven for 10-15 minutes on the lower rack.
While the dough is baking, warm your chocolate. We used milk chocolate chips and white chocolate for decorating. I placed about of cup of the chips into two separate bowls and placed them in the microwave for about 1 min. Stir and then put in for another 30 seconds if needed.
Once your dough is ready, let cool for 5-10 minutes before spooning on the melted chocolate. This will allow for the chocolate to not get too runny and drip off the sides. Use the back of the spoon to add a thick coat of the melted milk chocolate. Then drizzle on the white chocolate as shown below.
For an extra sweet Valentines Day feel, we added a few pink and red M&M’s. You can use pink or red heart shaped sprinkles too if you have them! How delicious does this look! It was so good.