Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookie Pizza

Sarah Grossett | The Gold Lining Girl
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Chocolate peanut butter cookie pizza is for when you need to celebrate – anything! It’s the perfect dessert for a party.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookie Pizza Photo

This chocolate peanut butter cookie pizza is amazing! The crust is ultra-thick. It’s the thickest, softest, and most peanut buttery cookie crust you can find. It probably qualifies as a bit more than a cookie pizza crust, and maybe these are more like cookie bars, but whatever – I’m going with ‘super thick cookie pizza’. K? That was my original idea, and I’m sticking to it!

I used my easy peanut butter cookies recipe to create the crust for this impeccable cookie pizza and that recipe is turning out to be incredibly versatile. I made a white chocolate peanut butter blondie cheesecake with it as the crust too, and it was insanely good.

And here it's giving us a super thick and chewy peanut butter cookie pizza.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookie Pizza Picture

What's perfect about how this cookie crust bakes is that it makes a nice little well. It puffs at the edges, and is slightly flatter in the center. It provides exactly the right dam for trapping in a pool of melted peanut butter and chocolate ganache to top it with!

I used creamy peanut butter in the crust, but crunchy for the topping. Why? Well, I ran out of creamy peanut butter. It's a rarity to run out of peanut butter at all in my house, but if we do, it's usually creamy. I'm definitely more of a crunchy gal myself – at least, when it comes to eating it by the spoonful, and so I never risk running out. We carry way more crunchy PB in this house than creamy!

The crunchy peanut butter worked out nicely though because the peanuts provide some texture and crunch!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookie Pizza Image

Next up is a layer of rich and creamy chocolate ganache. You can make the ganache easily in about one minute’s time in the microwave. It’s incredible combined with the layer of peanut butter!

When you're sprinkling on the M&Ms and peanut butter chips as the topping, don't worry too much about precision! I used about half cup of each, but use as much as you like.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookie Pizza Pic

I wanted them to cover nearly the whole top of the cookie pizza so that there are M&Ms and peanut butter chips in every bite. This fantastic chocolate peanut butter cookie pizza is simple to prepare, and is wonderful and decadent treat!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookie Pizza Recipe

    10 Servings

Ingredients

For Peanut Butter Cookie Crust:
  • 2 cups Creamy Peanut Butter
  • 2 cups Granulated Sugar
  • 2 large Eggs
Toppings:
  • 1/2 cup Creamy Peanut Butter, Or chunky peanut butter
  • 8 ounces Milk Chocolate Chips
  • 1/3 cup Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 3 tablespoons Butter
  • 1/2 cup Miniature M&M's Candies, Or regular M&Ms candies
  • 1/2 cup Peanut Butter Chips

Directions

To Make the Peanut Butter Cookie Crust:

  1. Preheat oven to 325°F.
  2. In a large bowl, combine creamy peanut butter, sugar, and eggs with a spoon or spatula until blended.
  3. Press into the bottom of a well-greased 8-inch springform pan.
  4. Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until edges are golden brown, and a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
  5. Cool in pan on a wire rack for 15 minutes before releasing the sides of the springform pan. Cool completely.
  6. Run a knife around the bottom edge of the cookie crust to loosen, and transfer it to a serving platter.

For the Toppings:

Make the Peanut Butter Sauce:

  1. In a small microwave-safe bowl, heat the peanut butter for 30-45 seconds, or until thin and runny.
  2. Spread the melted peanut butter over the cookie crust in an even layer, to within 1 inch of the edges.
  3. Place in the refrigerator for 10-15 minutes to allow the peanut butter to chill and to set.

Make the Chocolate Ganache:

  1. Meanwhile, in a medium microwave-safe bowl, combine milk chocolate chips, heavy whipping cream, and butter.
  2. Heat on high for 1-2 minutes, or until heavy cream begins to boil.
  3. Whisk until chocolate chips are completely melted and the mixture is smooth.
  4. Place in the refrigerator for 10-15 minutes to allow the ganache to slightly thicken.

To Serve:

  1. Once the peanut butter layer on the cookie crust is set, and the ganache is slightly thickened, spread the ganache over the peanut butter layer in an even layer.
  2. Immediately sprinkle with M&Ms and peanut butter chips.
  3. Allow 30 minutes to set. Cut and serve!

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Sarah Grossett

About Sarah

Sarah has an affinity for shiny golden objects, hence the name of her blog: The Gold Lining Girl. Peanut Butter's the one thing she'd take to a desert island, so it's only right that she's our Peanut Butter Fanatic!