Brownie Pizza. Seriously? Yes! The recipes that are out there drown the internet, but I’ve chosen to share ones that sound and look delicious to me. I made a cream-cheese variety, and it passed my taste test with a delirious eye-roll. It takes a bit longer, but not much. Other than baking the brownie mix in the shape of a pizza (I went with a square), the extra time comes in preparing the fruit and refrigerating for an hour.
Maybe not quite as easy as traditional brownies, but f you love fruit for dessert, this might be a fresh go-to with a little healthy punch. I’ve also included a couple of variations. One with peanut butter and another one using marshmallow fluff. Read on and tell me what you think.
Fruity Brownie Pizza
I plan to try this recipe for Fruity Brownie Pizza from Taste of Home, but using a GF box mix so I can eat it too. In this version, I love that they use pineapple and even soak the bananas in pineapple juice before draining. Add the strawberries and kiwi, and it has a bit of a tropical flair. Here’s the original post and recipe, but I’ve copied it below for your ease.
- 1 package fudge brownie mix (8-inch square pan size)
- 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 3/4 cup pineapple tidbits with juice
- 1 small firm banana, sliced
- 1 medium kiwifruit, peeled and sliced
- 1 cup sliced fresh strawberries
- 1/4 cup chopped pecans
- 1 ounce semisweet chocolate
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1. Preheat oven to 375°. Prepare brownie batter according to package directions. Spread onto a greased 12-in. pizza pan. Bake until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, 15-20 minutes. Cool completely.
- 2. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Spread over brownie crust. Drain pineapple, reserving juice. Toss banana slices with juice; drain well. Arrange banana, kiwi, strawberries and pineapple over cream cheese layer; sprinkle with pecans.
- 3. In a small microwave, melt chocolate and butter; stir until smooth. Drizzle over fruit. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.
Peanut Butter Brownie Pizza
Don’t like cream cheese? Neither does my husband, but he doesn’t like Peanut Butter either, so I made a modification to another recipe below. Anyway, I love peanut butter, so Peanut Butter Brownie Pizza sounded delicious to me. How can you go wrong with peanut butter and chocolate? Now this one is decadent, and I didn’t need to try it ahead of time to recommend! The grands will love it. It’s not the least bit healthy, but decadent with sweetened condensed milk and m&m’s. I love sweetened condensed milk! This pizza is on my menu for the next grandchild’s birthday party. Oh wait, that would be Leon in Japan. Hmmm. Oh, but close by, my youngest grand is turning one in July, so I’ll get to try it then. Here’s the recipe. Give it a try, and let me know how your taste test went!
Brownie Pizza with Marshmallow Fluff
I made a hack of the Brownie Pizza with Marshmallow Fluff for my husband. He loves marshmallow crème. It’s his favorite ingredient as an ice cream topping. So I had to try this recipe I found on All Recipes with some alterations. It uses a sugar cookie dough crust and crème cheese. Hubby loves chocolate and hates the latter ingredient. Something about when he was young and a babysitter forced him to eat lunch consisting of a crème cheese and jelly sandwich. Doesn’t sound bad to me.
Anyway, I substituted a brownie crust and nixed the creme cheese. I decided to make it like a banana split. For the topping, I added sliced bananas, pineapple topping, and walnuts. I also added crushed strawberries because he’s a traditionalist with banana splits. It looked absolutely beautiful with a drizzle of chocolate syrup and caramel sauce. The pièce de resistance? Whip crème and a maraschino cherry atop each slice. Let me know if you want an official recipe. I’ll write one up. But I did find this one if you can’t wait.
And just in case you wanted the sugar cookie pizza recipe, here’s the link.
Brownie Pizza Tips
Here are some important things I needed to remember while cooking up these pizzas. I hope they aid you in your Brownie Pizza making fun.
- Baking time is much less than indicated on the package or scratch recipe.
- Spreading the dough on a 12” pizza pan cooks for about 12-15 minutes. I shaped a 12” square.
- Check at the earliest time first, then every minute or so with the toothpick test.
- Cool, Cool, Cool before adding the topping.
- If you’re using fruit, cover it with plastic wrap and refrigerate it for one hour if you can wait!
Please share your Brownie Pizza Tips and experiences with me. I’d love to know.
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