Friday, March 4, 2011

Chocolate Pizza!

It is a well-recognized fact that I like chocolate - and usually the darker the better. We've known that I come from a long line of chocolate lovers on my mother's side(Grandma Bessie Harmon plotting to get some chocolates by moaning on the couch "chocolates" about the time her dad was to be home). And I have passed the chocolate lover genes on (barely a toddler, BJ snatched a Bluebird chocolate out of his dad's mouth just as Dad was about to put it in his mouth).  I'm a little slow but, just recently I realized the Cowles line also has a thing for chocolate - else why would "Grandma Cowles' Brownies" be such a treasure?  

One of my Christmas presents was a cookbook, "Chocolate Never Faileth."  It is fun to read (delightful quips and chocolate information) AND has mouth-watering recipes.  When I came across Chocolate Pizza I had to give it a try for our "I Read the Book of Mormon in 2010" Pizza Party.

Armed with the recipe for the crust (kinda a blend of  sugar cookies and brownies) and suggestions for "sauce" and toppings, I let my imagination and taste buds soar.  On the right is a chocolate peanut butter pizza. - chocolate peanut butter frosting topped with chopped peanuts and mini chocolate chips.  On the left is an Andes Mint pizza - Whipped Chocolate Ganache with chopped Andes mints and chopped pecans.

On a roll, I made more for our Visiting Teaching Conference.  Used the two above except omitted the cocoa from the peanut butter frosting. Also tried a Heath Bits pizza (chocolate cream cheese frosting with Heath bits, and mini chocolate chips) and I think my favorite, Rocky Road pizza (Whipped chocolate Ganache with chopped peanuts, mini marshmallows, and mini chocolate chips.  All four pizzas were glazed with a chocolate drizzle.  

Twas Chocolate Lovers Heaven.


  1. That looks delicious! I've been addicted to chocolate ever since my 3rd trimester of pregnancy.

  2. What a chocolate bonanza!! They do sound good, even to a non-chocolate lover like me.

  3. Yum! I've been addicted to chocolate ever since my Mom's 3rd trimester of pregnancy. Is that the same as Mary Ann's?

  4. Austin's Mommy you were probably born addicted to chocolate!

  5. I'm a chocoholic too! Always have been. I'd love to have the recipe for the crust and the whipped chocolate ganache. Sounds heavenly.

  6. Because the recipe comes from a newly published (and copyrighted) book I'm not comfortable sharing the recipe. BUT I did find a very similar one at this website

    For better flavor use butter instead of shortening. And do your own "sauce". Here's a link to a chocolate ganache that can be whipped once it has been chilled. Any frosting will do. Have fun with topping combinations.