There are a lot of perks to having kids.
1) You get to goof off in the name of “hands-on parenting.” I’d look kind of silly doing a science experiment with a bottle, pen cap, sculpting clay, paper clips, flossers, and LOTS of water…everywhere – without a kid next to me. I’m sure I looked pretty silly, anyway, but I felt like MacGyver. 😀
2) Balloon volleyball is a viable form of exercise.
3) You are reminded that clouds and lightning bugs never lose their appeal.
4) You get to make – and eat – absolutely decadent food creations. Which brings us to the topic for today:
My youngest son decided to celebrate the end of the school year in style: a Dungeons and Dragons party (’cause that’s how he rolls) with a few of his friends. But he wanted to make something special for the party, and cookie pizza fit the bill perfectly.
What’s not to love? It’s a sugar cookie crust, a “sauce” of melted chocolate chips and sweetened condensed milk, and its toppings are mini marshmallows, M&Ms, nuts (we left these out), and any other candy decadence you can dream up. It has a visual “wow” factor that can’t be beat.
- Your favorite sugar cookie dough (we used Betty Crocker’s Sugar Cookie Mix, but you can use the already-prepared 18oz pkg of refrigerated dough)
- 12 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 can (14oz) sweetened condensed milk
- 2 cups M&Ms
- 2 cups mini-marshmallows
- 1/2 cup peanuts (optional)
1. Preheat oven to 375 deg F, or per sugar cookie baking instructions. Divide dough, and press into 2 ungreased pie pans. Bake for 10 minutes, or until golden. Cool.
2. In either a saucepan on the stove or in the microwave, melt chips and sweetened condensed milk until smooth and blended. Spread over crusts. Sprinkle with remaining ingredients.
Bake 4 minutes, or until marshmallows are lightly toasted. Cool and cut into wedges.
Do you have a favorite decadent treat at your house? I’d love to hear from you!
Until next time,
P.S. – This post will stay up as the current one next week, while I’m away. Catch ya later!
16 thoughts on “Cookie Pizza, aka Adventures in Kid Decadence”
Yum, yum and triple yum! I have to go find a snack now 🙂
Happy to inspire, Coleen, LOL! Happy Friday!
Oh my Gosh! I’m going to make this for my husband. As a recovering alcoholic he has a sweet tooth that won’t quit. Of course, I usually try to curb that because I’m terrified he’s going to become a diabetic, but sometimes I just have to let him indulge. He will think I’m the best wife ever if I make this for him.
Thanks for sharing!
And who says you need a kid to do silly kid things? I was blessed with non-working female plumbing so I’ve been had any children of my own, but I sure do indulge in silly things. I love parades (I have even bought a colorful balloon to hold whilst I sit and enjoy the parade), I sing along with cartoons, I make goofy home made Christmas projects and other crafty things, I dance in the water sprinklers, and other silly things. I ride the little kid rides at amusement parks as well as the thrill rides. Hey I’m well rounded.
But hey, if you need a kid to justify, then so be it. Here’s to the grown up kids out there!!
w/a Jansen Schmidt
Patricia, you are SO right – you don’t need a kid to do fun kid things! I needed mine to get me started, LOL. Just wait, though – they’ll be shaking their heads at mom, who never grew up!
Hope hubby likes the cookie pizza!
M&M’s warm from the oven? Outstanding!
I know, right? All the other stuff is just a platform for the M&Ms, LOL. Thanks for stopping by, Pat!
What a treat! Thanks for sharing the Cookie Pizza recipe.
And Dungeons & Dragons party is the perfect way to celebrate the end of the school year. My husband and I are still playing at tender age of 30+ 😉
Ah, we’ve found some more D&D friends, terrific! Enjoy your gaming, Reetta!
Believe it or not, I’ve made a healthy-ish (no, not “ISH!” ;)) version of this using whole grains, dried fruit, choco-peanuts and dark chocolate. I know, not exactly M&Ms. LOL And sometimes we just want and totally should have the gooey, sugary richest stuff. The important thing is that we enjoy it. Thanks for the fun recipe!
I could see a sort-of healthy version being possible, August! Maybe with an oatmeal cookie crust? And, yes, this is definitely a once or twice a year indulgence, which is shared with as many other people as possible – I don’t want too much of it hanging around the house! Thanks so much for stopping by. 😀
This is remarkably unhealthy and all sorts of awesome. Adding it to my recipe list!
Thanks, Stacy! It’s super-fun for kids to make, too.
You’re so right about kids! That inflatable looks like a blast. And the cookie pizza…well, there’s a local restaurant that makes these. They call it a “Pizookie” 🙂 Have a great time, Kathy!
LOL, Debra, those inflatables were murder to climb up on – but definitely fun! I’ll bet those Pizookies do really well with the locals.
Thanks for the well-wishes, too! 🙂
Oh, that cookie pizza was so good, but so rich! Every time I took a slice, it was narrower than the one before. (No, really!)
“Pizookie”…what a riot!
O.M.G. I LOVE YOU!
I cannot wait to make this delicious treat. Wowzers. Fantastic.
Well, hubby and I are often out and about acting like total foozeballs and we love it. I know people stare and wonder what in God’s name we are doing but we don’t care. Being silly and tapping into your inner child just…feels…good!
A special treat that we have at home (and the first dessert hubby ever made for me) is….well…I don’t know it’s name but here’s what you do.
Take a 9X13 baking dish (or whatever size you want).
Line the bottom with ice cream sandwiches.
Layer of cool whip.
Another layer of ice cream sandwiches.
Another layer of cool whip.
Top by sprinkling skor chippets (or whatever your fav chocolate bar is).
Serve it up!
ENJOY your week off…
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