Cookies and cream dessert pizza - this would be such a great alternative to a birthday cake! A huge chocolate cookie, covered with marshmallow fluff and topped with Oreos and chocolate. It's easy to make but a real showstopper!

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I’m so sorry. I started the week so healthily with vegan lentil meatballs and just two days later, before the week’s even over, I’ve ended up at this. This ridiculous, delicious cookies and cream dessert pizza (if ‘dessert pizza’ isn’t one of the best two word phrases in the English language, I don’t know what is). I don’t generally have a sweet tooth and I rarely crave sugar… but when I do make dessert, I go all out. Otherwise what’s the point?

Cookies and cream dessert pizza - this would be such a great alternative to a birthday cake! A huge chocolate cookie, covered with marshmallow fluff and topped with Oreos and chocolate. It's easy to make but a real showstopper!

You can make a dessert pizza out of all sorts of things, as long as it vaguely follows the standard base + sauce + toppings formula.

This time, I used a huge chocolate chip cookie as the base. I used shop-bought cookie dough – I always see that stuff in the shops, and never usually have an excuse to buy it, so I couldn’t resist. Feel free to make your own if you prefer!

My ‘sauce’ was actually marshmallow fluff. If you’ve never had this stuff, it’s the most sickly, sticky stuff ever – and it’s amazing. Real marshmallows aren’t usually vegetarian, but marshmallow fluff is, so go crazy. Spread it on thick!

As for the toppings for my dessert pizza, I went for crumbled Oreos and some milk and white chocolate. If you’re not bothered about sticking to the ‘cookies and cream’ theme, you could use whatever biscuits, chocolate bars or sweets you fancy – you could even drizzle something delicious over the top. This really isn’t the time to be modest.

Cookies and cream dessert pizza - this would be such a great alternative to a birthday cake! A huge chocolate cookie, covered with marshmallow fluff and topped with Oreos and chocolate. It's easy to make but a real showstopper!

There’s plenty more dessert pizza inspiration over on the Beko website, if you feel like mixing it up a bit. I’m personally drooling over the caramel apple pizza – I enjoy feeling virtuous when there’s fruit in my dessert (never mind all that caramel sauce).

I know a dessert pizza probably isn’t the sort of thing you’d cook for an everyday dinner – this one contains an awful lot of chocolate for a Thursday evening – but I think it would make a great alternative to a birthday cake. To be honest, I can usually take or leave cake (I know, don’t hate me), so I’d be pretty happy with a dessert pizza instead. Especially piled high with Oreos and two kinds of chocolate.

What would you put on your dessert pizza?

Cookies and cream dessert pizza - this would be such a great alternative to a birthday cake! A huge chocolate cookie, covered with marshmallow fluff and topped with Oreos and chocolate. It's easy to make but a real showstopper!

Cookies and cream dessert pizza

Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 300 g cookie dough (enough to make a pizza base measuring around 6 inches in diameter)
  • 2 tbsp marshmallow fluff
  • 4 Oreos
  • 4 squares milk chocolate
  • 4 squares white chocolate

Instructions

  • Line a baking tray with non-stick paper, and lightly grease.
  • Cut the cookie dough into chunks, and press it onto the paper to form a rough circle. Bake according to the instructions on the packet - mine took around 10-15 minutes at 190°C (Gas Mark 5 / 375°F).
  • When the cookie is just cooked, set aside.
  • When it has completely cooled, spread it with marshmallow fluff.
  • Roughly chop the Oreos, milk chocolate and white chocolate, and sprinkle over the cookie.
  • Cut into slices to serve.
Course: Dessert
Author: Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche

If you’d prefer a slightly classier sweet treat, my honey and almond blondies might be more your thing:

Honey and almond blondies