You know those moments of pure genius you have in the kitchen? You’re just standing around and suddenly think “Oh. My. GOSH! I could totally make yadda yadda!!!” Well, I have those a lot. The problem is, about half the time, they turn into utter disasters. Now, I do usually eat the utter disasters, including the pancakes that wouldn’t ever get firm, the cookies that were so bitter it would give you chest hair, and the “muffins” I had to eat like cereal out of a bowl. I just hate to waste food…but sometimes, I just can’t help it. Sometimes, even Dottie won’t eat it.
But other times, my stroke of genius turns out well. And everyone is happy – and the munchkins rejoice – and the birds sing – and I think of new hiding spots for desserts. This is one of those things…this Brownie Pizza will make your whole family line up in the kitchen. So, you best make it when the kids are at Grandma’s and your husband is at work. I’m just sayin’. Then burn something in the oven so it smells like fire instead of chocolate.
This week I’m cooking in my Girls Inc cookbook. I actually contributed several recipes to this one – in my “semi-homemade” stage of life. So, you’ll find things like Cornbread Casserole with mixes and Mountain Dew Cake in there. Kinda makes me chuckle a bit – boy, how I have changed.
I really struggled to find a recipe out of this one. None of them were calling out to me. Usually I don’t have a problem choosing just the right one from my stash. But I probably flipped through this one a zillion times.
But then…BUT THEN, my friends. I remembered this recipe. I had skipped right over it because it called for brownie mix, premade frosting, and candy pieces. We don’t buy those – so I thought this recipe was a bust for me. Turns out, I BUSTED A MOVE instead. Booya. Enter, Brownie Pizza – Stacy Style.
I just used my Almond Flour Brownies baked in a pizza pan. Then I made up a new frosting, smeared it on top and added some healthy toppings. It. Was. GOOD. Annie was in heaven. I was in heaven. I ate two pieces in one day. If eating this brownie is wrong, I don’t wanna be right. Praise the Lord!
The base for this is just my Almond Flour Brownies, baked on a greased 12 inch pizza pan. It takes about 10-12 minutes for them to be done and then you cool them completely. There is a lot of waiting around for this pizza – but it’s worth it. So, don’t get a hankering for brownie and then decide to make this – you’ll be waiting too long. Make Fudge Brownie in a Mug while you wait.
The “frosting” for this pizza is more like a peanut butter glaze. It’s born from the idea of no-bake cookies. It doesn’t ever really get hard – but stays kinda sticky. Perfect for holding toppings in place, perfect for licking your fingers…and the plate. I actually didn’t realize how often I licked plates and fingers until I caught Annie doing it and Barry said, “Well honey, you kinda taught her that.” Busted. I’m busting a move all over this post.
Once you get the frosting made, you smear it all over the pizza “crust” and then you can get ready to add your toppings. I like having my toppings ready to go so I can just sprinkle them on as soon as I’m ready. Plus, I can stand around eating them while I’m waiting for the frosting to be ready. Busted again.
I topped my Brownie Pizza with toasted coconut, almonds, and chopped Lily’s chocolate. If you’ve never had Lily’s, get some. It’s sweetened with stevia and it is thebomb.com. I love that stuff. You can use whatever toppings you want – but not pepperoni. That would be weirdo.
Speaking of toasted coconut, be careful doing that or else you’ll get that smoke I was talking about earlier. But don’t worry – it masks the brownie smell so your family won’t be wise to what just went down in the kitchen.
I like to keep this in the fridge. It’s delicious cold. It’s good at room temperature too – but I like the glaze being a bit more firm. But, I ain’t hatin’ – I’ll eat this any way, as long as I’m eating it. I do not discriminate against brownies…cold or hot.
Bust a move.
Peanut Butter Brownie Pizza
- Almond Flour Brownies
- ½ cup sugar of desire
- 2 tablespoons peanut flour or peanut butter
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 tablespoons milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- Dash salt
- Toppings: toasted coconut, slivered or chopped nuts, chopped chocolate, whipped cream, berries, etc.
- Bake Almond Flour Brownies on a greased 12 inch pizza pan for 10-12 minutes. Cool completely.
- Mix together in a small saucepan: sugar, peanut flour/butter, butter, milk, and salt.
- Bring to a boil. Boil one minute.
- Cool slightly. Add vanilla.
- Beat with mixer until thickened: about 5 minutes on high.
- Spread over cooled pizza base.
- Top immediately with toppings of desire. Refrigerate.
Yield: 8-10 servings