Dessert Pizza Shouldn't Be Just A Big Chocolate Chip Cookie

Pizza, in all of its forms, is a global favorite. From its birthplace in Naples to flagship hot spots like New York and Chicago, there are dozens of styles of pizza to enjoy — all equally delicious. Among the many ways to make it, though, most pizza is made with sauce, cheese, and toppings on a crispy, crunchy, baked dough. However, adventurous pizza connoisseurs might be familiar with a sweet iteration of the savory recipe we've come to know and love — dessert pizza.

While dessert pizza is downright delicious and fit for any snacking occasion, there's one serious problem with it — innovation. Sure, we all love Pizza Inn's iconic chocolate chip pizza; but, in the end, it's just a glorified chocolate chip cookie — we only accept it as "pizza" because of its context.

Instead of just making a cookie cake and cutting it into pizza-shaped triangles, real dessert pizza should boast some of the key elements that a savory one does. A proper dessert pizza should start with a sugary dough topped with sweet sauce and decadent, complementary toppings.

Ideas for dessert pizza

Listen, we're not here to yuck anyone's yum. If a pizza-shaped cookie cake satisfies your sweet tooth — then more power to you! But if you want to make a dessert pizza that resembles an authentic, savory one, then we've got you covered. For a sweet pizza with a tangy flair, try baking our easy-to-make fruit pizza made with cream cheese "sauce" and assorted berries assembled on a brown sugar dough. If fruit-based delicacies aren't your go-to for desserts, don't worry; there's plenty more to explore.

If you want a delectable pizza that also offers some health benefits, one chef on TikTok created a high-protein Oreo pizza founded on a crust made from coconut flour, Greek yogurt, and vanilla protein powder topped with crushed Oreos and protein-rich icing on a bed of chocolate sauce.


🔥 696 Cal 12" Protein OREO Dessert Pizza 📍A Dessert Pizza Crust that can be made in minutes that requires one bowl, no kneading, no rolling out of the dough with extra flour, etc. ✅ Macros for the WHOLE 12" Pizza 696 Cals, 60g Carbs, 8g Fat, 90g Protein ✳️ Ingredients for 12" Protein Dessert Crust: 40g Self Rising Flour 30g Vanilla Whey/Casein Blend Protein Powder (I use my brand aka the best protein for recipes in the game! "FDL" saves you 15% at 12g Coconut Flour 5g Zero Cal Sweetener 150g Plain Non Fat Greek Yogurt 75g Egg Whites ✳️ Ingredients for OREO Frosting: 45g Vanilla Whey/Casein Blend Protein Powder 22g Black Cocoa Powder 5g Zero Cal Sweetener ✳️ Ingredients for Protein Icing (only used a little bit of it): 30g Whey/Casein Blend Vanilla Protein Powder 15g Powdered Sugar Cold Water to consistency Additional Toppings: Crushed OREO Thins (not in macros) #oreo #Cheesecake #pizza #oreopizza #dessertpizza #proteinpizza #dessert #healthy#healthydessert #mealprep #easyrecipes #weightloss #fatloss #lowcalorie #macrofriendly #gymfood #foodie

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Another TikToker used a classic crust for her pizza dessert; but, instead of garlicky red sauce, she used Nutella as the foundation and topped it with crushed hazelnuts, a scoop of vanilla ice cream, and grated dark chocolate.


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Other options for dessert pizza sauce include peanut butter, almond butter, custard, sweetened condensed milk, or even jam and jelly. Alternative toppings might be toasted marshmallows, M&M's, sprinkles, or white chocolate chips. And dare we suggest a brownie-inspired dough?

However you choose to make your dessert pizza, just remember, have fun with it!