Turning leftover Halloween candy into a dessert pizza is a fantastic way to give those sweets a second life! This ingenious idea allows you to experiment with flavors and textures while creating something entirely new. It’s like the ultimate candy remix—sweet, festive, and a hit with both kids and adults.
The Versatility of Dessert Pizza:
- Endless Crust Options: Whether it’s cookie dough, brownies, or sugar cookies, you have several tasty bases to choose from.
- Any Candy Goes: M&Ms, Snickers, Reese’s—you name it. You can even throw in some candy corn if you’re a fan.
- Creative Drizzles: Chocolate sauce, caramel, or a peanut butter drizzle can add an extra layer of flavor.
- Not Just for Halloween: This concept can be adapted for other holidays, simply by changing the types of candy used.
How to Make Halloween Candy Dessert Pizza:
- 1 roll of refrigerated sugar cookie dough (or make your own)
- 1/2 cup of chocolate or vanilla icing
- Assorted Halloween candy (chopped Snickers, M&Ms, Reese’s, etc.)
- Optional drizzles (chocolate sauce, caramel, peanut butter)
- Prepare the Crust: Preheat your oven according to the cookie dough package instructions. Roll out the dough on a pizza stone or baking sheet, forming a round circle. Bake until lightly golden.
- Icing Layer: Allow the cookie base to cool completely. Once cooled, spread a layer of your chosen icing over the crust.
- Candy Toppings: Unwrap and chop your leftover Halloween candy. Sprinkle it over the icing layer. If you’re using softer candies like gummy worms, consider adding them after baking to maintain their texture.
- Bake Again: Place the dessert pizza back into the oven for about 5-7 minutes, just until the candy starts to melt into the icing.
- Optional Drizzles: Once out of the oven, you can drizzle chocolate sauce, caramel, or peanut butter over the top for added richness.
- Slice and Serve: Allow to cool slightly before slicing. Serve and enjoy your Halloween candy in a new, delightful form!
- For a peanut butter cup pizza, spread a layer of peanut butter over the crust before adding chopped Reese’s cups and a peanut butter drizzle.
- For those brave souls who want to try candy corn pizza, you might consider adding the candy corn in a pattern or mixing it with other candies to balance the sweetness.
Dessert pizzas offer a fun and flexible way to use up that leftover Halloween candy, so why not make it a post-holiday family tradition? Get creative, and remember, the sky’s the limit when it comes to toppings and flavors! 🍭🍕🍬