Hey everybody, so do you guys have plans for Easter? I can’t believe it’s this weekend. Actually, up until two days ago I honestly thought it wasn’t until next weekend. I don’t know how I got that far off but now I feel like someone ate my entire pie! Sorry, reference from Never Been Kissed that you’d only get if you’ve seen the movie. Yeah, well random quotes aside, I clearly need to look at a current calendar more often. I was planning some things for Easter that I see I won’t have time for now. There’s always next year, right? At least I made this cookie pizza or “pizookie” in time to share. I mean, it’s not exclusively for Easter but it does fit into the Easter/Spring category with all of that color and sweetness. Remember those fruity marshmallow ropes? Well, meet them in their second life. I made a lot of them in my quest to find the right recipe and you guys know that I like to repurpose things so that nothing goes to waste. Not that marshmallows could ever go to waste around here but you can only eat so many before you start craving something salty or tart. I’m nothing if not a good recycler. I’ll admit that this giant cookie seems like something only Buddy the elf would eat. You know, a bit extravagant and over-the-top, but life’s short and every once in a while I think it’s okay to live a little and make something crazy like this. It’s really very simple to make and you don’t have to make the marshmallows from scratch like I did. You can use store-bought, fruity or regular, and use chocolate chips instead of bars and you can skip the chopping. That would make this about a 25 minute dessert that will have any kid thinking they’ve died and gone to sugar heaven. About the recipe, you can bake it on a cookie sheet or pizza pan but keep in mind that it spreads. If you choose to use a cookie sheet I’d recommend either making it a rectangle or taking some of the dough and making a few small cookies so that you have clean edges.
- 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 cup flour
- 1 1/2 cups graham cracker or cookie crumbs
- 1 cup (200g) milk chocolate chips or chopped milk chocolate
- 2 cups mini fruity marshmallows (I used these cut into pieces)
- 1/2 cups fresh strawberries, stemmed chopped
- 2 clementines or madarin oranges, peeled
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 C). In a medium mixing bowl, beat butter and sugar together. Add egg, baking powder, salt, and vanilla and beat in. Mix in flour until well combined then stir in crumbs until dough comes together.
- Line a pizza pan or baking sheet with parchment or silicone pads. (If you use cookie sheets you will either need to make it into a rectangle or remove some dough and bake as smaller cookies because it will spread when cooked.)
- Bake for 16 - 22 minutes or until golden brown on edges. Remove from oven to cool and immediately top with chocolate, then marshmallows. Turn off oven and place pan back into oven for about 1 minute to allow marshmallows to melt enough to stick to cookie. Be careful not to melt them too much. Remove and cool completely for 20 - 25 minutes then top with fruit and slice for serving.