Thursday, April 22, 2010

(non)Peanut Butter Pizza

Growing up, peanut butter pizza was a specialty that we had when visiting our friend's house. They had dessert every night after dinner. We didn't. So visiting their house was a treat. However, we did get to eat sugar laden cereals in the morning and they didn't. So I guess it all evens out.

I hadn't had this little treat since I was a kid. My friend Sarah started talking about it on facebook and it brought back all the childhood memories. Peanut allergy rules out the peanut butter, but I tried it out with sunbutter (made from sunflower seeds) and brought it to my moms group this week. It was a hit, and my 3-year-old was more than happy to be able to help finish it off.

(non)Peanut Butter Pizza Crust:
1/2 c White sugar
1/2 c Brown sugar
1/2 c Sunbutter (or peanut butter)
1/4 c Coconut oil (or shortening)
1/4 c Butter, softened
1 Egg
1 1/4 c Flour
3/4 t Baking soda
1/2 t Baking powder
1/4 t Salt
1/2 t Vanilla extract

Mix sugars, butter, coconut oil, and sunbutter until creamy. Add egg and vanilla and mix to incorporate. Add dry ingredients and mix until dough forms.

Place dough on parchment paper on top of pizza stone or baking sheet. Pat or roll out into desired shape. Use hand to gently push edge of crust together and make a slight rim to hold toppings on.

Bake @ 375 for 8-10 minutes until slightly under-baked. Remove and add a layer of milk chocolate chips over the top (about 2/3 bag) and miniature marshmallows (1/2 bag) and return to oven for 2-4 more minutes until melted and gooey. I like my marshmallows nice and golden brown.

Hint: With sunbutter, it tastes better once it is cooled down to tone down the seed taste. With real peanut butter this is wonderful served slightly warm.

Total Cost: $5.45
White sugar: $.20 (Sunmart)
Brown sugar: $.25 (Walmart)
Sunbutter: $1.25 (Trader Joe)
Coconut oil: $1.00 (Cashwise)
Butter: $.20 (Sunmart)
Egg: $.10 (Sunmart)
Flour: $.35 (Cashwise)
Chocolate Chips: $1.50 (Cashwise)
Marshmallows: $.60 (Cashwise)

1 comment:

  1. i LOVE pb pizza... seriously... now i'll have to make some tomorrow :)


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