Growing up one of my favorite desserts my mom made was Fruit Pizza. We always had that at summer time and enjoyed every last bite. Fruit Pizza consisted of a sugar cookie crust, cream cheese frosting for the "sauce", and berries and kiwis for the "toppings."
Funny memory: in middle school one of my best friends was Mollie. My parents were having a dinner party and Mollie and I were the little helpers. Once dinner was served it was our role to get the dessert ready for everyone. After we put the fruit pizza on everyone's plate and came back in the kitchen...we went to TOWN on that pizza in the pan. We ate the rest of that pizza was our grimy fingers. haha. It was so much fun and so delicious!!! My mom had such a good time with her friends that night and never asked us where the rest of the fruit pizza went. :)
I decided to pay homage to my amazing mother and do my own take on Dessert Pizza. Toffee Dessert Pizza was born. This is such a simple recipe and would be great for kids to make when just learning to cook. There is basically 4 layers: sugar cookie crust, chocolate layer, cream cheese frosting, and crushed Heath Bars. Simple. Delicious. Amazing.
Toffee Dessert Pizza
- 1 roll of sugar cookie dough (or your own recipe)
- 8 oz of softened cream cheese
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup toffee bits
- Crushed Heath Bars (I used about 15 mini ones)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a round 8 or 9 inch cake pan.
- Cut the sugar cookie dough in slices and arrange in the bottom of pan. Press down into pan so it is evenly dispersed. Bake for 10-14 minutes until a light golden color. Do not over bake this, it is better to under bake because this will be stored in the refrigerator and you don't want a really crunchy crust.
- While cookie is baking, stir together cream cheese, sugar and vanilla until combined well. Store in refrigerator.
- Take cookie out of oven and spread toffee bits and chocolate chips on hot cookie. Let them melt for a couple of minutes and then spread the melted chocolate with a knife. Next, let cookie cool. I placed it in the fridge for about 30 minutes and it was good to go. (eager beaver here)
- Spread the cream cheese frosting on top of chocolate layer and then place crushed Heath bars on top of frosting. Store in refrigerator. Cut into slivers and enjoy every last bite!