Have a hankering for some s’mores? You can have an old fashioned traditional cracker-and-goop s’more made over the camp fire any time… why not try an avant garde spin on the ol’ chocolate and marshmallow delight? Yep, it’s about time for the borderline monstrosity that is S’MORES PIZZA! This recipe is based on a dessert pizza served at a chain all-you-can-eat pizza buffet restaurant that was reeeal popular with the kids in the 90’s.
- pizza dough (premade is fine)
- 1 box instant chocolate pudding mix (here are suggestions for substitutions)
- 2 cups of cold milk (or milk alternative)
- 4 graham cracker rectangles (or biscuits/cookies of your choice)
- 4 tbsp butter
- handfuls of marshmallows and semi-sweet chocolate chips
S’mores Pizza Instructions:
Gather up your ingredients! Preheat your oven to 450F (232C). Grease up a pan. Roll the pizza dough out into the shape of your choosing (look, I ain’t judging you if you prefer a pizza square to a pizza circle) roughly half an inch (or just over a centimeter) thick. Transfer to pan. Stab that bad boy with a fork several times, then pop into oven for 5 minutes.
Prepare instant pudding per box instructions – which should go a little something like: add packet of mix to 2 cups of cold milk or milk substitute (I used oat milk). Whisk until thick, about 2 minutes.
Prepare tasty graham cracker crumbles by smashing about 4 rectangles into mostly powdery bits, although leaving some larger chunks are fine and will add good variation in crunch texture.
Chop up butter into pats and then heat them in the microwave for 30 seconds at a time until melted.
Pour graham cracker dust into a bowl, add melted butter, then stir to combine.
Once pizza crust has baked, spread several glops of pudding onto the surface of the pizza. More pudding is better, but add as much as suits your fancy. Spread buttery graham crumbles across pudding-covered pizza crust liberally. Chop up some marshmallows (I used jumbo fluff bois for maximum yum) and disperse along with a sprinkle of chocolate chips.
Bake for 15 minutes. Or maybe do 10 minutes, because when I did 15 my marshmallows were thoroughly burnt and smoke poured out of my oven when I opened it to take the pizza out. But I do find this is the most accurate replication of how I like to char my marshmallows over a campfire, and it is heckin’ delicioso.
Marvel at your monstros- I mean, delicious results.
Mmm. Tastes just like a childhood free of cell phones, antibacterial hand sanitizer, or any sort of cares in the world besides whether you want to play on the monkey bars or the black top at recess. With a decidedly camp flavor thanks to the charred marshmallows and gratuitous graham cracker crumbles. Did you make this dessert? How many bites were you able to choke down before heading to Nurse Buffalo’s First Aid Labyrinth for some Pepto Bismol? Let us know in the comments below!!
Contributed by Kara aka Nurse Buffalo:
Buffalo is a Counselor Emeritus (#cacaw #mockingjay4ever) turned Camp Nurse who LOVES iggle campers, but if you need someone to hold the bucket for you while you barf magical slugs, you’re on your own! Advice to new campers: don’t turn your back on your s’mores or they may fall victim to a wild Buffalo’s Chomp-and-Run. Troll her Twitter @iggppcampnurse – she checks it when she gets bored in the First Aid Cabin. DFTBA!