‘The Pioneer Woman’ Ree Drummond’s Easy Brownie Pizza Makes the Perfect Dessert
Ree Drummond’s dessert pizza recipe is pure genius, although The Pioneer Woman star admitted that she was skeptical a brownie pizza could even work. She demonstrated how to make this easy brownie dessert recipe on her cooking show and it’s such a fun, customizable treat all ages will love.
Ree Drummond’s brownie pizza is a decadent treat
Drummond takes an interesting approach to her pizza base, with three ingredients that make the perfect brownie pizza, ready to be topped with sweets.
She demonstrated how to make her easy dessert pizza on The Pioneer Woman cooking show. “I started with a bunch of chocolate hazelnut spread and I added three eggs, and I kind of stirred them together,” she explained. “And I’m going to sprinkle in flour, a little bit at a time.”
Drummond admitted she was a little worried about this recipe at first. “When I first made this brownie recipe, I was very skeptical because I thought there is no way that that chocolate hazelnut spread is going to combine with eggs and flour and result in what is one of my most favorite desserts — brownies,” she explained.
“You’ve gotta trust me on this,” she assured.
Once she made the brownie batter, Drummond spread it over the top of a round pizza pan lined parchment paper that had been sprayed with cooking spray.
She spread the brownie batter almost to the edge of the pan and baked it in a 350 degree Fahrenheit oven for 20 to 25 minutes, until it was set.
Ree Drummond’s dessert pizza can be customized with toppings
The beauty of a dessert pizza is that you can customize it with your favorite toppings. Drummond didn’t hold back with the candy toppings, but first, she made a “sauce” for the pizza.
After the brownie cooled, Drummond made a ganache for her pizza sauce. She poured hot cream over chocolate hazelnut spread and chocolate chips, stirring to melt everything together to make “the glossiest, most gorgeous ganache.”
She poured the chocolate ganache over the pizza, spreading it almost to the edge and then added sweet treats: candy coated chocolate pieces, malted milk balls, chocolate-coated caramels, and toffee pieces. She also drizzled melted white almond bark over the top, then finished the dessert with some colorful sprinkles.
“Make this for your friends, make it for your teenagers — just make it,” Drummond said as she showed off her masterpiece.
You can find the full recipe on the Food Network website.
Ree Drummond’s ‘crazy brownies’ recipe is another delicious dessert option
If you’re looking for a more traditional brownie bar that’s loaded with candy sweetness, Drummond has a recipe for “crazy brownies.”
She uses a boxed chocolate cake mix, adding evaporated milk and melted butter, then stirring to combine the ingredients. Drummond places half of the batter in the bottom of a square cake pan she sprayed with baking spray and presses it into the pan.
The Pioneer Woman star places nine peanut butter cups neatly in the pan, noting how “it creates this pattern with some gaps in the middle so I’m going to fill them in with some little chocolate caramels.”
She sprinkles candy-coated chocolate pieces and chopped pecans into the remaining empty spaces and gives everything a sprinkle of salt before adding the remaining brownie layer on top. The dessert bakes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 22 to 25 minutes.
Drummond offered a quick tip to make the brownies easier to slice — she puts them in the refrigerator for a while before cutting the dessert.
The full recipe is available on the Food Network website.