Chocolate Candy Pizza

Tomorrow is the first day of our Harry Potter movie marathon.  Neither G or I have seen them.  I know, WTF!  As much as I love Star Wars, my bro and his wife love Harry Potter.  We’ve been trying to coordinate a viewing schedule for months and it’s not been easy.  Of course we will be having popcorn, but I decided we needed concession stand candy as well.

I’m revisiting a recipe I wrote about last December.  I tried to avoid chocolate in that one, but I’m celebrating it today.  The bro is a total chocoholic, so this rendition will be totally appropriate.  I went with a couple of different candy bars and the Christmas M&M’s for maximum chocolate in every bite.

This is a super easy recipe and when you walk in with it, people do a little mini gasp of pleasure and eagerness to get into it.  The pizza cutter is the way to go when it comes to cutting it.  There will be crumbles, but you won’t care.  The ganache gets thick in the center so if you are a chocolate freak, you will be in heaven.

Ingredients

  • 1 tube (16 1/2 ounces) refrigerated chocolate chip dough (or homemade if you would rather and aren’t a lazy butt like me)
  • Assorted candies
  • 2 cups chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup whip cream

Directions

  • Let dough stand at room temperature for 5 to 10 minutes to soften.  Press onto an ungreased 14 inch pizza pan.  This is not an easy task with all those little chocolate chips poking back at you.  Bake at 350 degrees for 15 to 18 minutes or until deep golden brown.  Cool on pan on a wire rack.
  • Coarsely chop large candies; set aside.  In a microwave, melt the chocolate chips and the cream, stirring until smooth.  This is the ganache I was talking about.  Spread over cooled crust, top with candies while still warm so they will set up as the ganache cools.  Refrigerate, covered, until chocolate mixture is set.  Cut into wedges.

and remember:  Albert Einstein said:  Imagination is more important than knowledge.  Knowledge is limited, imagination encircles the world.  Big kiss, Lynn

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