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Pizza for Dessert

 Pizza for Dessert
At first glance, people might think this colorful "pizza" is a savory snack. But truth comes in the tasting! Kids get a kick out of the fun candy toppings.—Sandy Gibbons, Ocean Park, Washington
8-10 ServingsPrep: 30 min. Bake: 15 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1 tube (16-1/2 ounces) refrigerated chocolate chip cookie dough, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups flaked coconut
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons water
  • 8 drops yellow food coloring
  • 1 drop red food coloring
  • Large green, red and white gumdrops
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • Small black jelly beans

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°. Press cookie dough onto a greased 12-in.
  • pizza pan. Bake 15-20 minutes or until deep golden brown. Cool on a
  • wire rack.
  • Place coconut in a resealable plastic bag; add water, and yellow and
  • red food coloring. Seal bag and shake well to tint; set aside. Cut
  • green gumdrops in half. Flatten red and white gumdrops. Using a
  • 1/2-in. round cookie cutter, cut out the center of each white
  • gumdrop.
  • In a microwave-safe bowl, melt chocolate chips; stir until smooth.
  • Place peanut butter in another microwave-safe bowl; microwave,
  • uncovered, on high for 1 minute or until slightly softened. Spread
  • chocolate over cookie crust; spread with peanut butter.
  • Sprinkle with "cheese" (tinted coconut). Top with "green peppers,"

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Pizza for Dessert (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • "tomatoes" and "onions" (green, red and white gumdrops) and "olives"
  • (black jelly beans); press down gently. Yield: 8-10 slices.