If you haven't yet tried a dessert pizza, then let this be your introduction to something incredibly delicious and so fun. You'll wish you had tried it sooner!
This sweet pizza is slathered with luscious homemade Nutella and topped with juicy macerated strawberries, which is such a classic combination.
It also features a chocolate-stuffed crust to ensure that not a single morsel of this strawberry nutella pizza goes without chocolate!
📖 Recipe Overview
- Quick & Easy Preparation - Since this sweet pizza recipe uses a premade pizza crust, it is ridiculously easy to make. It would make a really fun baking project for kids.
- Last Minute Dessert For Special Occasions - Perfect for when you need a quick showstopper dessert for date night, Valentine's Day, Super Bowl, or dinner parties. It's great for sharing, and your guests can each cut their own slice from it!
- Made With Only 5 Ingredients - Of course, there are a few more in the homemade Nutella but once you have that to hand, you only need to gather a few more ingredients.
- Completely Customizable - The possibilities for dessert pizza toppings are endless, and you can really adapt them to suit your taste, just like regular pizza!
🧾 Ingredients Needed
Here's everything you need to make this super easy vegan dessert pizza recipe:
- Vegan Nutella - I recommend making my homemade nutella recipe for the topping but you can of course use store-bought vegan chocolate spread such as Vego or Biona.
- Premade Pizza Dough - My aim was to keep this recipe as easy and quick as possible. Vegan pizza dough is readily available in most large supermarkets. If you want to make your own vegan pizza dough you could totally prepare that in advance, you just need flour, yeast, water, salt, and olive oil. This easy pizza dough recipe from Karrissa's Vegan Kitchen looks perfect.
- Vegan Chocolate Chips - You can also use dark chocolate cut into small chunks. This is mainly used for the stuffed crust.
- Strawberries - Fresh strawberries work best for this recipe, and I don't recommend using frozen berries as they will turn to mush once defrosted.
- Granulated Sugar - This is added to the sliced strawberries and makes a deliciously sweet strawberry syrup. If you're based in the US make sure you go for organic sugar to ensure that it is vegan.
🥣 How To Make Chocolate Pizza
You’re only minutes away from having the most delicious strawberry chocolate pizza on your table. Here’s how it’s made:
Step 1: Slice the strawberries into quarters and/or halves and add them to a mixing bowl with sugar.
Step 2: Stir the strawberries and sugar and let them sit for at least 20 minutes to macerate.
Step 3: Place the premade pizza dough on a pizza pan or baking sheet with a sheet of parchment between the dough and the pan. A slight overhang is ok, as we'll be stuffing and tucking in the crust!
Step 4: Add a layer of vegan chocolate chips around the edge of the pizza, about 1-2 inches from the edge so that there's enough dough to cover the chocolate.
Step 5: Fold over the outside edge to enclose the chocolate and create a stuffed crust, pressing down on the inside edge with your fingers to seal the dough. Poke the dough with a fork to prevent it from puffing up, then bake in a preheated oven.
Step 6: Spread dairy-free Nutella or chocolate spread on top of the baked crust as soon as it comes out of the oven.
Step 7: Sprinkle some dairy-free chocolate chips on top for some additional texture (and chocolate!).
Step 8: Top the chocolate pizza with the syrupy macerated strawberries and a few fresh mint sprigs. Drizzle with any leftover strawberry syrup before serving.
🍽 Alternative/Additional Toppings
Feel free to mix and match any toppings that you fancy! Just make sure you cool the pizza base first if you're adding cream cheese frosting or whipped cream.
Here are some delicious and some a bit more whimsical sweet pizza topping ideas:
- S'mores Pizza - Chocolate ganache, vegan marshmallows or Italian meringue, milk chocolate chunks, crushed biscoff, pretzels, or graham crackers.
- Strawberry Cheesecake Pizza - Cream cheese frosting, strawberry coulis, fresh strawberries, crushed digestive cookies, and a drizzle of melted vegan white chocolate.
- Fresh Fruit Pizza - Vegan whipped cream or yogurt, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, kiwis, peaches, nectarines, cherries, figs, and banana slices.
- Tiramisu Pizza - Vegan mascarpone, dusted cocoa powder, espresso beans, and dark chocolate shavings.
- Peanut Butter Jelly Pizza - Peanut butter, chia jam, fresh strawberries and raspberries, roasted peanuts.
- Snickers Pizza - Chocolate ganache, peanut butter, caramel sauce or date caramel, and homemade snickers.
- Cookies n' Cream/Cookie Dough Pizza - Cream cheese frosting, crushed oreos, or cookie dough balls.
Chocolate pizza is best served fresh in my opinion. But if you have any slices left over (unlikely!) you can store them in the fridge for a day or so. Place the slices in an airtight container or on a plate tightly wrapped with foil or plastic wrap.
The idea for Nutella pizza originated in Italy in the 90s when they were sold from crêpe stations rolled up like a pocket pizza.
A lot of chain fast-food pizza companies now stock some form of dessert pizza.
Absolutely, you can swap out the vegan nutella for my homemade 2 ingredient chocolate ganache to keep this recipe nut-free.
🍫 More Vegan Chocolate Desserts
- Macerate the strawberries: Slice the strawberries into quarters and/or halves and add them to a mixing bowl with the sugar. Stir to coat all the berries in sugar and let them sit for at least 20 minutes to macerate.
- Prepare the dough: Preheat your oven according to the instructions on your pizza dough packet.Place the premade pizza dough on a pizza tray or baking sheet with a sheet of parchment underneath. A slight overhang is ok, as we'll be stuffing and tucking in the crust!
- Stuff the crust: Add 100g of vegan chocolate chips around the edge of the pizza, about 1-2 inches from the edge so that there's enough dough to cover the chocolate.Fold over the outside edge to enclose the chocolate and create a stuffed crust, pressing down on the inside edge with your fingers to seal the dough. Poke the dough with a fork to prevent it from puffing up, then bake in a preheated oven as per the packet instructions.
- Toppings: Spread the vegan nutella on top of the baked crust as soon as it comes out of the oven so that it melts and becomes really spreadable.Sprinkle some dairy-free chocolate chips on top for some additional texture (and chocolate!). Top the chocolate pizza with the syrupy macerated strawberries and a few fresh mint sprigs.
- Storage: This recipe is best served fresh in my opinion. But if you have any slices left over, you can store them in an airtight container or on a plate wrapped with foil for a day or so.
- Use organic sugar if you're based in the US, as others may not be vegan.
- To make mini pizzas, simply divide your pizza dough into 4 parts and roll them into shape.
- Always add some sort of spread to the base before adding your other toppings. This could be our homemade vegan nutella, ganache, or some sort of frosting. This creates a barrier and prevents a soggy crust!
- If you're unsure of which pizza dough brands are vegan, look out for ingredients like eggs and dairy on the packet. I often find supermarket own brands can be vegan. To help you along, here's a vegan pizza crust guide (Ref: I Am Going Vegan)
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