Chocolate Pizza Recipe

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If you have ever dreamed of eating a chocolate pizza, here is the recipe you’ve been waiting for. It’s made with whole-food ingredients, and can even be made plant-based!

Even clean eaters need dessert. We are not immune to the delights of this last-course dish, especially when we are with good company. Chocolate pizza is good stuff. It’s a great dish to bring with you to a group event or to enjoy with family members on a movie night. It’s the perfect dessert for sharing!

A chocolate pizza, sliced and sitting in a cardboard pizza box.

Is Chocolate Pizza A Thing?

Oh, yes! It’s a thing! There are a crazy ton of recipes for it on the internet and even some pizza companies carry it. It’s totally a thing!

What Is Chocolate Pizza?

It’s basically a dessert pizza that uses chocolate for sauce and mostly sweet ingredients for toppings.

Who Invented Chocolate Pizza?

It’s unclear who the original inventor actually is. But what we do know is that it was developed in a western country. It is more or less an American invention. I mean… it’s chocolate pizza. How could it not be American?

Chocolate Pizza Topping Ideas

You don’t have to use strawberries and hazelnuts for this pizza. Here are some ideas for other toppings. The important thing to remember is simply to slice everything thin.

  • Banana slices
  • Orange slices
  • Apple slices
  • Kiwi slices
  • Blueberries
  • Raspberries
  • Dried cranberries
  • Apricots
  • Nectarines
  • Peaches
  • Almonds
  • Peanuts
  • Ground cinnamon
A hand reaches for a slice of chocolate pizza sitting on a wooden cutting board.

The Crusty Possibilities

You don’t have to follow the crust recipe below. You can use any pizza crust recipe you prefer. Here are one or two you can try. Instead of putting them into a pie pan, you’ll just roll them flat for pizza crust!

Dietary Variations

If you have certain dietary requirements, here are some suggestions for making this recipe fit your lifestyle.

Make It Keto

You’ll need a low-carb or keto pie crust. These are mostly made of nuts. Here’s a good almond flour crust from All Day I Dream About Food

Make It Vegan

This is a simple switch. Just use vegan chocolate and vegan cream. Even coconut cream will work.

Make It Diary-Free

This is basically the same process as making it vegan.

Make It Gluten-Free

You’ll want to make sure the chocolate and buckwheat flour are labeled as gluten-free. The rest of the ingredients are naturally gluten-free.

Sauce Variation

  1. If you prefer, you can easily switch this chocolate sauce for a Nutella-like, chocolate-hazelnut spread.
A single slice of chocolate pizza sitting on a pink tablecloth.

About The Ingredients

2 cups light buckwheat flour – Any color will work here. But a lighter flour simply gives a lighter-colored crust. It’s more a matter of what you like visually. The flavor will be the same. Note that this cannot be substituted with whole wheat or all-purpose flour. If your crust dough is too firm or too soft, you can easily adjust it with additional flour or water as needed.

1 tsp. salt – I used pink Himalayan salt, but use whatever you normally cook or bake with.

½ cup room temperature water

7 medium strawberries – sliced or chopped.

1 cup dark chocolate – Enjoy life, Lily’s baking chocolate chips and Whole Foods 365 Sugar-Free chocolate chips are all good choices here. I find chocolate chips are the easiest to measure properly, but you can use any type of chocolate you prefer.

½ cup whipping cream – In liquid state.

2 tsp. chopped hazelnuts – Or as much as you like.

How To Make Chocolate Pizza

All ingredients for this Chocolate Pizza Recipe collected on a white surface.

Gather all the measured ingredients and set them where they are in easy reach. Make the pizza dough by mixing all the crust ingredients together in a large bowl.

An oven display set to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Preheat the oven to 350 F.

Pizza crust rolled out an placed on a round pizza pan.

Next, use a rolling pin, to flatten the dough. You can roll it into any shape as long as you have a pan to fit it. Transfer the crust to a prepared baking sheet or pizza pan. Even a heavy large baking sheet will work fine here.

Just baked pizza crust cooling on a pizza pan.

Place the pizza crust into the oven and bake it for about 8 minutes (check that it starts to turn golden brown and hardens a bit).

If the pizza crust is still soft, place it back into the oven for an extra 5 minutes or until it becomes crunchy and hardens a bit. Note: be careful not to overbake, or it will dry out.

Chopped chocolate sitting on a cutting board with other ingredients for this chocolate pizza surrounding it.

If you have chocolate bars, chop them into smaller bits, or use chocolate chips.

A pot of cream sits on a white surface.

Add the cream to a pot, bringing it to a near boil (once a couple of bubbles burst ), and remove it from heat.

Chopped chocolate added to a pot of cream.
The prepared chocolate sauce sitting in a small pot.

Now that the cream is heated, add the chopped chocolate to the pot and stir until it’s combined (it will turn into a creamy, spreadable chocolate sauce).

Chocolate sauce spread over pizza crust.

Spread the chocolate sauce over the top of the pizza crust. Slice or chop the strawberries and add them to the crust. Then sprinkle some chopped hazelnuts over everything.

The chocolate pizza topped with strawberries and chopped hazelnuts.

Slice and take a big bite! You can also eat this with a knife and fork if you don’t want chocolatey fingers.

A hand reaches for a slice of chocolate pizza from a pizza box.

How To Store Chocolate Pizza

Wrap leftovers in an airtight container or in plastic wrap and store them in the fridge.

How Long Does Chocolate Pizza Last?

If you have leftovers (send me a photo because I won’t believe it unless I see it!), you can keep this in the fridge for up to 3 or 4 days.

Chocolate Pizza Recipe Supplies

For this recipe, you’ll need a mixing bowl for the crust, a cutting board for slicing your strawberries, and a pizza cutter to cut your finished pizza. Click on any of the images here to be taken to that product on Amazon. (affiliate links)

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Chocolate Pizza Recipe

Delicious pizza you can enjoy for dessert!
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 12 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 586kcal
Author: The Gracious Pantry

Ingredients

Pizza Dough

  • 2 cups light buckwheat flour
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ½ cup room temperature water

Pizza Toppings

  • 7 medium strawberries (sliced or chopped)
  • 1 cup dark chocolate
  • ½ cup whipping cream (in liquid state)
  • 2 tsp. chopped hazelnuts (or as much as you like)

Instructions

  • Gather all the measured ingredients and set them where they are in easy reach. Make the pizza dough by mixing all the crust ingredients together in a large bowl.
    All ingredients for this Chocolate Pizza Recipe collected on a white surface.

Pizza Crust

  • Preheat the oven to 350 F.
    An oven display set to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Next, use a rolling pin, to flatten the dough. You can roll it into any shape as long as you have a pan to fit it.
    Pizza crust rolled out an placed on a round pizza pan.
  • Place the pizza crust into the oven and bake it for about 8 minutes (check that it starts to turn golden brown and hardens a bit).
    If the pizza crust is still soft, place it back into the oven for an extra 5 minutes or until it becomes crunchy and hardens a bit. Note: be careful not to overbake, or it will dry out.
    Just baked pizza crust cooling on a pizza pan.

Chocolate Sauce

  • If you have chocolate bars, chop them into smaller bits, or use chocolate chips.
    Chopped chocolate sitting on a cutting board with other ingredients for this chocolate pizza surrounding it.
  • Add the cream to a pot, bringing it to a near boil (once a couple of bubbles burst ), and remove it from heat.
    Chopped chocolate added to a pot of cream.
  • Now that the cream is heated, add the chopped chocolate to the pot and stir until it's combined (it will turn into a creamy, spreadable chocolate sauce).
    The prepared chocolate sauce sitting in a small pot.

Building The Pizza

  • Spread the chocolate sauce over the top of the pizza crust.
    Chocolate sauce spread over pizza crust.
  • Slice or chop the strawberries and add them to the crust. Then sprinkle some chopped hazelnuts over everything.
    The chocolate pizza topped with strawberries and chopped hazelnuts.

Notes

Please note that the nutrition data given here is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible.

Nutrition

Serving: 0.25the recipe | Calories: 586kcal | Carbohydrates: 65g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 35mg | Sodium: 606mg | Potassium: 736mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 457IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 84mg | Iron: 8mg
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