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Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Pizzas

If you have been hanging out here for a little while you would know how obsessed I am with dessert pizzas lately. In our house, they also make great handheld snacks and breakfast. Yes, even with chocolate. A small square of chocolate goes a long way. Especially when it is high-quality dark chocolate. These sweet little pizzas have  6 ingredients.

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And coffee. Lots and lots of coffee. I am loving these little demi cups. An impulse buy at Starbucks.

 

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And chocolate.

 

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This girl can never have enough dark chocolate.

 

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Also, a little boy who brings me flowers.

 

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Pretty purple wildflowers that he has taken from my photo shoot. Asking kids to *smile* for photos is sort of silly because they either run away or make a goofy unnatural grin. It is natural for us to tell them to say cheese, or in our case bananas and chocolate.

 

Marla Meridith's little boy with purple wild flowers

 

Pull up a chair and join us for sweet dessert pizzas. I think a sweet pizza is really just a crostata without the edges of the crust flipped over. Actually, I have a crostata coming your way soon….but I am not sure if I will name it a dessert pizza again. We’ll see.

 

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You are going to start to see more travel and lifestyle related posts around here. I want to take you to a happy place, even if it is just for a few moments. When I set a table my goal is to create a mood and experience. One that we can share together. When I travel alone or with my family I want you to come with me. Together we will learn new things, see great sights and hopefully one day you will get there yourself…..wherever that is.

 

I want to make you smile. I also want to make you hungry……

 

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Check out my Strawberry Peach Coconut Popsicles that only have only 5 ingredients. Do you ever make dessert pizzas? If so what are your favorite toppings?

 

 

Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Pizzas

Makes 8 mini pizzas
NOTES:

  • I LOVE dark chocolate and have lately been addicted to the 91% bar from Theo. Milk chocolate or white chocolate would be tasty too.
  • Make your own pizza dough or Trader Joe’s has a great whole wheat one that we use often. I have some pizza dough recipe links at the bottom of this post.
  • Instead of mini pizzas you can also make one larger one and slice it up.
  • I sweeten the ricotta cheese with stevia drops you can also use honey, maple syrup or your favorite natural sweetener to taste.
 
INGREDIENTS

 

  • 1 pound (16 ounces) Whole Wheat or Gluten Free Pizza Dough, divided into 8 portions
  • 4 ounces fat-free Ricotta Cheese
  • 4 tablespoons natural Peanut Butter
  • VanillaPlain or English Toffee Stevia Drops to taste
  • 1 large Banana Sliced Thin
  • 2-3 ounces Dark Chocolate, break into pieces

 

OPTIONAL GARNISH

  • Chocolate Shavings
  • Chopped Nuts
  • Coconut Flake
  • ground Cinnamon
  • powdered Sugar or Stevia
  • Sea Salt
  • dried Bananas

 

METHOD

Preheat oven to 450˚F with the rack in the middle. Prepare a cookie sheet with parchment or a Silpat liner. In a medium bowl combine ricotta cheese, peanut butter and stevia. Flatten each portion of dough to 1/2 inch thick. Top each pizza with ricotta mixture, banana slices and chocolate. Bake for about 10-12 minutes until chocolate is melted and the dough is cooked through.

 

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