Chocolate Dessert Pizza Recipe For the Win

02/10/2014 at 02:03 PM ET

Max Brenner Chocolate Pizza Recipe
Evan Sung

Whether you’re celebrating with your husband or wife, boyfriend or girlfriend, crush of the moment or friends who love any excuse to drink, the recipe for a perfect night looks suspiciously close to this recipe for chocolate pizza.

The dessert is one of the most popular items at Max Brenner, a chocolate shop and cafe with five locations nationwide. Chefs start with a base of melted milk and white chocolate on a housemade crust, then add a variety of  dessert toppings, like chopped hazelnuts, bananas, peanut butter and mini marshmallows.

And you can create the same pizza for a cozy night at home. Go simple — top with marshmallows only, which are deeply toasted to add that unmistakable summer-camp char to every bite — or lay on the works and see where your imagination takes you! It’s all in the name of love (and dessert), after all.

Chocolate Chunks Pizza with Toasted Marshmallows
Makes 6 slices

3¾ cups all-purpose flour, plus a little more for sprinkling
¼ oz. fresh yeast
2 tsp. kosher salt
2 tsp. sugar
1⅔ cups lukewarm water
2 tbsp. olive oil
2 tbsp. stone-ground yellow cornmeal, for sprinkling
2 tbsp. butter, melted
1 cup milk chocolate, chopped into chunks
½ cup white chocolate chunks, chopped into chunks
2 cup mini marshmallows

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

2. In a large bowl, combine flour, yeast, salt, sugar, water and olive oil. Knead until glossy and emulsified.

3. Allow dough to rest in the fridge for an hour.

4. Pat dough out into a round disk. Place on a cornmeal-dusted pan and allow dough to rise for one hour.

5. Bake on a pizza stone. When dough is a light golden brown, brush with melted butter, then top with milk and white chocolate chunks and mini marshmallows.

6. Increase oven to 450 degrees and toast pizza until marshmallows are golden. Remove and serve.

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The Latest Craze in Disco Styles Is See-Through Jeans—but Beware of Foggy Bottoms
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The Latest Craze in Disco Styles Is See-Through Jeans—but Beware of Foggy Bottoms

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On a clear day, you can see forever—or at least that’s the wicked thought behind L.A. designer Agi Berliner’s transparent idea: see-through jeans. Exhibitionists notwithstanding, most folks wear them over bathing suits or as attention-getting evening wear with halters, garter belts and body stockings. Created for the disco crowd, the $34 jeans are selling like, well, hot pants. In just six weeks, 25,000 pairs have already been sold in such major department store chains as Macy’s, Bonwit’s and Saks.

“What’s limiting American designers is that we’re afraid to do something different,” says Berliner, 32, a Hungarian émigré who fled with her family to the U.S. in 1956. Agi thought up the gimmick in London while marveling at the way plastics were being employed by designers of punk fashion. In her L.A. office, where she designs for La Parisienne junior sportswear, Agi spent five days on the phone and six weeks testing to come up with the right plastic.

Agi herself tried out the French-cut jeans with the zipper in front, and quickly found several problems: Some plastics tore away from stitching, others wouldn’t bend and all fogged with perspiration. The ideal material proved to be a vinyl supplied by a bookbinder. The steam was eliminated with a series of vents behind the knees and in the crotch. “They’re no hotter than polyester pants,” claims Agi, “and if you wear them with tights, they won’t stick to your legs.”

Whatever the discomfort and despite the problem of Saturday night feverishness, discomaniacs report one major advantage of the plastic pants: no laundry bills. To keep Berliner’s see-through jeans clear, all the wearer needs is a little Windex.

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Could just look up Nutella Pizza

Foodie on

Looks like another recipe that fuels the obesity problem in this country.

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