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Recipe for Oatmeal Chocolate Pizza


Provided by:
Holly Clegg, Author of the trim&TERRIFIC™ cookbook series and KIDS COOKING for Mommies 

A giant indulgent oatmeal cookie topped with chocolate chips and marshmallows. Haley, my daughter, and I couldn’t quit eating this treat,making it a pizza fit for people of all ages.

Makes 12–16 slices
1 cup light brown sugar
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup old-fashioned oatmeal
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 egg
1/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/4 cup flaked coconut
1 1/2 cups miniature marshmallows
1/2 cup chopped pecans, optional

1.  Preheat oven 350ºF. Coat 12-14-inch pizza pan with nonstick cooking spray.
2.  In large bowl, combine brown sugar, flour, baking soda, oatmeal. Add butter, vanilla and egg; mix well.
3.  Press onto prepared pan, keeping dough 1 inch from edge of pan.
4.  Sprinkle with chocolate chips, coconut, marshmallows, pecans, if desired. Bake 10–12 minutes or until edges are set. Don’t overbake.

Nutritional information per serving:
Calories 212, Calories from fat (%) 34, Fat (g) 8, Saturated Fat (g) 5, Cholesterol (mg) 28, Sodium (mg) 136, Carbohydrate (g) 33, Dietary Fiber (g) 1, Sugars (g) 19, Protein (g) 3, Diabetic Exchanges: 2 carbohydrates, 1 1/2 fat

TERRIFIC TIDBIT: Use about 1 cup assorted seasonal (Halloween, Thanksgiving or Christmas) M&M’s instead of the chocolate chips for festive holiday pizza.

Thursday, January 5, 2012