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I had some PIllsbury refrigerated pizza dough in the refrigerator that I had to use before it went bad, but I knew I didn't want to use tomato sauce.  Instead of making a white pizza, I got the idea of using peanut butter.  Don't ask me why that popped into my head!

I did a search online for pizza dough and peanut butter and this recipe came back.  It is actually called "Goofy's Peanut Butter and Jelly Pizza" because the recipe comes from Goofy’s Kitchen at the Disneyland Hotel.  This recipe was shared with OC Moms by chef Alle Thiam.  It doesn't seem like that much of a secret to me, but maybe the crust is the special part. :)

Peanut Butter & Jelly Pizza
Recipe from http://themomblog.blog.ocregister.com

Supplies needed:  measuring cups/spoons, 3 small bowls, spoon, stand mixer, 2 large mixing bowls, plastic wrap, pizza pans or cookie sheets, spatula, microwave and oven

Ingredients:


For pizza dough:
Makes two 10-12 inch pizzas
*I just used a refrigerated Pillsbury whole wheat pizza dough to make the recipe quicker and easier.

  • 3/4 cup warm water
  • 1 package (2 1/4 teaspoons) active dry yeast
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • vegetable cooking spray

What to do for pizza dough:
  1. Place warm water in a small bowl and add active dry yeast and honey.  Stir to dissolve. Set aside for five minutes.
  2. Combine flour and salt in a stand mixer fitted with a dough hook. 
  3. Add the yeast mixture and olive oil to the bowl and continue mixing on low speed for at least 5-7 minutes.  The dough should start pulling away from the side of the bowl and form a smooth, sticky ball. (If the dough seems too wet and/or doesn’t pull away, gradually add more flour until it does.)
  4. Transfer the dough onto a clean work surface that has been lightly dusted with flour. 
  5. Cut the ball into two equal pieces. Sprinkle each piece of dough with flour and gently form each one into a ball. Dust your hands and work surface with flour as needed. 
  6. Knead by hand for 2-3 minutes or until dough is smooth and firm.
  7. Spray two large mixing bowls with vegetable cooking spray. 
  8. Place one dough ball into each bowl. Turn dough around to make sure it all gets coated with vegetable cooking spray and cover the bowls with plastic wrap. Set aside for one hour in a warm place and allow dough to rise.
  9. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  10. Punch dough down to deflate. 
  11. Transfer dough balls onto a clean work surface lightly dusted with flour. 
  12. Flatten dough working from the center out by using your fingers and the palm of your hand. 
  13. Turn and stretch the dough until it can not stretch any further. 
  14. Allow dough to rest for five minutes.  Then, continue stretching until the dough is about 10-12 inches in diameter. Pinch the edges to build up the sides.
  15. Spray two 12-inch pizza pans or baking sheets with vegetable cooking spray.
  16. Transfer dough onto pizza pans and bake 8-10 minutes or until browned.

For pizza topping:
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter (or Sunbutter for allergies)
  • 1/4 cup grape jelly

What to do for pizza topping:
  1. Measure peanut butter and jelly put into two separate microwavable bowls.
  2. Melt the peanut butter and jelly in two separate bowls in the microwave for about 15 seconds.  I found that the jelly had to go longer than the peanut butter.
  3. Remove pizzas from oven. 
  4. Spread the melted peanut butter over the hot crusts with a spatula. 
  5. Place the melted jelly into a squeeze bottle.
  6. Squeeze a small circle of jelly in the center of the pizza. Continue making larger circles working your way to the outside crust and forming a “target” pattern.  If you make a rectangular pizza, do the same thing, but with rectangles.
  7. Gently pull a knife across the jelly circles or rectangles by working from the crust to the center of the pizza to create pattern lines. 
  8. Bake pizza for another 2-3 minutes.  These last couple of minutes "sets" the jelly.

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Ready for the microwave!
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Evenly spread out the melted peanut butter, leaving a "crust" around the edges.
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The finished product. Not as pretty as I would've liked, but I had trouble with my squirt bottle of jelly. :)
THE VERDICT
The girls were very excited about the idea of PB&J pizza.  They gobbled it up for dinner and really enjoyed the novelty and the taste.  I thought it was pretty tasty, too.  Papa Bear was not thrilled with the idea, but he doesn't care much for peanut butter in general.

This creation is definitely for someone who doesn't mind warm peanut butter.

Tips:
  1. I thought the girls were going to be able to be involved with this recipe, but because most of the work is done on the cookie sheet after it has been in the oven, they didn't really get to help.  Children can help spread out the pizza dough (and help make it if you do it from scratch).
  2. Make sure you melt the jelly entirely or it will not squirt out evenly.
  3. Serve with fruit or yogurt.  This could be great for any meal of the day!  You could even eat the leftovers cold. 








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