Mint Chocolate Chip Brownie Pizza
 
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This shortcut recipe allows you to focus on the fun and enjoyment! Bake the brownie pizza several hours ahead and let kids frost and decorate it before diving in.
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Serves: 12 to 16 servings
Ingredients
Shortcut Vegan, Gluten-Free Brownie Pizza
Mint Chocolate Chip Cream Cheese Frosting
  • 4 ounces dairy-free cream cheese alternative (I used ½ package of Daiya)
  • ¼ cup coconut cream (see note below)
  • ½ to 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch salt
  • 1½ cups powdered sugar
  • ½ to 1 teaspoon matcha / green tea powder (for color)
  • Dairy-free chocolate chips (I used Enjoy Life Dark Chocolate Morsels)
Instructions
To prepare the Brownie Pizza
  1. Preheat your oven to 350ºF and grease and flour (gluten-free, if needed) a pizza pan, or line it with parchment paper for easier removal. No pizza pan? The batter is relatively thick, so you can line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat and shape the batter.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine the brownie mix, water, and oil until combined and no lumps remain.
  3. Evenly spread the batter into your pizza pan (or on the baking sheet) - it is quite thick.
  4. Bake for approximately 20 minutes, or until firm around the edges. Let cool completely.
To prepare the Mint Chocolate Chip Frosting
  1. Place the cream cheese alternative, coconut cream, peppermint extract (start with the lesser amount), vanilla extract, and salt in a mixing bowl and beat with a mixer until smooth.
  2. Sift in the powdered sugar and ½ teaspoon matcha powder and beat until smooth.
  3. Adjust the taste and color by adding more peppermint extract, as desired (some are stronger than others - I used Simply Organic, which is quite potent!), and more green tea powder for color (it doesn't notably affect the taste).
  4. Chill in the refrigerator (or even freezer if you only have 15 minutes) to set up the coconut cream. Give it a quick whip before using.
  5. Frost the cooled brownie pizza with the frosting and sprinkle on chocolate chips - as many as you like!
Notes
Coconut Cream: You can purchase coconut cream, or simply chill a good quality coconut milk (I use So Delicious Original Culinary Coconut Milk), and skim the cream from the top. Alternatively, you can swap in a dairy-free, allergy-friendly buttery spread for the coconut cream and omit the salt.
Recipe by Go Dairy Free at https://www.godairyfree.org/recipes/mint-chocolate-chip-brownie-pizza