M&M Cookie Pizza

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M&M cookie pizza is a colorful and sweet skillet cookie recipe that is perfect for sharing with a crowd! A chewy cookie base is topped with melted chocolate and colorful M&M candies, then sliced into shareable triangles to create this gooey and rich dessert pizza.

M&M cookie pizza with a triangular slice cut out.

M&M Cookies are one of my all-time favorite baked goods. There is just something about a soft, chewy cookie packed with chocolate chips and M&Ms that makes them the perfect cookie.

This M&M cookie pizza recipe kicks a classic chocolate chip M&M cookie up a notch. You get all the deliciousness of a homemade batch of cookies packed into the unique shape of a cute little pizza. A thick and chewy M&M cookie “crust” is topped with chocolate and a sprinkling of colorful candies to create this eye-catching dessert.

Looking for a skillet cookie recipe with a sugar cookie base? Try this cast iron sugar cookie recipe.

Giant round cookie topped with melted chocolate and M&M candies.

Truth be told, making a skillet cookie is even easier than making individual cookies. There is no scooping or rolling the dough into balls. The dough all bakes in a single skillet (or cake pan) in this easy recipe, similar to M&M cookie bars.

Try this delicious recipe the next time you are craving something sweet and I know that you will not be disappointed.

Ingredients

This section includes ingredient notes and substitution options. Get all measurements, ingredients, and instructions in the printable recipe card at the end of this post.

Ingredients for M&M cookie pizza: M&M candies, bottle of vanilla, melted butter, 1 egg, milk chocolate chips, brown sugar, white sugar, flour, salt, and baking powder.
  • Flour—Regular all-purpose flour.
  • Sugar—A mixture of brown and white sugar will give this cookie pizza a light caramel flavor.
  • Butter—Melted and cooled to room temperature.
  • Egg—At room temperature.
  • Vanilla Extract—Just a splash will help to round out the super sweet flavors in this dessert pizza.
  • Baking Powder— Causes your M&M cookie pizza to properly puff in the oven and keep from overspreading.
  • Salt—Just a pinch will help to balance the flavors.
  • M&Ms—Regular m&m candies are my favorite for this recipe but mini m&m candies would work, too. You will need about 1 cup of M&M candies, but I usually add a few extra M&Ms because I love them so much.
  • Chocolate chips—I like the light creaminess of milk chocolate, but you could use semisweet chocolate chips, dark chocolate chips, or white chocolate chips instead.

How to Make a Giant M&M Cookie Pizza

This section shows you how to make the recipe with step-by-step photos and instructions. For the full printable recipe, see the recipe card below. 

Step 1: In a small bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, and salt. Set the flour mixture aside.

Dry ingredients in a small bowl with wire whisk.

Step 2: In a large mixing bowl, mix together the melted butter, brown sugar, and white sugar.

Melted butter combined with sugars in mixing bowl. An electric hand mixer is besides the bowl.

Step 3: Add the egg and vanilla and continue mixing to combine.

One egg and vanilla added to the bowl with wet ingredients.

Step 4: Slowly add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture. Mix until just incorporated.

Dry ingredients mixed in with the sugar mixture.

Step 5: Gently fold in ¾ of the M&Ms.

M&M candies folded into cookie dough.

Step 6: Press the cookie dough into a parchment-lined cast iron skillet.

M&M chocolate chip cookie dough in parchment-lined skillet.

Step 7: Bake at 350 degrees F until the edges are just turning golden brown and the middle is set.

Baked skillet cookie with melted chocolate and M&Ms in bowls beside it.

Step 8: While the cookie is cooling, melt the chocolate morsels in the microwave. Start with 30 seconds, then stir and microwave in additional 15-second increments until fully melted.

Small bowl of melted chocolate with spoon in it.

Step 9: Using an offset spatula or spoon, spread the melted chocolate evenly over the surface of the cookie leaving the edges uncovered.

Skillet cookie topped with melted chocolate, leaving the edge uncovered similar to a pizza crust.

Step 10: Place a few extra M&M candies to the top of the cookie. Allow the melted chocolate to set then slice it into triangular slices (like a pizza).

M&Ms pressed into the melted chocolate on top of the skillet cookie.

Serve with a large glass of milk or a scoop of vanilla ice cream and enjoy!

Triangular slice of skillet cookie pizza topped with M&Ms.

Storage

When stored in an airtight container or covered tightly with plastic wrap, this M&M skillet cookie will keep for up to 3 days.

Recipe Variations

  • If you love sweet and salty things, you have to try making a peanut butter chocolate cookie dessert pizza! Simply add some Dutch process cocoa powder to your cookie base and top it with melted peanut butter chips.
  • A white chocolate raspberry cookie pizza would be perfect for brunches, teas, or showers! Swap out the M&Ms for white chocolate chips and the milk chocolate for your favorite raspberry jam to make a light and fruity dessert pizza.
  • Turn this M&M cookie pizza into an instant holiday dessert by creating a mint chocolate cookie pizza. To do this, create a chocolate cookie base filled with mint baking chips. You can even top this dessert pizza with your favorite mint frosting for some extra festive flavor.
Giant round cookie topped with melted chocolate and M&M candies.

Expert Tips and Tricks

  • Don’t have a cast iron skillet? You can bake this cookie pizza in an 8 inch cake pan or springform pan.
  • An electric mixer or wooden spoon can be used to make this fun recipe.
  • If you’re in a hurry, you can use store-bought cookie dough to make the “crust” of this milk chocolate dessert pizza.
  • M&Ms aren’t the only topping that pairs well with this cookie pizza! Try topping your finished cookie with some marshmallows, Oreo cookies, caramel sauce, or toasted nuts.
  • Like your cookies on the crispier side? Bake your homemade cookie pizza “crust” for a few extra minutes. This will create a M&M cookie pizza that is less chewy.
  • Serve after a sheet pan pizza or air fryer pizza bagels for the perfect pizza meal.
Slice of cookie pizza on white plate with bowl of M&Ms in background.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is dessert pizza made of?

There are lots of different ways that you can make a dessert pizza! Some people opt to make a fruit pizza by topping a graham cracker crust with a sweet cream cheese spread and some sliced fresh fruit. Others choose to make a chocolatey dessert pizza like this M&M cookie pizza. 

Can you bake with regular M&Ms?

Absolutely! There is no need to search for or buy any special M&Ms at the grocery store to make this giant cookie pizza. However, feel free to use any type or flavor of M&M that you like. From mint to peanut to pretzel, any flavor of M&M would work well in this pizza cookie.

Will M&Ms melt in the oven?

No. The hard candy shell on the chocolate candies will keep them from melting in the oven. However, you should be aware that they sometimes will crack. Unfortunately, there’s not much that you can do about this.

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Recipe
M&M skillet cookie pizza with an M&M cookie base, chocolate topping, and colorful M&M candies on top.
Recipe
5 from 1 vote

M&M Cookie Pizza

Author: Jaclyn
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Total: 30 minutes
M&M cookie pizza is a colorful and sweet skillet cookie topped with chocolate and M&Ms.

Equipment

Ingredients
 

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup unslated butter melted and cooled
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup M&M candies divided
  • 1/3 cup milk chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 F. Line an 8-inch cast-iron skillet with parchment paper.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, use a hand mixer, stand mixer fitted with the paddle attacment, or a wooden spoon to mix together the melted butter and sugars. Add the egg and vanilla, mixing until well blended.
  • Stir the dry ingredients to the sugar mixture until just combined.
  • Fold in ¾ cup of the M&Ms.
  • Press the dough into the prepared skillet.
  • Bake the cookie for 15 to 20 minutes or until the edges are lightly golden brown and the top of the cookie is set. Place the skillet on a wire rack and let it cool for 10 minutes.
  • To melt the chocolate, place the milk chocolate morsels into a microwave-safe bowl. Heat on high for 30 seconds. Stir well and repeat for 15 seconds, stirring after each heating cycle, until the chocolate is melted and smooth.
  • Spread the melted chocolate over the cookie and press the remaining M&Ms into the chocolate.
  • Let the cookie pizza rest for 15 to 20 minutes or until the cookie is completely cooled and the chocolate is set.

Notes

No cast iron skillet? You can use an 8-inch springform pan or cake pan instead.
Store for up to 3 days at room temperature.
Recipe adapted from the M&M website.

Nutrition

Calories: 335kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 128mg | Potassium: 64mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 32g | Vitamin A: 265IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 65mg | Iron: 1mg
M&M skillet cookie pizza with an M&M cookie base, chocolate topping, and colorful M&M candies on top.

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  1. so to put this on a regular pizza pan I would have to double the recipe cuz if I make that small won’t be enough to go around

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