Cherry Cream Pizza with Tuxedo Topping

Cookie pizza for a crowd? This one has an easy crunchy bran cereal crust with a delicious cream cheese, cherry and chocolate top.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 40 min
  • Servings 12

Crust

3
cups Fiber One™ original bran cereal
1/2
cup butter or margarine, melted
1/4
cup sugar
1
teaspoon vanilla

Topping

1
package (8 oz) fat-free cream cheese, softened
1/3
cup sugar
3/4
teaspoon almond extract
1
can (21 oz) cherry pie filling
1 1/2
oz semisweet baking chocolate, chopped (1/4 cup)
1 1/2
oz white chocolate baking bar, chopped (1/4 cup)

  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. Spray 12-inch pizza pan with cooking spray. Place cereal in resealable food-storage plastic bag; seal bag and crush cereal with rolling pin or meat mallet (or crush in food processor).
  • 2 In medium bowl, mix cereal, melted butter, 1/4 cup sugar and the vanilla. Press evenly on bottom and 1/2 inch up side of pizza pan. Bake 10 minutes.
  • 3 Just before serving, in medium bowl, beat cream cheese, 1/3 cup sugar and the almond extract with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Spread evenly over cereal mixture. Spread with pie filling.
  • 4 In small microwavable bowl, microwave semisweet chocolate on High about 1 minute or until chocolate can be stirred smooth. In another small bowl, repeat with white chocolate. Drizzle chocolates over filling; cool slightly. Cut into wedges.

Expert Tips

You can use a 13x9-inch pan instead of the 12-inch pizza pan. Cut into squares.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
280
(
Calories from Fat
100),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
11g
11%
(Saturated Fat
6g,
6%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
20mg
20%;
Sodium
210mg
210%;
Total Carbohydrate
41g
41%
(Dietary Fiber
8g
8%
  Sugars
27g
27%
),
Protein
4g
4%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%;
Vitamin C
4%;
Calcium
10%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.