KANSAS CITY — Pizza chains are helping their customers end meals on a sweet note by expanding their dessert menus.

Pizza Hut is unleashing a trio of Hershey’s chocolate in its new Hershey’s Triple Chocolate Brownie. The dessert, an 8-inch square brownie cut into nine pieces, is made with Hershey’s Cocoa, Hershey’s Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips and Hershey’s Special Dark Chocolate Chips.

“We’ve all been there — after enjoying the savory deliciousness of a pizza, we’re looking for a sweet, flavorful way to complete the meal,” said Carrie Walsh, chief marketing officer for Pizza Hut. “The Hershey’s Triple Chocolate Brownie is definitely the sweetest — and most satisfying – way to end any pizza night.”

Chocolate is also the star of Marco’s Pizza’s new dessert offerings: the S’mores Brownie and Double Chocolate Brownie. Both are made with Ghirardelli chocolate chips and topped with a Ghirardelli chocolate sauce drizzle. The S’mores Brownie additionally offers a marshmallow and graham cracker sprinkle topping.

Papa John’s has sweetened its menu with the release of new Cinnamon Knots. The dessert consists of eight oven-baked knots made from fresh dough topped with cinnamon sugar drizzle.

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