How to Make It
Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly coat a 13-by-9-inch baking dish with cooking spray. Combine sugar, cream, and 1⁄2 cup of the butter in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring often, until sugar melts, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Pour 1 cup of the sugar mixture into prepared baking dish; reserve the rest. Sprinkle almonds evenly over bottom of baking dish.
Divide pizza dough in half; on a lightly floured work surface, roll out each half into a 12-by-10-inch rectangle. Melt remaining ¼ cup butter in microwave. Brush dough with melted butter and sprinkle evenly with coconut and chocolate. Starting at a long end, roll up each rectangle. Pinch together seams. Cut each roll crosswise into 6 slices. Place slices, cut side up, in prepared baking dish.
Bake, rotating halfway through, until golden brown and risen, 30 to 35 minutes.
Let cool in dish for 5 minutes. Invert onto a serving platter, scraping any remaining sauce from bottom of dish onto buns. Drizzle with reserved sugar mixture.