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Dessert Dates for Valentine’s Day

With Valentine’s Day drawing near, we at the Goo Goo shop thought it would be fun to do something extra sweet for you and your sweetheart. But this special treat doesn’t come in the form of a heart-shaped box, filled with lots of chocolate goodies. No, this something-special is an adventure for you and your loved one to share – and hopefully a memory you can hold in your hearts for years to come!

On Tuesday, February 14th, the Goo Goo Shop Dessert is offering $10 Dessert Dates*. You and your valentine will each receive either a fountain drink or hot cup of coffee and can choose from the following desserts to share:

Clark Street Original Cheesecake
Cumberland Ridge Pecan Pie
3rd Avenue Heartache Cake
The Copper Kettle Sundae
Goo Goo-ed Gracious Brownie Sundae
Honky Tonk Blonde Sundae
the Mr. Campbell Sundae

We hope to see you and your sweetie on Valentine’s Day!

*Special offer valid only on Valentine’s Day, February 14th, 2017, during Dessert Bar hours.

Now at the Dessert Bar: Hot Chocolate!

With chilly temps and shorter days, we at Goo Goo know that sometimes you need a sweet treat to get yourself through the winter. And while Goo Goo clusters are often just the ticket to give you that little lift, we think a Goo Goo Hot Chocolate proves to be even better — which is why we’re now offering hot chocolate at the Goo Goo Shop Dessert Bar!

Unlike regular ol’ hot chocolate, our warm mugs of cocoa are spruced up just enough to make this quintessential wintry drink something you can’t resist.

Closest to a traditional hot chocolate, our Chocolaty Hot Chocolate is made with our house made hot fudge and topped with marshmallows and whipped cream. Perfect for the season, our Peppermint Hot Chocolate is topped with whipped cream and peppermint shavings and served with a peppermint stick on side. And the Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate has already proved to be the most wonderful blend of salty and sweet, made with our house made salted caramel, and topped with whipped cream and another drizzle of salted caramel.

Due to the shorter days that come with colder weather, the Goo Goo Shop & Goo Goo Dessert Bar do have shorter hours (11am – 6pm Sunday – Thursday, and 11am – 7pm on Fridays and Saturdays) so be sure to stop by before it’s too late. We can’t wait to warm up with you this season.

Peanut Butter Banana Pudding

Bananas and peanut butter are a classic combination, so adding peanut butter to classic banana pudding was a no-brainer. But as chocolate aficionados, we know that the real trifecta of flavor lies in the crossfires of bananas, peanut butter, and chocolate. So we added Peanut Butter Goo Goos to this recipe, too! Look out y’all; this recipe is bananas.

Peanut Butter Banana Pudding

made with peanut butter goo goos

Ingredients:

Pudding:

4 Peanut Butter Goo Goo Clusters

3-4 ripe bananas

2  3oz. packages Cook & Serve Banana Cream Pudding

5 cups milk (do not use Skim)

1 cup creamy peanut butter

1 12oz. package vanilla wafer cookies

 

Meringue:

4 egg whites

1 tsp. cream of tartar

1/3 cup sugar

Directions:

For the Pudding:

Chop Goo Goos into small, bite-size pieces. Peel and slice bananas.

Prepare dish by placing half the vanilla wafers in an even layer in the bottom of the dish. Arrange half of the banana slices on top of cookies. Scatter half of the Goo Goo pieces evenly on top of bananas.

In a medium saucepan combine 4 cups milk with pudding mix and, stirring consistently, bring to a boil over medium heat. Once pudding boils, remove from heat and stir in peanut butter until combines. Stir in remaining cup of milk. Continue to stir pudding until it has cooled slightly.

Gently spoon half of the pudding into the dish, covering the layers of wafers, bananas, and Goo Goos. Place the rest of the wafers, bananas, and Goo Goos in a layer on top and cover with the remaining pudding. Finally, chill dish in refrigerator to set, at least 2 hours.

For the Meringue:

In a mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, beat egg whites on high speed until they begin to turn opaque white. Add cream of tartar and sugar and continue to beat until soft peaks form. Spoon meringue on top of chilled pudding. To brown meringue, use a kitchen torch or place dish under a preheated broiler until lightly browned (Don’t look away! It will only take a second!). Meringue is also quite delicious not browned 🙂

Goo Goo Supreme Pecan Bars

April is National Pecan Month, so we’re jonesin’ to celebrate the 30-day holiday with something sweet and delicious! Instead of the obvious Pecan Pie however, we put a Supreme Goo Goo twist on classic Canadian Nanaimo Bars–but don’t be fooled by the fancy name, these are easy as pie to make!

Yield: 24 bars

Ingredients:

2 cups crushed pecan shortbread cookies (about 21 cookies)

1/2 cup, plus 6 Tbs unsalted butter

1/4 cup flour

1 cup chopped pecans

1/2 cup, plus 3 Tbs heavy cream

2 Tbs instant vanilla pudding mix

2 cups powdered sugar

8 Supreme Goo Goo Clusters

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 F.

Bottom layer:
Melt 6 T butter. Combine cookie crumbs, flour, pecans, and butter in a large mixing bowl. Grease a 9×11 baking dish and press cookie mixture evenly into the bottom of the dish. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from oven and cool completely.

Middle layer:
Using an electric mixer, cream together 1/2 cup butter, 3 tablespoons cream and pudding mix until smooth. Add powdered sugar, 1/2 cup at a time, until fully incorporated. Spread this mixture onto the cooled bottom layer. Move dish to refrigerator and allow to chill until middle layer is firm to the touch.

Top layer:
Place Goo Goo Clusters and 1/2 cup cream in a double boiler over medium low heat. Stirring frequently, melt until smooth and pourable. Pour melted Goo Goo’s evenly over the cooled middle layer and spread to cover. Immediately return dish to refrigerator and chill until top layer is set.

Using a sharp knife, cut into 1.5″ bars to serve. Store in airtight container.

Goo Goo Peanut Butter Pie

What better way to finish off your Easter dinner than with a cool and creamy, peanut butter-packed pie? A cool and creamy, peanut butter-packed pie that’s also mixed with Peanut Butter Goo Goos…that’s what!

Goo Goo Peanut Butter Pie

Ingredients:

1 9-inch chocolate graham pie crust

1 8oz package cream cheese, softened

1/2 cup creamy peanut butter

1/2 cup powdered sugar

2 8oz containers frozen whipped topping, thawed

4 Peanut Butter Goo Goo Clusters

Directions:

Using a sharp knife, chop Goo Goo’s into small pieces. Set aside.

Using an electric mixer, cream together cream cheese, peanut butter and powdered sugar until smooth. Using a rubber spatula, fold in one container of whipped topping. Once combined, stir in 3/4 of chopped Goo Goos and spoon mixture into pie crust. Spread remaining container of whipped topping on top of peanut butter mixture and sprinkle with the remaining chopped Goo Goo. Chill pie for at least 2 hours before serving*

*For a firmer pie that’s more similar to ice cream, chill in the freezer. For a softer pie that’s similar to pudding, chill in the refrigerator. 

Crispy Rice Surprise Eggs

We love these Crispy Rice Surprise Eggs not only because they’re delicious, but because they’re also easy for you and your little helpers to make together!

Crispy Rice Surprise Eggs

Ingredients:

12 Lil’ Goos (approx. 1 bag)

3 Tbs unsalted butter

6 cups mini marshmallows

6 cups crispy rice cereal

1/2 cup pastel colored sprinkles

non-stick cooking spray

Special Equipment:

12 jumbo-sized plastic fillable Easter eggs

Directions:

Using an empty egg carton or muffin pan to hold the plastic egg shells upright, lightly spray the inside of each egg half with cooking spray. Set aside.

In a large pot over medium-low heat, melt butter. Once melted, add marshmallows, stirring consistently until melted and smooth. Immediately stir in rice cereal until fully coated. Stir in sprinkles until evenly distributed.

Spray hands lightly with cooking spray. Working fairly quickly, press cereal mixture into each half of the eggs, leaving a small cavity to hold one Lil’ Goo. Place the Lil’ Goo inside and then press both halves of the eggs into one another until the plastic egg clicks to seal the sides together. Once all eggs have been filled, carefully remove the plastic shell and enjoy!