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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 🙂

Hiring for Goo Goo Shop and Dessert Bar

We’re hiring at the Goo Goo Shop and Dessert Bar!

We have an immediate need for part-time Retail and Dessert Bar Associates. We’re looking for enthusiastic, hard working individuals who enjoy working with people and learning new things. You will be greeting guests, handling transactions, stocking product and sharing knowledge about our history, Goo Goo candy, desserts, and Nashville.

Must be:

Able to work evenings, weekends and holidays
Reliable
Punctual
Professional
Outgoing
Team-Oriented
Able to Lift up to 25 lbs.

Applicants may apply in person at the Goo Goo Shop, 116 3rd Ave S, Nashville, TN 37201.

Goo Goo Warm Weather Shipping 2016

Spring is here! While we love the warmer weather that spring brings, chocolate isn’t really a fan. This is the time of year we have to start paying really close attention to the temperature and at any moment, could deem it necessary to flip the switch on our warm weather shipping policy.

Basically, this is what you need to know:
We always work hard to ensure that our chocolate is delivered fresh and in good condition. During the warmer months of the year when temperatures are over 70 degrees (typically April through October, but could possibly be other months as well), all candy orders are sent using insulated shippers and cold packs to help ensure the chocolate arrives in good condition via ground transportation.

This solution requires an additional $10 fee per shipment of candy, and will be applied to your order at checkout during warmer periods of time. It is possible that the warm weather charge could be on one day and off the next, but starting in mid to late April, it is likely to be on for good until October.

In addition, any shipments that would normally be scheduled to ship on Fridays will be held until the following Monday during warmer weather to ensure minimal time in transit. We reserve the right to make logical decisions regarding ship date based on weather conditions to ensure candy orders arrive in the best condition possible.

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!