Before I went to Thailand, I got an email from Peanut Butter & Co. about a Mystery Ingredient Challenge they were doing this month. The deal was: they send me peanut butter and a mystery ingredient, then I make something tasty with it.
Of course, I was excited about it because…
1. I love peanut butter.
2. I love making things with peanut butter.
After a few weeks my mystery ingredient arrived: Goji Berries.
I have to tell you. I had never tried goji berries. I imagined sweet little dried fruits, but actually they’re pretty tart! I was excited to see what I could pair with goji berries other than peanut butter. Then conveniently, pie day happened…
So of course, I had to make a pie. Then the idea came: rich chocolate ganache with peanut butter and goji berries.
It really was as awesome as it sounds (and looks?).
Chocolate Peanut Butter Goji Berry Pie
1 Graham Cracker Crust (store bought or homemade)
1 cup heavy cream
9 ounces dark chocolate chips
1/2 cup Smooth Operator Peanut Butter
1/4 dried goji berries (plus extra for garnish)
1/4 tsp coarse seal salt (optional)
Heat heavy cream in a saucepan with goji berries. This way they’ll soften and plump up. Meanwhile, in a separate bowl, combine chocolate chips and peanut butter.
Pass cream through a strainer and pour hot cream on chocolate and peanut butter. Let it sit a few minutes and stir to combine.
Take the rehydrated goji berries and place in the bottom of the graham cracker crust.
Pour chocolate mixture on top. Garnish with goji berries and coarse sea salt (optional). Chill for 4 hours and serve with whipped cream.
This turned out great! It was dense, not too sweet and a great balance of flavors. It’s got sweet, sour (from the goji berries), bitter from the dark chocolate and a touch of sea salt on top really balances it all out.
Also, can we talk about how easy it is?
I didn’t have time to get photos of the slices, because I took it to a Pi(e) Day party, because I wanted to be sure to get this up in time for a giveaway!
Peanut Butter & Co. is giving one Foodologie reader a free Peanut Butter & Co. Prize Pack!
To Enter: Leave a comment on this blog post telling me your favorite way to enjoy Goji Berries OR if you’ve never tried them… what would you like to eat them with?
The giveaway ends Monday March 23rd! So be sure to enter and tell your friends about it too!
WINNER: Mary W! Winner has been emailed 😀 Thanks for entering!
P.S. I have a few more Peanut Butter/Goji recipes up my sleeve. Stay tuned!