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!
23 thoughts on “Chocolate Peanut Butter Goji Berry Pie”
I’ve never tried goji berries!
Holy man this sounds tasty! While I’ve never tried goji berries before, it sounds like they’d be good with something salty and sweet. Perhaps a homemade trail mix? Or granola bars? OR!! Fruit crisp! Yes, goji berries mixed in with fruit crisp. Mmmm 🙂
Such a good idea, and it turned out beautiful! I have had goji berries, I think in a bar of some kind!
I have never had them but I would try them for sure in maybe a crisp of some kind.
Not sure I’ve ever had them, but I’d make a coconut panna cotta, and make a goji berry compote.
I’ve never tried goji berries! I think they would be good in a smoothie or added to a cup of Greek yogurt!
I like them just as a snack–I take them to munch on during class so I don’t eat everything in sight once class is over 🙂
I like having them in energy balls or granola bars.
I like them in smoothies.
I love goji berries in trail mixes and granola bars! Dark chocolate does pair well with them. Btw, the pie looks gorgeous!
I have had goji berries in granola bars and on cereal. Yum!!
I like adding them to trail mix!
I’ve never tried them, but I’d love to use them in oatmeal!
Anything you pair with chocolate is great in my book! I have not tasted Goji berrires so it’s difficult for me to imagine using them in a recipe. Would they work on a salad?
I have not tasted Goji berries so it’s hard to picture what to do with them. Would they work on a salad?
I have not tried goji berries yet but combining them with peanut butter sounds like a good idea.
I’ve never tried goji berries but combining them with peanut butter sounds like a good combination.
I have never tried them but I would love to stir them in my Greek yogurt
I like them on yogurt with granola.
I have never tried goji berries, but I would love to try the above recipe. It looks delicious!
I’ve never tried goji berries but this pie looks amazing! I’ve also heard they are great in yogurt.
Never tried, can they be eaten plain?