Whew. I survived. I just made it through probably the most intense few weeks of work that I’ve ever experienced. There were days that I didn’t know which end was up, and had trouble forming complete sentences because I was so tired. But I made it! There are still plenty of things on the Goo Goo calendar for the rest of the month that will keep me busy, but nothing like the insanity that just passed.
As hectic and exhausting as it all was, it was still so much fun!
I attribute part of the energy I had to get through these last couple of weeks to the constant sugar high I’ve been on after sampling many of the sweet treats from restaurants participating in the Goo Goo dessert promotion.
If you haven’t gotten out and ordered some of these amazing creations, you absolutely must do so before the end of the month! I’ve been able to try at least 15 of the 40+, and let me tell you, there are some absolutely swoon-worthy, to-die-for creations! Check out the Goo Goo Cluster Facebook photo album where I’ve been posting photos. Just be prepared to drool.
In the midst of eating all of the restaurant desserts, I also needed to come up with my own Goo Goo inspired recipe, as last week I was booked for my very first LIVE cooking demo on Channel 5′s morning show, Talk of the Town!
Oddly enough, when Thursday morning rolled around and it was time for me to head over to the station, I wasn’t even nervous. Quite likely this was because I was so crazy busy that I never even had a chance to stop and think about being nervous.
It also helped that the Ooey Gooey Goo Goo Bar recipe I was demonstrating is super, super easy. Plus I got to talk about topics that have consumed my life recently – Goo Goo Clusters and the aforementioned restaurant dessert promo we’ve got happening right now. Want to see for yourself how I handled the segment? Click on over to Talk of the Town’s website to watch the video!
Showcasing some of the restaurant desserts along with my own Ooey Gooey Goo Goo Bars on set.
Back L to R: Flyte’s Clusters Last Stand, Coffee, Lunch.’s Goo Goo Turtle Bars, Prime 108′s Molten Lava Goo Goo Cake
Front L to R: my Ooey Gooey Goo Goo Bars, Cupcake Collection’s Goo Goo Cupcakes
Ooey Gooey Goo Goo Bars
Ooey Gooey Goo Goo Bars
Makes 16-20 bars.
1 18.25 oz box of yellow cake mix
6 Goo Goo Clusters, chopped
8 oz cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted
4 cups (1 lb) powdered sugar
Preheat oven to 300 and spray a 9×13 dish with cooking spray. Mix cake mix, melted butter and one egg to a soft dough. Press into the bottom of the pan. Spread chopped Goo Goo Clusters evenly over the dough.
Mix powdered sugar, softened cream cheese and remaining two eggs until smooth, about 1-2 mins. Pour on top of Goo Goo Cluster pieces. Bake at 300 for 45-50 minutes until top is golden brown. Allow to cool completely before cutting and serving.