Saturday, February 18, 2012

Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives: Great Goobly Gops

Red hearts...paper hearts...candy hearts...teddy of sweet sentiment...chocolate hearts...decadent treats.  LOVE was in the air.

Valentines Day, a day that traditionally inspires us to be intentional about expressing our feelings to those we care about, was upon us.

Nothing says LOVE quite like these these ooey, gooey, fudgey rich and chocolately, strawberry sweet, candy syrupy, marshmallow creamy, GREAT GOOBLY GOPS :

This treat started with a chocolate cupcake base.  Make your own from scratch or use a boxed cake mix.

While the cupcakes baked I diced fresh strawberries and doused them with sugar to begin drawing out some of the juice.

As the cupcakes cooled, I whipped up a creamy, dreamy, absolutely heavenly white cream filling:

2 (7 oz) jars of marshmallow fluff
1/2 cup butter flavored CRISCO shortening
1/3 c confectioners sugar
1/2 t pure Mexican vanilla
After beating these ingredients together, I began to slowly drizzle in some HOT lightly salted water.  Keep adding water until a lucious creamy consistency is achieved.

When the cupcakes are cool, slice off the tops.  Set them aside while you assemble the GOOBLY GOP.  Start by drizzling some of the fresh strawberry juice on the bottom half of each cupcake.  Top with a few diced strawberries.  Add a heaping spoonful of cream filling.  At this point, add the cupcake top.

As a final touch, top with a piped swirl of chocolate buttercream frosting and a drizzled of HERSHEYS strawberry syrup!

GREAT GOOBLY GOPS...these are delicious!  A really LOVELY treat.

1 comment:

  1. Kelli,

    I am so thrilled to see that you are adopting from Colombia. I have been following your story for a while and I know it has been tough. Do you think I could email you privately with some questions?