Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Goo Goo chilled by the Oholics, Weekend and Skipper

My friend's refrigerator suggests "everything is better when it is covered by chocolate." I dare to disagree.

Nine things that would be worse covered by chocolate:
2. Records
3. Toothbrush
4. Snakes
5. Steering Wheels
6. Sunglasses
7. Beach Chairs
8. Broccoli
9. (tie) Gnomes and real bombs

Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Goo Goo Bombs

-8 scoops of Peanut Butter Ice Cream (I used Publix Peanut Butter Goo Goo)
-8 oz chocolate chips

1. Cover a cookie sheet with wax paper. Put in the freezer for five minutes.

2. Remove the cookie sheet. Using an ice cream scoop, put eight scoops of ice cream on the cookie sheet about an inch apart. Freeze for 3o minutes.

3. With about five minutes left in the freezing of the ice cream, melt the chocolate chips in a double broiler (or two pans inside each other with the bottom one filled with boiling water).

4. Remove the ice cream from the freezer. Using a wooden spoon, work quickly to cover ice cream completely with melted chocolate. It seemed to work best by dropping a mound of chocolate on top of the ice cream and then using the back of the spoon to spread it around.

5. Put the Goo Goo bombs in the freezer for fifteen minutes. Eat frozen.

*Note: I was looking for something super peanut buttery so next time I would probably add some peanut butter to the ice cream since the goo goo wasn't strictly a peanut butter ice cream. I'd also think about adding chopped peanuts to the chocolate.

The sitar might be something worth smothering in chocolate and it is front and center in the Oholics new track "Lose it." These Swedish psych rockers have a debut album, Disgraceland, that is out now.

It starts out with some pounding guitars and drums and howls and builds into a fascinating exercise in zombie groaning post punk gloriousness. Such is the life of a "Summer Coma." The song comes from San Francisco's Weekend and their debut LP, Sports, which will be coming our way November 9th on Slumberland Records.

Perhaps I was a little harsh when I suggested that records shouldn't be chocolate covered. Afterall, Chocolate Covered Records seems to be an interesting place. Perhaps the best song from that label, in my chocolate infused opinion, is Skipper and their track "Cold Pizza & Pop." You can hear the song here.