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Thursday, September 13, 2012

Samoas Bars

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Samoas are my favorite Girl Scout cookie. What's not to love about chocolate, caramel, and coconut?
I wanted to recreate this beloved cookie, but it seemed a little too time consuming to make those cute little round cookies with the cut out in the middle - I am a busy girl, after all. So I changed it up a bit and made them into bars!




They may not be the fanciest dessert, but I love a good bar recipe! They are so much faster to make and equally delicious as any cute little cut outs.
I actually made these several months ago, but life got in the way and I forgot to share them with you! Better late than never, right? These are so good, you guys. Buttery shortbread cookie crust. Toasted coconut and gooey caramel topping. Dunked and drizzled with chocolate. Amen.


Samoas Bars
by: Back For Seconds

    Shortbread

  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 cups flour
    Topping
  • 14 oz caramels 
  • 4 Tbs milk
  • 3 cups toasted shredded coconut
  • 12 oz semi sweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350*
In a large bowl cream together the butter and sugar. Add in the egg, vanilla, and salt and mix until well combined.  Slowly add in the flour mixing until incorporated. Press dough into greased 9x13" pan and bake for 22-25 minutes. Let cool. 
For the topping:
Melt the caramel with the milk over medium/low heat stirring frequently until smooth. Stir in the toasted coconut and spread over cookie crust. Chill for at least 30 minutes and cut into squares. 
Melt chocolate and dip the bottom of the each cookie bar. Set onto a cookie sheet lined with wax paper. Once all the bars have been dipped, drizzle remaining chocolate over the tops. Chill until chocolate is set. Bring to room temp before serving - the caramel is gooier this way ;)

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16 comments:

Jessica@AKitchenAddiction said...

Samoas are my favorite! I love this bar version!

Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel said...

Eeeeek! These look so so so good. I love Samoas! How is it possible that they're one of the best cookies ever? Seriously. These bars look so gooey and totally yummy.

SallysBakingAddiction said...

Between these bars and Hayley's cheesecakes today, I am craving my favorite girl scout cookie! And I secretly like my cookies in bar form better - thicker and MUCH easier to bake in the kitchen!

Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

Bars are even better! I looove Samoas. I only allow myself to buy a few boxes in the spring or I'll eat them all!

Cathy said...

these look wonderful! samoas are one of my favorite cookies, but i bet these taste even better!

Michelle@ Learning to Be a Mom said...

I love samoas! These look great.

Shiloh said...

I LOVE samoas. These bars make me want some right NOW:)

Lisa @ akawest said...

Samoas are my favorite. These look amazingly yummy!

Green Willow Pond said...

These look so yummy! I love making bars so I'll definitely be trying these. Have a lovely weekend!

Winnie said...

These are looking sooooooooooo good!:)
I wish I could bake these, but if I did I'd have to eat them all by myself. My other-half doesn't like anything with coconut (can you believe this?)

Mariel said...

Now I can have girl scout goodness every day! Oh no!! Better drag out that treadmill. :) I've had fun checking out your blog! I would love to have you come share 'Your Great Idea' at my link party, hosted every weekend. I know my readers would love you! www.oneshetwoshe.com

Katie Adams said...

Oh my these look so yummy! Thanks for sharing!

Tanya-Lemonsforlulu.com said...

You know the key to my heart-Samoas!! The best Girl Scout cookie ever!!! I like that you turned them into bars, much easier! Can't wait to try these!

Jessica McCoy said...

Yum! What a great idea.

Absolutely love it if you could link up this (and a couple other recipes) to Wonderful Food Wednesday at http://www.athometake2.com.

Hope to see you there!
Jessica @ At Home Take 2

Zachary and Sarah @ HHG said...

I'm right there with ya friend! I absolutely love samoas!! These look SO much easier than trying to make the normal kind too. Love it! I seriously cannot wait to try these. Hopefully it'll save me a few bucks when girl scout cookie season rolls around. ;)

Debra Kapellakis said...

mmmmm...

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