Samoas Bars

 

Samoas Copy Cat Recipe - Just like the Girl Scout cookie in an easy to make bar! @backforseconds #girlscoutcookie #samoas #dessert

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!

Samoas Copy Cat Recipe - Just like the Girl Scout cookie in an easy to make bar! @backforseconds #girlscoutcookie #samoas #dessert

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 Copy Cat Recipe - Just like the Girl Scout cookie in an easy to make bar! @backforseconds #girlscoutcookie #samoas #dessert

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 9×13″ 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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Comments

  1. says

    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.

  2. says

    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!

  3. says

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

  4. says

    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?)

  5. says

    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! http://www.oneshetwoshe.com

  6. says

    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!

  7. says

    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. ;)

  8. Mychele Hutchinson says

    Reminds me of yum yums

  9. Debbie Strum says

    Ok… Not real sure how you could ‘forget’ to share such a yummy-looking recipe, but SO GLAD you DID !! Can’t wait to make these as they are my favorite Girl Scout Cookie, too !

  10. Marie Nxion says

    Hi, just wondering, maybe it is the lighting but the chocolate on the cookies in the picture looks more like milk chocolate than semi sweet chocolate. You recommend semi sweet chocolate, correct? Thanks.

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