Girl Scout Samoas Bars

Samoas Bars | Domesticated Academic

Creamy caramel with coconut, shortbread dipped in chocolate. I’m drooling, are you???? 😀

Samoas Bars | Domesticated Academic

I made these with PIC in mind. He likes loves the girl scout cookies so I thought it would be a nice holiday gesture to make for him and give some away to share. He wouldn’t eat a 9×13 pan by himself, but some were a nice treat for both of us. I tend to give away most of the baked goods to undergrads and share with friends to help keep the massive amount of sweets out of the house. I enjoy them but do try and practice some self control. I don’t always win but I do try 🙂

You’ll need:

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3 cups shredded coconut
  • 12-oz  chewy caramels
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 20 oz. chocolate chips or chocolate candy coat

Preheat oven to 350F

Toast the coconut on a baking sheet in oven while oven preheats. Turn occasionally, about 10 min.

Remove, cool.

For the cookie base.

  1. Cream together butter and sugar.  Next beat in eggs and vanilla.  Mix in flour and salt until just combined.  The mixture will be pretty crumble.  That’s okay!  Press it into a greased 9×13 baking dish.
  2.  Bake about 20-25 minutes or until the edges are golden brown.  Allow to cool.

For the topping:

  1. Melt the (unwrapped) caramels in the microwave safe dish with milk.
  2. Microwave in 30 second intervals, stirring between.
  3. Add the coconut to the melted caramel and stir to combine.  Once combined, spread coconut/caramel topping onto shortbread base.  Press into pan with piece of wax or parchment paper to avoid a sticky mess.
  4. Allow to cool completely in fridge.

Chocolate coat:

  1. Cut the bars into the desired shape.
  2. Melt chocolate in the microwave or use double boiler method (remember to stir every 30 seconds).
  3. Dip cookie base into chocolate, place on wax/parchment paper.
  4. Put the remaining melted chocolate in a ziploc bag and cut off a tip so you get a tiny piping bag.
  5. Pipe lines of chocolate on each one.
  6. Refrigerate a little bit so chocolate hardens then serve!
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