Samoas Bars Recipe

These bars are an easy-to-make copy-cat version of the coconut-caramel-chocolate-shortbread Girl Scout cookie. Now you can make these year round rather than wait for the knock on the door.
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  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups coconut, toasted
  • 1 package caramels (14-ounce pkg)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 10 ounces semi-sweet chocolate
45 mins
25 mins
1.25 hrs
Preheat oven to 350°F. For the cookie base: Line a 9x13 inch baking pan with aluminum foil and spray it lightly with cooking spray.

In a large bowl, cream together sugar and butter until fluffy.

Beat in egg and vanilla extract.

Working at a low speed, gradually beat in flour and salt until mixture is crumbly, like wet sand.

Pour crumbly dough into prepared pan and press into an even layer.

Bake for 20-25 minutes, until base is set and edges are lightly browned. Cool completely on a wire rack.

For the topping, unwrap the caramels and place in a large microwave-safe bowl with milk and salt. Microwave on high for 3-4 minutes, stopping to stir a few times to help the caramel melt.

When smooth, fold in toasted coconut with a spatula.

Put spoonfuls of the topping all over the shortbread base. Using a spatula, spread the topping in an even layer. Let topping set until cooled.

When cooled, cut into 30 bars with a large knife or a pizza cutter.

Once bars are cut, melt chocolate in a small bowl. Heat it on high in the microwave in 45-second intervals, stirring thoroughly to prevent scorching. Dip the base of each bar into the chocolate and place on a clean piece of wax paper.

If desired, use remaining chocolate to drizzle bars with chocolate to finish.

Let chocolate set completely before storing in an airtight container.

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"These are good. The coconut layer didn't want to stick to the shortbread, but once you got it all together it really did taste like the Girl Scout cookie Samoas."
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