Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Homemade Samoas

Today is all about a little indulgence, everyone deserves it in moderation!

When I was younger one of my favorite treats were Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies. I could easily eat a whole sleeve of them in one sitting, those were the days! Today I would have to say my favorite is the Samoas, isn’t it funny how our tastes change as we grow up?!

Well every where I go in blogsville lately, I have been seeing the homemade version of the Samoas. Hello!!! Must give these a try!!!

This particular recipe comes from Brandy at Nutmeg Nanny, her bars looked amazing along with all her other recipes, go check her blog out for the recipe and see for yourself!

Homemade Samoas Bars                makes 30 bars

The crust:

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Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes or until edges are light golden.

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Toast the coconut in a 300 degree oven

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The topping:

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Combine with cooled coconut

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Evenly spread topping over crust

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After the topping has had a chance to cool and set I took it out of the pan to make it easier for cutting.

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Melt the chocolate!

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I cut these a couple of different ways; first into fun cookies!

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Now for the fun and messy part, dip bottoms into chocolate and drizzle over the tops.

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And the rest into bars!

 

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This recipe does have several steps to it but I can promise you the outcome is well worth it! They taste exactly like the real thing, I absolutely love the chewiness and taste of the toasted coconut. And whats not to love about the addition of chocolate and the cookie crust is perfection!

Indulge!

24 comments:

  1. Yum! Your homemade version could definitely rival the Girl Scouts!

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  2. Thanks for sharing this recipe, I will be using it for my baby shower. I was looking for some great dessert ideas and am glad I stumbled across this.

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  3. I can't even believe how much these look like the real thing! Wow!

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  4. Oh fantastic. It's really funny b/c I don't care for coconut, but love those darn samoa cookies.

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  5. How wonderful! I am sooo glad you shared this -what an awesome 'imitation'! Thanks bunches for sharing.

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  6. Oh my! Best cookies ever! We just love these but hate that we can only get them once a year (and we never buy enough!) I'm so excited that we can make them now!

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  7. those look awesome! these weren't my favorite kind....but i did love thin mints, dosidos, short bread and lemon creme!! i just might have to tackle one of those!

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  8. Thanks for visiting! Both my girls are Girl Scouts and I'm so tired of dealing with cookies...but these look fantastic! Better than the "real" thing ;) (but you didn't hear that from me!)

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  9. These look absolutely amazing! I am sure I would have to eat several, just to make sure :)

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  10. YUM. I love finding homemade girl scout cookie recipes! These ones in particular are so addicting... :)

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  11. I'll have to bookmark this recipe until after Easter.....I'm giving up sugar for Lent but these are some serious temptation!

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  12. Holy cow! Those look GOOD! Samoas were always my favorite Girl Scout cookie. :)

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  13. OMG! These look awesome! They look just like the real thing.. YUM!! Thanks for linking up for Tasty Tuesday!

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  14. Wow, these must be so divine!!! YUM

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  15. OMG!!! Those look amazing!!! I'm your newest follower.

    Thanks for following me
    Naomi

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  16. Your cookies look great! I'm so glad you decided to give them a try :) I could have eaten the whole tray of cookies if I let myself...haha.

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  17. Great tutorial on these cookies. They look good (minus the coconut)! Thanks for visiting me at A Season for All Things. I'm your newest follower! Do you have a recipe for the Thin Mints?!?!?! I'd be all over that! ~ Ellen

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  18. How yummy - my boys really want me to make these now.
    New follower from PR Place.
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  20. They look FABULOUS!! What a fun treat!

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  21. Thanks for stopping by my blog and for the follow! These samoas have me drooling, they look so good. I love coconut. I can't wait to look around your blog a little more!

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  22. Hi! I'm featuring your recipe on It's a Keeper Thursday this week! I’d love if you stopped by and grabbed a button.

    And, feel free to link up another great recipe this week too!

    Cheers!
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  23. These look so good!! Samoas are the best girl scout cookies!

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