By Bev on November 13, 2007
Photo by Chef on the coast
Photo by Chef on the coast
"If you love the taste of Samoa cookies, you will enjoy these gooey and chewy bars loaded with coconut, caramel and chocolate! If you have any question as to lifting these bars from the pan, line the bottom with parchment. This recipe was the grand prize winner for King Arthur Flour and the Baker's Catalogue."
Serving Size: 1 (46 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 24
"These are amazing! I substituted the caramel candies and used some Cajeta sauce I bought in mexico and they turned out awesome, probably a little gooier and but after letting them harden overnight they turned out perfectly. I lined the pan with parchment paper and cut them but didn't remove them from the pan as th recipe calls for, just because I used the sauce and I was afraid they would fall apart if I took them out right away. Great recipe!"
"YUM! These are the best! I didn't have any caramels on hand so I made up a batch using #33578. Of course doing it that way I set aside 1 cup of the caramels and accidentally put all of it on the crust instead of half. Opps! It tasted yummy that way anyway. They do taste just like the Girl Scout Samoas! I think it is the toasted coconut that makes them so yummy! I will make these again...and perhaps I might try making the crust in muffin cups and adding a rolo to the center for an even easier recipe. Thanks for the great recipe!"
"These were great. They really did remind me of the Girl Scout cookies. I cut mine after they were cool, I just used a sharp knife and had no problems."
"I made these last night to take today for a teacher's birthday. I had some problems. When running the knife (plastic) through the crust it made a mess and the crust just ran together (soft). I put in the fridge after everything was together and cut this morning with a sharp bar spatula. Next time I probably won't cut until the bars are hardened. The teacher's had all but two bars left by noon and I had cut them fairly small. These are very good and these do remind me of Samoa cookies. Thank you."
"What a great sweet treat for us! We loved them so much they were gone in no time! I might try adding some walnuts next time, as I think they would be great in this recipe. We will definitely have these again and probably sooner rather than later, since my grandchildren will be here soon. Thanks for sharing!"
"Oh Man! We love the Samoa girl scout cookies - so already knew these would be a hit! I followed the ingredients precisely. The only thing I did differently was spray the pan since you said was hard to get the bars out and I didn't have parchment paper. So that was a personal preference. When I transferred them to a baking rack I put them on a cookie sheet lined with aluminum foil that I sprayed - probably wasn't necessary - first. Of course I HAD to try one! They are heavenly and my hips are thanking me...and you! :)"