You don’t have to wait for the popular Samoas to be sold from the Girl Scouts. Or, if you have supported the Girl Scouts this year by purchasing your favorite box of Samoa Cookies and they are GONE and EATEN UP… then try these fantastic Samoa Magic Bars from Dorothy Kern / Crazy for Crust. Dorothy has made a delicious and easy way for all of us to enjoy that sweet caramel, chocolate and coconut shortbread snack that’s hard to resist. These bars look so good and they would be a great recipe to try if you just love all things Samoa, like Samoa Girl Scout’s ice cream or Samoa themed milkshakes.
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
- 1/2 cup sugar
- Pinch of salt
- 2 cups chocolate chips (semi-sweet or milk)
- 1 cup sweetened shredded coconut
- 3/4 cup Kraft caramel bits (or about 18 square caramels, cut in half)
- 1 can (14 ounces) regular or fat-free sweetened condensed milk
- Preheat oven 350 degrees F , line 9 x 13 inch pan with foil and spray with nonstick cooking spray.
- Beat butter with your mixer until smooth, add flour, sugar, salt and beat until crumbly. You should be able to press this crust mixture together, between your fingers, until it sticks together. (This recipe recommends using a standing mixer vs a hand mixer for faster results.)
- Press the crust mixture into the bottom of your pan and bake for 10 minutes.
- Remove from oven and sprinkle the crust with chocolate chips, coconut and caramels.
- Pour the condensed milk over the top, coat evenly. Bake for 25-30 minutes, until golden around the edges. Let cool before cutting. YUM!
Hint: This recipe says that you can substitute candy Rolos or Carmel Hershey Kisses if you do not have caramels or caramel bits. That’s a great idea. Guess you could make a Samoa hack recipe with all different kinds of Hershey Kisses…almond, mint, dark chocolate? Tasty ideas!
Recipe source: http://www.crazyforcrust.com