After Thin Mints, Samoas (they’re actually called Caramel deLites here now, but I’m so used to saying Samoas!) are my favorite flavor of Girl Scouts cookie. After I made these Thin Mints S’mores Cupcakes, I wanted to honor this slightly less popular, but still awesome cookie.
Last year, I made Samoas Macaroons, which were inspired by most of the flavors in the cookie: caramel, coconut, and a drizzle of chocolate. This year, I went for an even more authentic Samoas treat: toasted coconut, caramel, and even some shortbread turned into a truffle. The only major flavor difference between these and the cookies is that these are chewy and smothered in dark chocolate, which I think is an upgrade from the chocolate drizzle on the cookies.
I call them the “grown up” version of Samoas. The flavors are a little more developed, the dark chocolate gives them a slightly less sweet edge, and they are a perfect chewy little bite of caramel, toasted coconut, and chocolate.
While they’re a little time consuming, they’re not difficult to make. First, you stir together all of the ingredients, then roll them into balls:
Then dip them into melted chocolate:
And you get this:
Not bad, right?!
- 3 cups sweetened, shredded coconut
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 1/2 cup homemade caramel from recipe above (or store-bought)
- 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
- 1/4 cup coconut oil (melted)
- 1/2 cup Girl Scouts Samoas or Caramel deLights (crushed)
- 12oz dark chocolate
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
What’s your favorite Girl Scouts cookie?