Samoa Brownies

Yes, you read that right.  Samoa (as in ‘Carmel Delight Girl Scout Cookies’ Brownies.  All the wonderfulness of brownies and Samoa cookies in the same delightful package.  I don’t know why they’re called Samoa, but I’m not questioning it.  All I know is, it’s a darn good thing that Scott took these to work and shared them with coworkers…because if he hadn’t, he probably would have found me sitting on the kitchen floor, surrounded by brownie crumbs and covered in coconut.

Original recipe is found here: http://www.sixsistersstuff.com/2011/07/samoa-brownies.html

What You Need:

1 standard brownie mix
3 1/2 cups shredded coconut, toasted
(2) 14 oz. package of caramels, unwrapped
1/2 tsp. salt
4 tbsp. milk
3 oz. semi-sweet chocolate

And Here’s What You Do:

1. Prepare the brownie mix according to the box directions, letting the brownies cool in the pan after baking.

2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees and place shredded coconut on a cookie sheet. Cook for 2-3 minutes, stir, then cook for another 2-3 minutes until toasted.  Watch it very closely.   Not all of the coconut will turn a lovely golden brown color, but it will toast.

3. In a large, microwaveable bowl, add unwrapped caramels, salt, and milk and heat on high for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally (about every 45-60 seconds). Keep stirring until all caramels are are melted and smooth.

4. Add coconut to the heated caramel and stir together. Spread over cooled brownies. Refrigerate 4-5 hours. Remove from fridge and let sit for at least 1 hour before cutting. Cut into bars and drizzle with melted semi-sweet chocolate. Let chocolate set and enjoy. Store in fridge, but remove 20-30 minutes before serving as the caramel will be hard.

What I Did:

I followed the directions pretty much to the letter because, let’s face it, there was absolutely nothing wrong with the way these bad boys are put together!  Chocolate, coconut, and caramel?  A triple C dream!  All of my vices wrapped up in one neat little package?  Yes please!!

Reaction:

These brownies are everything that you would expect them to be.  Imagine how they would taste, and that is exactly how they taste…like glorious heaven on your tongue!!  I had to split mine with Scott because I needed to keep my sweet tooth in check.

Man, these things were good…still daydreaming about them!  They went so fast I didn’t even get a picture of the finished product…

Until next time,

Peace, Love, and Cupcakes!

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