Samoa Brownies – GF or Regular

Oh goodness… So sorry if you made a New Year’s resolution to eat super healthy and never eat sugar again because the next couple posts are not for you 😉 I made no such resolution and since I’m less than 6 weeks away from my due date I’m in no position to start losing weight! So… let the good times roll!!

You know those girl scout cookies, the samoa… well this is a copy of that in brownie form… oh yeah… they are amazing. If you are on a special diet just know this post will be around as long as the internet and I’m sure your diet won’t last that long so you can always check back, ha!

Start by baking up your favorite brownies. I did mine out of a box 🙂 They are gluten free and I haven’t attempted them from scratch yet. Feel free to use a box mix or make from scratch, you decide. My recipe only makes enough for an 8 x 8 pan but I’ll leave adjustment directions if you’re making a 9 x 13 pan below.

Anyway… make these and let them cool.

Toss a couple cups of coconut onto a baking sheet while your oven is still on from the brownies. Toast them for 2-3 minutes. Stir, then toast for another couple of minutes. Keep a close eye on this!! It will burn quickly!!

For the most part it will be mostly white with lightly golden toasted edges. Good deal. Let this cool.

Break out a bag of caramels and get to unwrapping them. I hired my kids for this step. Only cost me 2-4 caramels… that I know of 🙂

Put them in a glass microwaveable bowl and add a couple Tbs of milk…

and a 1/4 tsp salt. Microwave for 3-5 minutes. Stir every minute or so until smooth.

Like this…

Toss in all but about a handful of coconut.

Stir to coat completely.

Spread this mixture over your cooled brownies and thoroughly lick the bowl and spatula… you know you wanna 🙂

Sprinkle on the remaining coconut because it is just so pretty! Cover in plastic wrap and send to the fridge for a couple hours or overnight. This is the part where I got separation anxiety… that’s just so long!!

Once the caramel has set cut around the edges and work a spatula under the brownies and pop them out of the pan and onto a piece of parchment paper over your cutting board.

Grab a big sharp knife and rub a little butter onto the blade, these are a bit sticky. Cut into reasonable sized squares 😉 Push them apart a little bit and melt a little bit of chocolate.

Drizzle the melted chocolate over the bars in a very tidy fashion 😉 Or… just go crazy…

Serve immediately or move to a platter in the fridge until about 30 minutes before you want to serve so the caramel softens a little bit… enjoy!!

Samoa Brownies
1 pan of cooled brownies, gluten free or regular
for 8×8 pan for 9×13 pan
1 bag caramels, unwrapped 2 bags caramels,unwrapped
2 Tbs milk 4 Tbs milk
1/4 tsp salt 1/2 tsp milk
2 cups sweetened coconut 3 1/2 cups sweetened coconut (1 bag)
1/4 cup chocolate 1/2 cup chocolate

Make brownies and cool. Heat oven to 400 and spread coconut out on baking sheet. Toast coconut for 2-3 minutes, stir then toast another 2-3 minutes. Don’t burn!! Unwrap caramels and put in large microwaveable bowl. Add milk and salt. Microwave 3-5 minutes, stirring every minute until smooth. Add coconut to caramel. Spread over cooled brownies. Place in fridge for a couple hours to set caramel. Remove bars from pan and place on parchment paper over cutting board. Using buttered knife cut and separate on paper. Melt chocolate and drizzle over brownies. Serve or chill until 30 minutes before serving.

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3 Responses to Samoa Brownies – GF or Regular

  1. YUM! I can’t wait to try these!

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