Anyone who loves Girl Scout cookies loves Samoas (or “Caramel DeLites” where I grew up.) Since I love the flavors so much, I wanted to create a spin on my old favorite. I had thought about doing a cupcake or even a cheesecake, but in the end I chose a cookie bar.
Now- I must say, this recipe was pretty time consuming. Even though it looked hard, I was sure that it wouldn’t be as hard for me. In fact- I decided to make the caramel from scratch instead of using store bought, thinking I could handle the extra challenge.
Well- two hours into this debacle, after 3 failed batches of caramel and chocolate sauce EVERYWHERE I was ready to throw everything away and scream! Tough this was probably the most frusterated I have ever been while baking….I am SO glad I got it together to finish because they tasted great! I wish someone had a camera in my kitchen to document what a mess I was…
Overall- I am really pleased with the end result. Though these don’t taste exactly like my favorite G.S. Cookie- all the flavors are all represented and they were delicious!
I am posting the exact recipe that I made. The link to the recipe that I (basically) used can be found here- at the blog “Baker Bites.” Unless you are an expert caramel maker, I recommend going that route and just using store-bought.
*I also found that melting chocolate chips in the microwave was not as easy as it should have been. In the future I would either try buying melting chocolate or using a heatproof bowl over a pot of boiling water.
So here it is! Good luck! :)