Inspired by the classic Girl Scout Cookie flavor, these Samoa Brownies are one of our favorite sweet treats!
We’ve hit that time of the year when I start using the side door at our local grocery store. Or if not the side door, then I duck in behind a crowd of folks and quickly walk straight ahead without making eye contact. Yup, it’s Girl Scout Cookie season.
Hi, my name is David, and I have a problem with Girl Scout Cookies. I seriously can’t pass by the table without stopping to get a box or six. I mean, it’s for the kids, right? I’m helping them out here! When Laura and I were first dating, I’m ashamed to admit that she found my stash of Thin Mint cookies in my pantry. I think I had 6 boxes squirreled away in there. And it was October. Oops. So now I pick up a couple boxes (It’s for the kids!), and then I carefully and strategically avoid the Girl Scout Cookie table for the rest of the season. The Girl Scouts even have an app that lets you find cookies near you…that’s just about as bad as the Krispy Kreme app that tells you when the donuts are hot!
While I do still love Thin Mints (especially frozen), Laura has made me see the light when it comes to Samoas. The combination of caramel, chocolate and coconut is just so darned irresistible. (For the record, we now buy 1 box of Thin Mints and 1 box of Samoas.) While I might be adept at avoiding those friendly Girl Scouts and their cookies (It’s for the kids!), I still give in and make delicious Girl Scout Cookie-inspired treats here at home.
Take these Samoa Brownies, for example. I made these for friends a couple of weeks ago, and they were so tasty that I had to make them again. I had to! I used my go-to brownie recipe and topped it with a combination of caramel and coconut. So good. I swear I could eat the topping off of these Samoa Brownies with a spoon! But I do have my limits…even if said limits
are were set at 10 boxes of Girl Scout Cookies.
When Laura first came home and saw the batch of Samoa Brownies on the countertop, she thought I had made another batch of these German Chocolate Brownies. Truthfully, I guess they’re pretty similar except the Samoa Brownies version includes coconut while the German Chocolate version goes with chopped pecans. But hey, you can’t ever have enough brownies in your life, right? Enjoy these treats, friends!
Oh, and if you’re looking for more Samoa-inspired treats, these Baked Samoa Doughnuts are really quite delicious, too!