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Samoa Delights

This has become my new favorite!! These cookie bars remind me of the Samoa Girl Scout cookies. One word: Yum! I made them for my family when they came to visit. They were delicious and a huge hit! 
Samoa Delights
adapted from The Taste of Home
1 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup plus 2 Tablespoons white sugar divided
3/4 teaspoon almond extract
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup flaked coconut
1/2 cut sliced almonds
1 jar (12 1/4 oz.) caramel ice cream topping
3/4 cup chocolate chips (I used milk chocolate)
Cream butter and 1/2 cup sugar until fluffy.  Beat in the extracts. Add the flour,salt and baking powder and mix well. Press into a greased 9 x13 inch pan.
Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes. 
Remove from oven and prick crust with a fork. Sprinkle with remaining 2 Tablespoons of sugar. Bake 15 more minutes or until set.
Meanwhile, place coconut and almonds in a food processor. Process until finely chopped. Transfer to a small bowl.
Stir in ice cream topping.
Spread over the crust.
Bake for 5-10 minutes or until the edges are bubbly. 
Allow to cool.
In the microwave melt the chocolate chips, stir until smooth.  Spread over the caramel layer. Place in the freezer for a few minutes to set the chocolate.
Cut into bars.
Enjoy!!
~Tiffanee

Comments

  1. Looks so easy and yummy. My son would love these.

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  2. I think I love you. No, seriously! You have the BEST recipes ever! I can't wait to make these bars of wowness! But again, I'll eat the entire pan. But I'm willing to chance it =o)

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  3. Samoa's are my favorite Girl Scout cookies....ever! I can't wait to try these!

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  4. Oh, my goodness! this looks scrumptious, Tiffanee! :)

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  5. Hey there! :)

    I just started a weekly baking meme if you'd like to add it to mine. This would be perfect and looks delicious!! :)

    http://goobergrapemonkeyman.blogspot.com/2010/10/goober-monkey-bakes-pumpkin-patch.html#comments

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  6. What a great idea to make your own Samoas. Then you can eat these delicious cookies all year round.

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  7. I too adore Samoa cookies from the GS's! Your bars are just the right substitution when the cookies are not "in season"...thanks Tiffanee! :-)

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  8. The little girl next door is a Girl Scout and Samoas are one of the flavors we get every year so I am thrilled to have this recipe. I always have to give her my lame joke -- every year, poor thing -- I want Samoa cookies!

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  9. These sound dangerous as I love samoas way too much!

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  10. Yum! I'm going to have to try those! :)

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  11. Yum! I definitely need to give these a try!

    Thanks for linking up for Friday Favorites last week!

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  12. Yummy! Love Samoas and this is perfect!

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  13. I'm looking for a recipe to make for my children. Unfortunately, they're allergic to nuts so they can't have this one----but I can! :) I love Somoas.

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