It is Girl Scout Cookie season and my favorite of all the cookies are the Samoas. The creamy caramel, the coconut and the chocolate is such a good mix. I am not saying this will save you some calories from the Girl Scout version but it is a mix of one childhood dessert with another one. I mean who doesn’t like Rice Krispie treats?! Wait, don’t answer that I don’t want to know. So dig in!!
Base: 1/4 cup butter ~ 15 oz mini marshmallows (about a bag and a half)~ 1/3 cup caramel bits ~ 6 cups Rice Krispies cereal ~ 6 oz chocolate chip (semi-sweet)
Topping: 3 cups shredded sweetened coconut ~ 15 oz of caramel bits ~ 3 Tablespoons milk (I used Almond Milk) ~ 1/4 teaspoon salt (Topping recipe adapted from here)
For the Base: Melt the butter and the 1/3 cup caramel bits in a double boiler (or in a metal bowl placed inside another pan of boiling water).
Once both are melted add the marshmallows stirring constantly until smooth.
In a separate bowl add rice krispies and top with the marshmallow mixture. Stir until completely mixed together. Press the rice krispies into a pan.
NOTE: When I made this I used a 9×13 pan and the base was too tall, making them hard to bite into. I suggest either 2-8×8 pans or 1-11×15 pan.
For the Topping: Add the caramels, milk and salt to the double boiler.
Stirring until smooth, remove from heat and stir in the coconut. Pour onto the rice krispies and spread smooth.
Melt the chocolate in the double boiler, once smooth add on top of caramel mixture. Allow the rice krispies to set for about 30 minutes before serving.
- Base: ¼ cup butter ~ 15 oz mini marshmallows (about a bag and a half)~ ⅓ cup caramel bits ~ 6 cups Rice Krispies cereal ~ 6 oz chocolate chip (semi-sweet)
- Topping: 3 cups shredded sweetened coconut ~ 15 oz of caramel bits ~ 3 Tablespoons milk (I used Almond Milk) ~ ¼ teaspoon salt
- For the Base:
- Melt the butter and the ⅓ cup caramel bits in a double boiler (or in a metal bowl placed inside another pan of boiling water). Once both are melted add the marshmallows stirring constantly until smooth.
- In a separate bowl add rice krispies and top with the marshmallow mixture. Stir until completely mixed together. Press the rice krispies into a pan.
- When I made this I used a 9x13 pan and the base was too tall, making them hard to bite into. I suggest either 2-8x8 pans or 1-
- For the Topping:
- Add the caramels, milk and salt to the double boiler. Stirring until smooth, remove from heat and stir in the coconut. Pour onto the rice krispies and spread smooth. Melt the chocolate in the double boiler, once smooth add on top of caramel mixture. Allow the rice krispies to set for about 30 minutes before serving.
What is your favorite Girls Scout cookie?
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Linda Sheridan says
Samoas are my favorite. Sadly, I could consume a whole box by myself. I have not purchased any for that reason. LOL! These look divine. I wish all desserts were nutritionally as good as vegetables and low calorie, too. #perfectworld
Have a happy day.Love SMD’s Momma
Me too!! They are just so tasty! If only they were without calories! *sigh*
kathy @ vodka and soda says
my fav cookie are the mint ones. but they are SO bad for you!!
Thanks! They are so bad for you but oh so good!
I love Tagalongs, I’ve only had one box this year. Apparently they don’t have girl scouts at the beach sitting outside of Walmart waiting to accost you for money, what is this world coming to? 🙂
Wait, what?! I thought they all made the rounds of every Wal-Mart. Though the cookies might melt at the beach. That is not a world we want to be a part of! 😉
Emily B. says
Oh Yay…You posted the recipe!! These look SO good! Already pinned it so I can have it saved in my recipe collection 😉
Thank you! Yes, they are a must make for sure. Hope you like them.
Mmm delicious! I would make these without the coconut since I’m not a coconut fan. And my fav Girl Scout cookies are thin mints 🙂
That would be good too. Thin Mints are so good too especially when they are frozen. Yum!
I totally just pinned this!! YUM.
Thank you! Hope you like it as much as the girls and me did.
Holy moly this looks amazing!!! You should make me some and send them to Texas. 😉
Haha! Thank you. The coconut topping was my favorite part. Stephanie said the same thing! 🙂
Ashley @ Married to the Game says
YUM! Samoas are my favorite!
Aren’t they so good! I mean you can’t go wrong with caramel!
I’m not gonna lie, I read this as “samosa” yesterday and today and I didn’t know how you were going to make beef or chickpeas taste good with rice krispie treats… man, am I glad I was wrong! Also when I was a girl scout, those were called Caramel deLites in the southern states. I think they still are. My boss is selling boxes. I need to go check now!
OMG I don’t think even I could make Beef and rice krispies taste good. I think the Girl Scouts went all PC for a few years but it is back to being called Samoas at least around here. Caramel and coconut is the best combo ever!
Ah!! You should mail me some of these…
Send me your address!
Kate @ Green Fashionista says
Definitely pinning this, I could eat a whole box of Samoas 😛
Haha! Thank you. I could too. Keebler had to come out with their version and it is so hard to resist. We use to only have to get through a month of temptation. Not fair!
Amanda Elizabeth says
These look so much better than the cookies!
So much goodness in one bite, especially the topping!
two birds says
this is a genius idea…they sound so yummy!!
Thank you! My friends loved them so I was really happy with how they turned out.
i could easily kill that whole pan!
That is why I don’t buy the cookies, I can eat the whole box. 🙂
Samoas are my favorite. I just got my boxes today!
They really are the best out of all the cookies.
Hell. Yeah. HELL YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I’m almost turned on by this, that’s how good it sounds!!!! haha
Down girl, down! Unhand those rice krispies!
This is one of the friends that LOVED them. I too am a Samoas fan and this was a nice variation on an excellent sweet! Thanks Kerry! I’m still drooling for more!
Woohoo! Love you sis! So glad you liked them. Thank you for being a taste tester!
i just died and went to heaven. i saw these on IG and fell in love. i’ll take a pan. kthnx!
Haha! Thank you! They were yummy!
Heather (@mylittlehea) says
Yum! I love both of these things. I think my favs are a 3-way tie between these, PB and thin mints!
Thank you! The PB ones are sooooo good.
WHAT?! These look incredible! Can’t wait to make them! You are so creative!
Thank you! Hope you like them. I do my best to mix it up when I can.
My husbands favorite Girl Scout cookie! Ill have to save this recipe!
Thanks! You’ll have to let me know if you try it!
Jasmine Maria says
That actually looks good!!!!
Thank you! The girls liked them.
SMD @ Life According to Steph says
They look fabulous.
Thanks! The topping was the best part.
YUMMMMMM!! Rice Krispies are seriously my addiction!! if you could make me a batch of this I would be eternally grateful haha!
Haha! They are so delicious, and so many possible variations!
Carly BLOGS HERE says
There are few things I love more than rice crispy treats! I can eat an entire pan– it’s a problem! This little mix up sounds like it would be delicious as well! Thanks for sharing 🙂
Haha! I don’t know if I would say that’s a problem, just a solution to good eats! 😉
No way!!!! These look AMAZING!!! I’ve made homemade samoas, but combining them with the deliciousness of rice krispie treats is genius!!!
Thank you! Aren’t Samoas just the best!
ok, you need to enter the rice krispy treat challenge! These look amazing! and I don’t even like coconut.
What Rice Krispies challenge?! Thank you. My friends really liked them.
Rice krispies are my favorite dessert in the whole world! These look so good and I will be dreaming about them for the rest of the month
Treat yo self! Haha!
I need these in my life!
Samoas are one of my favorites, followed by Thin Mints. I’ll eat them all though.
I have seen recipes for thin mints too. I can’t have them in my house or they are gone in 60 seconds!
Umm you NAILED IT! Samoas are hands down the best and I’d eat that entire tray if only you would mail it to me!
Haha! Thank you! They really are the best!
Nichole C says
Samoas are Jason’s fave, and his birthday is coming up! I am soo making these 🙂
You’ll have to tell me how he likes them! No Whole30 or Paleo friendly but a nice treat! 😉
I need to try these, they look delicious! Stopped by from the Fitness Blondie blog hop today, and so glad I did! 🙂
Thank you! I loved the topping and you really can’t go wrong with rice crispy treats.
Samoas were always my favorite too! I’m going to have to make these for my husband because he’s sorely missing them this year.
I just love the flavor combination. Hope he likes it.
Detroit Duchess says
These look delicious! I can’t remember the last time I made rice krispy treats – which means its been too long!
Thank you! Yes, it had been awhile for me too which meant it really needed to be done! 😉