Holiday Bark Series: Samoas Bark

For this week’s gift giving idea I turned a Girl Scout cookie into a 20 minute bark recipe.

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Samoas Bark

I’ve taken the shortbread base of a Samoas cookie-chopped it up and enveloped it in a burnt caramel sauce. Staying in line with the cookie, I wanted to make sure the coconut came through as the dominating flavor, so I layered the top of the bark with a heavy sprinkling of toasted coconut . To finish like the cookie I drizzled chocolate on top, but also added a caramel drizzle to it as well.

So the question: How does it compare?

Well, Samoas are my favorite Girl Scout cookie and these are a damn good cousin to them and a whole lot less work! It has all the flavors and the textures. My only advice, make two batches-one for eating and one for giving.

Now as many of you know the Holiday Bark Series is something I started a few weeks ago and will run until the end of December. And if you are a regular reader than you know I’m a contributor at Endless Simmer, my other blog family. I’ve been a bit absent from there lately from being so busy, but I’m back on track and have decided to move this series over to there. I will continue to post the teaser here, but the remaining post and recipe can found there.

So hit the jump, by clicking here for the Samoas Bark recipe.

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  1. Avatar for Naomi Robinson says

    i adore samoas but haven’t had them in years. this bark looks like the easiest & most delicious solution to that problem! i doubt i’d have any left to share even if i made 2 batches 😉

  2. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonAverie @ Love Veggies and Yoga says

    I love Samoas in any form. And I’d love to take a big bite of your bark. YUM!

  3. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonMeister @ The Nervous Cook says

    I can’t thank you enough for this one — my sister will go nuts for this bark!

  4. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonSara says

    Hi! Can I just melt soft caramels for this recipe? Or is it better to make a caramel sauce? I want to double the recipe and was also wondering if the caramel sauce recipe could be doubled. It seems like using melted caramels would be easier for the larger recipe especially since some people have been commenting on having trouble with the sauce. Any thoughts?

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      Naomi Robinson replied: — November 22nd, 2013 @ 9:14 pm

      Hi Sara – Yes, you can just use melted caramels. If you make this like that, please come back and let the rest of us know how it turned out.