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Feb 23

Samoa Magic Bars

No actual Samoas were harmed in the making of these magic bars.

These Samoa Magic Bars just taste like the real thing…so you can have your magic bars and your Caramel deLites too!

Samoa Magic Bars | crazyforcrust.com | A magic seven layer bar filled with the flavors of Samoa Girl Scout Cookies!

So, what are Girl Scout cookies up to now? $4.50 a pop? Seriously, they’re the only cookie that’ll I spend that much on for such a small box. I mean, each box is one serving (maybe two), am I right?

Jordan was a Girl Scout for a hot minute back in Kindergarten and First Grade. By Christmastime in Second Grade she was hemming and hawing about continuing; it really wasn’t for her.

I made sure she quit before cookie sales started. I’m a smart mom, after all. Because a 5 or 6 year old selling cookies? Means I’m selling cookies. I did that for several years back in the day myself, thankyouverymuch. #mamaaintgottimeforthat

So now we just live off the GS cookie stash in the freezer. You GS moms know it; it’s the one you have because your daughter had to get to the next tier so instead of paying your mortgage last January, you paid for cookies.

Samoa Magic Bars | crazyforcrust.com | A magic seven layer bar filled with the flavors of Samoa Girl Scout Cookies!

Well, you’ll be delighted to know that these Samoa Magic Bars don’t actually use the girl scout cookies. So you can have them now, even if your shipment hasn’t come in.

You can have them in June, when you’ve run out.

Or you can make them AND eat that box of Caramel deLites.

{BTW, which is it? Samoa or Caramel deLite? Why do they always change the darn names??!!}

Whatever they’re called, they are the most wonderful combo ever: shortbread, caramel, coconut, and chocolate. To. Die. For.

So are these bars.

Samoa Magic Bars | crazyforcrust.com | A magic seven layer bar filled with the flavors of Samoa Girl Scout Cookies!

These bars have a shortbread crust. It’s pre-baked for 10 minutes before you add the toppings.

The toppings are reminiscent of that amazing girl scout cookie: chocolate chips, caramel bits, and coconut. I used Kraft Caramel Bits for my caramel layer. They’re little balls of caramel sold near the bags of caramel squares. If you can’t find them, you can use caramel squares, or even Rolos.

The magic comes from the sweetened condensed milk: you pour it over the top of the bars before baking and it melts all the goodness together. You’ll notice in the recipe I call for fat-free sweetened condensed milk. It’s what I prefer, but you can use regular as well.

These are gooey, sweet, and they taste like Samoas! The perfect way to get your girl scout cookie fix…no matter what month it is!

Samoa Magic Bars | crazyforcrust.com | A magic seven layer bar filled with the flavors of Samoa Girl Scout Cookies!

Oh, and these are, like, totally addicting. Beware!

Samoa Magic Bars

Yield: 24 bars

Total Time: 1 hour

Turn Magic Bars into SAMOAS! Samoa Girl Scout Cookies are my favorite: shortbread, chocolate, caramel, and coconut. These Samoa Magic Bars are just like Samoa Cookies, but in magic bar form. Plus they're super easy to make!

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 cups chocolate chips (semi-sweet or milk)
  • 1 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • 3/4 cup Kraft caramel bits (or about 18 square caramels, cut in half)
  • 1 can (14 ounces) regular or fat-free sweetened condensed milk

Directions:

  1. Line a 9x13” pan with foil and spray with cooking spray. The foil is optional, but helps aid in removing these from the pan.
  2. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  3. Beat butter in a stand mixer until smooth. Mix in flour, sugar, and salt. Beat until the mixture is crumbly. It’s done mixing when you can press it together between your fingers and it sticks together. (You can use a hand mixer but it will take a really long time to come together, FYI.)
  4. Press into the bottom of the prepared pan. Bake for 10 minutes.
  5. Remove hot crust from the oven and sprinkle with chocolate chips, coconut, and caramels. (Note: if you can’t find caramels or caramel bits, you can use Rolos or Caramel Hershey’s Kisses, chopped.)
  6. Pour sweetened condensed milk evenly over the top. Bake for 25-30 minutes until golden around the edges. Cool completely before cutting.
  7. Store in an airtight container for up to 4 days. These can be frozen in a single layer in a resealable plastic bag or plastic container.

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86 comments on “Samoa Magic Bars

  1. I’m not big on semi sweet or milk chocolate so I’m going to try either dark chocolate or german chocolate with these bad boys! Thanks for the tres magnifique recipes

    Reply

    • Dorothy Kern replied on August 31st, 2016 at 11:57 am

      Those both sound amazing!

      Reply

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