Samoa Rice Krispie Treats

Samoas are those delicious Girl Scout Cookies with caramel, chocolate, and coconut.  They are easily my favorite!  I have no idea why they are called Samoas (I was never a Girlscout; could this be the reason I hate camping?), but I’ve heard them called Caramel Delights as well.  Wherever the name comes from, those G-scouts bake a mean cookie.  I turned these Samoas into Samoa Rice Krispie Treats;  I mixed toasted coconut with the Rice Krispies and then covered the top with chocolate, more toasted coconut, and caramel drizzle.

 

Disclaimer:  These Samoa Rice Krispies are best enjoyed while watching Troop Beverly Hills, starring Shelley Long, circa 1989.  A classic, must-see 80’s movie.  Enjoy!

Ingredients:

  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 package (10 oz.) marshmallows or 4 cups mini marshmallows
  • 5 1/2 cups Rice Krispies cereal
  • 1 cup shredded sweetened coconut, toasted
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • Caramel syrup for drizzling

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF.  Spread shredded coconut on a rimmed baking sheet and bake, stirring once or twice, until golden, about 5 -10 minutes.  Meanwhile, coat a 13×9″ pan with cooking spray and set aside.
  2. In large saucepan melt butter over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Remove from heat.  Add Rice Krispies and 1/2 cup coconut and stir until well coated.  Using buttered spatula or wax paper to evenly press mixture into pan.
  3. Melt chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl in 30 second intervals, stirring after each interval until melted and smooth. Spread melted chocolate over Rice Krispie treats and sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup toasted coconut, gently pressing into chocolate.  Drizzle with caramel sauce.  Allow Rice Krispies to harden before cutting into squares.
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6 Comments

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6 responses to “Samoa Rice Krispie Treats

  1. Heck yes!! These are my perfect idea of what a rice krispie treat should be. 🙂

  2. Liss

    Oh my goodness- these sound delicious!!!

  3. mom

    I’m hoping I see some of these delicious treats in Maine. Can’t wait!!

  4. wow these look awesome!! Samoas are my fav girl scout cookie!!! And I haven’t seen that movie in foreverrrrrr-seriously need to change that!

  5. Ann

    This is so creative!

  6. Mmmm…one of my favorite Girl Scout cookies! 🙂

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