Homemade Samoas Bars
Here’s the thing. I hate coconut. I think it’s gross.
However, I love Girl Scout Cookies, especially Samoas. I heard making the copycat cookie of them is really hard, so I saw this recipe and thought that this would work nicely.
Everything started off good, and then I grabbed the butter out of the fridge. Apparently my family has been eating a lot of toast because there was plenty in there a few days ago and when I went to make these, there was only 1/4 of a cup, and I needed 3/4. So I found some butter flavored Crisco shortening in the pantry, and managed to mix it in without vomming everywhere. (Ever since working in a cupcake shop, the thought of shortening makes me want to puke everywhere.)
Then, everything was fine from there on. They were actually fairly easy to make, the only tiny hurdle was getting the coconut/caramel mixture to spread across the cookie base. I ended up ditching the spatula and using my hands.
Hurdle three: The chocolate. I melted the chocolate chips and started dipping the bars in order to get the chocolate on the bottom. But parts of the cookie would fall off in the chocolate. So, I just started spooning it on, which worked a lot better. I then placed them upside down on a plate so the chocolate would harden.
Did you know it takes a long ass time for chocolate to set? Because I didn’t. And it was getting late and I wanted to eat them. My mom suggested putting them in the fridge. I did that and after about ten minutes, the chocolate was set enough to flip them over and drizzle the chocolate on top. I did the whole ziploc as a piping bag method, which went a ton better than last time, so there was a small victory there.
So. They were all done. They looked pretty. Then I tried to bite one. The caramel on top was hard as a rock. I’m pretty sure it’s from the ten minutes in the fridge. So I let them sit out overnight. That helped but they still remained pretty hard to eat. They even broke a cap off of one of my sister’s teeth…oops.
Bbbuuuttt…they did taste really good. My mom, who normally hates desserts. said she really liked them. So. I do want to try these again some day, but solve the caramel issue.