Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Homemade Samoa Bars

Photo from Inside BruCrew Life
Yes, it is Girl Scout Cookie season!  Last Saturday my hubby and I went out for breakfast and made a quick stop at a Walmart in another town.  Girls and ladies were busily setting up a table to sell Girl Scout cookies in front of the store.  We determined then and there that we would stop on our way out.

Wow, was that table busy when we got back out there!  People were standing in line, and it was also obvious that some people had come there specifically to buy cookies.  They were literally driving up to the table!  We picked up a box each of our favorites, Thin Mints and Samoas.  The price has gone up over time and the boxes seem to have become smaller, but it's a good cause and the cookies are tasty.  It's sort of a March tradition for us to pick up a box or two.

But if you crave the taste of Samoas all year round and would like to replicate the flavor, here is the recipe for you:  Homemade Samoa Bars!  The recipe is from Jocelyn at  Inside BruCrew Life, one of the most prolific bakers out there.  I always turn to her blog or to recipes of hers I've pinned to my Sweet Treats Pinterest board if I am looking for a new and different treat.

I made these Homemade Samoa Bars back in February when we hosted the dessert course for a teen progressive dinner.  I had asked one of the teens for ideas, and her response was, "Anything chocolate!"  So I made four chocolate items to choose from, and these bars were one.  They got raves and disappeared quickly.

Another of the pins on my Sweet Treats Pinterest board is this wonderful assortment of Girl Scout Cookie-Themed Recipes from Julie’s Eats and Treats.  These bars are included in the collection, as well as loads of other Girl Scout Cookie-flavored treats.  You might want to try some of these for when your boxes of Girl Scout cookies run out!


  1. I bought one box of Girl Scout cookies recently and opted for the Samoa's this time - I hadn't had them in a while. I think thin mints are my favorite. These bars look great! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  2. You are welcome, Denise! I hope you enjoy the bars if you try them. They really do taste almost exactly like Samoas.

    If you check out the link from Julie's Eats and Treats (for the Girl Scout Cookie-themed recipes), there are a few thin mint-flavored goodies in that assortment.

    Thanks for visiting! Please stop in at my kitchen table anytime!

  3. So many links and *gasp* they led to other links and it is all very fortunate that I remembered what I was really supposed to be doing...leaving a comment. Thank you...found some pins, too.

  4. You are very welcome, Vee! Funny how those links do lead to other links ... it's easy to get distracted. Glad you enjoyed the links and found some pins as well. I've enjoyed looking at your Pinterest boards too!

  5. Those look sooo tasty! Thanks for sharing with us!

  6. Hope you enjoy these if you try them, Laura. They are very tasty indeed!


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