Shortcut Samoa Cookie Bars
Chocolate chips, salted caramel, sweetened coconut, and a decadent Oreo crust combine to make the ultimate shortcut Samoa cookie bars. Whether you know them as Samoas or Caramel Delites, you'll be thrilled with this easy at-home version of the Girl Scout classic.
- 15 Oreo cookies
- 1/4 cup (4 tablespoons, 2 oz., 57 grams) unsalted butter melted
- 1 cup corn flakes
- 1 1/4 cups sweetened shredded coconut flakes
- 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- (about 2 dozen) soft candy caramels
- 1/4 cup heavy cream
- pinch of sea salt
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 C). Line a 9x9” baking pan with parchment paper or aluminum foil and set aside.
Crush the Oreos into fine crumbs, either using a food processor or by enclosing them tightly in a zip-top plastic bag and crushing with a rolling pin. Add the melted butter and stir to combine well. Spread the Oreo mixture evenly across the bottom of the prepared pan and press firmly into a crust using a spatula or flat-bottomed cup.
Lightly crush the corn flakes in your fist, then sprinkle evenly across the crust, followed by the coconut flakes and chocolate chips.
In a small bowl or liquid measuring cup, combine the caramels and heavy cream. Microwave in 30-second bursts, stirring after each one, until the caramels are melted and the mixture can be stirred into a smooth sauce. (You could also melt them together on the stovetop, of course.) Stir in the sea salt, then drizzle the caramel sauce evenly over the bars.
Bake for 20-25 minutes, until the caramel is bubbling vigorously. Allow pan to cool on a wire rack for at least an hour before slicing and serving. Store at room temperature or in the fridge for up to a week. (Ha!)
Calories: 230kcal, Carbohydrates: 25g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 14g, Saturated Fat: 8g, Cholesterol: 14mg, Sodium: 106mg, Potassium: 129mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 17g, Vitamin A: 180IU, Vitamin C: 0.5mg, Calcium: 32mg, Iron: 2.1mg
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