These sweet Samoas Brownies were inspired by your favorite girl scout cookies. A thick layer of caramel coconut goodness, plus a chewy homemade brownie will satisfy all your sweet cravings.
Do you look forward to girl scout cookies every spring? I love buying a few boxes of each variety. Some for eating and some for creating decadent desserts like this thin mint cheesecake and this fudge mint popcorn.
This new brownie recipe was inspired by Samoas cookies. I know they were renamed to caramel delites, but I will always remember them by their original name.
Why This Recipe Works
Caramel and coconut are the two important parts to a classic Samoa cookie. A gooey caramel coconut layer makes these brownies taste like your favorite girl scout cookies.
Plus, you don't have to wait all year to enjoy them. Go ahead and indulge on these caramel coconut brownies whenever the craving strikes.
They are easy to make with just a few ingredients. Plus, this brownie recipe with coconut is simple enough for anyone to follow.
If you are looking for a sweet dessert to make for a crowd or potlucks, this brownie is a good one to make. They are rich, so you can cut them into small bite sized squares.
Main Ingredients Needed
With just a few simple ingredients you can make your own pan of caramel coconut brownies for dessert.
- Brownies - You can make a double batch of these chocolate chip brownies or you can keep things simple and use a 9x13 box brownie mix.
- Coconut - Unsweetened or sweetened shredded coconut works in this recipe. For an even better crunch and flavor, make sure you toast it first.
- Dulce De Leche - Gives a rich caramel flavor to the coconut layer.
- Chocolate - We love using Ghirardelli melting wafers because they melt easily and taste amazing. You could also melt chocolate chips with a little bit of butter or coconut oil to drizzle on top.
How to Make Samoas Brownies
Follow our simple recipe and in no time you'll be enjoying a delicious brownie that tastes just like a Samoas girl scout cookie.
Prepare brownies. Stir together the melted butter and cocoa powder in a small bowl. Beat the eggs and sugar until light and foamy. Stir in the chocolate mixture. Whisk in the dry ingredients and spread in a greased pan. Bake and cool completely.
Toast the coconut. Spread the shredded coconut on a sheet pan and bake for 4-5 minutes. Stir after each minute until it turns golden brown.
Stir together the caramel coconut layer. Add the dulce de leche and toasted coconut to a mixing bowl. Stir until combined.
Decorate the brownies. Spread the coconut mixture on top of the cooled brownies. Melt the chocolate wafers in a microwave safe bowl and drizzle on the top.
Keep the cooled brownies in an airtight container on the counter for 2-3 days. Refrigerate the container to keep the brownies for 5-7 days.
- Use a box mix to save time making the brownies.
- If you don't need a big pan of brownies, cut the recipe in half and make it in an 8x8 pan.
- To get the perfect chocolate drizzle, spoon the melted chocolate into a ziplock bag. Cut one small corner off and drizzle over the top slowly.
Can these brownies be made ahead of time?
Yes, these are great brownies to make 1-2 days ahead of time. Once they are cooled and topped, cover them tightly with a lid or foil, so they stay moist.
Do I have to toast the coconut?
Not at all. You can stir the shredded coconut into the caramel without toasting. I really do recommend toasting it though because it adds a nice crunch and texture to the caramel layer.
More Brownie Recipes
- Oreo Brownies
- Zebra Brownies
- M&M Brownies
- Rainbow Brownies
- Salted Caramel Brownies
- Homemade Fudge Brownies
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*The post for Caramel Coconut Brownies was first published February 2014. The post and photos were updated and republished March 2022.
We love Girl Scout cookies, especially Samoas! These brownies are going to be a big hit around here. Thank you for the recipe! pinnned and sharing on FB -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures
Has anyone made these?
Alice // Hip Foodie Mom
I just saw these brownies on G+ and had to come over and comment! Shredded coconut and a can of Dulce de Leche?! love it! I was at BlogHer Food in Miami and wanted to tell you I loved the panel and session you were a part of! great job!
I am a sucker for anything caramel and coconut...the shredded coconut and dulce de leche is amazing with a spoon too 😉 Thank you so much for the sweet comment about BlogHer...I was nervous but it was so fun to be apart of that panel!
Ricki @ The Questionable Homesteader
Oh these look good, and I know exactly what you mean about those cookies. Up until 5 years ago (maybe 10 years) they used to go door to door selling them, I would both look forward to and dread them coming around. Now either they stopped coming around or I'm too rural for them. I'm also a weekday morning shopper so I rarely get to see them at the stores unless I'm looking for them...although ours are Girl Guide's and blue, they also have more in a box than 4...
This week however I could really use some tropics, thinking I will be making these very soon.
Thanks for sharing
My mouth is watering just looking at these pictures! They definitely look tastier than what you get get in a green box 🙂
Wow!!! That thick coconut layer on these looks Fantastic!!!! These look way better than the cookies! Pinning this to save and make myself 🙂
Thank you so much! They are kind of better than cookies 😉
Becca @ Crumbs and Chaos
Oh my brownie goodness!! I'll take the topping with a spoon - YUM!!
LOL! I seriously had to stop myself from doing that so I had enough to put on the brownies. It's so good!!!
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Not only is my mouth watering but I showed my husband the picture and his mouth is watering. Thanks for sharing!
Thank you so much!! 🙂
Oh my, this is my two favorite thing together! I'm in heaven!
Caramel is the perfect topper for brownies and the coconut adds great texture!
These look fantastic!! And those little girls with their green boxes get me in trouble all the time!!
Thank you Kristi!! 🙂
Holy yummyness Batman! I totally love brownies and just today I was thinking about making some with coconut added (another favorite of mine) You beat me to it....
Thank you Crystelle!! 🙂
These look so good.......I copied the recipe and will be trying them..........my family will love them. 🙂 Thank you for posting this. Gentle Joy
Shannon @ Bake.Frost.Repeat
Oh wow! These look wonderful. I try to stay away from the cookie boxes too, but there is something about chocolate, coconut, & caramel I can't resist!
Thanks Shannon!! 🙂
Rachel @ Baked by Rachel
Seriously amazing! Now I just need to find a way to make these magically appear before me 😉
This looks so delicious! Caramel and seem like they would make a really good pairing! I love the chocolate on top 🙂
Thanks Kayla!! 🙂