Girl Scout cookie season is upon us, and you can bet I’ll be stocking my freezer with Thin Mints, Tagalongs and my all-time favorite, Samoas! Of course, no matter how “stocked” I think my freezer is, our entire stash of Girl Scout cookies seems to disappear in a about a week. So it’s always a good idea to have some Girl Scout cookie themed recipes handy for when the actual Girl Scout cookies are gone.
These Samoas Muddy Buddies are probably my family’s favorite Samoas themed treat. They’re made with Chocolate Chex and loaded with coconut, caramel and more chocolate. Talk about addictive! I don’t think this stuff even lasted a day at our house. We’ll be making it again as soon as our Girl Scout Cookie stash has disappeared.
Samoas Muddy Buddies
- 2 1/2 cups shredded coconut
- 1 box (12.8 oz.) Chocolate Chex
- 7 regular size (1.84 oz) Milky Way candy bars, coarsely chopped
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
- 20 caramels, unwrapped
- 2 tablespoons cream
- 1/3 cup chocolate chips, melted
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Spread the coconut in an even layer on a large baking sheet. Toast until golden, 8-12 minutes, stirring occasionally. Cool completely. Set aside 1/2 cup of the toasted coconut.
- Place the Chocolate Chex in a large mixing bowl. Toss with 2 cups of the toasted coconut.
- In a medium saucepan over medium-low heat, melt the butter and Milky Way Candy bars, stirring constantly, until smooth.
- Pour the melted Milky Way mixture over the Chocolate Chex and coconut, stirring gently until the cereal is evenly coated.
- Place 1/2 of the powdered sugar (3/4 cup) in a large, zip-top bag. Add in half of the chocolate coated cereal. Shake well to coat in powdered sugar.
- Spread the cereal mixture onto a large, parchment lined baking sheet. Repeat the process with the other 1/2 of the powdered sugar and cereal mixture.
- In a microwave safe bowl, heat the caramels and cream at 50% power for one minute. Stir and return to the microwave at 50% power at 30 second intervals until caramels are melted and smooth. Drizzle caramel over the cereal mixture. Sprinkle the reserved coconut on top.
- In another microwave safe bowl, melt the chocolate chips at 50% power until smooth. Drizzle over the cereal mixture.
- Cool until chocolate and caramel are set. Store in an airtight container.
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