SAMOA COOKIE BARS
These chocolate, caramel, coconut cookie bars are absolutely amazing!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
- 1/2 cup butter softened
- 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 1 egg
- 1 1/4 cups flour
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 2 cups coconut - divided
- 10 oz caramels about 30 caramels - divided (I think you could also use a jar of caramel ice cream topping if you want to simplify!)
- 1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 2 Tbsp milk divided
In a large bowl, beat together butter, brown sugar, vanilla and egg.
In a separate bowl, mix flour, salt, baking powder and 1 1/2 cups coconut.
Combine dry ingredients with the wet ingredients. Spread mixture in a greased 9X13 pan. Bake at 350 for 15 minutes.
Melt half of the caramels and 1 Tbsp milk in a glass bowl in the microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring in between each interval until smooth and completely melted. Drizzle the melted caramel over the crust and return to the oven for 10-12 minutes until medium brown and caramel is bubbly.
Sprinkle bars with chocolate chips, let sit for about 2 minutes and then spread the chocolate evenly over the bars. Cool completely.
Melt the remaining caramel with the remaining 1 Tbsp milk and drizzle over the chocolate. Garnish with the remaining coconut. Enjoy!