Monday, March 11, 2013

Samoa Rice Krispies Treats

It's Girl Scout Cookie season so my husband bought a few boxes of cookies from work.  The Samoa Cookies were the family favorite by far.    I also have been seeing a lot of Samoa style treats coming out these last few weeks so of course I had to join in and try my hand at making something too.  I am not the greatest baker so this no-bake rice krispies treat was my way of getting in on the Samoa action.  Oh MY!!  If you could hear my squeal when I got these all together and tasted it... Yes... they were that ooey-gooey good.  I mean you can't go wrong with a basic rice krispies treat... but top it with the Samoa topping then drizzle and dunk it in chocolate... it's a winner.  The hardest part of these cookies is waiting for everything to set so you can proceed to the next step.  The easiest part is diving into and chomping one of these little beauties.


For the Rice Krispies:
6 1/2 cups rice cereal
10oz bag of mini marshmallows
 4-5 Tbs butter or margarine

For the Chocolate Coating and Drizzle:
2 cups chocolate chips.  (You can use milk, semi-sweet or dark chocolate here.)
2-3 Tbs milk
extra 1 Tbs milk for Drizzle

For the Samoa Topping:
1 cup  marshmallows
2 Tbs butter
3/4 of a  (14oz)  bag of Kraft chewy caramel candy ( about 30 candies)
pinch salt
2-3 cups coconut
1/2 cup finely chopped pecans


For Rice Krispies Layer:
On medium low heat, melt butter and  marshmallows.  Once fully melted add the rice krispies cereal and mix well.  Pour mixture into a buttered baking dish and press down.  

 Tip:  I used wax paper over the mixture so I could press down the with my hands.  In a large pan on medium heat

For Samoa Layer:
On medium low heat, melt butter, caramels and  marshmallows.  Once melted add salt and pecans and coconut.  Layer Samoa mixture over Rice Krispies.  Allow to set for 1-2 hours. Once set cut into squares.

For Chocolate:

In a double boiler (heat proof bowl over pan with water) melt chocolate and milk.

Once fully melted and smooth dip the bottom of rice krispies squares into chocolate. Place upside down on wax or parchment paper.

 Place in fridge to set chocolate quickly or allow to sit until chocolate sets.  Once chocolate is set add another Tbs of milk to remaining melted chocolate to thin it out for drizzle.  Drizzle chocolate over cut squares.  I used a spoon to do this.  Allow drizzle to set.  Serve immediately.  Enjoy.

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  1. These look fabulous! One look at them and I thought ok, must be a super-complicated fancy recipe which I will never get around to making :P But your recipe sounds so easy and fool proof, that I gotta try it soon :)

  2. Samoa cookies are my favorite. I tried to stay away this weekend when the girls were camped outside the grocery store doors. It was tough. Maybe if I make some of these I can hold off a bit longer. Your bars look fantastic!

  3. best idea ever!!! samoas are my all time fav girl scout cookie!!!

  4. i love marshmallows!!!! looks delicious!!!

  5. They looks simply stunning and atractive.

  6. My daughter is going to go nuts for this one! Thanks Ramona!

  7. OMG Ramona I love them - the Samoa flavors are absolutely perfect in a rice krispie treat! We should have a samoa-related party and you can bring these and I'll bring the Samoa Donuts ;)


  8. Love how easy these are to make! Rice krispie treats in samoa form sound fantastic!

  9. Stunning cookies. Awesome and good presentation to catchup recipe.thanks.

  10. Wow, these samoa cookies look delicious! Awesome photos!

  11. Ramona...seriously. How do you expect me to sit here....when these are over there! Oh my word...these are better than Samoas! I bet you don't have any left! (It is hard to wait for things to set up!). But these were well worth the wait! Ooey, gooey and chewy! : )

  12. My fiance loves somoa's so I definitely have to make this for her sometime :)

    Happy Blogging!
    Happy Valley Chow

  13. OMG!!! These do look delicious!!!

  14. Brilliant idea Ramona! Very creative and your pictures are over the top gorgeous.

  15. Two of my favorite things! These look so delicious and your photos are beautiful. I'm jealous of your chocolate-drizzling skills!

  16. We fight for the samoas all the time. :) BUT, there's no way I would want to share these delicious bars... oh my gosh, I would hide in my closet and eat them all!!! I love them! :)

  17. Oo could i use heath toffee bits instead of the caramel candies? Not a huge fan of those candies and wondering if i can use something else!

    1. Toffee would be yummy too. Try and let us know how it turns out. :)


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