Originally posted on Sweet Pea's Kitchen:
Samoas Cookie Bars are a Girl Scout Cookie lovers dream. Now you can have your favorite cookies year round! These amazing cookies got their start in 1917 when Girl Scouts in Muskogee, Oklahoma began selling homemade sugar cookies in their high school cafeteria as a service project. At the time you could buy a dozen of the cookies for 25 cents. Ninety-four years later, this cookie sensation now sells over 200 million boxes per year. I remember when I was a little girl being in Girl Scouts. Selling the cookies was always the most exciting part of the year. We would all dream about the amazing prizes that we could earn if we sold enough boxes. So we would go door to door, smile and hope that our neighbors would buy a few boxes from us. Sadly, I never sold that many..20 to 30 at the most, just enough to get the cookie patch. These days I have friend’s daughters who are easily selling over a hundred boxes! The incentives that the girls earn now are crazy! If one Girl Scout sells 2000 boxes by herself, she earns a laptop. Yes, you read that right-a laptop! Crazy! I think the best prize when I was in Girl Scouts was an AM/FM cassette boom box! Samoas (in some areas called Caramel deLites) are my favorite Girl Scout cookie, so when I stumbled across this recipe, I immediately bookmarked it. Buttery shortbread crust smothered in caramel and coconut, dipped in chocolate, and then finished with a drizzling of chocolate stripes. Does it get much better then this? I think not!