Samoas Rice Krispies Treats

Samoas Rice Krispies Treats combine the beloved flavors of Samoas cookies and classic Rice Krispies treats. They are sure to please any crowd or that special someone in your life.

Samoas Rice Krispies Treats

It’s that time of year again. When your coworkers ask if you want to buy cookies from their kids and you start to see young Girl Scouts outside the grocery store selling boxes of those classic cookies. Everyone has their favorites, and I have yet to meet someone who doesn’t enjoy some variety of Girl Scout cookie.

In our house, we’re big fans of Thin Mints (my favorite) and Samoas (Hubby’s favorite). When I was a Girl Scout, we called them Caramel Delites. Hubby calls them Samoas. (Btw, both names are correct, depending on which bakery your Girl Scouts troop gets their cookies from). Whatever you call them, there are a LOT of people out there who love them (they’re 2nd in sales behind Thin Mints).

Samoas Rice Krispies Treats

Hubby loves Rice Krispies treats so when I saw this recipe, it was a no brainer that I’d be making it. Any time I can combine two of his favorite treats into one, I jump on it. The first time I made these was last summer. However, the chocolate glaze in the original recipe came out really grainy and thick. I brushed it off and figured I had burnt the chocolate since I didn’t use a double boiler.

Samoas Rice Krispies Treats

Last week, I decided these would be the perfect treat to take to a Superbowl party. I had the same experience with the chocolate glaze again. Deciding it was unlikely that I had messed up a simple chocolate glaze twice, I moved on and decided to just use chocolate almond bark. It’s obviously a lower quality chocolate than the homemade glaze promised to offer, but it melts like a charm and sets up very quickly.

After the first taste, I knew this was the best decision I could have made. The somewhat artificial taste of the chocolate almond bark was reminiscent of the taste of those Girl Scout cookies that we all know and love.

Samoas Rice Krispies Treats

It’s truly amazing how perfectly this recipe combines the beloved flavors of chewy Rice Krispies treats and Samoas cookies. It’s no surprise these were a huge hit at the Superbowl party. What was a surprise was that later that night, Hubby proclaimed them the best thing I had EVER made. Ever. I was shocked. I even reminded him of some of his previous favorites, and he still stands behind this proclamation.

Thanks to his proclamation, I decided to make them again last weekend when we celebrated his birthday with friends. At this celebration, our friend Justin said he could eat a whole pan of them if I let him.

So if you’re looking for a simple treat to make for someone special in your life, or someone who really likes Samoas/Caramel Delites, you have to try this recipe. It will not disappoint.

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Samoas Rice Krispies Treats

Samoas Rice Krispies Treats combine the beloved flavors of Samoas cookies and classic Rice Krispies treats. They are sure to please any crowd or that special someone in your life. This recipe can be cut in half using an 8x8 pan.

Ingredients:

For the Rice Krispies
6 1/2 cups rice cereal
11oz mini marshmallows (~7 cups)
4-5 Tbs butter or margarine

For the Chocolate Coating and Drizzle
1 package chocolate almond bark (or similar dipping chocolate)

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

Directions:

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 9x13 baking dish and press down.

For Caramel 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.

Finishing touches
Melt chocolate in microwave, stirring every 30 seconds, until smooth.

Dip the bottom of each square in to the melted chocolate and turn upside down on to a cookie sheet until the chocolate sets. Once the chocolate has set up, turn the squares over.

Place a small amount of melted chocolate in a piping bag (or ziplock) and snip off the tip. Drizzle chocolate on the tops of the squares.

Recipe inspired by Curry and Comfort

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22 Responses to “Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes”

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    DeliciousDish — March 30, 2011 at 4:34 pm

    I NEED to make these. I might just start on them tonight!

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    Nutmeg Nanny — March 30, 2011 at 4:35 pm

    These look amazing! I would go into a sugar coma because I would probably want to eat at least three of these gems…haha.

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    Melissa — March 30, 2011 at 4:37 pm

    Oh wow these are my dream dessert! I hope you bring these ones to Cupcake Camp!!

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    Erin — March 30, 2011 at 4:40 pm

    I too have been meaning to make these cupcakes since I first saw them on the internet. I love that you combined several recipes from different bloggers. Awesome recipes, unite!

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    beantownbaker — March 30, 2011 at 5:20 pm

    Like I said, it’s a multi-step process, so starting part of it tonight might be a good idea. If you make them, I definitely want one. These were so good.

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    beantownbaker — March 30, 2011 at 5:20 pm

    Oh that’s a thought… I still haven’t decided what I’m baking for Cupcake Camp…

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    beantownbaker — March 30, 2011 at 5:20 pm

    Definitely give it a shot. They take some time, but it’s SO worth it.

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    Shannon — March 30, 2011 at 5:28 pm

    I’ve been wanting to make these for quite a while as well. My mother-in-law LOVES cookie dough and her birthday is coming up. From all the versions I’ve seen floating around on the internet, I really like yours since you have the LOTS of cookie dough in the middle of your cupcakes. So, you baked the cupcakes with the frozen cookie dough inside? No problems with it baking up? I’m definitely trying this!

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    beantownbaker — March 30, 2011 at 5:33 pm

    Yep, just dropped the dough into the cupcake batter before baking it. The cupcakes did rise up quite a bit and then sank back down as they cooled. I was a little concerned I had underbaked them, but they were delicious. Definitely let me know how they turn out for you if you make them.

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    Jessica — March 30, 2011 at 5:52 pm

    oh my Lord these look amazing! I’m having a girls night next weekend and I’m def going to try these! Thanks!

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    FunandFearlessinBeantown — March 30, 2011 at 6:18 pm

    Once again Jen, you impress me with your creativity!

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    Sarah C — March 30, 2011 at 9:35 pm

    I want, no NEED, to make these. Does it matter what size your cookie scoop is? Mine is a medium size with about 1.5 tbsp volume. Want to make sure it won’t be too much that it prevents the cupcake from baking up (because honestly, it’s not possible for it to be too much cookie dough).

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    beantownbaker — March 30, 2011 at 10:45 pm

    I’m honestly not sure what size my cookie scoop is. It doesn’t have any markings on it to give an indication! I think it’s the standard cookie scoop you’d get at the grocery store if that helps at all… I think 1.5 Tbsp sounds about right though.

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    Carrie — March 30, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    I’m already trying to decide what occasion to make them for.

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    Cara — March 31, 2011 at 2:07 am

    I’m still waiting to try these. Just sayin’. 😉

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    ErinsFoodFiles — March 31, 2011 at 3:14 am

    WOW! Talk about decadent!

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    beantownbaker — March 31, 2011 at 12:03 pm

    Well I *might* be making these for Cupcake Camp. So, if you make the trip into Boston for that, you might be able to have one! Too bad they’re not appropriate for Passover.

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    Rebel Mel — March 31, 2011 at 1:26 pm

    Who needs dessert at 8am???

    I’ll give you one hint.

    Me.

    😉

    Bookmarking this! I’ve been meaning to make these cupcakes for a while now!

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    DyingforChocolate.com — April 2, 2011 at 5:05 pm

    Will be making these soon. What a great twist.. the cookie is actually a cookie in the baking process. Yum!

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    Jene — April 5, 2011 at 11:47 am

    OH. EM. GEE. I’m SO making these for euchre night on Saturday, just to have an excuse.

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    Lovemytheekidz — March 26, 2014 at 8:00 pm

    I found this recipeast summer and have made it several times for my oldest child, who has requested it again-for her sweet sixteen birthday. Thanks for the awesome recipe.

    • beantownbaker — April 16th, 2014 @ 6:01 pm

      So glad you enjoy it! This is one of our favorite cupcake recipes of all time.

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