Samoa Truffles

Samoa Truffle | Cookies and Cups
Samoa Truffle | Cookies and Cups
As most of you know it is Girl Scout cookie time again.  When else would I pay $4 for a box of pre-made, packaged cookies?  A box that holds only 12 moments of bliss.
Well, I rationalize things, my friends…
they only come once a year.
That is my most favorite “deal” I make with myself.
“Once a year.”
How many times do you splurge within the course of the year because it will only happen just ONCE?
In my own persoanl experience this happens just about every other day.  You know it’s always SOMEBODY’s birthday, or some sort of holiday.
It’s not my fault!
But Girl Scout cookies fall into a league of their own.
Yes, they are once a year, but also, they are gooooood.
Plus, neighbor “X” bought popcorn from my little guy last month so now I HAVE to repay the purchase…
and neighbor “Y” and “Z”…
  That’s the way it goes in the suburbs.
The unspoken rule, so to say.
Well, this year that “time” has rolled around and, so it seems, the hubby and I have been dealing with different neighbors (and random girls at the table outside the supermarket)
and we have purchased no less than 12 boxes of Samoas.
Have you ever had those?
The Girl Scout Cookie to which all others are compared.
Crunchy shortbread cookie topped with chewy caramel, toasted coconut and JUST the right amount of chocolate.
So delicious!
So now I sit and stare at the purple boxes in my pantry.
I could “splurge” because, you know, one time a year and all…
or…OR
Yep,
Mama truffled those babies.
Can I get a high five?!?
I will tell you that this idea was derived on the way to a Weight Watchers meeting…
yes, I do get the irony.
That’s what we do…go get weighed in and then think of all the things we can eat because we don’t have to get back on that scale for an entire week!
I know, it’s a little sadistic.
So, now presenting Samoa Balls.  hehe, ok maybe not…
Maybe Samoa Truffles?
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Samoa Truffles
 
Ingredients
  • 1 box Samoas
  • ¼ pkg. cream cheese softened (2 oz)
  • melting chocolate ( I used chocolate melting disks)
  • ¼ cup sweetened flaked coconut
Instructions
  1. Crush Samoa cookies in a food processor until they are a fine crumb.
  2. Mix the crumbs with your cream cheese using the back of a spoon or you hands.
  3. Form them into balls and line on a baking sheet covered in wax paper.
  4. Freeze these for 20 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile in a pan over low heat toast your coconut. This will take 5- 10 min. Stir consistently, because once it starts to brown it will happen quickly.
  6. When you're ready to assemble the truffles melt chocolate with 1 Tbsp of Crisco until smooth.
  7. (If serving on a stick, insert stick carefully now before dipping)
  8. Dip each Samoa ball into the chocolate tapping off the excess and placing back on your wax paper.
  9. Sprinkle with toasted coconut.
  10. Let dry.

 

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Katy
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Katy
March 13, 2010 12:18 am

what a great idea! i love samoa's :)

Raina
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Raina
March 13, 2010 12:22 am

I am speechless! Well actually I am never speechless. I love samoas and those truffles look to die for. I am only sorry we just devoured our last box of those things the other day. I think I will have to hunt some down.

Brisbane Baker
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Brisbane Baker
March 13, 2010 12:42 am

Wow, these are stunning! They really remind me of the cake pops from Bakerella 😀

I've never had a girl scout come to my door before.. I'm not sure if they even sell cookies here in Aus.. I might have to look that up :)

Ingrid
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Ingrid
March 13, 2010 12:48 am

LOL, he read your post? Very nice. It wouldn't work with mine. He doesn't read it. :(

Brillant idea making samoa on sticks and samoa truffles.
~ingrid

Leslie
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Leslie
March 13, 2010 1:17 am

You are mean, just plain mean.
1) I am PMS'ins
2)Somoas are my favorite cookie.
3)I would eat all of these
$)Did I mention you are mean for posting these at this juncture in the month.

I am go glad I have not purchased Somoas yet this year, or I would get off my lazy ass and make these right now.
BOOKMARKED!!!

Chey can cook! (and more)
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Chey can cook! (and more)
March 13, 2010 1:26 am

my fave girl scout cookie, love to see the spin on them!

SprinkleBakes
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SprinkleBakes
March 13, 2010 1:47 am

Samoas are my FAVORITE. Such a wonderfully inventive idea! Love it!!

Molly
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Molly
March 13, 2010 2:00 am

I always order the Thin Mints, but I might have to try the Samoas. These look really good!

Diana
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Diana's Cocina
March 13, 2010 2:25 am

Your Samoa on a stick looks fantastic! I like this idea! Thank you for sharing.

Melody
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Melody
March 13, 2010 2:35 am

Way to think outside the girl scout cookie box! Love this idea. Genius!

Mimi
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Mimi
March 13, 2010 2:43 am

Samoa's are my son's favorite and I don't know if he would let go of the box so I could make these.
Mimi

Monica H
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Monica H
March 13, 2010 2:59 am

Not really a fan of Samoas (don't hate me!) but I could so do these with thin mints. oh yes!

Elizabeth
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Elizabeth
March 13, 2010 3:06 am

Sounds Yummy! Now how can we make it WW friendly? HMMMMM?

Sook
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Sook
March 13, 2010 5:38 am

Oh those pictures are making me hungry. I'm so sugar deprived these days. :)

Sara Tea
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Sara Tea
March 13, 2010 5:52 am

Samoa's are my fav!! These look amazing!!

Dream It Up Cookies
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Dream It Up Cookies
March 13, 2010 5:52 am

Love them:) We recently ate through 5 boxes that I ordered from my niece, in 3 days. They are just so addictive! It's really good that they come only once a year.

marla {Family Fresh Cooking}
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marla {Family Fresh Cooking}
March 13, 2010 6:22 am

You are so very bad and I love it!! Your excitement over these Samoa's on sticks must be well worth it. I have to say I have never had these cookies, but these pops look like the way to go!

grace
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grace
March 13, 2010 12:06 pm

brilliant. you get a high five AND a pat on the back for this clever creation. i'll also provide a swift kick in the rump because now my intake of samoas won't be limited to once a year… :)

Teresa
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Teresa
March 13, 2010 4:18 pm

These truffles look scrumptious!
Delighted to find your blog!
Now following!
Thanks for popping over to Bainbridge! xxooxx

Party Box Design
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Party Box Design
March 13, 2010 4:20 pm

yummmmm

Diane {createdbydiane.blogspot.com}
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Diane {createdbydiane.blogspot.com}
March 14, 2010 12:12 am

What a great idea! I bet they taste fantastic. I love coconut :)
I'm sending you warm and sunny thoughts! Have a great weekend.

Eliana
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Eliana
March 14, 2010 1:00 am

What a fun take on the delicious girl scout cookie. The look incredibly delicious.

ReminisceHeirlooms
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ReminisceHeirlooms
March 14, 2010 5:27 am

HAVE. MERCY!!! Oh my word. I am practically drooling. I am a huge samoa fan and can only wait to try these! THANK YOU for this post!!

Kristie
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Kristie
March 14, 2010 5:36 am

Oh these look, sound, must be totally sinful!!!! I have to resist, I will resist!!!!!! You are so bad for my diet, but I do love reading your blog and checking out these amazing recipes!

Natalie...
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Natalie...
March 14, 2010 8:21 pm

Omg wow these look so so tasty! Yumm!!!

kuriouskitteh
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kuriouskitteh
March 15, 2010 12:30 am

I don't think the Girl Guides here sell samoas =(. I do however have some fudgee-os and coconut. Oooh, is it ever going to take a lot of willpower to not make these! Well, I canjust say they're for a birthday or something, right ;)?
Your truffles look delish!

~Kurious Kitteh

Dawn
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Dawn
March 15, 2010 2:42 am

YUM!!!
Question: What program do you use to put the cute test on top of your picture? I just love that look!

Pink Little Cake
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Pink Little Cake
March 15, 2010 2:23 pm

Hi, these truffles look so yummy. They will look great as party favors. Do you mind if I make them as party favors for a client? I will give you credit of course.

Lauryn
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Lauryn
March 15, 2010 5:29 pm

OMG those look AMAZING!!! I am drooling!!!! You just made Samoas even better than they already are!!!!

Tracy
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Tracy
March 15, 2010 8:15 pm

I heart samoas. They are my favorite girl scout cookie. :-)

Cupcake Activist
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Cupcake Activist
March 15, 2010 10:39 pm

Yummy! Samoas are my favorite GS cookies. Thanks for the recipe!

Amanda
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Amanda
March 16, 2010 12:12 am

Totally just stumbled this… nomnomnom… amazing!! They look fantastic!!!

God bless!
Amanda

Barbara
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Barbara
March 16, 2010 10:10 am

And you thought this up on the way to a Weight Watchers meeting??

Love Samoas and this is a brilliant idea!

Sweet Sins
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Sweet Sins
March 16, 2010 5:13 pm
Samoa's used to be "Carmel Delights" back in the day when I was a girl scout… and let me say they are the best girl scout cookie. Of course coming in at a close second would be the thin mint and then the classic and first of girl scout cookies the shortbread!!! I would LOVE to make these, however, even though I live in the burbs there are no children who sell them and the table is NEVER at my grocery store when I go. So if I find a girl scout, lord help them! I will probably scream with… Read more »
Sweet Sins
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Sweet Sins
March 16, 2010 5:15 pm

P.s. the fact that you thought of these while driving to weight watchers… well I think that just made you my hero!

sanjeet
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sanjeet
March 16, 2010 9:21 pm

these are stunning! They really remind me of the cake pops from Bakerella 😀
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Sinful Southern Sweets
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Sinful Southern Sweets
March 17, 2010 12:28 am

Mmmm..samoas are my fav! These look too good!

Shauna from Piece of Cake
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Shauna from Piece of Cake
March 17, 2010 3:25 am

Guuurrrrrllll….you are CRAZY. Crazy.

And I love it.

Susan @ SGCC
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Susan @ SGCC
March 17, 2010 1:19 pm

This is brilliant! I am so totally stealing this. Samoas are my favorite GS cookies. I make a caramel, cream cheese tart out of mine.

Michelle
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Michelle
March 17, 2010 1:25 pm

These are my husbands favorite cookies! Next year I'll have to do this:) I love your blog!

Hoosier Homemade
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Hoosier Homemade
March 17, 2010 2:01 pm

Ooo, those look amazing! Thanks for sharing!
~Liz

GrapeSugar
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GrapeSugar
March 17, 2010 2:17 pm

OK, these are just dangerous! Wow. I also make the Oreo truffles at during the holidays, and they are definitely a favorite. The only thing saving me is that I don't actually HAVE any Samoa's in the house to make these!
I am also doing WW, how many points do you estimate each one to be? You don't really have to answer that!

bridget {bake at 350}
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bridget {bake at 350}
March 17, 2010 11:41 pm

You are so smart!!! You know, after all these years, I am losing my taste for Girl Scout cookies, but THESE might make me fall in love again! 😉

Kathleen
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Kathleen
March 18, 2010 12:02 am

O! M! G!

Amanda
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Amanda
March 18, 2010 12:23 am

Could you be any smarter??? BRILLIANT!

Miss Grace
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Miss Grace
March 22, 2010 5:10 am

After reading this post the other day I literally went out, found the girl scout booth, and bought a box of somoas. so good!

cookies and cups
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cookies and cups
March 22, 2010 1:50 pm

Miss Grace ~ that's so great! They are an really good cookie 😉

Jade
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Jade
March 24, 2010 4:46 pm

These look so good!!! I love Samoa's.

Page
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Page
March 25, 2010 7:41 pm

Gah! Now I wish I had another box of Samoas!! Love them and love your blog!

Valerie
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Valerie
March 25, 2010 11:22 pm

Gotta try these!!! And soon.

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