Samoa Truffles

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
  • 1/4 pkg. cream cheese softened (2 oz)
  • melting chocolate ( I used chocolate melting disks)
  • 1/4 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.

 

53 Responses

  1. Raina

    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.

  2. Brisbane Baker

    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 🙂

  3. Ingrid

    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

  4. Leslie

    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!!!

  5. Dream It Up Cookies

    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.

  6. marla {Family Fresh Cooking}

    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!

  7. grace

    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… 🙂

  8. Diane {createdbydiane.blogspot.com}

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

  9. ReminisceHeirlooms

    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!!

  10. Kristie

    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!

  11. kuriouskitteh

    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

  12. Pink Little Cake

    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.

  13. Sweet Sins

    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 excitement… and since you can only get them once a year… i think I would buy 10 boxes! These truffles have completely made my day!!

  14. Susan @ SGCC

    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.

  15. GrapeSugar

    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!

  16. bridget {bake at 350}

    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! 😉

  17. Miss Grace

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

  18. Brittany@twocrazycupcakes

    Very Yum!! I tried to make a copy cat of samoas bc they are my favorite GSC!! Bt samoa's on a stick look delicious! Will have to find me a box of samoas now to make these!! LOL!

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