Samoa Cookie Granola

I teased you with this on Wednesday’s post. 

Since I’ve been coaching elementary school cheerleading, I had no choice but to purchase some girl scout cookies. The problem wasn’t buying the cookies, the problem was stopping myself from eating the whole box.

Truthfully, I’d never even had a samoa before. But they’re pretty dang good. Since I won’t be getting any more girl scout cookies until next season, I figured something needed to be done.

And that’s when Samoa Granola happened.

Samoa Granola

  • 1 cup whole grain rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup coconut flakes (unsweetened)
  • 1/3 cup caramel sauce (I used the kind from Trader Joe’s)
  • 2 tbsp honey (or more, if you like it sweet)
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips

Combine the oats, coconut flakes, caramel sauce, and honey, until well mixed, and stick it in the oven at 350 for about 30 minutes. You’l have to stir it a few times while it bakes, to make sure it doesn’t burn. While that’s cooking, roughly chop your chocolate chips. Once the granola comes out of the oven, let it cool for about 10 minutes, and then add in the chopped chocolate while it’s still warm, but don’t stir it (otherwise the chocolate will get all gooey).

You’re welcome.

For this recipe, I used the dairy-free (and soy-free) chocolate chips, sent to me by Enjoy Life Foods. Their chocolate chips were great, and they’re perfect if you have allergies (they’re also not processed in a facility with nuts, so even if you have a nut allergy, you’re good!). Thank you, Enjoy Life! :)

What is your favorite Girl Scout Cookie?

Comments

  1. Wow! This will definitely be in my belly soon!

  2. YUMMY! I love making granola….I’ll try it!!

  3. Your granola sounds so nice, I’ve never made my own. Guessing I should as will be so much cheaper. We don’t get girl scout cookies over here, which I’m guessing is a good thing:p

  4. DUDE I missed reading your delicious recipes so much while I was away, this is making me ravenous! Must make!!! Girl scouts had better look out ;)

  5. That looks amazing. AMAZING.

    Samoas are my favorite. Not so ironically, it makes sense they’re also the most unhealthy. But that hasn’t stopped me for making the homemade version of the cookie (and there are about 10 of them). SO good.

    • I’ve heard they’re really good frozen… I’ve yet to actually try this, but the box is in my freezer. It also means they’re not sitting on the counter staring me down. So that’s good too ;)

  6. yum! Sounds awesome :)

  7. Hahah I do blame it on them girls! Looks great deary… it’s one of my favorite GS cookies!

  8. CARMEL SAUCE?! In granola? Oh you freakin genius. This is on my must make list. Like NOW. Sounds so delicious!

  9. Thanks! I will make these straight away, yum!

  10. I’ve been on a homemade granola kick lately and this sounds like it’d be right up my alley. Samoas are my absolute favorite, followed closely by the PB kind. YUM.

  11. Oh sweet baby jesus, I want some of this!

  12. Yum that sounds so rich and yummy! We don’t get girl scouts cookies this side of the pond which is probably a good thing!

  13. WAIT. Is the caramel sauce from TJs vegan?!?!? I have been wanting to make vegan caramel, but if that already is, I’ll let the Trader handle it.

    Proposition: Can we have a granola swap?

  14. That is my absolute favorite girl scout cookie!!

  15. Mmm. Samoas are most definitely my favorite. Anything with coconut and chocolate is a hit!

  16. Oh YUM, you did not disappoint! The recipe sounds just as amazing as the it did in the teaser :) Hmm, I used to be a girl scout, and I still can’t remember the flavors or which was my favorite. I didn’t like chocolate as a kid (but oh, I learned the error of my ways!), so I think the plain shortbread cookies were my favorite. There was also a lemon option (but not the same lemon ones they sell now, apparently), that I really liked.

  17. I bet the coaching is such good fun, bless them! And if it inspires jawdroppingly droolworthy recipes like this, it’s a no-brain winner! This I have to make :-)

  18. I was s girl scout from 1st to 12th grade do I’ve sold and have eaten lots of girl scout cookies!! My favorite is the pb patties a.k.a. tagalogs because I’m a pb addict! Selling all my cookies took me tons of places and even help with scholarship money in college. :)

  19. thin mints all the way!!!
    samoa cookies would be next though as we love coconut

  20. First off, I can’t believe that you’ve never had a Samoa before – no seafood and no Samoas? You were deprived as a child. ;)

    I want this granola, but I probably shouldn’t make it because I have no portion control when it comes to granola, especially when chocolate is involved.

    My favorite Girl Scout Cookies are Thin Mints and then Samoas.

  21. Looks good! I used to like the little butter cookies that had sugar on top – I don’t think they make them anymore. My niece knows I’ll buy the boxes of cookies but she keeps them or give them out to her class!

  22. This sounds absolutely delicious!

  23. yum! I don’t know if I’ve ever had the GS samoa cookies either.. but favorites were always the thin mints and the peanut butter ones… it’s been years since I’ve had any (a good thing, because I def. don’t have any sene of control when it comes to them!)

  24. yum!
    I’m not sure if I’ve ever had the samoas, bu my favorite was always the thin mints and the peanut butter ones.. I haven’t had either in years, which is a good thing b/c I def. don’t have any sense of portion control with GS cookies!

  25. I have nooo idea what a Samoa is, so this reminds me of the island Samoa haha. I like that there is caramel sauce in this. Yum!

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