Monday, July 13, 2015

Salted Caramel Girl Scout's Samoa Cookie Pie

After being tempted over and over again by 
Samoa Cookie Pies on Pinterest, I had to
make one and boy, was it fantastic!  So 
fantastic that I made them twice this week!!

But first, I have to tell you
what a crazy two weeks we have had!

My missionary son who served a two year 
mission to Seoul, Korea returned

 and after
speaking Sunday at church to report on his
mission, left with us on Monday to Lake Powell for
a week.  While we were at Lake Powell
my oldest daughter went into labor 10 days
early and had her fifth baby, Saylor. 

 Her husband
was going to take the two boys down to Lake
Powell with us, as she has never delivered
early - so glad that he didn't come!  We got
a text our second to last night that she was
at the hospital so I stayed up past midnight
to hear the good news!  This is the first
of 10 grandchildren that I haven't been home
for - so that was sad, but she was 8 lb. 13 oz. 
so we were happy she came a little early.

Whew!  So I have been out of blogging commission for
a little while!  All happy, wonderful things, just a little

Now, on to this GLORIOUS PIE!

I was thinking of making Joni's
Samoa Cookies one day since
my mind had been thinking of Samoas
after being hit hard with Pinterest temptations,
but then I decided to try a pie instead.
I ended up tweaking Averie Cooks version
and we are all in love!!!  

Let me describe this delectable pie - those who
were lucky enough to have it this week know just
what I am talking about!

I started with a chocolate crumb crust, then you have 
a soft cookie topping that and finally a caramel, chocolate,
coconut topping that is rich and gooey and wonderful.
Finally, everything is topped with beautiful chocolate
stripes to make it look like the famous 
Girl Scout's Samoa Cookies.

Now, this might seem complicated, but it is really an
easy pie to make and well worth the effort.

Samoa Cookie Pie Recipe

9 inch chocolate crumb pie shell
(purchased or home made)

1/2 C. butter, melted
1/2 C. brown sugar, packed,
1 large egg
1 1/4 C. flour
pinch salt
1 tsp vanilla

3/4 C. semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 1/2 C. sweetened shredded coconut
2/3 of a 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
1/3 C. caramel sauce (purchased or homemade)
pinch salt

1/2 C. additional semi-sweet chocolate chips, melted

Heat oven to 350 degrees.

Mix in a medium bowl, the butter and brown sugar.  Then 
mix in the egg.  Stir in the flour, salt and vanilla.  Spoon into
the bottom of the pie pan.  Bake at 350 for 12 minutes.

Remove from oven and sprinkle the chocolate chips
on top of the underbaked dough.  Then top with the coconut.
Now pour the sweetened condensed milk over the coconut.
Pour the caramel sauce over the top and sprinkle the
caramel with a pinch of salt.

Place back in the oven and bake for an additional
25 minutes.  It is perfect to have this pie underbaked
as it will set up as it cools.  Don't bake it longer.

Let cool and pipe with melted chocolate chips placed
in a pastry bag in straight lines.
Place in refrigerator to set the chocolate.  Serve at room
temperature with whipped cream.

Click here for a printable recipe.

The great thing about this pie is that it is super
easy and quick to put together and
you are going to get rave reviews.

This is love in every bite!

I have to admit that it is fun to
have a son home to bake for.
I have done more baking and
cooking this week than I have
in a long time.  

I will be posting this with


Chocolat - French for Chocolate. I adored chocolate from a young age when I had to sneak in the cupboard to find where my mother had hidden the Nestle's Chocolate Chips. Having read about the famous chocolat shoppes in Paris, when I finally got there I was determined to try a chocolate from every Paris shoppe. I invite you to share my adventures in creating, in travel, and in life.


  1. Hello, stopping by from Judith's Mosaic Monday. So glad I did, your pie looks delicious. I hope I can copy this recipe from you! And Congrats on the newest granddaughter she is precious! Enjoy your day and the new week ahead!

  2. I'm so glad you're back! I've missed reading your blog! This and granddaughter looks yummy!

    1. Crazy busy and with Grandma and Grandpa moving here too this week - fun never ends!

  3. First of all she is a doll! Congratulations and what a sweet name..10 Littles!
    You must get new dishes;)

    You must be over the moon your son is back♥
    And well that pie..Oh my.

    Happy for you..the best of times!

  4. Oh, my goodness. You have had a lot going on in your family. Such a beautiful new little life to celebrate and I know you are happy your son is home. The cookie pie looks delicious. I'm sure I gained 5 pounds (or more) just reading your post! Thanks for the recipe and Happy Monday!

  5. What great family happenings. Saylor is such a cute baby, and it is such a great name. Chase looks so good. I know we will love this pie. I love the under doneness of it. Love you, Joni

  6. Congrats on all the exciting news Jacqueline! That pie looks mighty good:@)

  7. What a great time in your life! Oh, I remember how exciting it was when my son came home from the Philippines! Your little Saylor is darling, and so is her name! Finally, your pie looks so fabulous and delicious!

  8. Congratulations. I can't believe you even had time to make a pie! It looks wonderful. Is it a pie version of German chocolate cake?

    1. No it is a combination of a cookie pie and Magic Bars with caramel added.

  9. Congrats on all the happy news! The pie looks divine, and I appreciate all the tips about underbaking~

  10. Hi Jacqueline! So glad to hear your two pieces of such happy news--your son home and a beautiful new granddaughter! Congratulations and best wishes to all. Linda

  11. I think this is one of those delectable pies where only a small piece is needed - does it ever look good!
    Loved the welcome home for your son, you appear that you didn't want to let go of that hug mom.
    How nice to have a new granddaughter and the name Saylor is sweet.
    Thanks for taking time from your busy life to link your news and recipe at Mosaic Monday Jacqueline.

    1. No I didn't want to let go of him. Unfortunately Judith a big piece of pie disappears into my mouth pretty quickly! Haha

  12. Wow! What an exciting couple of weeks! Saylor is so cute and I bet it's great to have Chase home! This pie looks so yummy... we're actually making this today and I'm so excited to see how it turns out!

  13. Glad to hear you are trying it. I would take it to their family but Jessica hates coconut!

  14. This looks like heaven! We used your recipe to make this today!! It is sitting in our fridge right now.... And waiting to eat it is torture haha! 😉 Thanks for sharing!!

  15. You have been busy! Congratulations on your son's arrival back home safely and also on your new, adorable, granddaughter! Your pie is just the icing on the cake, so to speak :) It looks delicious!

  16. Congrats to you on the newest addition to the family. Saylor is such a lovely name. She is precious! Having your son back home is wonderful and I am sure you and all of the family are loving it. Your decadent Samoa cookie pie is mouth watering.


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