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Toasted Coconut Samoa Candy

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I was looking for something that tasted like Girl Scout Samoa cookies and a coworker of my husband’s shared this recipe. While this has similarities, it isn’t a cookie but a candy. We weren’t too disappointed; my husband and I have almost eaten the entire batch already!

Ingredients

  • 4 cups Coconut
  • 6 Tablespoons Butter
  • ½ cups Sugar
  • ½ cups Light Corn Syrup
  • 1 can Sweetened Condensed Milk (12 Ounces)
  • ½ teaspoons Vanilla Extract
  • 1 cup Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips

Preparation

Spread the coconut on a cookie sheet or jelly roll pan and toast in a 350 degree oven until evenly browned, stirring frequently. (approximately 10-15 minutes)

On your work surface prepare a 24 inch long piece of aluminum foil by spraying it lightly with nonstick cooking spray.

In a heavy, 2−quart saucepan combine butter, sugar and corn syrup. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Continue to stir and boil for 3 minutes.

Keep stirring and slowly pour in sweetened condensed milk.

Insert a candy thermometer and continue cooking and stirring until the candy thermometer reaches soft ball stage, 234 degrees. Remove candy thermometer.

Remove from heat and stir in vanilla. Mix in toasted coconut making sure all coconut is coated with the caramel sauce.

Use a cookie scoop or tablespoon sprayed with nonstick cooking spray to drop mixture onto prepared foil. Using the back of a spoon, flatten each mound into a circle. (I poked a hole in the center of each candy with the handle of a wooden spoon, but that is optional.)

Melt chocolate chips in the microwave oven for 1 minute, stirring every 20 seconds. Put chocolate in a resealable plastic bag and cut the tip off one corner. Drizzle melted chocolate over candy pieces.

Allow the candy to set at room temperature until chocolate is hardened (4-6 hours). Store in an airtight container.

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vintageretrowife on 10.5.2012

I will be back to review this one, it looks amazing! Yum Yum Yum!!!

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annette1 on 11.23.2010

Will try! Thinking that it might be more of a cookie if I crush up vanilla cookies mixed with melted butter and press them into circles, bake until golden, set and cooled, then continue with recipe.

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callie721 on 9.23.2010

MUST try these immediately! sounds UH-mazing!

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elimaxandlela on 7.16.2010

oh…. I’m putting this is in my recipe box!

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ibmzlorinsc01 on 7.14.2010

yum ……. are you trying to make me fat_ER?

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Megan on 12.16.2011

This is the second year I am making these little gems. Everyone loves them so much I have actually made two batches already!

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ibmzlorinsc01 on 8.20.2010

made these yesterday, and man o man were they gooood

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