Decadent Samoas Sugar Cookie Bars Recipe – A Family Favorite!

Indulge in the nostalgia of Samoas Sugar Cookie Bars. A perfect blend of caramel, coconut, and chocolate that’s sure to delight your taste buds!

Homemade Samoas Sugar Cookie Bars on Cooling Rack

Samoas Sugar Cookie Bars combine the delight of classic sugar cookies with the irresistible charm of Samoas, offering a perfect blend of textures and flavors. This guide will walk you through creating these delectable treats, ensuring every bite is a journey to dessert heaven. So, let’s dive into the world of Samoas Sugar Cookie Bars, where culinary art meets taste bud ecstasy.

Prep Time, Cook Time, Total Time, Servings

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes (including setting time)
  • Servings: 24 bars


  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 (11 oz) package Kraft Caramels, unwrapped
  • About 3 cups toasted coconut, cooled
  • 1 package Chocolate CandiQuik


  1. Preheat and Prepare: Begin by preheating your oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 13×9-inch baking pan with foil, extending the sides over the edges of the pan. Spray the foil with cooking spray and set aside.
  2. Cream the Base: In a stand mixer, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Beat in the egg, vanilla extract, and almond extract until combined. Gradually mix in the baking powder, salt, and flour, adding the flour a cup at a time, until a soft dough forms.
  3. Bake the Base: Press the dough evenly into the prepared pan. Bake for approximately 20-25 minutes, or until the surface is light golden brown and the center is set. Allow the bars to cool completely in the pan.
  4. Create the Topping: Melt the caramels as directed on the package or until smooth. Mix in the toasted coconut, ensuring it’s fully coated. Quickly spread the caramel-coconut mixture over the cooled sugar cookie base. Use greased hands or a spatula to gently spread the mixture, covering the base evenly.
  5. Set and Cut: Allow the caramel coconut layer to set for about 15 minutes. Using the foil as handles, lift the bars from the pan and cut them into squares.
  6. Finishing Touches: Melt the CandiQuik as instructed on the package. Dip the bottoms of the bars into the CandiQuik and place them on a wax-paper-lined surface. With the remaining CandiQuik, fill a resealable plastic bag, snip off a corner, and drizzle it over the bars. Let the CandiQuik set for about 10 minutes before serving.


Samoas Sugar Cookie Bars are a testament to the magic of combining simple ingredients to create something extraordinary. With their buttery base, gooey caramel coconut topping, and chocolatey finish, these bars are a must-try for any dessert lover. Perfect for gatherings, special occasions, or a delightful treat at home, they’re sure to be a hit.

Enjoy the process of making these delicious treats and watch as they become a new favorite in your recipe collection. Happy baking!

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