Samoa Brownies

Samoa Brownies – Homemade Brownies slathered in Chocolate, Caramel and Toasted Coconut Flakes. Yum!

samoa-brownies

Nothing better to start out the week than with a pan of decked out brownies. Or you can already start planning your treat for the upcoming weekend – there’s nothing wrong with dreaming about a weekend indulgence on a Monday. It’s probably the key to a happy week ahead :). Yup, it definitely is.

You most likely guessed by now that these brownies are inspired by my very favorite Girl Scout Cookies – Samoas. Also known as Caramel deLites. Am I the only one that had no idea Samoas were renamed to Caramel deLites? I was educated by my Facebook feed the other day (one of my friend’s shared a picture of her box) and I could hardly believe it.

samoa-brownies

Turns out their name was changed back in 2011. So needless to say, I was torn as to what to call these brownies. But after much pondering, I came to the conclusion that they shall forever be known as Samoas to me (I just can’t get myself to make the switch). Samoa Brownies it is. You can, of course, call ’em whatever you fancy.

No matter the name, the taste will still be out of this world. [Read more…]

Samoa Mug Cake

Samoa Mug Cake by Deliciously Yum!

So I finally jumped on the girl scout cookie train. I have certainly not missed the fact that the cutest little girls are out and about selling their well-loved cookies. Until two days ago, I had successfully avoided the purchase of said cookies. Not because I don’t support the girl scouts, but mainly because I know what serious damage we’ll inflict on those cookies once they enter our home.

Samoa Mug Cake via Deliciously Yum!

With the temperatures climbing to a balmy 45 degrees on Monday, little girls were stationed at pretty much every grocery store entrance. There was no escaping, lol. Needless to say, I proceeded to purchase our favorite variety from one of our friends’ daughter. Most people are either on the Thin Mint or Samoa side. I even heard people say that you can’t be on both. That it’s impossible. I beg to differ. I refuse to choose between one or the other. But since I recently figured out how to make Homemade Thin Mints, I went for Samoas. And inspiration struck. I am this excited to share this recipe for Samoa Mug Cake with you today! [Read more…]