Caramel deLite Bars…

by Jamie on March 30, 2009

Well, the Girl Scout cookie season seems to have officially come and gone. Being that I was a Brownie in my wee little years, I feel compelled to support the troops by purchasing cookies from the daughters of my co-workers. This ordering can present a problem because I have a thing for Girl Scout Cookies; often stockpiling them away in the freezer for some mid-summer noshing. I also tend to over buy them and get really sick of the sugar goodness before they are all consumed or covered in freezer burn. Due to this wastefulness, I only ordered 5 boxes this year. Two of those boxes were Caramel deLites aka Samoas and much to my surprise, they were almost gone within a few days. This presented a problem since they are a family favorite!

When I saw a recipe for Somoas Bars, I knew I had to give them a try in an attempt to rectify the scant supply of Caramel deLites in my fridge. This recipe seemed easy enough and had all the yummy cookie flavors that I have grown to love over the years. This recipe is not hard to make and requires pretty basic ingredients. The result is a good cookie bar reminiscent of Caramel deLites; however, I think the “crust” needs to be tweaked a bit. It seemed a tad thick and chewy as opposed to thin and crisp, but they were still gobbled up!

If your your supply of Caramel deLites is quickly dwindling, click here for the recipe!

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avatar Risa March 30, 2009 at 4:19 pm

I am actually posting these on my blog tonight. I agree that the crust needs some work.

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avatar somethingsweetbykaren March 30, 2009 at 4:23 pm

they look delicious. caramel delites were always one of my faves of all the girl scout cookies.

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avatar Eliana March 30, 2009 at 6:06 pm

These look great. Usually when I bake I bring stuff into the office the next day but these probably wouldn’t make it out of my apartment.

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avatar ~Mrs. Guru~ March 30, 2009 at 6:55 pm

So delicious!

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avatar Mermaid Sweets March 30, 2009 at 10:34 pm

Great photo – I do want to try these and after reading Risa and your feedback on the crust, I think I will try to modify that when I do. Thanks

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avatar Jeff March 31, 2009 at 7:12 am

Never without fail I miss the girl scout cookie craze except for the couple of boxes my parents drop off.

Looks amazing!

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avatar Teanna March 31, 2009 at 7:20 am

I mean, seriously. Seriously. Those are outrageous. Totally amazingly outrageous.

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avatar lisa March 31, 2009 at 8:43 am

They look delicious! The thick and chewy crust sounds good to me, but I could go for thin and crisp too.

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avatar How To Eat A Cupcake March 31, 2009 at 10:41 am

Wow these are EVERYWHERE in the blog world right now! Very nice! :D

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avatar Carrie March 31, 2009 at 2:05 pm

i made some caramel delight bars recently too and also thought the crust needed to be crispy. let me know what you come up with as a solution

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avatar Elyse March 31, 2009 at 10:34 pm

Mmm, these bars look fantastic! They look even better than the “real” Samoas. How fabulous! Now you can have your fav all year round!

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avatar vibi April 1, 2009 at 7:13 am

Now those didn’t spread! LOL …you must have had a good night sleep, huh? lol

Ya know I’m kdding you, don’t ya!?

They look and probably were awsome, I’m keeping it for a rainy day… or a gigantic caramel fix! LOL

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avatar Tracey April 1, 2009 at 9:11 am

Great job! I tried this recipe not too long ago and agree the crust could use some work. Your photo is gorgeous!

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avatar Rebecca April 1, 2009 at 11:37 am

I made a batch of these, and I agree about the crust. I also skipped the “dip the bottom in chocolate” step and added more in the drizzle on top. It was fun to unleash my inner Jackson Pollock with the chocolate. ;)

If you come up with a better crust solution, please let us know!

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avatar A Feast for the Eyes April 1, 2009 at 12:08 pm

First– I would not say that you are a wannabe photography. You made it, girl. I can only dream of learning to photograph at your level. I’m trying!

Next — I decided to skip Samoa’s in my weak attempt to resist the calories. Too late. I saw your photos, and I think these are worthy of my trying this out.

Great recipe!

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