Samoas Copycat--caramel-coconut Shortbread BarsFrom earthwatersunwind 8 years ago
- Crust: shopping list
- 7 oz (14 tbsp) butter, melted and cooled to warm shopping list
- 1/2 cup packed golden brown sugar shopping list
- 1/2 tsp table salt shopping list
- 9 oz (2 cups) all-purpose flour shopping list
- caramel-Coconut layer shopping list
- 2 cups sweetened shredded coconut shopping list
- 1 cup packed golden brown sugar shopping list
- 3/4 cup heavy cream shopping list
- 1/2 cup light corn syrup shopping list
- 1/4 tsp table salt shopping list
- Ganache: shopping list
- 6 tbsp heavy cream shopping list
- 2 oz dark chocolate, chopped shopping list
How to make it
- Make crust:
- Line a 13x9 inch baking pan with two pieces of parchment, leaving two inches of overhang around the sides. Spray with non-stick spray.
- Mix all crust ingredients together in a bowl, and press firmly and evenly into pan. Prick with a fork, and refrigerate until firm (30 minutes or 7 mins in the freezer).
- Preheat oven to 325.
- Bake for 20 minutes, then reduce temperature to 300 and bake another 15, until crust is golden brown.
- Toast coconut--in a large skillet, place coconut over medium heat. Stir constantly, and watch it carefully, in a few minutes it will begin to toast and turn golden. Remove from heat when coconut is evenly golden but not burned. Set aside.
- In a heavy-bottomrd saucepan, bring remaining caramel ingredients to a boil over medium-high heat. Stir occasionally, taking care not to burn the mixture, until it reaches 240 on a candy thermometer--between soft and firm ball stages.
- Remove from heat. Carefully stir in coconut, and pour caramel over hot cookie crust.
- Allow to cool at room temperature at least 2 hours before garnishing.
- Heat cream to just boiling. Pour over chopped chocolate in a small bowl, and let sit a minute. Whisk until smooth, allow to cool slightly, transfer to a baggie, and snip the tip. Drizzle decoratively over the caramel.
- Let ganache cool 30 minutes to an hour. Remove the bars by the parchment sling (handy, huh?), and cut with a very sharp knife on the diagonal to make pretty little diamonds.
- These will keep at room temperature for one week, although I like to store mine in the fridge, and let them sit out for a bit before serving.
- These are delicious! I only kept a few, and I had to ration myself, having one little diamond after dinner every day until they were gone. Very, very dangerous to have around--just like the real ones.
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