Samoa Popcorn

Samoa Popcorn

Samoa Popcorn

 

When I say Girl Scout Cookies, what comes to mind???  I’ll tell you what comes to MY mind.  SAMOAS!!!!  The world’s best cookie if you ask me!  This is one of the many reasons I love February.  Yes, my son celebrates his birthday and of course there’s Valentine’s Day and Groundhog’s Day (ok, ok, I’m reaching with that one)!  Another great thing about February is it’s a short month and we usually have off on Presidents’s Day.  All wonderful things in their own right.  But February is also the month we get our Girl Scout cookies!!!!

Christmas cookies are a distant memory at this point, so those colorful little boxes couldn’t arrive at a more opportune time!  We are ready to eat!!!  My only complaint with Girl Scout Cookies, is the size of the packaging.  I mean really, the number of Samoa’s in that purple box just isn’t going to feed this family of 5!!!  Inevitably, someone gets short-changed.  This time it was me.  Honestly, by the time it took me to pay for our cookies, our entire box of Samoa’s was gone!  As in devoured, eaten, shoveled, disappeared.  I stood there with my mouth agape as my family sat there licking their lips with crumbs circling them and coconut falling from their chins!  Animals.

Did I get mad?  No, I got even.  I made a huge batch of this popcorn that tasted every bit like a Samoa Girl Scout Cookie.   I made it all for myself.  I added sticky sweet caramel to my popped corn.  That alone would’ve been divine.  But to get it to taste like my favorite cookie I added toasted coconut and chopped shortbread cookies!   But it wouldn’t be a Samoa without the chocolate would it?  So after it came out of the oven, I channeled my inner Jackson Pollack and drizzled chocolate all over the whole heaping pile!   Ha!  Who had coconut all over their face now???  Me and I didn’t even wipe it off.

This popcorn was not saturated in caramel, so it stayed a bit airy – not chewy.  The toasted coconut is subtle but adds some extra crunch while the shortbread cookies softened.  This really does make a huge batch, so you may want to cut the recipe in half  unless, like me, you and everyone around is obsessed with anything Samoa!

Samoa Popcorn

 

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Samoa Popcorn

Ingredients

  • 15 cups popped corn (3 microwave packages)
  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup corn syrup
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup toasted coconut (see note)
  • 24 shortbread cookies chopped (Lorna Doone)
  • 1 cup chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Microwave popcorn according to package directions. Pour popcorn into a large bowl, but remove all up popped kernels. To popcorn add toasted coconut and chopped cookies.
  2. In a saucepan, melt butter butter over medium heat. Add brown sugar, corn syrup and salt. Bring to a slow boil, stirring constantly. Boil 4 minutes without stirring, while mixture bubbles. Remove from heat and stir in baking soda and vanilla. Drizzle caramel over popcorn stirring to coat.
  3. Pour popcorn mixture onto a large baking dish or two baking sheets. Bake popcorn in a 250 degree oven for 1 hour. Stir popcorn every 15 minutes. In a microwave safe bowl, melt chocolate in 30 second intervals stirring until melted. Drizzle over entire batch of popcorn. Let popcorn cool completely before breaking apart.
  4. Store in an airtight container.
  5. To toast coconut:
  6. Spread coconut in an even layer on a baking sheet. Bake in a 300 degree oven for 20 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes to prevent coconut from burning.
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63 Responses

  1. Charlotte Moore

    I am so glad I have never been a fan of the Girl Scout cookies. I can eat some of them or I can leave them alone. This popcorn really looks good.

    • Charlotte you are lucky. The one flavor I love is the Samoa!

  2. Oh, I could put away that whole batch in no time…..by myself. :)
    I adore caramel corn, I love Samoas, and together, it’s got to be a match made in heaven!

    • I put away half the batch and my kids the other! Thanks Rebekah!

  3. I love popcorn but I’ve never tried Samoa cookies before. The combination sounds great though! :)

    • What??????? You’ve never had a Samoa!! Find yourself a Girl Scout and buy some-you won’t regret it!

  4. I’m not usually into the Popcorn on Steroids recipes … but, this looks A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!!

    • I’m not either Nicole, but I just couldn’t resist!

  5. Samoa popcorn – what a wonderful treat!!
    My other half and me could eat the whole batch together :)

    • It makes quite a bit, so wear stretchy pants!

  6. Diana Rambles

    Sounds yummy!

  7. Oh yes, yes, YES! Samoas are my FAV. Love this popcorn!

    • Thanks Dorothy! We really are kindred spirits!

  8. Way to go, Tanya. Let them steal your Samoas. You’ll come up with a better treat. I myself am a Tagalong kinda guy but I can appreciate your loss — and triumph when you first tasted this delicious popcorn. Congratulations!

    • Tagalongs are a pretty close second thats for sure! Thank you John for encouraging my revenge!

    • Thank YOU Brenda! I never met anyone who doesn’t love those darn Samoas!

  9. Oh…Why did I find this recipe! If this is anything like the cookies, I am in trouble! Can’t wait to try it!

    • Sorry about that! I had it for breakfast, it’s that good!

    • Thanks Becca! Those cookies are amazing!

  10. Samoas are my absolute favorite!!! I can’t wait to try this:) Thanks for sharing!

    • Thanks Shannon, I hope you try it!

  11. Sandra

    The Keebler elves make a stellar Samoa cookie knockoff and you can buy them all year long- yay!

    • I’ve never tried those! Good to know though!

    • Ah, just make it for yourself like I did!

  12. I’m just trying to figure how out why I can’t grab some through my computer screen. Yummo!

    • I so wish I could hand you the container through the screen!!!

  13. Oh my! This looks SO good. I love Samoas, they are my absolute favorite Girl Scout cookies. I can’t wait to try this!!

  14. Oh my this looks so tasty! I love Samoa’s and this looks SO good!

    • Thanks Raquel, it tastes as good as it looks!

  15. Ohhhhhh I am so making this over the weekend!!! Looks divine!

    • I have to warn you it’s addictive!

  16. I love, love, and absolutely love it–only you’ll know who’s responsible if I stop endorsing Girl Scouts directly after this ;) just kidding, I’ll be eating cookies in one hand and this delectable-looking popcorn in another. Such a fab combo!

    • Lets stop together!!! Maybe I could wear a sash and start selling this! Thanks for the compliment!

  17. Wow! Saw this over at Weekend Potluck. I have to make this!

    • I hope you do Rina! It’s addictive!

  18. Our Girl Scout cookies were just delivered today — two boxes of Samoa’s inhaled and then I see this great recipe. Fate — I have to make this! Pinned.

    • Yes, keep this handy in case those boxes of Samoa’s don’t last very long!

  19. This looks amazing! Samoas are my favorite Girl Scout cookies!

  20. Oh my gosh–this is brilliant!

  21. Oh. my. goodness. I’m so glad that i can enjoy the taste of my favorite cookie all year long now. I can’t wait to try this! Thanks for sharing on the Made by you Monday Linky, I might never have found you otherwise!

    • Thank you for come checking out my popcorn! It’s about as addictive as the cookies!

  22. Gosh that looks DELICIOUS!!! I would gladly snack on that this afternoon! YUM!

    Thanks for linking up at The DIY Dreamer… From Dream To Reality! See you tomorrow evening! :)

  23. Agreed! Somoas are THE best Girl Scout Cookie! What is the deal with everyone claiming Thin Mints as their favorites? I don’t think they’ve tried the Somoa.

    • Amen sister!! Samoa’s are the best!!

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  25. Oh my goodness! I loooove samoas and you made them in popcorn form? Genius! I could probably do some damage on a batch of this deliciousness.

    • I love Samoas too Kate! And I totally ate most of this popcorn by myself! Very dangerous!

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