Samoa-Inspired Pancakes

Have you ever had Girls Scout Cookies for breakfast?  

Samoas / Caramel deLites

(pic from the Girl Scouts)

What?…Me neither.  In case you want to, though, but feel a little guilty about eating straight up breakfast cookies, why not try the pancake version?

Behold! This is my version of my favorite Girl Scout Cookie, the Samoa.  If you’ve never had one before, the Girl Scout website describes them as “Crisp cookies coated in caramel, sprinkled with toasted coconut, and striped with dark chocolaty coating.” which is exactly what I tried to replicate. (oh, here’s the recipe).

(some cooling caramel).

I’ll be the first to admit that the recipe is a little involved, mostly because I made my own caramels and chocolate sauce – but if you buy those pre-made, the recipe’s pretty simple.  Just make sure you cook the pancakes in butter, and don’t burn yourself on the caramel!

(some toasting coconut)

I think my flavor-profile is pretty darn close to a real Samoa too.  You definitely get that buttery shortbread taste from the pancakes, the gooeyness of the caramels, the pure simple goodness of chocolate syrup, and some solid coconuttiness.  

(homemade chocolate sauce!)

The coconut was really important in giving some crunch to the pancakes, too, because the main difference between the pancakes and the cookies are that delicious cookie crunch. Oh well, 1 pancake can only do so much!

3.75 out of 5 stackies: 

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