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Samoas Pudding Mousse

I’m so excited about the doing three weeks of Girl Scout Cookies!
I mulled this over all weekend, trying to figure out how to fit in all of the recipes I wanted to do that were Girl Scout Cookie themed. In the end, I decided that each of my three favorite cookies were going to need their own week :)
Welcome to week 1: Samoas!!
And since pudding mousse is kind of my thang, and since I’ve just barely started posting it on the blog– I thought it would be a great way to start things up!
Samoas Pudding Mousse.
I made this one for the first time a couple of years ago, and it’s been my hands down favorite this whole time. Hope you enjoy!
(you will ;)
Samoas Pudding Mousse
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Ingredients:
  • 1 small box instant pudding, vanilla flavored
  • 1 c. milk
  • 1 small tub cool whip
  • 1/2 – 1 sleeve shortbread cookie (like Lorna Doone)
  • toasted coconut (amount according to preference)
  • 1/4 c. (at least) caramel sundae sauce (more if you want a caramel coconut layer)
  • chocolate sundae sauce or syrup (for drizzling in between layers)
Instructions:
  • Whisk together pudding mix, milk, and 1/4 c. caramel sauce.
  • Quickly whisk in the cool whip until fully incorporated. Set aside.
  • Crush shortbread cookies in a zip top bag. Set aside.
  • Toast coconut on stove top. This takes about 10 minutes, but once it starts to brown– it goes fast!
  • Mix together equal amounts of caramel sauce and coconut (ie, 1 cup coconut, 1 cup caramel sauce– this amount just depends on how much you like!)– reserve at least a tablespoon or two of each for garnishing.
  • Layer the crushed cookies, the caramel pudding mousse, the caramel coconut, and the chocolate syrup (in a trifle dish, in jars, or even in a tupperware container to save for later!).
  • Garnish with toasted coconut, caramel sauce, and chocolate syrup.

Side note: I think this tastes it’s very best the next day– when the cookie crumbs have softened some and mixed with the caramel (which is better cold too). It’s great as soon as you make it, but for best results, give it a few hours in the fridge.

Another side note: Instead of using caramel sundae sauce, you could just melt down krafts caramels according to the directions on the package, adding 5 additional tablespoons of water. This will make the caramel chewier and more samoas-like.

Low/No Sugar Options:

  • Sugar Free Fat Free instant pudding
  • Reduced/No sugar caramel sauce (Smuckers, I think?)
  • Reduced/No sugar chocolate syrup (I know Hershey’s makes some)
  • Reduced Sugar graham crackers (instead of shortbread)
  • Cool Whip Lite/No Sugar

Other Pudding Mousse Recipes:

More Samoas:
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9 Responses to “Samoas Pudding Mousse”

  1. Ashley @ Kitchen Meets Girl posted on February 19, 2012 at 11:51 pm (#)

    OMG–look at the chocolate and caramel dripping down the side! This looks wonderful (Samoas are my favorite!). Can’t wait to see the rest of your series!

  2. Jenn posted on February 20, 2012 at 12:15 am (#)

    Oh man Ashton – Yummy!

  3. Aimee posted on February 20, 2012 at 8:41 am (#)

    I. Die.

  4. 4Sisters posted on February 20, 2012 at 9:24 am (#)

    The dripping chocolate gets me every time! This looks amazingly delicious! I want some right now and it’s breakfast time!

    Becca @ Crumbs and Chaos

  5. Caroline & Cameron posted on February 20, 2012 at 9:57 am (#)

    REALLY???? Samoas are my favorite, too. Almost done with box #1. ;) Now ready to make this mousse and add a samoa on the side :)

  6. Hayley posted on February 20, 2012 at 12:41 pm (#)

    OMG, I just died.

  7. Carrie @ My Favorite Finds posted on February 20, 2012 at 2:15 pm (#)

    Awesome! I have been seeing several DIY recipes for Girl Scout cookie flavors. This looks wonderful! Do you have one for Tag a Longs coming up? Those are my FAVE! THanks for linking to Must Try Monday!

  8. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust posted on February 20, 2012 at 7:08 pm (#)

    Oh man, you’re killing me! KILLING ME. Especially because I have 80 boxes of GS cookies in my living room.

  9. Carrie @ My Favorite Finds posted on February 22, 2012 at 12:15 pm (#)

    You are featured this week from Must Try Monday. Thanks for linking up!

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