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Samoas Dip

Let me just begin this post by saying: Samoas Week may be the best thing I’ve ever done.
ohhhhhhhhhh. emmmmmmmm. geeeeeeeeeeeee.
This dip was incredible.
I almost didn’t make it. 
Because I felt like I was kind of beating a dead horse with the dip thing 
(after the toffee doodle dip, the monster cookie dough dip, and the red velvet cake batter dip).
And because I haven’t done a Samoas recipe yet this week with actual Samoas in it 
(but don’t worry, those are coming!).
And because it kind of looks like the Samoas Pudding Mousse I did on Monday.
So I thought– maybe this dip isn’t the best idea.
So. Totally. Wrong.
It may very well be the best idea I’ve ever had.
And I’m being completely serious.
Samoas Dip

  • 8 oz. cream cheese, cold
  • 8 oz. butter or margarine, cold
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 sleeve shortbread cookies (like Lorna Doone)
  • 1 cup (or more, easily) toasted coconut
  • 1 cup Caramel Hershey Kisses
  • Semi-Sweet Chocolate for drizzling
  1. Using a paddle attachment, cream the butter and the cream cheese.
  2. Add in the cookies, and mix on high (so the cookies are good and crushed).
  3. Mix in the powdered sugar, until fully incorporated.
  4. Add Hershey kisses, and mix on high so they get broken up really well.
  5. Fold in the toasted coconut with a rubber spatula (I could have easily enjoyed way more coconut in this than 1 cup– but I was afraid of overdoing it).
  6. Serve with apples and graham crackers!

And since I know you don’t really believe me when I tell you to eat it with fruit…
You don’t mind if I double dip, do you?
…’cause I just did :)
Oh, and speaking of apples– be sure to be here on Thursday. 
I’m posting an extra recipe this week after my link party!!
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Ashton is the owner and author ofSomething Swanky. Although first and foremost a wife and mother, she considers herself an online entrepreneur, freelance writer and photographer, and brand ambassador.Her focus is in food styling, food photography and recipe development.
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40 Responses to “Samoas Dip”

  1. Sara posted on February 22, 2012 at 1:10 am (#)

    I wish I liked coconut but I’m affraid if I omitted it, it would lose the samoa-ness.

  2. Alyssa posted on February 22, 2012 at 8:36 am (#)

    Samoas are my favorite Girl Scout cookie. This dip looks amazing. I love your Girl Scout cookie series, I can’t to see what else you post.

    • Something Swanky posted on February 22, 2012 at 8:44 am (#)

      Thanks Alyssa! I’m really loving this series too :) This dip has, BY FAR, been my favorite of the Samoas recipes! You’ve GOT to try it!!!!

  3. Jamie Webb posted on February 22, 2012 at 9:39 am (#)

    Oh wow…im speechless. I recently just made homemade somoas and they were awesome! I think the dip is the next step!

  4. Caroline & Cameron posted on February 22, 2012 at 10:11 am (#)

    I for one am SO glad you made this dip. I will be making it momentarily. It looks AMAZZZZZZZZING!!!! :)

  5. Hayley posted on February 22, 2012 at 10:44 am (#)

    I don’t know whether to scream at you, “woman, stop this samoas madness!” or buy you a pedicure and an amazing spa day for your genius samoa-related creations and be thankful the world has a mind like yours. Probably a little bit of both, but for sure the last one :)

  6. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust posted on February 22, 2012 at 11:13 am (#)

    I can’t get enough really. I’m jealous of your creative food mind! I love all YOUR dip recipes. :)

  7. Sarah posted on February 22, 2012 at 11:20 am (#)

    YUM! YUM YUM!!!

  8. Joan@chocolateandmore posted on February 22, 2012 at 12:45 pm (#)

    Samoas, yum, yum, I hate that they only put 15 in a box. I never share them. Maybe, I’ll share some of this dip, yeah, I might be able to do that (if I make a double batch!)

  9. Ashley @ Kitchen Meets Girl posted on February 22, 2012 at 7:50 pm (#)

    OMG–Ashton, this might just be the best idea you’ve ever had.

  10. Lizzy posted on February 22, 2012 at 9:14 pm (#)

    I just made cookie dough dip with chocolate chips and Health bars, but now I MUST make this!!! AMAZING!!!

  11. Susan-The Weekly Sweet Experiment posted on February 22, 2012 at 11:30 pm (#)

    I am loving Samoa week!! This looks fabulous!

  12. Bizzy B. Bakes posted on February 22, 2012 at 11:44 pm (#)

    Your blog is one of the best for sweets that I have come across. You have more recipes than I could make in months, that I want to make. Where do I start?

    I would love it if you would link any of the baked good on Bake With Bizzy.

  13. So Domesticated posted on February 24, 2012 at 2:55 pm (#)

    Um, hello, this looks amazing!

  14. Laura posted on February 24, 2012 at 11:27 pm (#)

    I just made this for a party tomorrow. I hope there is some left to bring. It is delicious!

    • Laura posted on February 26, 2012 at 7:07 pm (#)

      This would be delicious with apples. We enjoyed it with animal crackers.

  15. Lisa posted on February 27, 2012 at 9:35 am (#)

    OMG. This looks amazing! Wishing I could have some right now at 7 am! :)

  16. Rebekah posted on February 28, 2012 at 9:04 am (#)

    That sounds so fantastic! What a great idea!

  17. Caroline Musacchia posted on February 28, 2012 at 3:20 pm (#)

    OMGOSH! These look incredibly amazing!!! I HAVE to try this! Thanks for sharing!

  18. Six Sisters posted on March 1, 2012 at 12:03 am (#)

    All of your Samoas recipes look so delicious! Can’t wait to try many of them! We loved having you join us at “Strut Your Stuff Saturday.” We hope you’ll be back next week! -The Sisters

  19. Katie posted on April 7, 2012 at 6:32 pm (#)

    This was amazing!!!! I am anticipating lots of people asking for this recipe when I bring it tomorrow to Easter dinner. Thank you for the wonderful recipe.

  20. Trish Sauceda posted on May 27, 2012 at 11:55 am (#)

    Looks so yummy but do they sell already toasted coconut?

  21. Trish Sauceda posted on May 27, 2012 at 11:56 am (#)

    Do they sell already toasted coconut?

    • Something Swanky posted on May 28, 2012 at 2:40 pm (#)

      I don’t think so– but I wish they would! I usually just toast the coconut over the stove on low. I know lots of people who just do it in the oven too. If you need step by step instructions just google it– you’ll find loads!

  22. Anonymous posted on June 22, 2012 at 8:43 am (#)

    In my part of the country, Milwaukee, WI…they call these kind of Girl Scout cookies Carmel Delites. I don’t quite understand why they don’t have a universal name. Regardless, this recipe looks fantastic! Can’t wait to try it!

  23. Corinne C. posted on August 18, 2012 at 2:38 pm (#)

    can you make this ahead?

  24. Love4Colton posted on August 25, 2012 at 7:39 pm (#)

    I’m almost thinking nix the Hershey’s and add dulche de leche I’ll make it both ways I think!

  25. Wanda Ann @ Memories by the Mile posted on January 24, 2013 at 3:04 am (#)

    Wow, these look decedent!
    I would love for you to link up to my party at

    Wanda Ann @ Memories by the Mile

  26. AnnieP posted on January 28, 2013 at 5:03 am (#)

    This is stupid…ly amazing!!! I had a goal to lose weight before summer, but I’m not sure that’s ever going to happen if I don’t stop coming across these kinds of recipes on Pinterest.

  27. Kara posted on February 20, 2013 at 2:42 pm (#)

    This is the best recipe I’ve seen! I can’t wait to make this!!

  28. Trish @ Uncommon posted on February 21, 2013 at 10:43 pm (#)

    This looks so delicious and Samoas are my favorite girl scout cookie! Thanks for sharing!

    Take care,


  29. Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes posted on April 29, 2013 at 1:56 pm (#)

    Pinned this – it looks amazing!!


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