Chocolate, Caramel, Coconut Fudge (aka Samoa Fudge)

by aimee @ shugarysweets on January 2, 2013

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I know. I started the new year by sharing a salad recipe. A SALAD RECIPE. (a very good salad recipe though). Are you all mad at me? Can I make up for my silly mistake by sharing some sugar now?

I still have a freezer full of Christmas cookies I need to eat my way through, and now it’s almost time to buy girl scout cookies?

This fudge is my twist on a girl scout cookie. My FAVORITE of all girl scout cookies.

Samoas. Or Caramel deLites.

I used coconut pudding mix to give the fudge a creamy coconut and white chocolate flavor. I added in some caramel and swirled it through the fudge. Then, topped it with chocolate and toasted coconut to give the appearance of the Samoa cookie.

You’re going to love this one!!! If you don’t, I will gladly accept all leftovers.

Want more recipes with Chocolate, Caramel, and/or Coconut? 

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Salted Caramel Bark: white chocolate with caramel and chocolate drizzle and pretzels

Salted Caramel Swiss Meringue Frosting with Chocolate Cupcakes: no description needed!

Pina Colada Pound Cake: an impressive coconut dessert!

 

Chocolate, Caramel, Coconut Fudge (aka Samoa Fudge)

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 pinch kosher salt
  • 1 pkg (11oz) white chocolate morsels
  • 1 pkg (3oz) coconut cream JELL-O pudding mix
  • 1 jar (7oz) marshmallow fluff
  • 2 cup Kraft caramel bits
  • 1 tsp heavy cream
  • 3/4 cup semi sweet chocolate morsels
  • 1 cup toasted coconut

Instructions

  1. Toast coconut according to package directions. I use sweetened coconut flakes. Set aside to cool.
  2. Melt caramel bits with 1 tsp heavy cream in microwave, stirring every 30 seconds until smooth. Set aside.
  3. In a large saucepan, heat butter, cream, sugar ans alt on medium high heat. Bring to a boil, stirring contantly. When it begins to boil, set timer for about 5 minutes, stirring continuously.
  4. Remove from heat. Pour into a mixing bowl and using a stand mixer whisk together the pudding mix, white chocolate and marshmallow fluff until combined (and chocolate is smooth).
  5. Immediately pour into a parchment paper lined 13x9 baking dish.
  6. Pour caramel over top of fudge (it will be thick). Use a knife to spread and swirl it into the fudge (don't worry if the top of the fudge looks bumpy).
  7. Refrigerate fudge for 2-3 hours until set.
  8. Melt semi sweet morsels. Spread over set fudge and sprinkle generously with toasted coconut. Cut into bites and enjoy. Store in covered container in refrigerator.
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Jocelyn @BruCrew Life January 2, 2013 at 5:23 pm

Holy cow does that fudge look good!!! I love coconut anything and with caramel and chocolate….yup, forget about any thoughts of dieting for sure!!!
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aimee @ shugarysweets January 2, 2013 at 9:14 pm

Dieting? what’s that? I did go to the gym today though! And I can’t move my arms. :(
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Kristen January 2, 2013 at 5:27 pm

This looks fantastic!
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aimee @ shugarysweets January 2, 2013 at 9:14 pm

Thanks Kristen! It tastes pretty good too :)
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Amy-The Pink Canellia January 2, 2013 at 6:25 pm

My favorite things on the planet all combined…coconut, caramel, and chocolate!! Each of these recipes WILL be made, Thanks so much!!

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Julie @ Table for Two January 2, 2013 at 7:29 pm

samoas are my FAVORITE girl scout cookies too! i love that this is in fudge form – perfect for parties and snacking!

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Rose January 2, 2013 at 7:54 pm

Those are my favorite girl scout cookies too, and I’ll be trying this fudge recipe for sure!! Thank you so much!

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Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar January 2, 2013 at 7:58 pm

Mmm looks lovely!
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Ashley @ Kitchen Meets Girl January 2, 2013 at 8:27 pm

Fantastic. Just fantastic. Sigh–wish you lived nearby so I could beg for your scraps. :-)
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Meg @ Sweet Twist January 2, 2013 at 8:50 pm

Now this is fudge I want to eat!!
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Joan@Chocolateandmore January 2, 2013 at 9:00 pm

You are my Idol! Samoas are the only GS cookies I will still shell out the big bucks for. And then when I do get them, I hide them from everyone else. I have to, I mean come on, how many cookies are in the box these days, 12? Maybe 14? Not enough to share. I can’t wait to try this fudge!
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aimee @ shugarysweets January 2, 2013 at 9:51 pm

I always buy at LEAST one box for myself and hide in the back of the freezer. Behind the brussel sprouts and spinach!

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Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust January 2, 2013 at 9:13 pm

Can you believe Jordan quit girl scouts right before cookie sales? I’m happy and sad about that. This fudge will get me in the mood. :)
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Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust January 2, 2013 at 9:14 pm

In the mood for girl scout cookies. Er, not the other thing. ;)

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aimee @ shugarysweets January 2, 2013 at 9:51 pm

LOL!!!

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aimee @ shugarysweets January 2, 2013 at 9:50 pm

Hopefully you kept some of your girl scout connections!

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Tanya January 2, 2013 at 9:30 pm

You are right, I am going to love this!!! Samoas are my all time favorite!!! I need to find a Girl Scout!!! I also need to try fudge with pudding!
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Paula Lauerman April 13, 2013 at 1:09 pm

Check out Keebler Coconut Dream cookies.. Fudge, caramel and coconut. Need to try this…looks awesome

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Rina@Itheecook January 3, 2013 at 7:13 am

Oh my! Can I eat this for breakfast!!! I love Samoas.
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sally @ sallys baking addiction January 3, 2013 at 7:23 am

Aimee!!! I freaking LOOOOVE Samoa Cookies! My favorite girl scout cookie by far. Although, I am a mint thin fanatic too. But seriously. samoas win my heart. you are so freaking creative!! I need to make this! I am so blown away – I can’t wait until girl scout cookie season anyway. :)
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Jen @ Savory Simple January 3, 2013 at 8:05 am

That is some tasty looking fudge!
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Kate quartercenturysouthernliving.wordpress.com January 3, 2013 at 9:47 am

This fudge looks too good to be true!! Thanks for sharing :)
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Sarah @ Miss CandiQuik January 3, 2013 at 10:35 am

oh my…I’m in love!!! Plus, that pina colada cake – you totally speak my language.
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Liz January 3, 2013 at 11:11 am

Happy New Year to you and your family! I love how great this fudge looks and how I would love to try some right now! Putting this recipe on my must-try list! :)
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Kayle (The Cooking Actress) January 3, 2013 at 11:43 am

OMG…Samoa fudge!!!! I bow down to you.
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Alexis AKA MOM January 3, 2013 at 11:53 am

Wow that fudge looks amazing!
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LuJauna January 3, 2013 at 12:07 pm

Oh this sounds soooo good. I am going to try it. One question, do you use instant pudding or the cooked kind?

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bc in edmond January 7, 2013 at 12:03 am

i need the answer to this question, too – please!!!

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aimee @ shugarysweets January 7, 2013 at 6:14 am

I used regular (not instant) because that’s what I had on hand. But if you have instant that would work too.
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LuJauna January 11, 2013 at 4:11 pm

Thank you so much for answering my question. Got all the ingredients to make it now!

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Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel January 3, 2013 at 1:04 pm

This fudge is simply amazing, Aimee! Samoas are my FAVORITE Girl Scout cookie EVER. I can’t even buy boxes anymore because I am not trustworthy around them AT ALL. I will easily polish off a box in one sitting with no regard for calories, recipe ideas, or the fact that I’ll probably be sick after hehe. This fudge looks awesome and I want some!!
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Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts January 3, 2013 at 1:12 pm

One of my favorite cookies in a fudge – genius!!
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Shanna@ pineapple and coconut January 3, 2013 at 3:01 pm

I am going to make these and ignore the fact that Target already has bikinis up for motivation. Life is short and HELLO I love coconut and caramel together!!
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aimee @ shugarysweets January 8, 2013 at 2:09 pm

Bikinis? Already. Oh geez. I better stop eating fudge. And cookies. Hhahahaha, yeah right!
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Jessica@AKitchenAddiction January 3, 2013 at 4:05 pm

Samoas are my favorite! Can only imagine how addicting they would be in fudge form!
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Emily @ Sweet Bella Roos January 3, 2013 at 5:07 pm

Yum, yum, yum! Samoa’s are my fav too! I just found out today, we are a week away from Girl Scout cookies. Can’t wait, but this fudge might hold me over!
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Baking Serendipity January 3, 2013 at 9:05 pm

For a second I was over fudge after way too much at the holidays. Definitely back in the game now. I love this!
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Carrie @ Bakeaholic Mama January 4, 2013 at 6:45 am

Kinda flipping out over this fudge… I need my Girls Scout cookie fix soon!
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megan @ whatmegansmaking January 4, 2013 at 8:44 am

Wow, does this look good! Can’t go wrong with girl scout cookies :)
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Erin @ Texanerin Baking January 4, 2013 at 3:01 pm

I love Girl Scout Cookie homemade stuff. I hate seeing recipes that include the actual cookies, just because I don’t have access to them, but this?! YES! Thank you. :)
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aimee @ shugarysweets January 9, 2013 at 6:51 am

You’re welcome!!!
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Kari@Loaves n Dishes January 4, 2013 at 3:40 pm

I just saw this from your feature at TK, and well how could I not click to see what else you have on your blog? These and so many of your other recipes look De-vine!
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aimee @ shugarysweets January 9, 2013 at 6:52 am

Glad you stopped over Kari!!
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steph@stephsbitebybite January 5, 2013 at 8:43 am

This is the best variation of fudge I’ve ever seen!!

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aimee @ shugarysweets January 5, 2013 at 10:19 am

Thanks Steph. It’s one of the best fudge flavors I’ve ever made!

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Ala January 5, 2013 at 1:00 pm

I can’t believe this has just happened. I think I need to go overdose on fudge now, and then stick a glob of somoa ice cream on top of this…yes, that sounds like a happy new year sort of thing to do!
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aimee @ shugarysweets January 5, 2013 at 7:36 pm

I know. It happened. And it’s gone. And samoa ice cream? WANT.

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Heidi January 6, 2013 at 12:03 am

I love samoas, too! I can’t wait to try this. Pinning.

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Erin @ Making Memories January 6, 2013 at 1:38 am

Holy smokes! I can’t wait to make this. Fudge + samoas = me very happy!!!
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Amanda January 6, 2013 at 8:54 pm

I love love love anything that tastes like Girl Scout cookies! Since you can’t buy those suckers year round (super sad face) I like to try different ways of making them myself, or similar items that taste like them, and I think this is just perfect! :)

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The Quiet Mom January 9, 2013 at 9:20 pm

I am so crazy craving for this!

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Angie - easylivingmom.com January 9, 2013 at 11:07 pm

These look delicious, I love Samoas!

I host a link party each Thursday – I would love to have you join and share this.

Thanks for the great post!

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Holly Lefevre January 10, 2013 at 2:22 am

I still have never ever made fudge…this one could be trouble…I think I’d eat it all!
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Holly Garcia January 16, 2013 at 11:47 am

I made this! and let me tell you it is to die for! YUM!!!!!!!

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aimee @ shugarysweets January 16, 2013 at 3:47 pm

Holly, so glad you enjoyed the fudge recipe! thanks for the feedback :)

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Mary January 29, 2013 at 10:56 am

Does this call for instant pudding or the cook kind?

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Kelly @ Hdden Fruits and Veggies February 3, 2013 at 5:21 pm

Samoas are my FAVORITE GS cookie. I may or may not have 3 boxes in my pantry :-S I love the big vein of caramelly goodness in the pictures!
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christine March 30, 2013 at 5:43 pm

I agree with all of the above posts about loving the girl scout cookies and how amazing this fudge looks and all that but I don’t see where anyone has actually tried to make the recipe. On that note I have to say that the product I ended up with after explicitly following the directions seems to look nothing like yours and the consistency is more that of taffy, not fudge. It also does not taste like coconut which surprised me considering the pudding should have given it some extra flavor. I’m not exactly sure what happened. Also, in a 13×9 pan, my concoction is lacking the height your pictures show. Is it a technique thing? Are there instructions I’m missing here? I’m not very experienced at candy making…baking is more my thing. Any ideas what I can do with a pan of white chocolate caramel taffy?

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Alaine November 18, 2013 at 2:29 pm

For the Samoa fudge did you use instant or cooked coconut pudding. I use the instant and beat it for a while and it is still grainy. Any suggestions?

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Jacquie January 16, 2014 at 4:43 pm

I live in Canada so I cant get the Kraft caramel bits.
WHat is a really good substitute so I can make this recipe?

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