Chocolate, Caramel, Coconut Fudge (aka Samoa Fudge)

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.

That’s right – once you know how to make vanilla fudge, you can even make it taste like a cookie!

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? 

Caramel Coconut Kiss Cookies: made with delicious Coconut Kisses

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)


  • 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


  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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Posted on January 2, 2013

Comments & Reviews

  1. 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?

  2. 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?

  3. 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!

  4. 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!


  5. 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! 🙂

    I would love it if you would link up at Martha Mondays, open now through Wednesday night!



  6. 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!

  7. 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. 🙂

  8. For a second I was over fudge after way too much at the holidays. Definitely back in the game now. I love this!

  9. 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!

  10. 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!!

      1. I used regular (not instant) because that’s what I had on hand. But if you have instant that would work too.

  11. 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! 🙂

  12. 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. 🙂

  13. 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!

  14. 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. 🙂

  15. 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!

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

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

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

  18. 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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