No Bake Samoa Bars

5 from 3 votes

These easy No Bake Samoa Bars are made with basic ingredients with the flavors of Samoa Girl Scout Cookies then topped with coconut, caramel and chocolate!

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You only need a few ingredients to make these Samoa Bars – honey, peanut butter, any cereal or combination of cereals you like and shredded coconut. The toppings are the fun part though so you can drizzle as much caramel sauce, chocolate sauce and extra coconut that you’d like. Ready in 20 minutes with just a handful of ingredients.

Close up of No Bake Samoa Bars

As you can imagine, these are a tad messy to eat, when you dip the cereal bars in chocolate and top with chocolate and caramel, it doesn’t necessarily scream on-the-go snacking opportunity like my portable Breakfast Oatmeal Bars. But when you’re not on-the-go, these babies are chewy, gooey and oh-so delicious!

What are samoa bars?

These delicious bars take their name from the famous Girl Scout Samoa Cookies. Made with chocolate, caramel and coconut, this is a flavor combination you need to try! Rather than make a traditional cookie, I made a cereal based treat that you cut into bars.

How to make No Bake Samoa Bars

Line 9×9 inch square pan with parchment paper and in a large bowl, microwave the honey for about 1 minute until it warms up.

Immediately stir in the peanut butter until completely combined. Then, gently stir in the cereal and ½ cup of shredded coconut until completely coated with peanut butter/honey mixture.

Press the mixture very firm into the prepared pan and chill in the freezer until the bars set – around 30 minutes to1 hour.

To make the Chocolate Ganache:

Place the milk and coconut oil int a small sauce pan over medium heat and cook for 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally, until coconut oil has melted completely but do not allow the milk to boil

Stir the chopped chocolate into the saucepan and incorporate with the coconut oil and milk until everything is completely melted and the mixture is shiny and smooth.

To Assemble Bars:

Line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper. Cut chilled bars into equal squares. Dip the bottom of each bar into the chocolate ganache and lay upside down on the lined cookie sheet allowing the chocolate to set and dry.

Repeat with remaining bars. Place the tray in the freezer or fridge to set quicker.

Once the chocolate has set, turn the bars, add the remaining shredded coconut and drizzle the top of the bars with caramel sauce and remaining melted chocolate ganache.

No Bake Samoa Bars on a wooden chopping board

Top tips to make no bake samoa bars

  • Be sure to line your pan with parchment for easy removal.
  • Press the cereal mixture firmly in the pan and make sure it is fully set before adding the toppings.
  • Store in an airtight container in the fridge.

Frequently asked questions

How do you make caramel sauce?

For ease and convenience, I used a store bough caramel sauce to top these samoa bars, but if you want to make your own, this is a great recipe!

What’s the best cereal to use in these no bake samoa bars?

I used my favorite cereal for these bars, Kashi Go Lean cereal, it’s an organic cereal with lots of fiber, protein and whole grains – something to balance out the chocolate and caramel! You can use whatever cereal you prefer or what you have to hand.

Can you have a somoa bar for breakfast?

One of these squares will easily keep you going until lunch if you have one for breakfast, but they are equally good as a mid-afternoon snack or as a dessert. They are a great treat that the whole family will enjoy.

For more no bake recipes

I know you and your family will love these bars as much as we do! They are a great indulgence!

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No Bake Samoa Cereal Bars with Chocolate Ganache

These easy No Bake Samoa Bars are made with basic ingredients with the flavors of Samoa Girl Scout Cookies then topped with coconut, caramel and chocolate!
5 from 3 votes
Servings 9 servings
Course Dessert
Calories 422
Prep Time 20 mins
Total Time 20 mins

Ingredients
  

For the Bars:

  • 2/3 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 3 cups Kashi Go Lean cereal or you can use any cereal of chioce
  • 1 1/4 cups of unsweetened shredded coconut toasted, divided
  • 1 cup caramel sauce mine was store bought

For the chocolate ganache:

  • 4 oz chopped semi-sweet chocolate
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup milk I used [url href=”https://www.lactaid.com/products/lactaid-whole-milk”]Lactain[/url]non-dairy milk

Instructions

  • Line 9×9 inch square pan with parchment paper
  • In a large bowl, microwave the honey for about 1 minute until it warms up.
  • Immediately sitr in the peanut butter until completely combined.
  • Gently stir in the cereal and ½ cup of shredded coconut until completely coated with peanut butter/honey mixture.
  • Press very firm into the prepared pan to make sure everything sets properly.
  • Chill in the freezer until the bars set – around 30 minutes – 1 hour.

To make the Chocolate Ganache:

  • Place milk and coconut oil int a small sauce pan over medium heat.
  • Cook 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally, until coconut oil has melted completely but do not allow the milk to boil.
  • Stir the chopped chocolate into the saucepan and incorporate with the coconut oil and milk until everything is completely melted and the mixture is shiny and smooth.

To Assemble Bars:

  • Line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper. Cut chilled bars into equal squares. Dip the bottom of each bar into the chocolate ganache and lay upside down on the lined cookie sheet allowing the chocolate to set and dry.
  • Repeat with remaining bars. Place the tray in the freezer or fridge to set quicker.
  • Once the chocolate has set, turn the bars, add the remaining shredded coconut and drizzle the top of the bars with caramel sauce and remaining melted chocolate ganache.

Notes

Recipe inspired by American Heritage Cooking
Nutrition: Please note that the nutrition label provided is an estimate based on an online nutrition calculator. It will vary based on the specific ingredients you use. This information should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g, Calories: 422kcal, Carbohydrates: 55g, Protein: 8g, Fat: 22g, Saturated Fat: 13g, Sodium: 281mg, Potassium: 346mg, Fiber: 6g, Sugar: 22g, Vitamin A: 365IU, Vitamin C: 0.2mg, Calcium: 41mg, Iron: 4.8mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate. It will vary based on cooking method and specific ingredients used.

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