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Sunday, July 10, 2016

Samoa Smacky Delicious Mix #SundaySupper


     I'll begin this post with a word of warning. This Samoa Smacky Delicious Mix is addicting.  You will innocently pick up the first piece just to give it a little try.  Then you will find your hand inexplicably back in the bowl.  A few more bites and you'll tell yourself you should quit.  Then just one more bite sneaks its way into your mouth. So you move across the room thinking the distance will make you safe.  But then you need your drink that just so happens to be sitting by the bowl... so you grab a sip and a quick bite.  And so it goes until you reach the bottom of the bowl.  With the last little crumb comes a simultaneous sense of sadness and relief.

    Don't say I didn't warn you!




     When I saw that Constance from Cosmopolitan Cornbread picked coconut as the theme for Sunday Supper I tossed around a lot of ideas.  I've been wanting to work on some coconut cream pie bars, so that was certainly tempting.  I had some ideas for a few dips and of course coconut shrimp sounded delicious.  I was headed to the grocery store and needed to make the decision.  I HATE making decisions when everything is sounding so good.  I want to make it ALLLLLLLL!  Then I hit on it.  One of Matt's favorite Girl Scout cookies is the Samoa.  He buys a couple of boxes each year and that is coming from my supposed non-sweet eating husband.  But what could I do to mimic the crunch, caramel, coconut, chocolate and shortbread?

    Then genius hit! (I know, I'm feeling extra humble today!)


    What if I took Jenny's Smacky Delicious Mix and added a coconut twist.  Mmmm, yeah.  That's good.  Of course a chocolate drizzle would be easy enough, but I still wanted some of that butter shortbread flavor and mouth feel.  Time was getting away from me and I needed to get to the store.  So Jax and I went with a mission; complete the grocery list and fill in the whole in this great Samoa plan that was coming together.  We wandered and thought and thought and wandered.  Then like a beacon of light, there they were.  Fudge striped shortbread cookies... aaaaah!  It was perfect.


    So I did what you do when you start with an idea, you go for it and hope for the best.  I wasn't quite sure how the coconut would act in the microwave, so I waffled on that part of the recipe a few times.  Then I just went for it.  It looked good and smelled lovely, but I stayed out of it as I was taking pictures.  Matt came through and grabbed a bite.  I asked how it was, but he didn't say much.  On his way back through the room he grabbed another.  That's when I knew I was on to something.

     I brought a gallon bag of it to my parents' for family dinner that night and it disappeared.  Everyone who tried it loved it.  That non-sweet eating husband of mine even got himself a little bowl of it for breakfast.  I am still working on picking my jaw up off the floor!


    What are your favorite coconut recipes?  The Sunday Supper team put together some great recipes for today's posts.  Be sure to look below the recipe for a lot of great ideas!

Samoa Smacky Delicious Mix

Ingredients:

12 oz box crispy hexagon cereal
1 1/2 cup flaked coconut
3/4 cup butter
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
1/2 cup corn syrup
pinch of salt
1 tsp baking soda
13 oz package fudge striped shortbread cookies, broken into pieces


  1. Prepare a place to cool the snack mix by placing a couple of sheets of wax paper on the counter.  Sprinkle broken cookies over the wax paper. 
  2. In a large microwave safe bowl, toss together cereal and coconut. Set aside.
  3. In a large sauce pan (make sure you leave plenty of room for the mixture to bubble up), melt the butter, brown sugar, corn syrup and salt over medium heat.  Bring to a boil and cook for two minutes.  Remove from heat and stir in baking soda. 
  4. Pour caramel over the cereal and coconut and stir to coat.  Microwave on high for two minutes, then stir again.  Repeat two more times, for a total of 6 minutes in the microwave.
  5. Pour cereal mix over prepared wax paper.  Spread out over the cookie chunks.  Allow to cool completely before storing in a airtight container. 
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    36 comments:

    1. I would not be able to leave this alone until it was all gone!

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      1. It's not easy! I wouldn't let myself even try it until after I had given most of it away. It's once you start that it becomes a problem!

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    2. This sounds like a perfect snack for overnight guests!

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    3. Sounds great.
      Headed to your town today for my aunts wake and funeral tomorrow at St Francis.

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      1. I am sorry for your loss, but hope you have a nice visit none the less!

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    4. Oh, yeah, my hand would be in and out of that bowl until this snack mix was gone! LOVE this!!

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      1. It's totally dangerous like that! Thanks, Liz!

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    5. This is definitely a work of genius! I love samoas ( I think everyone does don't they) so this would be totally addicting to me.

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      1. Thank you! It is REALLLY addictive, so only make as much as you are willing to eat ;-) (But it is also totally worth it!)

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    6. When I make this, do I have to share?? Sounds so good! Definitely making this for our next road trip snack :)

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      1. No sharing required, it can be our little secret!

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    7. I TOTALLY love this idea for a snack! My kids would love it too! I think it would disappear at my house in no time :)

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      1. Thank you! It has a magical way of disappearing! I hope you enjoy it.

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    8. My husband LOVES Samoas, so this snack would be right up his alley. I'll have to make it for him soon! Thanks for sharing your recipe with us at the Wednesday Showcase.

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      1. Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope he enjoys it. It was a fun way to enjoy the fun flavors we love!

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    9. These look and sound so good.
      Thanks for sharing the recipe at Cooking and Crafting with J & J.
      Enjoy the week.
      Julie

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    10. This looks and sounds delicious. I love all of the ingredients. Mixing them together as you did is a great idea! Pinning and planning on making.

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      1. Thank you! I love it when an idea actually works like you envision it ;-)

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    11. This looks like a great snack mix that we would really enjoy. I really appreciate you sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday and hope you have a great weekend!
      Come Back Soon,
      Miz Helen

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    12. This looks incredible! What a delicious snack (and using the fudge shortbread cookies is genius!). Thanks for sharing your recipe with us at Merry Monday!

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      1. Thank you! They really worked well in there and made it super easy. Thanks!

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    13. I love the samoa cookies too! That chocolate coconut combo is irresistible to me! No one else in the family likes coconut. I know, crazy, right? In fact mushrooms are another thing that they dislike. I am so tortured! I cannot eat my favorites in this house unless I want to make 2 meals! ARG!

      But, I am going to make this, and I might just have it all to myself if they won't get past their dislike of coconut. Perhaps that's the key? I'll add coconut to anything that I want for me! LOL! I think helped me come up with a strategy for keeping those who can eat gluten out of my gluten free snacks! You are brilliant!

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      1. Oooh, I love mushrooms! My husband and little dude do too though, so I have to share. Boo! My little guy actually picks all of the mushrooms off my plate (and shrimp too for that matter!) so I almost have to sneak a couple in the kitchen if I want to eat them in peace. ;-)

        I was a late convert to coconut. I didn't think I liked it until a few years back.
        I fell in love with coconut curries, then jumped on the coconut oil bandwagon and now I am a full on coconut lover.

        I would totally use it to your advantage and make delicious treats that you don't have to share with anyone!! Thanks, Nikki!

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    14. Yum, Yum yum! I've got to make this soon. Pinning!

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      1. It is so good! I hope you love it!

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    15. These sound tasty! :) Pinned!

      I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipe, crafts, and tips: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

      Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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