Who doesn’t love a good munchkin? I am a sucker for them every time I grab a coffee at Dunkin’ Donuts (my favorite place to get coffee – after all, I AM from New England) so I wanted to try and recreate a delicious munchkin at home. These took less than 30 minutes to make and were a perfect treat!
Whats your favorite girl scout cookie? Mine is without a doubt, Samoa’s! When I was a girl scout, I used to hoard boxes of these (I think then they were called Coconut Delite’s then) and I could polish off an entire box all by myself. And now anytime I know a girl scout selling cookies, I buy at least 6 boxes of Samoa’s. The coconut, chocolate, caramel goodness are just too much.
I bought toasted coconut flakes a few weeks ago so I started looking up recipes to make homemade samoa cookies but honestly, it seemed a little too complicated and I was feeling pretty lazy last night. BUT I still wanted to make something sweet. So I took the easy way out and used a brownie mix but added homemade caramel sauce, coconut and chocolate drizzle. These things were better than the cookies, which is a bad thing because now I can make them any time of year! Ahhh.
Yesterday at the grocery store I saw butterscotch morsels and it totally hit a craving for me that I didn’t even know I was having. I picked that up along with some condensed milk, graham crackers and roasted peanuts (AND about 6 different types of cheese which I need to figure out what to do with…this is why I should never go to grocery stores hungry). I got home and wasn’t exactly sure what to make with my random ingredients but then settled on adapting this recipe from The Pioneer Woman – changing it around to match what I just bought. Much to my surprise, I have grown to love The Pioneer Woman because the recipes are always pretty simple and accessible. Plus its one of the only actual cooking shows left on the food network to watch amidst a million competitions (although I am not going to lie, I can…and do…binge watch Chopped for hours). Three words sums this dessert up: so freaking good.