Samoa Cream Pie

Samoa Cream PieYou know what one of the saddest times of the year is? When Girl Scout Cookies go away and you realize that you never got any. No Thin Mints. No Tagalongs. And…the saddest of all…no Samoas. The caramel. The chocolate. The toasted coconut.

So I have kind of a funny story about how this recipe came to be. I was sadly standing in front of my pantry, realizing I’d missed Girl Scout season and not wanting to make dinner (which will make an appearance on the blog in the future). And I decided it would be fun to ease my pain with ingredients from my pantry. It just kind of happened. Magically. It all came together and it was amazing, like an over-the-top decadent version of my favorite cookie. In a jar.

You’re going to need graham cracker crumbs, sugar, melted butter, instant cheesecake-flavored pudding, coconut, coconut extract, sweetened condensed milk, caramel sauce, chocolate sauce.


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In a small skillet, toast 1 cup of coconut over medium heat, stirring frequently, until golden brown. Set aside.

In a small mixing bowl, combine the graham cracker crumbs, sugar, and melted butter.

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Press 1 tablespoon of the crumb mixture into a 4-ounce jars, mugs, ramekins, or other container*. Repeat with 11 more jars. Set aside.

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In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the pudding, sweetened condensed milk, and water. Place the bowl in the refrigerator. In a separate bowl, beat 1 cup of whipping cream until medium peaks form. Remove the bowl of pudding from the refrigerator. Whisk in 1 cup of the coconut

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and the coconut extract. Gently fold in the whipped cream. Spoon about 3 level tablespoons of the pudding mixture on top of the crust.

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Set aside.

Whip the remaining 1 cup of cream until ALMOST stiff peaks form. Drizzle half of the mixture with caramel sauce and the other half with chocolate sauce.

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Stir a few times so the whipped cream is streaked with caramel and chocolate but not totally mixed.

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Spoon the flavored whipped cream on top of the jars.

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Drizzle with caramel sauce (it’s okay if it drips down the sides.)

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Sprinkle the cream with the toasted coconut and serve immediately.

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If you want to make these ahead of time, prepare the pies through the step where you spoon the filling into the jars and then drizzle with caramel and make the whipped cream topping right before serving. Makes 12 mini pies or 2 full-size pies.

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*This can also be made in 2 8-serving graham cracker pie crusts. Divide the ingredients evenly between the two pie crusts.


    1. I got it at a little kitchen shop in New Orleans called Roux Royale, but I’m SURE they sell them elsewhere! If you’re really dying for one, I bet you could call them and order one over the phone. 🙂

  1. That looks so yummy! Do you always have ingredients like this just sitting in your pantry, waiting for the miracle of creation?

    1. Well, in preparation for a sweetened condensed milk-related apocalypse, I have an astonishing amount of it in my cupboards. 🙂 And I had leftover graham cracker crumbs and coconut from my husband’s birthday cheesecake. So it wasn’t too crazy. 🙂

  2. I realized last night that we have Blue Bell’s Coconut Fudge ice cream and that if I top it with caramel sauce, it is practically Samoa ice cream.
    As a 12 year veteran of selling GS cookies, I find it especially sad to have missed cookie season.

  3. This looks so yummy! I just discovered a granola bar that tastes just like a Samoa Girl Scout Cookie–Sunbelt chocolate-covered coconut. (And you can justify it because it’s a GRANOLA BAR!)

  4. ‘I don’t feel like making dinner. I want to make dessert.’ Amen.
    I’m so impressed by people who can just whip up something without a recipe. This treat looks very tasty; thank you for sharing. 🙂

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