Samoa Pretzel Sticks

These Samoa Pretzel Sticks are inspired by one of my favorite girl scout cookies! I absolutely love the caramel, chocolate and coconut in those delicious Samoa cookies. And all those flavors come together perfectly in these pretzel sticks.

Samoa Pretzel Sticks - caramel, chocolate and toasted coconut!

With the addition of the pretzel, you get a little salty with the sweet, which is delish! I also love these because they are so easy to make. You could totally make them with kiddos – just maybe don’t let them melt the caramel – that gets hot!

They are such a great way to enjoy the flavors of Samoas all year long and without having to spend $4 a box.

Samoa Pretzel Sticks - caramel, chocolate and toasted coconut!

Samoa Pretzel Sticks - caramel, chocolate and toasted coconut!

The recipe makes quite a few – basically a whole bag of pretzel sticks. So we had quite a few of them to share. Our neighbors loved them, the hubs loved them and my co-worker and his fam loved them. I even got super cute thank you notes from the kids. :)

Samoa Pretzel Sticks - caramel, chocolate and toasted coconut!

Have you ever toasted coconut? It smells so good! I love the sweetness of it. In fact, I have lotions that are coconut scented. To me, it’s kind of like vanilla times 10. Extra-vanilla-y.

And all that coconut scent takes me right to beach with a pina colada! I cannot wait for summer! The weather here just cannot make up it’s mind. One day it’s 70 degrees and the next it’s back to 35.

And now we’ve got all kinds of rain. Not a fan.

Samoa Pretzel Sticks - caramel, chocolate and toasted coconut!

But have no fear, these pretzel sticks are here! Corny I know. But they will save you from having to buy more Samoas, since you already ate a couple boxes on your own. No? Just me? :)

And the coconut will hopefully make you happy and a little beach-y. We’ve gotta carry ourselves through this little bit of winter we have left however we can.

Samoa Pretzel Sticks - caramel, chocolate and toasted coconut!

Samoa Pretzel Sticks

Yield: 30-35 pretzels

Ingredients

1 bag caramels (I used Kraft)
2 tbsp water
2 1/2 cups toasted coconut
3 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 tbsp shortening

Instructions

1. Add caramels to a saucepan with water. Cook on medium low until caramels are completely melted, stirring constantly.
2. Once melted, pour caramel into a tall glass, tall enough to dip the pretzel sticks in at least half way.
3. Place parchment paper on the counter.
4. One at a time, dip pretzels into the caramel, half to 3/4 way.
5. Place dipped pretzels onto parchment paper to cool and harden fully, 2-3 hours. Or place in refrigerator for about 1 hour.
6. Spread coconut onto a baking sheet covered with parchment paper. Bake at 325 degrees for 5-10 minutes, or until lightly toasted. Set aside to cool.
7. When ready, melt chocolate chips and shortening in another tall glass in the microwave, stopping about every 30 seconds to stir so that you don't burn the chocolate.
8. Dip caramel dipped pretzels into chocolate one at a time.
9. Hold chocolate dipped pretzel over cookie sheet with coconut and sprinkle coconut on melted chocolate.
10. Place pretzels on parchment paper to dry.
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Enjoy!

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Comments

  1. What a genius idea! I Love these!

  2. Okay, this recipe ROCKS. What a genius idea! Pinned, of course!
    Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust recently posted…No-Bake Golden Oreo Lemon DessertMy Profile

  3. This. Is. Awesome. Sweet and salty gets me every single time! I love that you added coconut to pretzel sticks!!!
    Jocelyn @BruCrew Life recently posted…Peanut Butter Nutella Cookie BarsMy Profile

  4. You can never go wrong with anything Samoa inspired. Adding the pretzel sticks is such a genius idea. You definitely nailed it with this one :)
    Kathi @ Deliciously Yum! recently posted…Homemade Soft PretzelsMy Profile

  5. Sweet and salty is a win win combo. Adding chocolate and coconut to the mix just makes me want to devour these.
    Rochelle @ Oh So Sweet Baker recently posted…Lemon Coconut CupcakesMy Profile

  6. Okay Lindsay, these are super creative!
    Gloria @ Simply Gloria recently posted…Sunbursts Pancakes with Chocolate GanacheMy Profile

  7. LOVING these pretzels! The sweet and salty mix is RIGHT up my alley
    Julianne @ Beyond Frosting recently posted…Hot Fudge Sundae FrostingMy Profile

  8. These look so cute, and I love them presented in the jar :)

    Sophie
    http://what-sophie-said.blogspot.co.uk/
    xxx
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  9. Ohhhh myyy ohhhh my. These look HEAVENLY!! :) My next splurge recipe will be this one!

  10. These are PERFECT Lindsay! And toasted coconut is to-die-for. LOVE! Pinned girl!

  11. Salty- sweet is such a favorite! Turn it into crunchy, salty-sweet with chocolate and coconut and you have a winner! What a great idea, Lindsay!
    Wendy recently posted…Snickers BiscottiMy Profile

  12. Saw this on the Tuesday link share and had to check it out! Love samoas and love this recipe! Thanks for sharing!!!

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