Gluten free and delicious Peanut Butter Bars topped with all the sweet Samoa cookie fixings!

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You guys… In Britney’s words, “Oops, I did it again!”

Get this. I clicked “add friend” on a Facebook profile that I should NOT even be visiting, let alone befriending!! Ugh. You’ve also done that, right? RIGHT?

Gurrrrrl, you have no idea how fast I started to move, looking for an option to undo the damage. All this was happening on my phone at like midnight or so. Do you know how hard it is to focus on finding that other option when you are incredibly frantic? Sheeesh!

But, you know… I was bored. I couldn’t sleep. FB-stalking was the next best thing.

Also? Can I share with you a story about a squirrel and these Samoa Peanut Butter Bars?

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K. So. I made these awesome bars, and because Antarctica decided to move into Indiana, aaaaand because I wanted the Samoa bars to cool off ASAP, I set the pan outside, on my snow covered porch. About 30 minutes later I went back to get the pan, but the pan was not where I left it.

After realizing my dumb move and praying that there was no raccoons around, I started my search, when in the corner of my eye I spotted a squirrel hugging the pan and just going at it! Her eyes were moving so fast, looking left to right, almost as if she was making sure that noone was about to come and take her prize.

I don’t know about you, but I would never try to come in between an animal and its food. Ever. I don’t care how small that animal is. Funny thing is that the squirrel left with the pan. I have no idea where the pan is, and I just hope that squirrels and chocolate get along.

Thus, lesson learned. Few days later I made the bars again, but this time I just let them cool off inside the house.

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About these lovelies; inspired by my 2-Ingredient Nutella Brownies, and by all my bloggy friends’ Samoa adaptations, I created these delicious Samoa Peanut Butter Bars and ate half the pan! I really did. I am SO thankful for my treadmill!

I highly encourage you to make these over the weekend. They are not crazy sweet, but they are super delicious and also chewy! Like, in a good way.

ENJOY!

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Samoa Peanut Butter Bars
 
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Gluten free and delicious Peanut Butter Bars topped with all the sweet Samoa cookie fixings!
Serves: Makes 9 to 12 Bars
Ingredients
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup smooth Peanut Butter
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, chopped, divided
  • 1 (14 oz.) bag Caramel Candies, unwrapped
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1 (14 oz.) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup sweetened shredded coconut
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Line an 8x8 brownie pan with parchment paper; set aside.
  3. Place the eggs in your mixer's bowl and beat for 8 minutes, or until eggs have tripled in size.
  4. Heat Peanut Butter in the microwave for 1 minute.
  5. Remove and stir.
  6. Slowly pour a stream of the warm Peanut Butter over the eggs, beating until mixture is thoroughly combined.
  7. Pour batter into prepared pan.
  8. Sprinkle ¾ of chopped chocolate chips on top of Peanut Butter mixture; set aside.
Make Caramel Sauce
  1. Combine caramels, butter and sweetened condensed milk into a saucepan.
  2. Cook over medium-low heat until melted, stirring constantly; about 5 minutes.
  3. Use 1 cup of prepared caramel sauce and spread it over the chopped chocolate chips.
  4. (Store any remaining caramel sauce in the fridge and use it as a topping for ice creams, cakes, cookies, etc...)
  5. Sprinkle shredded coconut over caramel sauce.
  6. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out with very few crumbs.
  7. Remove and let completely cool before cutting.
  8. Melt the remaining chopped chocolate chips and drizzle over the bars.
  9. Cut and Serve.

MORE SAMOAS-INSPIRED RECIPES:

Homemade Samoas Girl Scout Cookies from Just A Taste

Homemade Samoas Cookie Recipe from Bakers Royale

Mini Samoa Pies from Crazy for Crust

Girl Scout Cookie Samoa Shake from Dashing Dish

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  1. Tina Jui March 22, 2014 at 7:04 PM - Reply

    Wow! Amazing! A whole layer of peanut butter sounds so delicious!

  2. Valerie March 18, 2014 at 12:46 PM - Reply

    Somewhere a squirrel is staring at your empty pan, wondering how to replenish it again.

    Please send over a batch…please! Someone ate all my Samoa cookies.

  3. J. Doe (@SprungAtLast) March 18, 2014 at 9:25 AM - Reply

    Well I think it was nice of you to feed the squirrels like that! (I hope squirrels and chocolate get along too!)

  4. michael March 17, 2014 at 1:33 PM - Reply

    OMG… those look amazing! I wish I lived near you! Great site, great recipes! :-)

    check out my recent post, Hot Fudge Cake

    Michael :-)
    http://michaelswoodcraft.wordpress.com/2014/03/17/hot-fudge-sauce-chocolate-cake-and-ice-cream/

  5. Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction March 17, 2014 at 10:06 AM - Reply

    These look (and sound!) incredible! So good!

  6. Emily @ Life on Food March 16, 2014 at 7:25 PM - Reply

    Hello lovely!!

  7. Meghan March 16, 2014 at 6:49 PM - Reply

    These bars are beyond the beyond, my friend! And your photos are stunning!

  8. Zainab @ Blahnik Baker March 15, 2014 at 2:51 PM - Reply

    Hahahha that’s one smart squirrel! I will not leave the pan behind if I found these bars outside either.

  9. Nancy P.@thebittersideofsweet March 14, 2014 at 9:19 PM - Reply

    Seriously these are AMAZING!!

  10. Marly March 14, 2014 at 6:43 PM - Reply

    OMG!! These look fabulous. Can’t wait to give them a try!

  11. Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes) March 14, 2014 at 4:55 PM - Reply

    OMG you are killing me with these bars! Killing me in the best way possible.

  12. Liren March 14, 2014 at 4:20 PM - Reply

    I don’t know what I love more, these bars or the squirrel story! SO so funny! That’s one lucky squirrel :)

    My heart went pitter patter when I saw this. Seriously.

  13. Maria | Pink Patisserie March 14, 2014 at 4:08 PM - Reply

    These are a knock out! Look so, so good!!!

  14. Laura (Tutti Dolci) March 14, 2014 at 3:33 PM - Reply

    Gorgeous bars, just what my weekend needs! TGIF!

  15. Lindsay @ The Live-In Kitchen March 14, 2014 at 3:10 PM - Reply

    These look so good! I love all things Samoas. Quick question – it looks like there’s a crust on the bottom. Is that just how the peanut butter/egg mixture bakes up?

    • Katerina Petrovska March 14, 2014 at 3:13 PM - Reply

      Hi Lindsay! Yes, that is how the eggs and PB bake up. Pretty amazing, eh?! :-D

  16. Julia @ hungryandconfused March 14, 2014 at 2:29 PM - Reply

    These look absolutely amazing! Pinned!

  17. Linda romer March 14, 2014 at 1:22 PM - Reply

    Katarina you are so funny. Thanks for the laugh and the recipe cant wait to make them.

  18. Consuelo @ Honey & Figs March 14, 2014 at 12:30 PM - Reply

    Sorry that I laughed at your loss, but that was so funny oh wow?? That squirrel is a genius – I wish it had been me who stole the pan, because I’d love to eat them all.
    They look mouth-watering ahhhh.
    I hope you enjoy your weekend! x

  19. Auntiepatch March 14, 2014 at 11:44 AM - Reply

    OMG! I’ll bet that squirrel thought it had gone to heaven! AND it came with a nice roof for the squirrel house!

  20. Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie March 14, 2014 at 11:37 AM - Reply

    Yep I want this right now.

  21. Julia @Vikalinka March 14, 2014 at 11:03 AM - Reply

    Best story I’ve read in a LONG time! Maybe ever. I don’t have a habit of stealing but these bars…not sure I could resist the temptation! Gorgeous.

  22. Christiane ~ Taking On Magazines March 14, 2014 at 9:40 AM - Reply

    Klepto squirrels. I’m loving it. I don’t blame the little critter though. The bars look amazing.

  23. Meagan March 14, 2014 at 8:04 AM - Reply

    Oh man I could eat a ton of these bars.

  24. Laura Dembowski March 14, 2014 at 7:44 AM - Reply

    That is the funniest story about the squirrel! It made me lol! Our squirrels would have taken it too. Especially since it has peanut butter in it – they love peanut butter. Best to let delicious treats like this cool in the house.

  25. Averie @ Averie Cooks March 14, 2014 at 2:53 AM - Reply

    OMG THEY’RE GORGEOUS!!

    First the recipe itself. I love seven layer bars and anything with sweet cond milk, yes, sold. And the PB.

    It looks like a layer of PB custard. Love it’s just really PB + eggs. Nice.

    And your photography. STUNNING!!! pinned

  26. A_Boleyn March 14, 2014 at 12:12 AM - Reply

    A squirrel stole your pan of peanut butter bars? That’s the funniest thing I’ve ever read on a blog. :)

    Of course the bars DO sound pretty good.

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