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3.05.2014

Samoa Fudge Brownies



My Aunt Val is an A+ Girl Scout troop leader. She loves girl scouts. If it were not for her, I probably would not have gotten involved when I was a little kid. One of my best memories growing up was when I got to tag along with her and her troops on a camping trip. I had a BLAST. So now whenever I think of Girl Scout Cookies, I think of her.

About 20 years ago, Aunt Val and her family moved away from New Hampshire, and back to Colorado. I have not seen them since. She doesn't have a Facebook account, so I have not really stayed in touch with her. But have kept tabs on my cousins over the years. 

About a year ago, I received a random email from her. I opened it up to read that she has joined Pinterst! Not only that while she was searching for Girl Scout Cookie recipes, and she stumbled upon my Samoa Cookie Dip. She fell in love, went to print it off, and then while doing so she looked over and saw my photo in the side bar. Oh my gosh moment..... this is my Niece! She didn't even know I had this little ol' piece of internet.

How neat right? The Internet has great powers of bringing people together.



This past weekend, I picked up my cookie order from a friend. As I stuffed my faces with scary amounts of Samoas and Thin Mints, I started reminiscing about my childhood. I am not sure I can eat a Girl Scout Cookie without thinking of Aunt Val....

So if she's reading (not sure if she does still...) These brownies are for you Aunt Val!


Samoa Fudge Brownies

Ingredients:


  • 1 cup of butter 
  • 3 oz chopped milk chocolate
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened coco powder
  • 1  1/4 cups of sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tbs vanilla extract
  • 1/4 a cup of plain Greek yogurt.
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour 
  • 1 tsp salt 
  • 1.5 boxes Samoa Girl Scout Cookies, half of them chopped and reserve the other half for topping
Directions:

 In a small sauce pan melt butter and milk chocolate together. Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly.

In a medium mixing bowl mix sugar, eggs and vanilla extract together. Whisk in the butter mixture. Using a rubber spatula mix in flour, cocoa powder, salt and chopped cookies. Once combined fold in Greek yogurt.

In a greased 9x13 cake pan, spread brownie batter on the bottom. Top with remaining cookies. Bake at 350 for about 30 minutes, or until a tooth pick is inserted and comes out clean. Allow to cool completely before slicing.   

31 comments:

  1. Fantástico bolo e bem tentador, bjs

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  2. These look outstanding. Love your story (and sometimes, I really love the power of the internet! )

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  3. I need to save this recipe to use as bait to get my husband to do things. :)

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  4. How fun is that! I think half of my relatives don't know I blog about food. These look delicious by the way.

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    1. Most of mine don't either.... the ones that know think I have this "silly" hobby on Facebook.

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  5. I've been drooling over these ever since they appeared in my facebook feed. I love that you and your aunt reconnected over the interwebs.

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    1. Internet can be so great can't it?!

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  6. I love these brownies with every inch of my skin. So yummy looking!

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  7. Holy mother of brownies... I want this whole pan in my belly ASAP.

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  8. Oh man Carrie, I love everything about these!!!

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  9. You're gonna fall out of your chair in shock when you read this, Carrie, but I've never had a somoa cookie before. Insane, right? Every time I buy Girl Guide cookies, I stick with the thin mints. I REALLY need to get on the somoa train because they look amazing and you're amazing for stuffing them into fudgy, yummy brownies! Very cool about your Aunt finding you on Pinterest. In world wide web is a lot smaller than we think sometimes!

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    1. Dude................. thin mints are not even that great. Samoas. You need to order a box! PS is Girl Guide the Canadian version of scouts?

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  10. what a fun story about your aunt finding you via pinterest!

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  11. The fudgy-ness is killing me!!! The other day my mom told me my 2nd grade teacher reads my blog... I was like what?!?!?! How? It is so crazy to think of the randomness of the internet.

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  12. Oh my gosh these brownies! Gorgeous!

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  13. Made these last night. Thanks Bakeaholic Mama, you recipes never let me down.

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  14. WHOA. I didn't think Samoas could get any better than they are all by themselves but....wow! Will have to give this recipe a try!

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  15. This post really caught my attention, and not just from that completely delicious looking pan of brownies up there. I am also "Aunt Val" to 15 nieces and nephews. How sweet that you reconnected on Pinterest of all places!

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  16. I’m so speechless I want to cry. THANK YOU FOR THIS RECIPE!

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  17. Carrie, you're a genius. This is FANTASTIC.

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  18. Aw how sweet :) I love that little story! These brownies are insane, loving this recipe!

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