Girl Scout Cookie season is officially over, and if you’ve managed to snag some boxes — despite the supply chain-fueled shortage — consider yourself lucky. Whether you’re a Thin Mints gal or prefer the new “Raspberry Rally” flavor, there’s no denying that these cookies are a classic for a reason. But did you know they’re even tastier with a twist? It turns out that using Samoas in your standard s’mores recipe takes them to new ooey-gooey heights. Better still, they come together super fast (which is why we call them “lazy s’mores”). Keep reading for the recipe — just in time for campfire season!
How To Make ‘Lazy’ S’Mores Using Girl Scout Cookies
First thing’s first: S’mores-flavored Girl Scout cookies do exist. However, I would argue they don’t compare to the taste of a freshly toasted, melty marshmallow sandwiched between two thin mints or caramel de lites (a.k.a. samoas). These cookies replace the typical graham cracker ingredient to make an even sweeter, easier-to-assemble treat. You get to skip the cumbersome step of breaking apart chocolate bars.
This Samoa S’mores recipe from the Creme de la Crumb blog uses the chocolate and coconut-infused cookies to elevate a quick dessert. Keep reading to see my own results.
- 12 samoa or caramel de lite cookies (or your favorite Girl Scout cookie)
- 6 medium or jumbo-sized marshmallows
- Prep: 5 mins
- Cook: 5 mins
- Total: 10 mins
- Servings: 6 s’mores (2 per person; 3 servings)
- Depending on cooking method, place each marshmallow on skewer (metal or wood) for fire-roasting, baking sheet for broiling, or on plate for microwaving.
- Toast marshmallows by roasting over open fire, grill, or gas stove about 10 seconds; microwaving on plate on high 8 to 10 seconds; or broiling on baking sheet about one minute. Regardless of cooking method, cook marshmallows until fully toasted and golden brown. Be sure to watch marshmallows so they don’t burn.
- To assemble s’mores: Place one cookie upside down and put toasted marshmallow on top of upside down cookie. Top marshmallow with second cookie (right side up) and press down gently to squish marshmallow between cookies. Enjoy!
My Taste Test
I was a Girl Scout as a kid — and I’ve eaten plenty of caramel de lites in my day — so I was surprised by how much yummier these cookies were as s’mores. The samoa’s sweet and nutty flavor pairs perfectly with the smoky sugar of the marshmallows, and the marshmallows’ gooeyness is held together well by the sturdy, crumbly cookies. (Of course, my fingers ended up a little sticky — but that’s the price you pay for toasted marshmallows!). These s’mores give the traditional version a run for their money, and definitely earn my Girl Scout badge for Most Delicious Campfire Snack. I’d eat them in front of a campfire or the TV.
Note: If you want to make these but don’t have any samoas on hand, you’ll probably need to buy them online; quantities are limited during the off-season. But even if you’re paying extra per box (Buy from Amazon, $14.48 for one pack), a treat this tasty is worth the price.
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