Prep time: About 7 to 10 minutes, cooling time: about 30 minutes
Cooking time: 25 to 30 minutes
Calories per serving: 112 (based on 16 servings)
I recently tried making Girl Scout Samoa cookies which were a huge hit. Though it was great to hear from folks how good they were, I just thought they were too tedious to make.
My ever-supportive husband then told me to make some sort of Samoa bars instead. And so these brownie bites were born! See? Hubbies can be useful sometimes – just kidding 😉 My hubby sure has a lot of cool ideas.
Now, let the baking begin. Here’s a list of what you need.
For the brownies:
½ cup old fashioned oats
1 cup partly crushed frosted flakes (or any leftover cereal for that matter)
½ cup greek yogurt (plain or vanilla)
½ cup unsweetened apple sauce
½ cup plus 2 teaspoons brown sugar
½ cup baking cocoa
1 teaspoon baking powder
¼ cup vanilla almond milk
½ tsp vanilla extract
Pinch of salt
For the toppings:
1/3 cup melted baking caramels or canned dulce de leche (I made my own)
1 cup toasted coconut
¼ cup dark or semi-sweet chocolate chips, melted
1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (177 deg C).
2) In a medium bowl, mix together the brownie batter ingredients until everything is well incorporated.
3) Spray a medium baking pan (I used an 8 x 5 pan) with some baking spray.
4) Pour in the brownie batter onto the baking pan and bake for about 25 minutes.
5) Once the brownies are done, let it cool completely. It took about 40 minutes for mine to do so.
6) Spread some of the melted caramel on to the cooled brownie. Do not slice yet.
7) In a separate bowl, mix together the toasted coconut with the rest of the melted caramel. Spread the coconut caramel mixture on top of the brownie.
8) Melt the chocolate chips either in the microwave or by using a double broiler. The chocolate’s consistency should be just enough to be drizzled. Drizzle the chocolate on top of the coconut using a fork.
9) Chill in the fridge for at least 30 minutes. Finally, slice the brownie into 2 inch bite-sized pieces.
Eat well and be well. – Ella Bella