Samoa Brownies

Rich and chocolatey Samoa Brownies topped with a sweet coconut topping. They taste just like the Samoa Cookie you love!

Samoa BrowniesBrownies are one of my favorite desserts. I took my recipe for The BEST Brownies and spruced them up with a samoa topping. These brownies are rich, chocolatley with a sweet coconut topping.

These Brownies come out soft and chewy on the outside and firm around the edges. Just how I like my brownies.

samoa-chocolate-coconut-browniesTo make the coconut layer I take granulated sugar and cook it until melted in a saucepan. It’s a quick and easy way to make a caramel sauce. After the sugar melts I add butter, sea salt, heavy cream and shredded coconut.


While the brownies are baking in the oven I like to whip up the coconut caramel topping.


Why these Samoa Brownies are so awesome:

✓ Brown Butter: Adds so much flavor and extra nuttiness to the brownies.

✓ Coffee: Instant coffee granules bring out the cocoa flavor in the brownies.

✓  Brown Sugar: Gives extra moisture to the brownie versus granulated sugar. Brown sugar also gives the brownies extra flavor.


Samoa Brownies

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Serves: 9 brownies
Rich and chocolatey Samoa Brownies topped with a sweet coconut topping. They taste just like the Samoa Cookie you love!



  • 10 tablespoons unsalted butter, cubed
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup light brown sugar
  • ¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon instant coffee granules
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 large eggs, cold
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ⅔ cup all purpose flour
  • ½ cup chocolate chunks or chocolate chips

Coconut Caramel Topping

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened and cut into cubes
  • ½ cup heavy cream, room temperature
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • 2½ cups sweetened, shredded coconut



  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line a 9 x 9 or 8 x 8 pan with aluminum foil or parchment paper. Lightly spray with cooking spray or grease with butter. Set aside.
  3. Add butter to a medium saucepan and cook over medium heat until light brown / caramel in color. 5-10 minutes. Make sure to keep and eye on it so butter does not burn. It also helps to use a light colored saucepan for this.
  4. Pour browned butter into a large bowl along with both sugars, cocoa powder, salt, instant coffee granules and baking powder. Stir until combined and allow to rest for 5 minutes or until the mixture has cooled down.
  5. Stir in the eggs and vanilla and mix until batter has a nice sheen to it.
  6. Fold in the flour and stir until combined. (Do not over mix)
  7. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 20-25 minutes or until the top is set and a toothpick comes out clean.
  8. Allow the brownies to cool completely.
  9. To assemble the brownies top them with the coconut caramel topping.
  10. Cut into 9 brownies and drizzle with melted chocolate if desired.

Coconut Caramel Topping

  1. While the brownies are baking, make your coconut caramel topping.
  2. Add sugar to a medium saucepan and heat over medium heat.
  3. Stir sugar for 5-10 minutes or until the sugar is completely melted and golden brown. (The sugar takes 5 minutes to start to melt and will clump up, that is fine). When the sugar is golden brown and melted immediately take off of the heat and stir in the butter. It will get bubbly which is fine.
  4. Pour in the heavy cream and sea salt and mix until combined.
  5. Place back on the stove for 30 seconds stirring constantly to thicken. Remove from heat and stir in coconut flakes.
  6. Set aside until ready to assemble.
Only Eats

Coconut Caramel Topping adapted from Broma Bakery

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  • Kathy Bradford

    Girl Scouts, take a lesson from Kelley! These are so much better than the cookies. I had the privilege of enjoying one of Kelley’s Samoa brownies today, and I’m still smiling. The caramel drizzle put an incredible brownie right over the top. Thank you!

  • Kristen Andersson

    Hello Kelly! Would you just double the recipe to make in a 9×13 pan?

    • Hi Kristen!

      Yep that should work perfectly! Let me know how you make out.