Samoas Cookie Pie


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Samoa Pie — This Samoa pie tastes even better than the Girl Scout cookies you grew up eating! It’s layered with caramel sauce, chocolate, and shredded coconut. YUM!

Samoa Pie

Addicting Samoa Pie Recipe

Growing up, I was a Girl Scout and I was great at ‘selling’ cookies. I would literally polish off a box of Samoas after school while doing my homework. Chock up another ‘sale’ my parents had to chip in for.

Thin Mints and Samoas are my favorite Girl Scout cookies and since I already have a fast, easy, no-bake, and foolproof Thin Mints recipe, it was time to tackle Samoas. The textures and flavors are all there in this giant Samoa pie. Gooey, chewy, sticky, sweet, and wonderful. Dare I say this may even be better than the real thing?

It’s a fast, easy, no-mixer recipe that comes together in minutes and there’s nothing fussy about it. Making individual Samoa cookies is way too labor-intensive and this giant cookie pie is the opposite.

I made a simple stir-together dough for the crust before topping it with chocolate chips, shredded coconut, sweetened condensed milk, salted caramel, and a final chocolate drizzle. You can use homemade salted caramel or your favorite store-bought brand. I like salted caramel because the slight saltiness cuts through some of the sweetness but regular caramel sauce is fine.

Since I didn’t dip the bottom of this giant cookie in chocolate like traditional Samoas Girl Scout cookies, I added chocolate chips underneath the coconut layer, a la Seven Layer Bars, and there’s chocolate drizzled on top. You can never have too much chocolate.

The cookie base is soft, chewy, dense, and the perfect support system for the chocolate, coconut, and salted caramel that gets piled on. With this recipe, it’s Girl Scout cookie season year-round. Dangerous.

slice of Samoa Pie on white plate

What’s in This Samoa Pie?

To make this Samoa cookie pie, you’ll need: 

  • Unsalted butter
  • Egg
  • Light brown sugar
  • Vanilla extract
  • All-purpose flour
  • Salt
  • Semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • Sweetened shredded coconut
  • Sweetened condensed milk
  • Salted caramel sauce

Samoa Pie

How to Make Samoa Pie

Whisk together the melted butter, egg, brown sugar, and vanilla before stirring in the flour and salt. Turn the batter into a greased pie dish and bake until the edges firm up slightly and the center is a little set. 

Remove the pie crust from the oven and sprinkle chocolate chips over top. Then, sprinkle on the shredded coconut, followed by the sweetened condensed milk and salted caramel sauce. Return the Samoa pie to the oven and bake until there’s some bubbling near the edge of the dish and the center has dried out some and looks set. 

Once the cookie pie is out of the oven, let it cool slightly before drizzling with melted chocolate. You’ll then need to let the Samoa pie set for a good 4 hours, as it needs time to fully set up. 

Samoa Pie next to two slices of pie on white plates

How to Store Samoa Pie

This Samoa cookie pie will stay fresh for up to 5 days at room temperature if store in a sealed container. You can also store it for up to 6 months (I store it by slicing it into small wedges, wrapping each wedge individually in plastic wrap, and putting those in a large zip-top bag).

Samoas Cookie Pie - Move over Girl Scout Cookies! The flavor in this easy, giant cookie is 100% spot-on!! Hello year-round cookie season!!

Can I Use Regular Caramel Sauce? 

Yes, you can use regular or salted caramel sauce for this cookie pie recipe. Use whichever you have on hand! 

Samoa Pie — This Samoa pie tastes even better than the Girl Scout cookies you grew up eating! It's layered with caramel sauce, chocolate, and shredded coconut. YUM!

Tips for Making a Samoa Pie

You’ll use about two-thirds of a standard 14-ounce can of sweetened condensed milk. Just eyeball it because it’s way too sticky to measure. The leftover portion can be used in coffee, iced coffee, no-bake truffles, or just eat it with a spoon.

Also, you need to watch your pie like a hawk during the last 10 minutes of baking. The coconut, caramel, and sweetened condensed milk are all prone to burning, so it’s better to under bake than over bake if you’re unsure.

Finally, you MUST let this Samoa pie cool for at least 4 hours (or overnight) before slicing and serving it. If you try to slice the pie immediately, you’ll have a literal hot mess on your hands and it’ll be impossible to eat a slice. 

Samoa Pie — This Samoa pie tastes even better than the Girl Scout cookies you grew up eating! It's layered with caramel sauce, chocolate, and shredded coconut. YUM!

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Samoas Cookie Pie

By Averie Sunshine
This Samoa pie tastes even better than the Girl Scout cookies you grew up eating! It's layered with caramel sauce, chocolate, and shredded coconut. YUM!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
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  • ½ cup unsalted butter, 1 stick, melted
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • ¼ teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • ¾ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, for sprinkling
  • 1 ½ cups sweetened shredded coconut, loosely laid in measuring cup (not packed)
  • two-thirds of one 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk, about 10 ounces
  • 4 to 5 ounces salted caramel sauce, homemade or store-bought, regular caramel sauce may be substituted
  • ¾ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, melted for drizzling


  • Preheat oven to 350F. Spray a 9-inch pie dish very well with cooking spray; set aside.
  • In a large, microwave-safe bowl melt the butter, about 1 minute on high power.
  • Wait momentarily before adding the egg so you don’t scramble it. Add the egg, brown sugar, vanilla, and whisk until smooth.
  • Add the flour, salt, and stir until just combined; don’t overmix.
  • Turn batter out into prepared pie dish, smoothing the top lightly with a spatula. Bake for about 10 to 12 minutes or until edges firm up slightly and center will have begun to set up a bit. It’s by no means done, but pie will be returned to oven to bake another 25 minutes or so.
  • Remove pie dish from oven, and evenly sprinkle 3/4 cup chocolate chips over the crust.
  • Evenly sprinkle the coconut.
  • Evenly drizzle the sweetened condensed milk (just eyeball it).
  • Evenly drizzle the caramel sauce (just eyeball it).
  • Return pan to oven and bake for about 25 minutes, or until there’s slightly bubbling near the edge of dish and the center has dried out some and looks more set. Cookie pie will firm up more as it cools. In the last 10 minutes of baking, watch it like a hawk because the coconut, caramel, and sweetened condensed milk will all be prone to burning; better to underbake than overbake if you’re unsure.
  • Allow pie to cool in dish on a wire rack while you melt the chocolate for drizzling by adding 3/4 cup chocolate chips to a small microwave-safe bowl and heat to melt, about 1 minute on high power. Stop to check and stir and heat in 10-second increments until chocolate can be stirred smooth.
  • Using a spoon (or pastry bag or ziptop bag with corner cut off if you want to be fancier but I didn’t bother), evenly drizzle the chocolate in long vertical lines, parallel to each other, spaced about 1/2-inch apart. Pie doesn’t have to be cooled to add the chocolate drizzle.
  • Allow pie to continue to cool on wire rack for at least 4 hours (or overnight) before slicing and serving. Don’t slice too early because chocolate drizzle needs to set and interior of pie needs to firm up or you’ll have a literal hot mess.


Pie is best fresh, but will keep airtight at room temperature for up to 5 days, or in the freezer for up to 6 months. I store it by slicing into small wedges, wrapping each wedge individually in plasticwrap, and putting those in a large ziptop bag.


Serving: 1, Calories: 682kcal, Carbohydrates: 95g, Protein: 10g, Fat: 32g, Saturated Fat: 21g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 10g, Cholesterol: 76mg, Sodium: 232mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 74g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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Originally posted February 12, 2015 and reposed on April 10, 2020 with updated text.

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    1. I feel like this could be quite dry without it. In a pinch you could perhaps add extra sweetened condensed milk but you won’t get the caramel flavor with that though.

  1. Cant wait to make this for Christmas eve! I noticed you said it can cool on a wire rack over night; if I do overnight, do I leave it on the counter or put it in the fridge? Thanks!

    1. Counter. This pie does not need to be refrigerated. Although after it’s fully cooled, you can cover the pie plate with foil or plasticwrap.

  2. Wondering if it would be okay to toast the coconut first? Or would it burn? It doesn’t seem like it really toasts up with the milk and caramel over it.

    1. You could toast it if you wanted to. I don’t find it necessary and haven’t ever tried it so can’t say for sure if it would burn, although it’s protected by the other ingredients so I doubt it, but do a light toasting if you try it.

  3. 5 stars
    I made the Samoa Pie, and I can only say that you are a baking goddess! What an amazing recipe. I made it just as written, and my family loved it! A perfect dessert!

  4. 5 stars
    I made the Samoa Pie, and I can only say that you are a baking goddess! What an amazing recipe. I made it just as written, and my family loved it! A perfect dessert!

    1. Thanks for the 5 star review and glad it was amazing for you! Thank you for that sweet compliment, too! How nice :)

  5. 5 stars
    I made this pie for Pi Day 2019 (3.14) and it was amazing! I thought it would just taste like sweet coconut (and be delicious), but it tasted EXACTLY like a Samoa cookie! It was wonderful, and super easy. I made the linked recipe for salted caramel sauce while my crust baked. I did make one enhancement, because my coconut didn’t really rise up and toast, so since I had about 3/4 cup of leftover sweetened coconut in the bag, I toasted that, added it to the top of the cooked pie when it came out, then did the chocolate stripes on top. It added a nice top layer of extra crunchy toasted coconut on the top, like the cookies. The crust was perfect, and the assembled pie cooked for 23 minutes. The pie super sweet, so a small piece is perfect, and you can get a lot of servings from just one pie. I shared the pie, and the recipe, with my Samoa loving friends!

    1. Thanks for the five star review and I’m glad it tasted exactly like a Samoa Cookie! And what a great pie to make for Pi Day yesterday!

  6. 4 stars
    I carefully followed this recipe. At 8 minutes left, I noticed the condensed milk really bubbling and browning around the edges. Took it out immediately, and now I have an unattractive ring around the outside of the pie. It’s not burnt, but definitely not pretty. Has this happened to anyone else?

    1. All ovens, pans, etc. vary and with a recipe with both coconut and sweetened condensed milk in it (since they are both prone to burning), it’s not uncommon for things to get done quicker than you expect and it does have a lot to do with the oven. Some run hotter than others.

  7. 5 stars
    I’ve made this a couple of times – LOVE it!!!! when I take it to social events, it’s gobbled up SO fast!!

  8. I’ve made the Samoa Cookie pievthree times now and each time it was difficult to cut and the cookie crust came apart. Any suggestions?

    1. Overbaked. Bake less the first time around, rather than 10-12 mins, I’d go for 7-8ish based on what you just described.

  9. 5 stars
    It was DELICIOUS! I also used the homemade caramel recipe and it turned out beautifully. One of the rare times caramel has met all of my expectations. I am about to make this for the third time and I tell everyone how delicious both recipes are.

    1. Thanks for the 5 star review and glad this recipe is a winner for you as well as the caramel recipe! Glad it meets all your expectations!

      1. Where can I find this homemade caramel recipe? This is exactly what I came to the comments wondering about! So excited to try this!!

  10. Hi Averie,
    I love your recipes!!!!
    By accident I used a smaller pie dish (the alluminumn ones you can get at the store) so I think I put too much in one pie. I mean I love my stuff gooey and sometimes underbaked, but I got nervous because of the smaller pan and not sure if it’s cooked as it’s SUPER gooey. I guess I’ll try baking them a big more. My kids were fighting so o got distracted with the time lol.
    Thanks for your awesome recipes !!

  11. Put a pan underneath the pie plate, because it will run over the edges. Still looks great though, and can’t wait to taste it!

    1. I have never had issues with this running over. Some recipes I do and that´s encouraged but with this one, I have never found it necessary.

  12. 4 stars
    I did make this in a glass pie plate, which may be relevant, but the cookie layer I thought was too thick and soft. I would have liked it to have a little crispness. The top layer was awesome, but I did use UNsweetened coconut flakes, not sweetened. I think those actually worked better because they are more crunchy. If I make again, I will halve the cookie part – maybe it was just too thick?

    1. I don’t find the cookie layer too thick…maybe your pie dish is a bit more shallow than mine, not sure. Thanks for trying the recipe.

  13. This turned out perfect! I did have to pull it out at 20 minutes instead of 25 because I didn’t want the Sweetened Condensed Milk to burn on the edges. It bubbled like lava! I wished I would have maybe broiled it for a minute to get the center a bit more ‘caramelized’. I made this because I don’t have any Girl Scouts near me and this sure filled the bill for the Samoa Cookie. My husband said that it’s better than the cookies! I for sure will make it again. Thanks. Wished I could post a picture but I did post to my facebook with the recipe.

    1. I agree that it’s better than their cookies :) Glad you both loved it and thanks for sharing on your FB page!

  14. Hi There :) I just made this. Looks delicious, but I plan on serving tomorrow for New Year’s. Can i just cover in foil and leave on the counter overnight? Or would you recommend refridgerating?

      1. I made this 2 weeks in row. My guests were in loveeeee. Me too! So so so good. Thank you!

  15. I am making this for an early Christmas dinner tomorrow. I’ve seen it all over Facebook and basically start drooling every time I see it. Can’t wait to make it!

  16. Everything I’ve made from you is FABulous!! This pie is no different. Thank you, Averie, for providing endless deliciousness!

    1. Thanks for trying the recipe and I’m glad it came out great for you! Thanks for the compliments on my recipes always turning out fab :)

  17. Is the total baking time almost an hour? That seems long for a cookie/pie. Also, it says to let it sit for 4 hours before indulging; is this true?

    1. Yes because the batter is gooey/wet and there are many layers involved, that is correct.

      You can cut into it as soon as you want but you’ll probably burn yourself and it won’t be set properly and will likely fall apart and be very messy.

  18. Samoas are my favorite too! And this pie looks so good. If only someone else in my family liked coconut…of course I suppose I could just eat it all by myself… (bad idea?) Haha.

    1. I haven’t done it that way so really can’t comment. I would probably double the recipe and make as indicated, keeping the same baking times, but this is purely a guess and I have no idea….

  19. This looks wonderful. I live at 5000′ feet…. any suggestions on baking time changes? This will be a hit at the annual fire department bbq fundraiser in September. Thanks for sharing this with the world.

    1. Being that I have never baked at altitude I don’t have any suggestions. I would make the changes you would normally make, in a general sense, when you’re baking. Test it out too obviously before the BBQ and good luck!

    2. The altitude adjustments are needed when something needs to rise and has something like yeast or baking powder in it. It shouldn’t affect this  yummy looking pie. I live at an altitude as well, so have adjusted other types of recipes

  20. I am making this now! It is Pi Day (3/14) and this came across my Facebook page , I have it in the oven now…Can’t wait until tomorrow when I can eat it!

  21. I just made this and it was awesome!  I have trouble with lactose and found a recipe to make it out of coconut milk. It was the perfect substitute for this recipe, since it already uses coconut. Thanks for this awesome recipe!

  22. Why are they called Samoas cookie pie? Is that the type of Girl guide cookies they have in Samoa?

    1. Samoas Girl Scout Cookies have been around for probably 40 years or more. Not sure I understand your question.

  23. This looks amazing! Do you know if anyone’s tried to make this GF? I was wondering if would still be good with coconut flour? 

    1. I would not use straight coconut flour, at all! It will negatively alter the texture of the batter beyond repair. If you’re going to attempt it as GF, then I’d use a GF baking blend, i.e. Bob’s, Pamela’s, etc.

  24. I’m short on time, couldn’t find caramal sauce, I grabbed a can of dulce de leche. Do you think that would work in place of the caramal sauce?

    1. In terms of texture/thickness, good choice. And flavor-wise, close, not quite, but as long as you know that going in, you’ll definitely enjoy them!

    1. Thanks for trying the recipe and I’m glad it came out so great for you that you won your work bakeoff!

  25. Averie this is one of the best recipes I have made from ur site. I made it tonight and people loved it. Thank you so much.

    1. Thanks for trying the recipe and I’m glad it came out great for you and that it’s one of the best recipes of mine you’ve tried!

    1. Use enough to very lightl cover the base but not tons more (which I find to be about 5 ounces) because it thins out and runs in the oven from the heat.

    1. I haven’t tried it that way so not able to answer for sure but it would probably be okay, but just guessing.

    1. Thanks for trying the recipe and I’m glad it came out great for you! Judging by your pictures, it won’t last long :) Great job!

  26. This looks soooo good!!
    Thanks for posting this recipe! I wanted to share it with my readers and I’ve included it in a round up of 14 pies to make to celebrate Pi Day. I’ve included a direct link to this post for the recipe. You can see the whole piece here:

  27. I’m totally making this for our annual Pi Day pie competition at work. Any idea how far in advance it can be made? Is it really best fresh or would I be ok making it on Wednesday night for a Friday afternoon pie tasting? Does it need to be refrigerated?

    1. If you want to read over the last line of the directions for storage info, everything you asked is right there. Enjoy the pie!

  28. I love Samoas! This pie looks like it is to-die-for! I can’t wait to make it. Aaaah! So many recipes, so little time!

  29. This samoas pie may be the most perfect thing I have ever seen! Yum! Pinned! I am already thinking of an excuse to make this! Can I just make it because its monday? lol

  30. Girl Scouts are the reason I have to workout ;) Their cookies are so ridiculously good! Samoas are my all time favorite and the fact that you put the flavors in a pie kind of has my mind blown. Pretty sure this should be illegal it looks so good!

  31. I was the WORST at selling girl scout cookies! I was so shy and introverted as a kid that walking door to door was pure torture. One year, I didn’t sell a single box, other than to anyone outside of our family. (I’m pretty sure I quit a few months later.) Samoas were always my favorite, even though I didn’t like coconut anywhere else, and this pie looks even better than the cookies!

    1. I would have ‘sold’ yours for you :) Got I could pound down a box of GS Cookies at warp speed as a kid!

  32. Update — just made this and my kitchen smells amazing! I will tell my girlfriends that you are a super high-mileage runner and this works wonders for you as running fuel ;)

    Thank you for the fantastic recipe!

    1. Thanks for trying the recipe and I’m glad it came out great for you and that you’re going to share the superfuel recipe with your gf’s :)

  33. I was a girl scout growing up too. I still buy the cookies to support the girls, but I would much rather make something from scratch. Love the idea of the samoa flavors in a pie!

  34. This cookie pie looks SO amazing, Averie! Totally need to try this very soon! Love it – super drool-worthy!

  35. My mouth is watering just looking at this girl scout twisted recipe. I hide my girl scout cookies when I buy them. Either I’ll eat the entire box or someone else will. Haha.

  36. This looks amazing! Samoas are the BEST Girl Scout Cookie, hands down. I have a girl’s weekend coming up and I think this pie will be perfect fuel for the half marathon we are running :)

    1. Funny you mention marathon running…I’m a high mileage runner (100+ miles a week) and I actually remember scarfing down a pretty large portion of this and having a wonderful run afterward :)

  37. WOW, this looks to-die-for! I’m so jealous of American Girl Scouts – you folks get so many cookie choices! The Girl Scouts of Canada only distribute two different kinds (Chocolate Mint wafers for winter and Vanilla/Chocolate cremes for summer), so I’ve never had the satisfaction of stuffing my face with Samoas! Cue: sad face emoticon. I’ll have to give this a go so that I can try these delectable treats. Thanks!

  38. OH YES. I’ve seen a lot of DIY versions of caramel delites ( i can’t call them samoas), and they are all so involved and shaped like the cookies that I’m like NOPE. Not happening.

    But this? In bar form!! Yes, please!

    1. Way too involved and complicated most recipes, yes for sure! And this one…so easy! It’s funny you call them Caramel Delites and they were ALWAYS Samoas for me and we grew up 1 state apart in the same era! Weird!

  39. It is girl scout cookie season and the only thing better than a box of Samoas is a giant homemade version. This looks like the real deal too! I love what sweetened condensed milk does for layered bars and with all that coconut, caramel and chocolate…oh yum!

    1. Sweetened cond milk is the DEAL with layered bars, you’re so right! The flavor, texture, and how it just makes everything blend together in an amazing way, love the stuff :)

  40. Um. So, if I eat this on a holiday, say Valentine’s Day, the calories are null and void, right? ;)

    I am part of the Thin Mint/Samoa fan club, as well. This cookie pie looks dangerously delicious.

  41. Haha between the two of us we could have sold LOTS of boxes! :) This pie…it’s epic. You know I’m all over this, right? Like…OMG. Samoas are my FAVORITE!

    1. I was so great at ‘selling’…. what I wouldn’t give to be able to sit down to a BOX of Samoas or a sleeve of Thin Mints BEFORE dinner…oh those were the days :)

  42. I invite you to share this yumminess at my Thursday Blog Hop. You can join the fun through Sat. midnight. xo

  43. Can you believe that I had NEVER had a samoa until last year?! I grew up in Canada, and we don’t have the same girl scout cookies. My life was forever changed.
    And then you turned them into a pie. AMAZING. Pinned!

    1. Thanks for pinning and glad you finally got your hands on Samoas! So interesting that Canadian G.S. Cookies aren’t the same as the US ones!

  44. Holy yum this looks so good..Samoas and Thin mints are my favorites too. I just bought the Yankee Candles of both of them and they smell exactly like the cookies the thin mint candle is spot on. You have to order them…they are calorie free..OK now you have to invent a Thin mint dessert LOL….

    1. That is crazy about the Yankee candles…I had NO IDEA those even existed. Wow, I better not buy them or I’ll want cookies all day long while the candles are burning :)

  45. Oh, the memories. I polished off a whole box of Samoas after I gave birth to each of my kids. It was awesome.
    This pie is more awesome, and I need to make it. Can you invent a Tagalong version for me? Because you know, peanut butter. :)

    1. I have never done a copycat Tagalong on my blog…I think I need to! And what a GREAT story that you had a BOX of Samoas before giving birth to each of your kids…now that is a story! Love it!