A healthy spin on one of America’s favorite cookies! These Samoa FUDGE brownies are made from whole grains and all natural ingredients!
I’m inherently a brownie girl. If given the option between cake, pie, cookies, or brownies…
Brownies, always brownies. For real.
I gotta say, I think I knocked this one clear out of the park. These brownies have actually been swimming around in my head for a few months now. And now with all of the little Girl Scouts greeting me at my local grocery stores recently (thanks again for the fresh stock of cookies being stored and frozen for the year), I knew it was time to get down to business and turn thoughts into reality.
Why, why, WHY did I take so long to make these gorgeous, decadent bites of awesome?
One thing I’m always apprehensive of when eating brownies I have not made myself is the balance of chocolate-y richness. Most of the time if I’ve bought a brownie somewhere, I usually find them far too dense and rich. I suppose it’s good when I need to watch my calories though because one bite of most brownies and I’m done (and begging for a huge glass of milk or water). These on the other hand? One bite turns into two bites which turns into eating half of the batch.
Can you even?
My FAVORITE part of these brownies has to be the HUGE chunks of chocolate chips IN the actual brownie (thank you Kodiak for making ‘Big Bear‘ brownie mix) AND the added texture of the coconut mixture on top. MONEY. I got that texture and flavor so spot on!!! Each and every bite has subtle (and not so subtle) hints of coconut flavor though. Rest assured you coconut lovers, I got you!
Can you believe these started with a BOXED brownie mix??? I’m telling you friends, those Kodiak ‘Big Bear‘ brownies are the real deal. I know many are apprehensive about a store-bought “boxed” anything, but these are made with all natural ingredients and whole grains. Nothing funny added AND they taste amazing on their own! Sometimes a solid amazing brownie is acceptable, but why stop there? The coconut topping on these can be whipped up in a few minutes and takes ‘good’ to ‘incredible’ just like that.
Samoa FUDGE brownies? Worth it.