Samoa Bars

http://www.lecremedelacrumb.com/samoa-bars/

  • optional: coarse sea salt
  • 2 cups caramels, unwrapped (see note)
  • 3 tablespoons heavy cream or milk
  • 1½ cups coconut flakes
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • 1½ cups butter (3 sticks)
  • ⅔ cup powdered sugar
  • 3 cups flour
  • ¼ cup semi sweet chocolate chips, melted
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Source: Creme De La Crumb