Chefs from A to Z Compete in a Girl Scout Candy Challenge

PHOENIX – As Girl Scout cookie season begins, nearly 20 chefs and restaurants in the Phoenix and northern Arizona area are once again competing in the Girl Scout Candy Challenge.

Each chef was tasked with making a dessert featuring one of the Girl Scout cookie flavors, such as Thin Mints, Samoas, Tagalongs, Do-Si-Dos, Trefoils, or Lemon-Ups.

Everything will be on restaurant menus throughout February for people to try. Fans can then vote for their favorite dessert, here, between February 1 and 28, 2022.

Here is a list of participating restaurants, the cookie they chose, and the dessert they created (description provided):

Aioli Gourmet Burgers – PB&J Napoleon (Do-si-dos)

Buttery buttery dough with strawberry compote, girl scout de sedo crumbs and cream made of peanut butter and cream cheese, topped with strawberry cole and fresh whipped cream.

Details: 10652 N., 32nd St., Phoenix, AZ 85028

Beaver Street Brewery – Coconut and Caramel Tiramisu (Samoa and Trefoils)

Whipped mascarpone with layers of Girl Scout Samoas and Trefoils.

Details: 11 Beaver Street No. 1, Flagstaff, AZ 86001

Blue Hound Kitchen and Cocktails at Palomar – Trifle featuring Girl Scout Do-si-dos

Mouth-watering layers of Grand Mariner, chocolate pudding, peanut butter mousse and crumbled Cé Dos crust.

Details: 2 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix, AZ 85004

Churn – I want Suh-Moh-Ah Girl Scouts to appear in Samoas

This Girl Scout dessert is served in one of two ways: as a scoop of signature ice cream that combines Girl Scout Samoas with chocolate sauce and salted caramel, or as a sundae, where two scoops of ice cream are combined with Samoas crumbs, Brownie Crumbles, whipped cream and toasted coconut chips .

Details: 5223 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85012

Geordie’s at Wrigley Mansion – Peanut Butter and Jelly (Trefoils)

Peanut butter mousse with strawberry jelly center surrounded by Girl Scout Trefoil, peanut caramel, raspberries and fresh strawberries. It also has a cocoa coating and is garnished with liquid chocolate.

Details: 2501 E. Telawa Trail, Phoenix, AZ 85016

Grand Canyon Brewing + Distilling – Chocolate Mint Truffle Mousse (Thin Mint)

Forget Rachel’s disastrous trifles of friends! This beauty is sweet and smooth thanks to layers of mint-infused chocolate mousse and white chocolate mousse, which are made even richer with Girl Scout Thin Mint Powder. It’s topped with delicate mint crumbs and whipped cream and garnished with berries plus an extra Girl Scout Thin Mint cake.

Details: 1800 S. Milton Road Suite 11, Flagstaff, AZ 86001

Lovecraft Coconut-Lemon Cake Tart (Tri-lobe)

Creamy and dreamy with a little zest, this dessert starts with Coconut Shell and Girl Scout Trefoils. Stack it on top with a delicious lemon filling, then homemade whipped cream.

Details: 3128 E, Cactus Road, Phoenix, AZ 85032

Lumberyard Brewing Company – Strawberry Shortcake Jar (Trefoils)

This vanilla pudding is made with the addition of three-lobed Girl Scouts and fresh strawberries, all layered in a mason jar and topped with whipped cream.

Details: 5 San Francisco Street, Flagstaff, AZ 86001

Nook Kitchen – Don’t Care If I Do (Do-Si-Dos)

Peanut Butter Panna Cotta with Girl Scout Do-si-dos and oatmeal cookie crumble. Paired with banana cream and fries.

Details: 4231 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix, AZ 85018

OAK on Camelback – Peanut Butter Cheesecake Duo (Tagalong)

This peanut butter cheesecake has a little second of its own that helps mark along! Rich and velvety, this Peanut Butter Cheesecake uses Girl Scout Tagalongs in the recipe, then is topped with chocolate ganache and cookie crumble.

Details: 111 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix, AZ 85012

Burhan Buffet at Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale Troon North – Peppermint Brownie Dream (Fine Mint)

This delicious dessert starts with a double chocolate brownie. It’s then layered with Girl Scout Thin Mint, Peppermint cremeux (which is smoother on mousse) and marshmallows.

Details: 10600 E. Crescent Moon Dr., Scottsdale, AZ 85262

Rusconi’s American Kitchen – Bodino Caramel Featuring Samoan Girl Scouts

Coconut Bodino And Dark Chocolate With Samoa Crust And Caramel Sauce, Topped With Samoan Crumbs And Toasted Coconut Flakes.

Details: 10637 N. Tatum Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85028

Serrano Mexican Restaurants – Phat Elvis Girl Scouts Tagalongs

This decadent dessert pays homage to Elvis’ affinity with peanut butter and banana. It features a graham cracker crust, peanut butter cheesecake, whipped cream and crumbly Girl Scout Tagalongs mixed with banana. Chocolate and bacon ganache is topped with brown sugar and extra Tagalong biscuits.

Details: 141 S. Arizona Ave., Chandler, AZ 85225

Shift Kitchen & Bar – Chocolate Mint Churros (Thin Mint)

Handcrafted to order, these chocolate churros benefit from a powder made of Girl Scout Thin Mints. Once sautéed, it’s topped with the softened cheese, mint powder, chocolate sauce, and a scoop of Earl Gray gelato.

Details: 107 N. San Francisco St. Ste 2, Flagstaff, AZ 86001

Tarbell’s Peanut Butter and Bacon Crème Brûlée (Do-Si-Dos)

Enjoy Chef Adrian De Leon’s rich and creamy peanut butter and delicious Bacon Crème Brûlée with Girl Scout Do-si-dos! A crisp layer of melted sugar is placed on top of our peanut butter custard to create a beautiful blend of unexpected textures and flavors. Topped with whipped cream, bacon bits, and Do-Si-Dos, this dessert combines sweet, savory, and rich to give you a ready-made flavor combination that’s sure to please.

Details: 3213 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix AZ 85018

Seat County – Level Up Lemon Bar (Lemon Ups)

Talk about an update on Grandma’s Lemon Bar! This twist on Girl Scout Lemon-Ups mixes classics and adds a meringue-covered popper to frenetic perfection.

Details: 120 W Gurley Street, Prescott, AZ 86301

Italian Daughter – Limoncello Cake (Lemon Abs)

In this delicious dessert, Girl Scout Lemon-Ups take center stage. A delicate limoncello sponge cake is filled and frozen with a generous layer of mascarpone cream, completely covered with lemon crumb, finished with a lemon oil drizzle and served with whipped cream.

Details: 23687 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85255

Make Brasserie – Peanut Butter Daquoise (Tagalungs)

Milk and biscuits, but make it a fashion! This dessert is bursting with flavor thanks to the Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge Crunch with Girl Scout Tagalongs, Peanut Butter Mousse, and Chocolate Ganache. kicker? Serve with milk foam for the full effect.

Details: 9719 N. Hayden Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85258

ZuZu at Hotel Valley Ho – Whipped Lady Lemon “Show Stopper” (Lemon-Ups)

This fruity treat features a blueberry milkshake base with a drip of lemon. Girl Scouts Lemon-Ups, cranberry pie, lemon ice cream bar, fresh blueberries, lemon chips, white chocolate milk crumbs, lemon whipped cream sandwich and lemon fudge.

Details: 6850 E. Main St., Scottsdale, AZ 85251

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