Homemade Samoas Cookies

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Healthy homemade Samoas made with only four ingredients: coconut, dates, chocolate chips and coconut oil. They’re also vegan and gluten-free!

I’m excited to share these homemade Samoas. They are created in honor of everyone’s favorite Girl Scout cookie. Okay, so maybe Samoas aren’t everyone’s favorite, but they’re definitely mine!

Thin Mints are a close second over here. If you’re on team Thin Mint, I highly recommend you check out my recipe for healthier Thin Mints too!

Homemade 4-Ingredient Samoas Girl Scout cookies in a glass storage container.

I actually already have a recipe for Samoas energy bites, but this version is a bit more simple in terms of the ingredients (just 4) and looks almost exactly like the real deal.

The idea for these babies was actually inspired by Meaghan of Plant & Simple Eats. She brought similar cookies to an Instagram meet up we had awhile back and I knew I wanted to make my own version!

These Samoas couldn’t be easier to make so instead of having to wait for Girl Scout cookie season every year, you can make these year round. YES!

WATCH HOW TO MAKE HEALTHY SAMOAS:

Plate of homemade Samoas.

Healthier Homemade Samoas

Traditional Samoas, as much as we love them, are highly processed and made with lots of saturated fats and artificial flavoring.

We’re skipping all of those extra ingredients like white sugar, corn syrup and sweetened condensed milk and making them with just medjool dates, toasted coconut and chocolate chips. I recommend using Lily’s chocolate chips or Hu Kitchen gems for less sugar! 

These Samoas aren’t necessarily low calorie or low sugar, but they are made with natural ingredients including natural sugar from the dates and without preservatives. A big win in my book!

The medjool dates add such a nice caramel flavor and these Samoas legit taste like the real deal! Some have even said they taste better than the real deal. Shh…. don’t tell the Girl Scouts. 

Three bowls of dates, coconut flakes and chocolate chips. Teaspoon of coconut oil.

Ingredients Needed

  • medjool dates – the medjool dates add such a nice caramel flavor and make these Samoas taste like the real deal! You can buy medjool dates that are already pitted or pit them yourself (it’s super easy). Two brands that I like are Natural Delights and Joolies. You can find Natural Delights in the produce section of most grocery stores (near the bananas) and Joolies are offered on Amazon and Thrive Market.
  • unsweetened shredded coconut – be sure to grab unsweetened instead of sweetened!
  • dark chocolate (chips or a chopped bar) – I like to use Lily’s dark chocolate chips to keep this recipe lower in sugar, vegan and dairy-free. 
  • coconut oil – this is used to help make the melted chocolate thinner, which makes it easier to dip the Samoas. The coconut oil also helps harden the chocolate in the freezer. You can skip it, but your melted chocolate will likely be pretty thick. I recommend using refined coconut oil if you don’t want any coconut flavor!
Hand holding one homemade Samoas cookie with three cookies in the background.

How to Make 4-Ingredient Samoas

Here’s how to make these easy samoas!

Toast coconut Pre-heat oven to 400°F. Spread the shredded coconut onto a baking sheet for toasting.

Sheet pan with coconut flakes.

Place in oven for 3-5 minutes, until coconut is a light golden brown color.

Sheet pan with toasted coconut flakes.

Warning! Keep any eye on the coconut: Make sure to stay in the kitchen watch the coconut, as it can easily go from toasted to burnt. Alternately, you can toast the coconut in a pan on the stove-top.

Food processor of dates and toasted coconut.

Process Add dates and toasted coconut into the bowl of a food processor. Pulse until mixture is combined and starts to form a ball of dough.

Blended dates and coconut in a food processor.

Form cookies Remove from the food processor, roll 1 Tablespoon size pieces of dough into a ball and then shape into a round cookie. Using a straw or chopstick punch a hole in the middle of the dough. Move the straw or chopstick around a bit to make the hole wider, if needed. At this point you’ll likely need to reshape the cookie a bit.

Donut shape no bake cookies on a parchment lined cookie sheet. A chop stick is making a hole in the middle of one of the cookies.

Chill Place all cookies on a sheet lined with parchment and transfer to the freezer to harden up a bit. 

Melt chocolate While cookies are in the freezer, add chocolate and coconut oil to a shallow microwave-safe bowl and melt in 20-30 second increments until the chocolate is melted enough to drizzle.

Parchment lined cookie sheet with homemade Samoas. A bowl of melted chocolate beside the cookies.

Coat Grab cookies from the freezer and dip each one in the chocolate to coat the bottom. Place cookies on the parchment and use remaining chocolate to drizzle over top the cookies. 

Freeze Transfer cookies back into the freezer for 10-15 minutes to let the chocolate harden. Once they’ve hardened you’ll be able to easily remove the cookies from the parchment paper.

Enjoy – If you want to enjoy them right away, let them sit out on the counter for a few minutes. 

What to Do If Your Dates Are Dry

Fresh Medjool dates are usually soft and give easily when squished. If your dates are older or just seem dry and hard, you may want to soak them before using. Simply place them in a bowl of warm water for 10-15 minutes to soften and rehydrate them. Drain well and pat dry before using.

Hand holding a homemade Samoa.

How to Store Samoas

If you want to enjoy right away, let your Samoas sit out on the counter for a few minutes. For enjoying later, store in a sealed container in the fridge for up to one week or in the freezer for up to three months… but I bet they’ll be gone before then Ha!

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4.81 from 285 votes

Homemade Samoas Cookies

Healthy homemade Samoas made with only four ingredients: coconut, dates, chocolate chips and coconut oil They’re also vegan and gluten-free!
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 11

Ingredients  

Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Spread the shredded coconut onto a baking sheet for toasting. Place in oven for 3-5 minutes, until coconut is a light golden brown color. Make sure to stay in the kitchen watch the coconut, as it burns really easily. Alternately, you can toast the coconut in a pan on the stove top.
  • Add dates and toasted coconut into the bowl of a food processor. Pulse until mixture is combined and starts to form a ball of dough.
  • Remove from food processor, roll 1 Tablespoon size pieces of dough into a ball and then shape into a round cookie. Using a straw or chopstick punch a hole in the middle of the dough. Move the straw or chopstick around a bit to make the hole wider, if needed. At this point you’ll likely need to reshape the cookie a bit.
  • Place all cookies on a sheet lined with parchment and transfer to the freezer to harden up a bit.
  • While cookies are in the freezer, add chocolate and coconut oil to a shallow microwave-safe bowl and melt in 20-30 second increments until the chocolate is melted enough to drizzle.
  • Grab cookies from the freezer and dip each one in the chocolate to coat the bottom. Place cookies on the parchment and use remaining chocolate to drizzle over top the cookies.
  • Transfer cookies back into the freezer for 10-15 minutes to let the chocolate harden. Once they’ve hardened you’ll be able to easily remove the cookies from the parchment paper.
  • If you want to enjoy right away, let them sit out on the counter for a few minutes. For enjoying later, store in a sealed container in the fridge for up to one week.

Video

Notes

  • Hard/dry dates: If your dates are hard and dry, I recommend soaking them in warm water for 10-15 minutes to soften. Just drain them well before using.
  • Coconut oil: This is used to help make the melted chocolate thinner, which makes it easier to dip the Samoas. The coconut oil also helps harden the chocolate in the freezer. You can skip it, but your melted chocolate will likely be pretty thick. I recommend using refined coconut oil if you don’t want any coconut flavor!

Nutrition

Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 124kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 3mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 15g

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

Additional Info

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: samoas
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470 Comments

  1. ???? I’m so excited to try these! Samoa cookies are my absolute favorite, but I’ve shed away from making them because of long, tedious recipes.

  2. These look so yummy, I have been looking for some new gluten free snacks to get making so these will be perfect – it can be so hard to make them taste good but these sound amazing. Thanks for the inspiration, I better get cooking!

    Holly from The Art of Being Holly xo

    1. Yay! I can’t wait to hear how they turn out. Please come back and give the recipe a rating. 🙂

  3. I tried these and my dates and coconut would not form a dough. It was just a bucket of “crumbs”. Any recommendations?

    1. It’s likely that your dates were a little dry. Try adding a little water to the mixture, 1 teaspoon at a time until it starts sticking together.

  4. 5 stars
    Just made these and might decide to keep them all for me! I tripled the batch – made about 35 cookies. They are SO amazing. Better than the originals (sorry Girl Scouts) – try them right out of the freezer – YUM!

  5. 5 stars
    I made a double batch, and they are so yummy! my husband liked them too! 🙂 I added a little coconut oil to my date and coconut mixture to help it bind together better.

  6. 5 stars
    Amazing!!! I absolutely love these and so does my husband. Who was very skeptical to even try them. After he did, he was hooked and said “How can these be so darn good with only those ingredients?” He has already asked me to make more. Thanks for coming up with and sharing!

  7. 5 stars
    I’ve made these 3 times in a week and a half.. #cantstopwontstop
    My team at work can’t believe these are healthy! I’m almost mad at how good they are because now they expect me to share 😉

  8. 5 stars
    These were AMAZING! My husband who is a strict chocolate chip cookie eater, even enjoyed these (repeatedly). Wonderful!

  9. 5 stars
    These were delicious and husband approved!!! Added a little bit of coconut oil to help form the dough and freezing them was definitely key for me to get them to hold together:)

  10. 5 stars
    I just made these and tried one as I took them out of the freezer.
    I haven’t had a samoa cookie in 10 years and you think these 11 will last a week in the fridge??
    ???. Definitely 5 stars! Thank you for coming up with the great recipe!!

  11. 5 stars
    Delicious! I tried to make the holes, but they crumbled so I tried again and left them as little domes from being packed in my tablespoon. Maybe my dates and coconut were still too chunky? But it didn’t matter, because they look and taste delicious. I’m storing them in a glass container in the freezer – I love frozen samoas!

  12. 5 stars
    Just made these, and they are crazy awesome delicious! I made a note to triple the recipe because we ate them immediately. I added 1/2 tsp of vanilla and topped them with a bit of sea salt. Great recipe!!

  13. 5 stars
    Jonathan doesn’t even like sweets and he loves these. They are even better than Samoas. Not too sweet and coconutty!

    1. Yay!! I’m so glad that you all enjoyed these. They’re definteily a favorite over here too! <3

  14. My husband went out to get me the ingredients i needed basically as soon as I saw this recipie. Two hours later the cookies were made and WOW theyre phenomenal! Thank you!!

    1. Hooray!! So excited that you were able to make these so quickly. Glad you loved them. 🙂

  15. 5 stars
    I made these today and OMG! LITERALLY THE BEST TASTING COOKIE I HAVE EVER HAD! Way better than a Girl Scout cookie! Thanks for sharing! I have a feeling im going to be making this recipe a lot this Summer

  16. These look amazing, but 17gm of sugar per cookie is a lot. Do you have any lower sugar options? Could you use cocoa and coconut oil for the top, or would that not be thick enough?

    1. Hi Irene. They’re definitely not a low calorie food — just a healthier treat made with real food and simple ingredients. I’m sorry if you were expecting something else.

      1. Yay!! I’m so happy to hear that you enjoyed this recipe, Lea. Thank you for coming back to leave a comment and star rating, I so appreciate it! <3

    2. 5 stars
      These are healthy because they are primarily whole foods, not because they are low calorie. Low calorie does not mean healthy and high calorie does not mean something is unhealthy. She also did not state anywhere in this recipe that this is intended to be a weight loss food.

  17. These are soooo good! I’ve made them twice and once for the holidays. They are really easy. I just make them in smaller batches and they are easy to make. My husban even loves them and he’s a cookie connoisseur. Make sure you put them in an air tight contianer and refrigerate for the best results!

  18. 5 stars
    I saw this recipe and headed straight to my kitchen because I knew I had all of the ingredients. They were so quick and easy and turned out fabulous! What an awesome recipe. My coconut did burn after only 3 minutes so I would suggest a lower temp and really watch it. I did big flakes though so maybe those burn faster. Thanks!

  19. These are so yummy and easy! Only 3 minutes needed to toast the coconut. I also soaked my dates in warm water for a few minutes before processing. Delicious eaten out of the freezer for 1-2 mins.

  20. I’d like to try these, but I don’t like shredded coconut. Could I sub in coconut flour? If so, how much? Thanks!

    1. I haven’t tried the recipe with anything but madjool dates. I think it could work with another dried fruit but you won’t get the same caramel flavor that the dates provide.

  21. 5 stars
    Wasn’t so sure about these bc Samoas are my Girl Scout jam but these are AMAZING and healthy!!!! Thank you for sharing!!!

  22. 5 stars
    So so delicious! I am so excited about these cookies. I love them and will be making more again soon. I love your recipes. Thank you for sharing another amazing one. I made your thin mints a couple weeks ago and commented on how delicious those were and now these are another family fav!

  23. 5 stars
    These are incredible and SO EASY to whip up. I put off making them for so long because I am not used to buying/using medjool dates, so I thought it would be overwhelming to take the pits out and overly sticky/messy in the food processor but it was a breeze. These will be a staple in my house.

  24. 5 stars
    These cookies are absolutely amazing. So healthy, not too sweet, and so quick and easy to make. Thank you for an amazing recipe.

  25. 5 stars
    These came out really well! I made them for a vegan friend’s birthday and he loved them. Everyone loved them and said they liked them better than actual Girl Scout cookies! I will definitely make these again! I was also very happy to be able to provide an option for people with gluten sensitivities! My co-worker was dancing and eating these cookies because she was so happy to be able to partake in the festivities. 🙂

  26. 5 stars
    OMG!!! I just made this recipe and I am hiding the cookies from my husband and son. They are so delicious and super easy to make.

  27. 5 stars
    Absolutely delicious and my yield was 14, so mine must be a bit smaller. Even easier to shape the second time around. Thanks Brittany!

  28. 5 stars
    These cookies are fabulous! My kids helped me make them and gave the cookies 2 thumbs up. I’m not a huge fan of coconut myself, but I think they are delicious! These won’t last long in our house, that’s for sure!

  29. 5 stars
    I made these yesterday they came out tops! I suppose the only drawback if any is that Medjool dates are a bit spendy but no other date will do for this recipe! One store had Noor dates in bulk (not sure how much per lb but probably not a lot) the other had Medjool dates for $9.99 a pound and I got slightly over a pound (for $10 something). It is enough for two batches because there were at least 2 cups of dates in it. I finally found unsweetened coconut at the same store as I got the Medjool dates, and from the store which had the Noor dates (a dry date not suitable for these cookies) there were sugar-free dark chocolate melties (which I’ve bought before for recipes) in the bulk section. The cookies are supreme and came out so well. Will definitely make this recipe again!

  30. 5 stars
    Better than the “real” thing! I made these the second my friend sent me the recipe. Amazing! I also experimented with spreading a very thin layer of chocolate on the tops dipping them into more toasted coconut. Even closer to original taste. I burned my first batch of coconut quickly. Watched the next batch more carefully. But then I saw how good they were so I ordered toasted coconut online immediately so I could make them again easily. I had to ration the first batch to my friends and family! Next time I doubled the recipe!

  31. OMG these are amazing!!! Just served them at a casual luncheon and EVERYONE loved them!!! Making more tomorrow! : )

  32. These are amazing! Perfect fix for a craving for sweets. Subbed the chocolate for unsweetened carob chips as I am cutting out all non-natural sugar right now.

    1. Woot woot!! That makes me so happy to hear. Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment and star rating, Jen. I really appreciate it! <3

  33. 5 stars
    These cookies are SO good!! I made them for our annual cookie contest since I can’t have dairy or soy. Only FOUR ingredients and all good stuff!! It took me a little longer to make them because we have limited freezer space, but other than that I am really excited about them! Thanks for the great recipe!!

    1. Yay! I’m so glad you love these cookies, Dawn!! Thanks for coming back to leave a comment + star rating. The reviews are super helpful to other readers so I appreciate it. <3

  34. These look good but I’m pretty sure it would cost less to buy the actual girl scout version. It also seems a little deceiving that the calories/fat/sugar nutritional values are almost double the girl scout version. I think most people would assume they can eat more of these since they are being labeled healthy. Also, dates are expensive. Have you thought of a similar recipe using a healthier flour substitute instead (i.e. ground oats, buckwheat, whole wheat)? I honestly think the nutritional values would be a little better. Kudos to coming up with a gluten free version and vegan option but I’d only ever make these to serve to someone with those dietary needs. I get the convenience and ease using 4 ingredients (albeit expensive) I just hope people don’t mistakenly assume these are healthy. In my opinion, these are for people with dietary restrictions.

    1. Judging whether or not something is healthy based on the numbers in the nutritional facts is how people wind up thinking a can of diet cola is healthier than a glass of fresh squeezed orange juice. Samoas contain sorbitol, dextrose, sorbitan tristearate, carrageenan, artificial coloring, and artificial flavors; these cookies are made from four all natural ingredients, and will have significantly less long term impact on your body as they can be processed naturally and easily, unlike the chemicals in a boxed of processed cookies. If you are counting calories and carbs, you shouldn’t be looking at cookies at all, in my opinion. Or come up with your own recipe, if you think these are so bad for you.

      Brittany, these are excellent. I made them in less than an hour and my coworkers loved them! Recipe has been added to my rolodex for future use!

      1. I am neither counting calories or carbs but I have a basic understanding of cooking/baking. I never necessarily said these are unhealthy. My point is this recipe includes ingredients that are either expensive or mostly reserved for people with dietary restrictions. With that said, this recipe beats the real cookie in sodium but contains more sugar and carbs. My comment was more intended for those thinking just because something is labeled healthy or has minimal ingredients doesn’t mean you don’t need to do your research or overeat the product. Alot of people just assume when something is labeled “healthy”, it can’t contain ingredients you may not had an adverse reaction to. Same concept with people assuming “gluten free” is good for them. It is intended for people with gluten sensitivity. If you don’t have it, you have no medical reason to seek out such products. “Watching your carbs” and having celiac disease are two very different things and shouldn’t necessarily be approached in the same manner. My rant is over. My comment wasn’t intended to be malicious, it was intended to be informative because people just assume when they read a buzz word like “healthy” and “gluten free” it can be consumed without limit. While I am perfectly capable of creating my own recipe using the above ingredients, it was merely a suggestion for those of us who do not have these same dietary restrictions. I wouldn’t buy such expensive ingredients for a cookie recipe which yields very little.

      2. Agreed Spencer! All 4 ingredients have healthy nutrients. Erin, start doing some research, you’ll be surprised.

    2. 5 stars
      I love these cookies and so does my family! I love to make these for my sweet tooth! I let some others try them this week and they couldn’t believe how good they were and with way healthier ingredients than true Girl Scout cookies!

      1. Ahh that makes me so happy to hear, Kimberly! I’m so glad you and your family love these cookies. Thank you so much for coming back to leave a comment + star rating. It means the world to me. <3

  35. 5 stars
    OMG! These are so like the real deal, only better for you! I made them smaller to get more servings out of them, but I couldn’t believe how easy they were to make! If you have a healthy recipe version for a Shamrock Shake let me know. I just printed your recipe for tag a longs for my daughter to try as she is not a fan of coconut. Thank you!

    1. Ahh!! This makes me so happy to hear, Audra. I don’t have a recipe for a shamrock shake, but I’ll make note of it. 🙂 I can’t wait to hear what you think of the tagalongs. Thanks so much for coming back to leave a comment and star rating. The reviews are super helpful to other readers, so I appreciate it!

    1. Yay!! So glad you’re loving these cookies, Katerina. Thanks for coming back to leave a comment + star rating. I so appreciate it!

  36. 5 stars
    I made these tonight and they are amazing! So easy to put together and they taste just like the Girl Scout cookie version, even my non chocolate loving husband said they were delicious!

    1. Ahhh I love hearing that, Amalia! So glad these samoas were a hit. Thanks for trying my recipe and for coming back to leave a comment + star rating. I so appreciate it. <3

    1. Yay!! So glad you tried this recipe and are loving them. It’s definitely hard to not eat them all in one sitting. 🙂 Thanks for coming back to leave a comment and star rating, Jessica. I really appreciate it!

  37. 5 stars
    Yum! I had been wanting to make these but I don’t have a food processor…I tried it with a blender and voila! It worked! I used regular semi-sweet chocolate chips and my drizzle/dips were a little heavy on chocolate so next time I may omit dipping the bottom so the chocolate doesn’t overpower the coconut.

    1. Ahh that makes me so happy to hear, Macy!! I’m so glad you finally tried this recipe and that it worked for you in the blender. Thanks for coming back to leave a comment + star rating. I so appreciate it. <3

  38. 5 stars
    Just made these last week. Added some seeds (cause I love seeds). OMG! I’m in love…..
    BTW: Healthy and low calorie are not generally related. Digestive health, vitamins, minerals as well as satiation are more important! I can eat one of these and am fine. A box of GS cookies will disappear in one day here. A difference in how our bodies processes “whole foods” is key.
    Thank you for your wonderful recipes!

    1. Ahh that makes me so happy to hear, Katherine! I’m so glad you enjoyed these samoas. Thanks for trying my recipe and for coming back to leave a comment + star rating. I so appreciate it. <3

  39. Do you think these would turn out well if I substituted some maple syrup for the dates? I’m making them for someone on AIP for Valentines Day and dates give her a lot of trouble.

    1. Hey Aaron – The dates are a big component to this recipe, so I don’t recommend subbing them for anything. I haven’t tried it, but you could try using another dried fruit, you just won’t get the same caramel flavor that the dates provide. Instead of these samoas you could try making one of these other recipes that don’t include dates: avocado truffles, chocolate macaroons or black bean brownies.

    1. Yeah, they can be a little more difficult to make in the blender. I’m glad they still turned out for you though!! Thanks for coming back to leave a comment + star rating, Brooke. I so appreciate it!

  40. 5 stars
    Wow! These are fantastic! I thought they would be good but they exceeded my expectations 4 ingredients and 15 minutes start to finish? Yes please! These will definitely be a staple in my house. Even my friend who hates Samoas could’t stay away. Thank you!!

    1. Ahh that makes me so happy to hear, Azriel!! Thanks for trying my recipe and for coming back to leave a comment + star rating. I so appreciate it!! <3

  41. 5 stars
    Total win! I wanted to make these for a year and am finally getting to it today! They are as good as they look in the video—better! So easy to make and I know my gals will love them for bachelor nights!

    1. Woo-hoo!! So glad you finally got to try these samoas, Susan! Thanks for coming back to leave a comment and star rating. I so appreciate it!

    1. Yay!! So glad these cookies were a hit. Thanks for coming back to leave a comment + star rating, Nancy. I really appreciate it. <3

    1. 5 stars
      hey how’d it go, Kelly? We’d really like to know how it went, Kelly. Please tell us how it turned out, Kelly.

  42. 5 stars
    So so good. I’ve made them multiple times and made everyone i know try them as well. A new favorite of mine!

    1. Woo-hoo!! So glad you’re loving these cookies, Haley! I so appreciate you coming back to leave a comment and star rating. The reviews are super helpful to other readers. <3

  43. 5 stars
    My daughter made these for dessert tonight and they are to die for delicious! I would totally take them over the original Samoas, especially knowing they’re much healthier. Thank you for the recipe!

    1. Ahh that makes me so happy to hear, Heather!! So glad you enjoyed the Samoas! Thanks so much for coming back to leave a comment and star rating. It’s super helpful to other readers, so I really appreciate it. <3

  44. 5 stars
    Just made this! Mine didn’t taste like Samoas but it doesn’t matter – they were so delicious!!!! Love this healthier option as a snack! Thank you for sharing the recipe!

    1. I’m glad you enjoyed these cookies, Ramroum!! Thanks for trying my recipe and for coming back to leave a comment and star rating. I so appreciate it!

      1. 5 stars
        I need to edit my prior comment. After we housed the first batch in less than a day, I made another batch and didn’t purée the coconut / date mixture as much as I did in the first batch. They taste so similar to Samoas and yet again, we polished off a second batch in less than 24 hours! So delicious and it’s kid approved as well! Thank you!

  45. 5 stars
    I have never ever baked anythihg in my life and I tried these for a coffee mornings for all my mum friends and it was a huge hit, I’m both mums and babies 🙂
    So delicious and healthier! I can’t wait to try more recipes!

    1. Ahh I’m so glad these cookies were a hit!! And I’m honored to be your first recipe that you baked. 🙂 Thanks so much for trying these and for coming back to leave a comment + star rating, Anam. It means the world to me. <3

  46. 5 stars
    OMG!! BRITTANY DID IT AGAIN!!! These are AMAZING, especially if you love anything coconut as much as I do! I feel less guilty having these as my afternoon pick-me-up because there is NO sugar and made with all healthy natural ingredients. Thank you and keep doing what you’re doing, so we can all have healthier alternatives to make!

    1. Ahh I’m so glad you’re loving these Samoas, Andrea!! That makes me so happy to hear. Thanks for coming back to leave a comment and star rating. It’s super helpful to other readers, so I appreciate it. <3

    1. Ahh this makes me so happy to hear, Megan! 🙂 Thanks for tying my recipe and for coming back to leave a comment and star rating. It’s super helpful for other readers, so I appreciate it!

  47. 5 stars
    We made these with some of the dates I had stored for quarantine…needless to say THEY WERE A HIT! My husband kept going back to the fridge looking for them 😂 Did I mention super easy to make?! Like just throw two ingredients into a food processor and then form cookies-freeze-dip. Will continue to make these for forever. Thank you for the yummy snack recipe! 🙂

    1. Yay!! So glad these cookies were a hit! Thanks for trying my recipe and for coming back to leave a comment and star rating, Fae. I really appreciate it.

  48. 5 stars
    Better than the original things! Super easy, love how there’s only a few ingredients. Picky eater approved!

    1. Yay!! So glad you enjoyed these cookies, Haley. Thanks for trying my recipe and for coming back to leave a comment and star rating. It means the world to me. <3

  49. Mine turned out super crumbly and we’re hard to form into a ball, should I try adding more dates?

    1. Oh no! Perhaps your dates were dry. I would add a little water to moisten the mixture… you could add a teaspoon or two at time until it starts sticking together.

  50. 5 stars
    Brittany: How do you manage to give us such ridonkulously delicious recipes that are SO simple?! These are simply amazing. Thank you 🙂

  51. 5 stars
    These were so yummy! We did a family taste test to compare these with store bought coconut caramel cookies and these won! Thank you for the amazing recipe!

    1. Ahhh!! That’s so fun. I love that you all enjoyed these even more than the cream deal. 🙂

  52. 5 stars
    These cookies are fantastic! I doubled the batch, and I used sweetened coconut because that’s all my family had in our pantry, and they turned out amazing! I also don’t have a food processor, so I used a blender and that also worked out just fine. These are better than the original!! I’ll definitely be making them again!

    1. Ahh that makes me so happy to hear, Julianne! Good call on doubling the recipe and I’m so glad it worked for you in a blender. 🙂 Thanks for coming back to leave a comment and star rating. I really appreciate it. <3

  53. 5 stars
    Absolutely amazing. Thank you for this recipe! My family looked at me with awe in their eyes. My husband who is a professional athlete and always eats a very clean and particular diet, couldn’t stay away. A new family favorite. I appreciate it.

    1. Ahhh I love that!! So glad these cookies were a hit with the entire fam. Thanks for trying my recipe and for coming back to leave a comment + star rating, Lydia. I really appreciate it!!

  54. 5 stars
    These are delicious ! I only had sweetened coconut but it worked out perfectly. My family was shocked that there are only 4 clean ingredients but taste so amazing. Definitely recommend

    1. Ahh that makes me so happy to hear, Julia!! I’m so glad these cookies were a hit with your family. Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment + star rating. It means the world to me! <3

  55. 5 stars
    This are AMAZING, seriously better than the real deal in my opinion. My family fell in love with them and didn’t believe me when I told them they were healthy.

  56. 5 stars
    Made these with my 2 y/old. Super easy and delicious. Next time I would use less chocolate as it was overpowering the other flavors and we love coconut. 10/10 would make again

    1. So glad you guys enjoyed these cookies, Heidi!! Thanks for coming back to leave a comment + star rating. I so appreciate it!

  57. 5 stars
    A. Maz. Ing. I’ve made them three times during this quarantine and given the recipe to everyone I know. Everyone I’ve shared them with is also obsessed. Thank you for bringing these into my life!!

    1. Ahh that seriously makes me so happy to hear, Jennie! 🙂 I’m so glad you’re loving these samoas and are sharing the recipe with your friends. Thank you so much for that and for coming back to leave a comment and star rating. It means the world to me!

  58. 5 stars
    Sooooo amazing and healthy! I love when food is delicious, simple and healthy! It’s the best combination and you feel even better serving it to your family! Thank you for your recipes. This was beyond delicious! 🙂

    1. Ahh you are so welcome, Jessica! I’m so glad you’re loving these samoas. Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a comment and star rating. I really appreciate it.

  59. 5 stars
    These are wonderful and very easy AND yes, they are healthy:
    Five health benefits of dates and a coconut date snack recipe
    Dates are a source of antioxidants. All dates, fresh or dried, contain different types of antioxidants. …
    Dates can be good for blood sugar balance. Diabetes researchers have shown that dates have a low glycemic impact. …
    Dates can help reduce blood pressure. …
    Dates contain a brain booster. …
    Dates help maintain bone mass.

  60. 5 stars
    These are amazing!! I’ve had quite the sweet tooth throughout this quarantine, and wanted something healthier to snack on. These are SO good, and actually taste just like the real thing. I added a touch of maple syrup to the coconut and dates!

  61. 5 stars
    These are stellar on all fronts – tasty, simple and healthy! I have recommended these to so many others and will continue to make them for my household 🙂

  62. 5 stars
    These are so simple and absolutely delicious! I love the simple ingredients. My daughter has peanut allergies and three of us are gluten free so girl scout cookies aren’t an option for us. Before my husband and I needed to switch to a gluten free diet, the Samoas were our favorite. It’s been a very long time since we could eat them. Now, we can all enjoy them. Thank you, these are perfect!

    1. Ahh that makes me so happy to hear, Anna!! I’m so glad these samoas are a hit. 🙂 Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment + star rating. I so appreciate it.

  63. 5 stars
    Great recipe! They taste just like Girl Scout cookies. I’ve made these about 5x, this last time I used a mini donut mold to help me get the desired shape (game changer).

    1. Ahh yay!! I’m so glad you enjoyed these cookies, Kathryn! Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment + star rating. I so appreciate it. 🙂

  64. 5 stars
    Everyone was amazed that I made them, I almost didn’t want to tell them how easy it was! We liked them just as much as the real ones!

    1. That makes me so happy to hear!! I’m glad these cookies were a hit. 🙂 Thanks for coming back to leave a comment + star rating. It means the world to me.

    1. No, you really can’t sub the date with sugar. You could try using raisins or figs instead of dates, but the cookies won’t taste the same because the dates give them the caramel flavor.

  65. 5 stars
    I don’t know why I didn’t make these sooner! These are so delicious. I bought extra ingredients so I can make them more often.

    1. Yay!! So glad you enjoyed these cookies, Louise. 🙂 Thanks for trying them and for coming back to leave a comment + star rating. I really appreciate it.

  66. WOW!!! These are incredible! I will definitely be making these on a regular basis. Thanks for the amazing recipe!

    1. Happens to me all the time!! 🙂 Thank you so much for coming back and leaving a comment and star rating!

    1. Woot woot! So glad these cookies were a hit, Whitney. Thanks for making them and for coming back to leave a comment + star rating. I so appreciate it. 🙂

  67. 5 stars
    Love these! Currently 36 weeks pregnant and trying to follow the recommendation to eat 6 dates a day but it’s hard when you don’t like them that much. 😛 This recipes is so good and makes eating my dates so much more enjoyable! I will be telling lots of people to try these cookies both pregnant and not pregnant!

    1. So glad you’re loving these cookies, Anna. I basically lived off them while pregnant with Olivia. 🙂 Thanks so much for coming back to leave a comment + star rating. I so appreciate it!

  68. 5 stars
    I made them on my birthday for snacking! The guests liked them so much and I enjoyed them too! I’m a teenage and trying to do more easy and interesting recipes (healthy), so this one is perfect! And I’m gonna search for others here!:)

    1. Ahh I’m so glad these cookies were a hit, Emily! Thanks for making them and for coming back to leave a comment + star rating. I so appreciate it. <3

  69. 5 stars
    I loved this easy recipe! I love that it’s no bake and I can whip up a batch so quickly. The cookies were SO good and I ate them all within two days of making them. Definitely a go to recipe for my sweet tooth!

    1. Yay!! So glad you’re loving these cookies, Edith! Thanks for making my recipe and for coming back to leave a comment + star rating. I so appreciate it. <3

    1. Ahh yay, that makes me so happy to hear!! I’m glad these cookies were a hit. Thanks for making them and for coming back to leave a comment + star rating. I so appreciate it!

  70. 5 stars
    Made these tonight and they did NOT disappoint ! The flavor is perfect, I wouldn’t change a thing.

    I only needed to bake the coconut 3 minutes at 400 before it was all golden brown— so when she said keep an eye on the coconut, she meant it! I was just slightly shy on the amount of chocolate so I melted a few more chips to get the drizzle. Most likely I made them too small (I got 19 out of this instead of 11, but I would repeat this “mistake” again. Each lil nugget ended up being almost exactly 20g with the chocolate included. Just multiplied the macros by 11 and divided after by 19).

    Thanks and can’t wait to try another recipe!

    1. So glad you’re loving this recipe, Chelsea! I so appreciate you making these and for coming back to leave a comment + star rating. It means the world to me. <3

  71. 5 stars
    Easy and love that you only need a couple ingredients. These taste surprisingly like the real thing and my husband is obsessed to!

    1. Woot woot! So glad these are a hit, Vicki! Thanks for making them and for coming back to leave a comment + star rating. I so appreciate it.

  72. 1 star
    I didn’t have enough dates on hand so I mixed in a few prunes, too. (Someone gave us a dried fruit medley, and I didn’t know what else to do with the prunes, haha.) I was surprised by how much these tasted like the Girl Scout cookies! The only thing missing was a little cookie crunch. Will definitely make these again!

    1. Hey Kristina! I’m glad you enjoyed these cookies! Thanks for making them. I did want to ask – I see you left a one star rating, so wanted to check to see if you had any other feedback or if that was a mistake?

  73. 5 stars
    I have made these twice and they are absolutely delicious! Majool dates are so good! My friends and family are obsessed with them! Will definitely make them again!

    1. Ahh yay!! So glad these samoas have been a hit. Thanks for coming back to leave a comment + star rating, Amber. I so appreciate it!

  74. 5 stars
    Best guilt-free dessert ever! And I almost always have these ingredients on hand. They are a must try if you like samoas.

  75. 5 stars
    These are AMAZING. I usually don’t “bake”, but these are SO easy and absolutely delicious. My husband said they are better than Girl Scout cookies and I agree! Now I’m figuring out how to hide my stash from him and the kids! Haha!

    1. Woo-hoo!! That makes me so happy to hear, Jacki. I’m so pumped these cookies were a hit. Thanks for trying them and for coming back to leave a comment + star rating. I really appreciate it. <3

  76. 5 stars
    Omg I made this recipe tonight after having a major sweet tooth all day and the cookies are AMAZING!!! Seriously better than girl scout cookies(sorry girls!!) and I don’t feel bad about eating them!

  77. 5 stars
    Samoas were always mine & my fiance’s favorite girl scout cookies but last time we had them they tasted so artificial to us. Today I made these as a pre-birthday surprise treat for him and he loved them! Much more wholesome than the original but even tastier! I will be making these again and again.

    1. I’m so glad these cookies were a hit!! Thanks for making them and for coming back to leave a review, Molly. I so appreciate it. 🙂

  78. 5 stars
    Obsessed with these! My family cannot get enough of them and my friends love them too! Love a healthy cookie recipe that is so easy to make.

    1. That makes me so happy to hear!! So glad these cookies are a hit. Thanks for leaving a review. I really appreciate it. 🙂

  79. 5 stars
    Oh my gosh these are AMAZING!!! Even my super picky 5 year old loved these! I will definitely be turning to these over Girl Scout cookies!

    1. Woo!! So glad you loved these cookies, Reesa. Thanks for making them and for coming back to leave a review. I so appreciate it. 🙂

  80. 5 stars
    Perfection! Super easy! Super yummy!
    One of The best no bake cookies ever!
    Will be making these regularly! I am in love with all the recipes I have found on EBF and so happy to make them for my babygirl who is almost turning one this year. I will definitely be trying out the smash cake recipe. Thank you Brittany & EBF.

    1. Woo!! That makes me so happy to hear. So glad you loved this recipe. Thanks for the review. I really appreciate it! PS – can’t wait to hear what you think of the smash cake recipe, definitely come back and let me know!!

  81. 1 star
    How can you call this a “HEALTHY “ recipe? With 17 net Carbs are still “ way too high!” We all know that carbs turn into sugar when they’re digested! 😩 Better go back to the drawing board on this one!
    If you replace the white flour for almond flour and replace the sugar with coconut sugar then , you’re well on your way to a healthy recipe! By adding nuts and omitting the dates/“ FOR VERY HIGH SUGAR AMOUNTS,you can then, reduce the amount of high carbs tremendously! Dried fruits are notorious for being extremely high in carbs! Thank you! Deb! 💞

    1. Hey Debbe – In my opinion this is a much healthier treat than the original Samoas. In this recipe we’re using healthier, all-natural ingredients and only 4 of them. A regular Samoa cookie contains preservatives, corn syrup, white sugar, palm oil and other ingredients that aren’t the greatest.

      1. 5 stars
        Wow, thanks for a great recipe. I agree too, these are much healthier than your traditional Samoa. It is funny what the masses consider “healthy” in our society. Thanks again.

    2. Hey Debbe’- I think you are the one who needs to go back to the drawing board and come back with a “healthier” recipe that tastes this good and close to the Girl Scout version. Until then your opinion about what is healthy is irrelevant if you’re not going to step up with a substitute.
      💖 Tara

    3. 5 stars
      Absolutely better than original Samoas! Thanks for such a simple, delicious alternative! I was a bit skeptical at first that only 4 ingredients could be so good but they hit the mark!

      1. Woo!! So glad you loved these, Erika. Thanks for making them and for coming back to leave a review. I so appreciate it!

  82. Help! The date and coconut mixture is not coming together. It is very crumbly. Don’t know how I can mess up such an easy recipe!

    1. Hey Cory – Sounds like your dates were a tad dry. You can always add a little bit of water to the mixture to help it stick together. In the future, if your dates are dry you can soak them in water for a few minutes before using.

  83. 5 stars
    Awesome recipe! My recommendation is to first process the dates until they are a paste and then add the coconut in and blitz just a bit. This way you still get a little texture from the coconuts. If you stick them in the food processor together, the coconut flakes disappear and you lose the texture of the coconut.

  84. 5 stars
    Absolutely love this healthier version of samosas… super easy to make and extremely yummy!!! This will definitely be a staple in our family “baking”!!! Thank you!!!!

  85. 5 stars
    Wowza! These were so good, and completely satisfying. It’s cookie time abs these are my FAV so finding this recipe was perfect timing. Thank you!
    Danyial

  86. 5 stars
    Holy smokes these are the BEST cookies I have ever had!! What an incredibly easy to follow recipe that produced the most scrumptious cookie! I was so impressed with these (I am with all of your recipes) but this one just hit the spot! Thank you for a healthier alternative that is not hard to replicate. I will definitely be making these again and doubling the recipe because they are too good! I LOVE all of the ingredients and think these are a FANTASTIC alternative to processed girl scout cookies. I will be recommending these to all of my clients. Thank you so much!

    1. Omg yay!! This makes me so happy to hear!! So glad you loved this recipe, Malisa. Thanks for the review. I SO appreciate it. <3

  87. 5 stars
    Could the dates be substituted with anything else? My family members are diabetic and we try to use Monk Fruit or Stevia sugar replacements (that don’t raise blood alcohol levels). Any suggestions would be helpful, please!

    1. Hey Angelisa, I’m not sure what would be a good substitute for the medjool dates besides another dried fruit like raisins or figs (but neither of those will have the same caramel taste). The dates are a main ingredients in this recipe so I don’t recommend swapping it with something else.

  88. 5 stars
    Samoa’s have been a long time favourite but after relocating to Australia 9 years ago it’s been a while since I could get my fix. These are just as good as (if not better than) the original!! I’ve quadrupled the recipe twice to take the cookies to events and they’ve been a raging hit both times. This recipe is amazing, I can’t recommend it enough!!

    1. Ahh yay!! That makes me SO happy to hear, Brooke!! I’m glad you loved these samoas. Thanks for making them and for coming back to leave a review. It means the world to me. 🙂

  89. 5 stars
    We love these, the toasted coconut is amazing taste. For sure double the recipe as one batch doesn’t last long with six people in the house.

    1. Woo!! So glad you’re a fan of these, Liesel!! Thanks for coming back to leave a review. I so appreciate it!

    1. They never do!! A double batch is always the way to go!! So glad these were a hit. Thanks for the review. I so appreciate it!

  90. 5 stars
    Amazing how these taste as good (or better) than traditional Samoas but have just three healthy ingredients! My family loved them!

    1. Aren’t they so good?! I’m pumped you and your fam loves these, Jamie! Thanks for making them and for coming back to leave a review. I so appreciate it!

  91. 5 stars
    These are SO good!!! Fast recipe and can’t believe they’re only 4 ingredients. I had to stop myself from eating them all so I could share with my friends 🙂

    1. Woo!! So glad you loved these samoas, Annah!! Thanks for coming back to leave a review. I so appreciate it!

  92. 5 stars
    These are so simple, and absolutely delicious! An instant hit, and will be a go to for a long time I think. Thanks!

    1. So glad you loved these, Iain!! Thanks for making them and for coming back to leave a review. I so appreciate it!

  93. 5 stars
    LOVE THESE!! So simple, and I even like them more than the actual Samoa cookies. Will be making them a lot more!

  94. 5 stars
    i’m already annoyed at myself for only making a single batch of these 🙁 i think they are even better than the OG girl scout cookies!!!

    1. 5 stars
      So simple and easy to make! These were a big hit and will need to double the recipe next time. I had to drag myself away from them before I ate them all, they were so good!

  95. 5 stars
    I failed so many times making this recipe (burnt my initial batch of coconut, and I probably should’ve soaked my dates because it was diffuse to form them into a ball) but they still turned out absolutely delicious! Thank you!

    1. Oh no!! So sorry to hear that you struggled a bit with this recipe. The coconut can definitely burn super easily so you have to keep an eye on it and yes, it sounds like your dates were dry. Next time you could always splash some water in the mixture to help it stick together. I’m glad you still enjoyed these though!! Thanks for the review. 🙂

  96. So easy to make and delicious healthy treat!! Made a double batch based on previous comments. My husband loved them too. A keeper and will make them again. Can’t wait to share with my family. 💕🇨🇦

  97. 5 stars
    So tasty!! Looked away for two seconds and had to make another batch of the coconut…totally worth it though!! (I think these taste better than the real thing!)

    1. Oh no!! Yeah, the coconut does burn so quickly!! I’m glad you enjoyed these though. Thanks for the review, Lexie. I appreciate it.

    1. Woo! So glad you’re loving these, Courtney. Thanks for coming back to leave a review. I so appreciate it!

  98. 5 stars
    Love these! Used Lily’s chocolate chips to keep out added sugar. My husband already snuck two! It only made 11 so I would double the recipe next time. Love them.

  99. 5 stars
    These are so good & easy to make!! Made a double batch based on previous comments. My husband loved them and commented a “keeper”. Can’t wait to share with my family.

  100. 5 stars
    These cookies are so good! So quick and easy! Costco has no sugar added organic sun-dried deglet nour dates that make these even more calorie friendly! My son thinks I’m a super hero for making this Girl Scout cookie dupe! Thanks for the recipe! We are obsessed w everything EBF!

    1. Ahh I love hearing that!! So glad these cookies were a hit. Thanks for making them and for coming back to leave a review, Tanya. I so appreciate it!

  101. 5 stars
    I’ve made this recipe at least a dozen times, and it’s a winner! I always double the batch since these seem to disappear! They freeze really well too!

  102. 5 stars
    These cookies were so easy and so good!!!! My husband is a huge samoas fan and always buys boxes of them during girl scout season! He gave these a double thumbs up!!! I will definitely be making more!!!!

    1. Ahh yay!! That makes me so happy to hear. So glad these were a hit. Thanks for the review, Tiffany. I so appreciate it!

  103. 5 stars
    I can’t believe I waited so long to try this recipe. They are soo delicious and taste exactly like actual Girl Scout cookies!! It really is amazing how great they are with only 4-ingredients. I used my vitamix instead of a food processor and it worked perfectly.

  104. 5 stars
    These samoas were so delicious and easy to make. I love when I can tempt my kids with my “good for you” treats. They disappeared quickly.

    1. So glad these samoas were a hit!! Thanks for making them and for coming back to leave a review, Sarah. I so appreciate it!

    1. Woo!! So glad you loved these, Hailey! Thanks for coming back to leave a review. I so appreciate it!

  105. 4 stars
    These were really yummy and very easy! I used Lilly’s caramel flavored chocolate chips and it added that caramel flavor I love!

    1. Yay!! So glad you loved these, Gina. I bet they were delicious with the caramel chips. I’ll have to try that!!

  106. 5 stars
    Um okay…stop me now from eating the whole batch! So yummy and easy! Will definitely be making them again! Can’t wait to try the thin mints 🙂

    1. Aren’t they SO good?! I’m pumped you loved these, Heather. Thanks for making them and for coming back to leave a review. I so appreciate it!

    1. They go fast, don’t they?! So glad you loved these cookies, Audrey. Thanks for the review, I so appreciate it!

  107. 5 stars
    I honestly think this is one of the best make it healthier dupe dessert recipes I’ve ever made! So easy and fun to have your littles help make them to.

    1. Oh yay!! That makes me so happy to hear!! 🙂 So glad you love these, Sarah. Thanks for the review, I so appreciate it!

  108. 5 stars
    My girls were giving me grief because we missed this year’s cookie sales so I tried this recipe. Not exactly like the real thing, but they were delicious and easy to make. These will be in my regular treat rotation!

  109. 5 stars
    Seriously better than the originals! Made my first batch today and already can’t wait to make more. They’re amazing. Thanks for the recipe 🙂

    1. Ahh yay, that makes me so happy to hear!! So glad you loved these, Lindsey. Thanks for the review, I appreciate it. 🙂

  110. 5 stars
    I seriously was skeptical to make these- never have even bought dates before but I ended up making 2 batches today cause they were gone so fast. Delicious!!

    1. Ahh yay!! That makes me so happy to hear. I’m so glad these were a hit! Thanks for the review, I appreciate it. 🙂

    1. So glad you love these, Gabby!! Thanks for making them and for the review. I appreciate it. 🙂

  111. 4 stars
    We thought these tasted very close to the actual Samoa Girl Scout cookie! The only trouble I had was getting them to stick together. Next time I’ll use more dates. I fixed the problem this time by adding honey. Thanks for a fun, homemade treat!

    1. So glad you enjoyed these, Nicole! Did your dates seem dry/hard? That could have been the issue. Next time if that happens you can soak your dates for 10-15 minutes in water to rehydrate before adding them to the food processor.

  112. 5 stars
    Incredible! Love everything about this recipe- easy, healthy, and DELICIOUS! Thank you for creating and sharing!

    1. Ahh yay!! So glad you loved these cookies, Cheryl! Thanks for the review. I so appreciate it. 🙂

  113. 5 stars
    These were sooooo easy to make and just as good as the real deal! I made them and posted about with so many people interested about how to make them. I hate recipes with more than 5 ingredients so these were perfect! I even got the approval from my pregnant neighbor (whom I brought some to) to fulfill her sweet craving! 😝

    1. Oh that’s so awesome, Amber! And I’m so glad your pregnant neighbor enjoyed them too. Dates are great for last few weeks of pregnancy!

      1. Surprisingly and unfortunately we didn’t taste any coconut even though the recipe was made as written using toasted coconut and the unrefined coconut oil with the chocolate.
        Any suggestions?

    1. Ahh yay!! So glad you loved these cookies, Ashley!! Thanks for the review. I so appreciate it. 🙂

    1. Ahh yay!! So glad you loved these cookies, Marisabel!! Thanks for the review. I so appreciate it. 🙂

  114. 5 stars
    These are THE BEST! I thought there was no way a 2-ingredient cookie could taste like the Carmel Delites/Samoa’s, but these do! Love that these are so much better for me than the actual GS cookies. A new favorite. 🙂

    1. Ahh yay!! So glad you loved these cookies, Carney!! Thanks for the review. I so appreciate it. 🙂

    1. So glad you loved these cookies, Bailey. Thanks for making them and for the review. I so appreciate it!

  115. 5 stars
    These are really good! My favorite girl scout cookies just got way better! I like these more than regular ones! Toddler approved too.

    1. Ahh yay!! That makes me so happy to hear. Thanks for making these and coming back to leave a review. I so appreciate it, Shawnia.

  116. 5 stars
    My kids just said these are their favorite new “girlscout” cookie. Now they are begging me to make more and try the thin mints recipe too. Thanks for the recipe.

    1. Ahh yay!! That makes me so happy to hear. I’m pumped to hear they were a hit! Thanks for coming back to leave a review. I so appreciate it!

  117. 5 stars
    You can’t go wrong with these. They’re so much better than the real thing in my and my fiance’s opinions. And the recipe is so easy to scale down. I only had a tablespoon of coconut left so I made 2 cookies with the tablespoon of coconut, 2 medjool dates and a tablespoon of dark chocolate.

    1. So glad you loved these cookies, Molly!! Thanks for making them and for coming back to leave a review. I so appreciate it!

  118. 5 stars
    So yummy! My husband said they taste like they came out of that purple box! Just make sure you read the recipe through first (ahem, note to self). I missed the note about soaking dry dates until it was too late. I ended up adding a little honey to help everything come together.

  119. 5 stars
    These are so delicious!!! Samoa’s are my absolute favorite cookie so I was so excited to find a healthier version to satisfy my sweet tooth, thank you for this delicious recipe!

  120. 5 stars
    These Samoas were delish and super easy! I toasted my coconut flakes in the air fryer on a sheet of foil to make these even quicker. Will be making these again!

    1. Ohh awesome to know about the coconut in the air fryer! So glad you loved these, Sarah!! Thanks for the review, I so appreciate it.

  121. 5 stars
    Samoas were my favorite girl scout cookies growing up, and I can honestly say these are better than the real thing. AND SO EASY!

    1. Yay!! That makes me so happy to hear. So glad you loved these cookies, Sarah! Thanks for the review. I so appreciate it!

  122. 5 stars
    Oh. My. Gosh. These are amazingggg! 🤤😍 Might even be better than the actual Girl Scout cookie 🤭 Flavor, texture, all the things! AND healthier! So good. Thank you for this delicious recipe!!

  123. 5 stars
    Yum!!!!! Another homerun recipe! Thank you for these delicious cookie recipes! Super easy to make and packed with flavor. Personally, I think they are better than the original. 😉

    1. Yay!! That makes me so happy to hear! So pumped you loved these, Jodie. Thanks for the review. I so appreciate it!

  124. 5 stars
    Absolutely FANTASTIC!! Wow!! The recipe made a dozen incredible cookies. Instant family hit, and fun to make. Popped them into the freezer to take out for a sweet treat during the week, if they’re not all gone today. LOL. Thank you for another family favorite Brittany!

    1. Yay!! That makes me so happy to hear. Thanks for making these and for coming back to leave a review, Danielle. I so appreciate it!

  125. 5 stars
    I’ve honestly lost count of how many times I’ve made these as a easy sweet snack. Perfect for trying to monitor your macros while still getting to enjoy some treats year round! I try to keep the dates & coconut on hand to make these on a rainy/sunny/cloudy/snowy day

  126. 5 stars
    I have now made this recipe three times! They are better than the originals and so simple to make. My friends said they were good enough to sell haha! Now I want to make all of the other EBF GS cookie recipes!

    1. Yay!! So pumped you loved these, Nicole. Thanks for trying them and for the review. I so appreciate it!

  127. 5 stars
    These taste so close to the real thing! Just made them Sunday and already need to make more thanks to the husband! YUM!

    1. Yay!! So pumped you loved these, Michelle. Thanks for trying them and for the review. I so appreciate it!

  128. 5 stars
    I make these regularly now because they are seriously THAT good. Made another batch today and unfortunately my husband found out cuz they’re half gone already! Lol. If you haven’t made them yet, what are you waiting for?!

    1. Yay!! So glad you’re loving these samoas, Jen!! Sounds like you might need to make a double batch next time. 😉 Thanks for the review. I so appreciate it!

  129. 5 stars
    These Samoas were absolutely delicious!! 😍 My whole family loved them, and they were so quick and easy to make! 😊

  130. 5 stars
    I’m not a fan of Samoa’s or coconut really for that matter, but I LOVE this recipe!!! I shared some with my mom and sister and now they are making them, too. It’s easy to say we are obsessed. I would give more than 5 stars if I could!!!

    1. Ahh yay! That makes me so happy to hear. I’m glad you loved these cookies. Thanks for trying them and for coming back to leave a review. I so appreciate it!

  131. I’ve lost count on how many times I have made these cookies. I love keeping them in the freezer for an easy sweet treat. Have also used them in the final trimester of pregnancy with the recipe including date. So yummy!

  132. 5 stars
    My family’s love of healthier Girl Scout cookies from EBF started with trying these Samoas a few years ago! Since then, we have traditionally enjoyed creating all of the EBF Girl Scout cookie recipes in March each year, but the Samoas might still be our ultimate favorites. It has been fun to make them again this week for the EBF Recipe Club! It is unbelievable how amazing they taste and with just 4 ingredients!!

    1. I love hearing that!! So glad these have been a hit with your family. Thanks for the review, Angela. I so appreciate it. 🙂

  133. 5 stars
    These are delicious and easy to make! My boyfriend who doesn’t like coconuts or dates said these taste just like Samoa cookies. Thank you for the healthy version!

    1. Yay!! That makes me so happy to hear!! So glad these were a hit. Thanks for the review, Brittney. I so appreciate it!

  134. 4 stars
    These were a great hit with the kids. I ended up tripling the recipe so I had enough for everyone’s sweet tooth.

  135. 5 stars
    These cookies are amazingly delicious. My 5 year old called them better than ice cream, and I’ve cream is his favorite treat 😊. I have to agree with him; I will be making them again for Easter

    1. Ahh yay! That makes me so happy to hear!! So glad these were a hit. Thanks for the review, Ruth. I so appreciate it. 🙂

  136. 5 stars
    I love how easy these are to make and they’re delicious! Will definitely be making these again because I can’t stop eating them. Thank you!

  137. 4 stars
    Easy to make! Made a double batch which was the right move. Very good healthy version but something is missing to make it as good or better than the original.

    1. Good call on doubling the recipe!! So glad you loved these, Kelsey. Thanks for the review. I so appreciate it!

  138. 5 stars
    Literally so good!! Cannot believe they are so simple because the flavor is incredible. Made these 3 times in 4 days…😋🤩

    1. Ahh yay! That makes me so happy to hear!! So glad you loved these. Thanks for the review, Margaret. I so appreciate it. 🙂

  139. 4 stars
    These were my first girl guide replicas that I made. I really enjoyed them. I actually tripled the recipe so that I would have enough for the entire family. The recipe is very easy to work with and alter if increasing the amount. The entire family enjoyed these.

  140. 5 stars
    First batch was not good texture wise, I had used date pieces and it was too dry. Soaked them and made another batch and they were perfect. Skipped the hole in the center and just sent with a solid cookie. They are great!

    1. I’m glad they ended up turning out for you, Nicole!! Soaking your dates if they seem dry is definitely key.

    1. Definitely! I love storing them in the freezer. They should last up to 3 months in the freezer. 🙂

  141. Made these…one question: how do you stop from eating the whole pan? Seriously one of the most delicious and healthy cookies I have ever eaten. Will absolutely be making these regularly!

    1. I know, it’s hard to not just eat the whole batch in one sitting! I’m so glad you love these though!! Thanks for the review. I so apprecitae it, Christine.

  142. 5 stars
    These are really good. I have made them several times since I discovered this recipe a few months ago. Highly recommend toasting the coconut – but be careful, the author is right when she says it burns easily! If your mixture is too dry, just add some water and mix it again. I made these in the blender and it worked out just fine.

  143. 5 stars
    These were a mistake to make…because I am now addicted! I finally found the dates and decided to give these a whirl since I was in the mood for coconut. I’m shocked by how good these are. I’ll have to hide them from myself.

    1. Ahh yay! That makes me so happy to hear!! So glad you loved these, Kate. Thanks for the review, I so appreciate it. 🙂

  144. 5 stars
    These are my favorite snack to have on hand, EVERYONE loves them! I take them to parties and they are always a hit but goes perfectly with my healthy living lifestyle of clean ingredient foods!

  145. 5 stars
    I’ve made these several times, and am obsessed. They are better than the actual girl scout cookie, and super easy and fun to make!!

  146. 5 stars
    Can’t stop, won’t stop!! Yum, yum, yum! A lot of people would think I’m crazy, but I use unsweetened chocolate for these and they’re 💯 in my book! And then I don’t have to share😉 I’ll forever and always come back to this cookie recipe!! Thanks girl!

    1. So glad you’ve been loving these, Erica!! I love using Lily’s chocolate which is sugar-free and sweetened with stevia. 🙂 Thanks for the review. I so appreciate it!

  147. 5 stars
    These cookies were really good. Even my husband liked them – and he is picky. They were really easy to make and I had all of the ingredients on hand. Thanks for the recipe!

  148. 5 stars
    Thank you for giving us some good information in this post. Very informative and well-written article.
    I am sure this article will be of greater use to many readers like me.

  149. 5 stars
    I absolutely love this recipe. Can’t stop raving about it to my loved ones! Thank you so much for this share!

    Out of laziness I toasted my coconut in a skillet and it was perfect. I was thankful for the note to keep an eye out because it burns fast! All in all the recipe went perfectly and I will definitely be doing it again!

    1. Woo!! This makes me so happy to hear, Katie! Thanks for making it and coming back to leave a review. I really appreciate it.

  150. Your site has become my favorite recipe site! Thanks for sharing and keep up the good work. P.S, Samoas are my fav too!

  151. 5 stars
    Holy smokes!! These were delicious!!!! I didn’t soak my dates and noticed my “dough” was too dry, however, it worked! Thank you for such a delicious, quick, easy, and most of all healthy recipe! My boyfriend also loved them!

  152. 5 stars
    Well I did something stupid. I made this recipe and like EVERYONE else, I found them phenomenal. The stupid part was making & trying these while drinking wine which annihilates any semblance of self-discipline. PSA: Dangerous – consume when sober!

    1. Woo!! I’m so pumped these samoas were a hit, Emily! Thanks for the review. I so appreciate it!!

  153. 5 stars
    I stumbled here through Pinterest and decided to give these a try. They are DELICIOUS! I didn’t think they would be as good as they turned out. I wish I hadn’t ruined them by baking them before coating the chocolate – I thought it might add a bit of chewiness, which it did but not in a good way. I’m glad I saved a few to enjoy without baking. I will not ruin my next batch by doing that and simply follow the recipe as is. Thank you for such a simple yet delicious recipe!

  154. 5 stars
    These are soooo good! Dare I say I like them better that the original ones. Yes, yes I do. They are stunning.

    1. So glad you loved these, AnnaLynn!! Thanks for making them and for the review. I so appreciate it!

  155. 5 stars
    These are so delicious and soooo easy. I don’t even feel guilty eating them! I could quadruple this recipe and eat them all!

    1. So glad you love these cookies, Chelsea!! Thanks for making them and for the review. I so appreciate it. 🙂

  156. 5 stars
    I make these all the time! So hard to believe they’re only a few ingredients! And I think they are better than the Girl Scout version… 🤫

    1. Ah yay!! This makes me so happy to hear! So glad you enjoyed this cookies, Katie. Thanks so much for the review!

  157. 5 stars
    I have made these over and over and over. I have only used deglet noor dates since I always have them on hand and never remember to buy medjool. They are fabulous! They don’t always look pretty and I never put the hole in the middle but it doesn’t make the tiniest bit of difference, they are still worth the mess and the effort.

    1. Woo!! So glad you’ve been enjoying these samoas cookies, Rebecca! Thanks for making them and coming back to leave a review. I really appreciate it!

  158. 5 stars
    Wow. When I first saw this recipe, I thought, “There’s no way this is going to taste as amazing as an actual Samoa’s cookie.” Then I made them, and now I’m completely hooked! These taste EVEN BETTER than the originals- and that’s saying something. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe- my family and I gobbled these up in like .2 seconds! I will definitely have to double it the next time I make these. 🙂

    1. Ah yay!! So pumped this recipe was a hit, Annie! Thank so much for the review. I really appreciate it!

  159. 5 stars
    So delicious – these are my family’s favorite sweet treat! (I made them again today and everyone reminded me…I think it was a hint to make them more often!). Thanks for another great recipe!

    1. Yay!! So happy to hear everyone is loving these cookies, Allison! Thanks so much for the review and star rating. I really appreciate it!

  160. 5 stars
    These are AMAZING!!! Thank you for this recipe! So simple but soooo good! Satisfying in taste and texture. My in-laws tried them over Christmas and loved them. Would never know they were so healthy!

    1. Woo!! Pumped to hear these cookies were a hit, Kimberly. Thanks for trying them out and coming back to leave a review. I really appreciate it!

  161. 5 stars
    I’ve had this recipe saved for a while now with good intentions of making it. Today someone brought me a box of Samoas. Because of PMS, against better judgement I ate 2. As I was eating them I was thinking that they didn’t taste very good, but kept right on of course LOL! So I knew I had to make this recipe and I am SOOO glad I did! These are so fricken good!! To keep them even cleaner, I opted to make a dark chocolate coating instead of using chocolate chips. I combined 3.5 Tbls Cacao, 2.5 Tbsp Virgin Coconut Oil (melted), 1 Tbls Maple Syrup and 1/2 tsp vanilla. I got 12 cookies from your recipe and this was the perfect amount to dip the bottoms and drizzle more over the tops. Thanks for this excellent recipe, it’s a definite keeper!

    1. Yay! I’m so glad these worked out for you, Amanda, and thanks for sharing what you used to dip them in! That sounds delicious and I’m definitely going to give it a try.

  162. 5 stars
    Omg! Delicious and so much cleaner/healthier than the real deal. I actually find these more delicious. GOOD LUCK NOT EATING THEM ALL IN ONE SITTING!

  163. 5 stars
    This is ridiculously tasty and simple. I added a sprinkle of maldon salt on top and it just pulls it all together.
    My partner and I can’t stop eating 😋

    1. Hey Kate – This recipe should make 12 cookies. How many did yours make. Did you use medjool dates?

  164. 5 stars
    These were excellent! My husband and I are trying to follow a Paleo diet and this really satisfied our sweet tooth. Spot on with the yield too – I got 11 cookies.

    1. YAY! I am so happy to hear that this recipe is a hit, Tammy. Thank you for sharing your review & star rating, I really appreciate it!

  165. Been really struggling to eat dates in my last trimester of pregnancy because I find them too sweet by themselves. I topped these with some falksalt and they were just the ticket! Thank you!

    1. WOO! I am so happy that you are loving this recipe, Audrey. Best of luck to you in your third trimester. Thank you for your review & star rating, I really appreciate it!

  166. 5 stars
    One of my granddaughters’ favorites! So easy and delicious. I substituted toasted coconut flakes that I had on hand, and they worked perfectly.

    1. YUM! I am so glad that you and your granddaughter are loving this recipe. Thank you for sharing your review + star rating, it means so much to me!

  167. 5 stars
    Absolutely incredible! It’s wild that these are only 4 ingredients and no-bake, and yet still are SO good. These aren’t just good “for a vegan cookie”…these are truly fantastic cookies in their own right! I will be making these A LOT 🤣

    1. Woo! This is the BEST! So glad you are loving these cookies, Rachel. Thank you so much for coming back and sharing your review + star rating, I appreciate it!

  168. 5 stars
    I was looking for a healthier sweet treat when I found these. They were SO good! I’ll be making them again (and again) for sure.

    1. Ahh this is great! I am so excited that you are loving this recipe, Jen. Thank you for your review & star rating, I really appreciate it!

  169. I would love to try making these, but I hate coconut. What can I substitute or should I just leave it out ?

    1. Hi! Unfortunately, coconut is the main ingredient for these cookies. I have lots of other cookies on my site that don’t include coconut that I would recommend giving a try!

  170. 4 stars
    So delicious and easy, and healthy!!! I’ve made these many times already and have shared the recipe multiple times as well! Yum, yum, yum!!!:)

    1. My FAVE! I’m so glad you’re loving these cookies, Jill. Thank you for coming back and sharing your review & star rating, I really appreciate it!

  171. 5 stars
    Just made these and they were pretty simple to make. They taste AMAZING.. I was totally not expecting them to be this good. Wow. Thanks for the recipe definitely going to repeat this one!

    1. Ah yay! I am so glad you find this recipe and are loving these cookies, totally one of my favorites to make. Thanks for coming back and sharing your review & star rating, I appreciate it!

    2. 5 stars
      I make these all the time now!! I like to dip the whole thing in chocolate. Sometimes I’ll add peanut butter to the chocolate too. So good!!
      Question: do they really only last a week in the fridge? I didn’t think the ingredients would go bad for a long time

      1. Hi Kristen – I am so glad you’re loving these, adding PB sounds delish. The reason I say a week is because they might lose their consistency, I don’t necessarily think the ingredients will go bad. Thanks for sharing your review + star rating, I really appreciate it!

    3. 5 stars
      Fantastic recipe!! Delicious, nice texture, and SO quick and easy to make! I’m eating the first one now, and will be making a few more batches to put in the freezer and use up some dates I’ve had sitting around. Thank you! I like your tagalong and thin mints as well, but these are the easiest!

      1. WOO! This is great, Patryce. I am so glad you found this recipe and are loving these cookies. Thank you so much for sharing your review + star rating, it truly means so much to me!

  172. 5 stars
    I can’t wait to make these! I love everything coconut 😊 will definitely come back to let everyone know how they turned out.

        1. Hi Kori – They should work, depending on the size, you might need to add a few more. Hope you enjoy these!

    1. Ah yay! I am so glad you’re loving these cookies, Bianca. Thank you for sharing your review & star rating, it means som much to me!

    1. Hi Erin – I don’t think the cookies would turn out the same without the actual date. They help form the cookie.

  173. These were amazing, but my cookies crumbled and wouldn’t form. The dates didn’t blend well either.

    1. Hi Maggie – If your dates were a bit dry, that could’ve been the reason why the cookies crumbled. You can always put them in some warm water to let them soften before blending. Hope that helps!