Make Tagalongs at home with only 7 simple ingredients. We’re using almond flour cookies, peanut butter and melted chocolate chips to create a vegan and gluten-free version of this Girl Scout classic!
I am so dang excited to share this recipe because everyone has been obsessed with my Girl Scout cookie recreations. Both the healthy Samoas and these Thin Mints were major hits so I know you’re going to love the Tagalongs.
Early taste-testers have said that they’re the best Girl Scout cookie recreation yet and given my love for all things peanut butter and chocolate, they’re definitely on the top of my list too!
I think another reason I’m obsessed with these cookies (besides the flavor) is the texture! The crunchy cookie center is soooo satisfying.
Don’t get me wrong, I love protein balls that taste like cookies, but sometimes they aren’t satisfying when I’m craving the real deal. My brain can tell when I’m eating a cookie and when I’m eating a cookie-wanna-be!
I’m so glad this recipe is finally in your hands. I know it will be hard to share these cookies with friends and family (you’ll want to save them all for yourself), but share the love!
Let’s make Girl Scout cookie season a little healthier for everyone. 🙂
Traditional Tagalongs have lots of not-so-good-for-you ingredients like palm oil, white sugar and artificial flavors! In true EBF fashion I decided to skip all those ingredients and stick to seven healthy and simple ingredients to create a vegan and gluten-free version of this Girl Scout classic!
Here’s what you need:
These healthy Tagalongs are super simple to make… the hardest part might be waiting for the cookies to bake or maybe it’s waiting for the chocolate to set… either way, the whole process doesn’t take long so before you know it you’ll be diving in to these tasty peanut butter chocolate cookies.
Preheat oven: Preheat oven to 350°F.
Combine ingredients: Add almond flour, coconut oil, maple syrup, vanilla and sea salt in a medium bowl and mix together.
Form cookies: Scoop dough using a tablespoon and form into a round cookie shape, use your finger to create a small dent in the center of each cookie.
Bake: Place cookies on a parchment lined baking sheet and bake for 15-18 minutes or until cookies are slightly golden brown on the bottom. Let cool completely on the cookie sheet.
Spread peanut butter: Once cookies have cooled, add 1/2-1 teaspoon of peanut butter into the dent of each cookie and spread it a little over the top.
Chill: Place cookies in the fridge or freezer for about 15-30 minutes to let the peanut butter harden up a bit.
Melt chocolate: Melt chocolate chips and coconut oil in a double boiler or in the microwave. For the microwave method, add chips and coconut oil to a microwave safe bowl and heat for 1 minute, stir and heat in 30 second increments until chocolate has melted.
Dip cookies: Remove cookies from the fridge/freezer and dip each into the melted chocolate, one by one. Use a fork to dip and remove the cookie from the chocolate, making sure to let the excess chocolate drip off before transferring back to the baking sheet lined with parchment.
Let chocolate set: Place chocolate covered cookies in the fridge or freezer for about 15-20 minutes to let chocolate set. Once hardened it’s time to enjoy!
If you’re not eating these cookies right away I recommend storing them in an airtight container in your fridge for up to one week. You can also store them in your freezer and they should last 3 months… but I bet they’ll be gone before then! 😉
If you make these homemade Tagalongs be sure to leave a comment and star rating letting me know how they turned out! Your feedback is so helpful for the EBF team and other EBF readers.