Samoas cookies made healthy with only 6 ingredients. These sinless samoas bites are filled with caramel flavor from the dates, studded with chocolate chips and coated in toasted coconut. Vegan and gluten-free.
I don’t remember the last time I ate a real Girl Scout cookie, but growing up Samoas (aka Carmel DeLites) and Thin Mints were my favorites and I would get excited when my mom would buy them each year.
I’ve made similar balls, that were rolled in regular dried coconut before (remember my Heady Goo Balls?) and I must say that the toasted coconut lends a rich flavor that definitely makes these little guys seem more decadent.
So if you’re craving Girl Scout cookies this spring, just whip up a batch of these. Your sweet tooth will be cured with a treat made of only six ingredients and without any high fructose corn syrup, artificial coloring or hydrogenated oils.
Sinless Samoas (vegan & gluten-free)
- Pre-heat oven to 400°. Spread all the shredded coconut onto a baking sheet for toasting. Place in oven for 5-10 minutes, until coconut is a light golden brown color. Make sure to stay in the kitchen watch the coconut, as it can easily go from toasted to burnt.
- Place dates, almond butter, ⅓ cup of the toasted coconut, ½ Tablespoon mini chocolate chips, sea salt and vanilla into a food processor or mini chopper. Process until the mixture turns into a dough ball.
- Work “dough” with clean hands to add in the other ½ Tablespoon of chocolate chips. Pinch off small amounts of the dough (about 1.5 teaspoons full) and roll into 12 balls. Roll balls in remaining ⅓ cup of toasted coconut.
- Store in fridge.
I hope you all like them as much as I do. 🙂