I’m sure you’ve all encountered Girl Scout Cookies at least once in your life. They’re sold by little girls dressed in uniforms standing outside of grocery stores or knocking on your front door. These little girls try to convince you to buy boxes of their tasty, overpriced sugary cookies using the power of their cuteness and other means of persuasion. It doesn’t help that these cookies taste delicious!
Over the years I’ve managed to avoid buying these cookies using many aversion tactics such as entering and exiting doors where the girls aren’t standing. I’m not usually home until evening, and so I don’t have to worry about feeling guilty for not opening my door for the girl scouts. Before you all judge me, I cannot have these cookies at my house! I will eat them…all of them in one sitting. Let’s just say that I still need to work on my self control, but the first step is admitting that I do have a problem, right?
So…after all of this self reflection and wondering about what I should try making for dessert, I decided to make my own Samoas using Pretty Bee‘s recipe as a guide. These cookies are so easy, they don’t even require baking! You only need a food processor.
- 1 1/4 – 1 1/2 cup shredded unsweetened coconut or 1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
- 8-9 pitted medjool dates
- About 1 cup dark chocolate chips
- 1 pinch of salt
- 2 tsp almond milk or water
- Toast the coconut flakes on a pan over low-medium heat until browned
- Toss dates, salt, and almond milk in food processor and process until smooth.
- Mix the coconut flakes with the dates (you may need to just knead it all together with your hands). Roll the mixture into balls, flatten them, and then using a ‘boba’ straw or any large straw, poke a hole in the center.
- Place the cookies on wax paper and then in the freezer for approximately an hour.
- Melt chocolate chips in 20 second intervals until completely melted, coat the bottom of the cookies with chocolate, place on the sheet, and then drizzle some chocolate over the top with a spoon.
That’s pretty much all there is to it. It’s a vegan, low hassle, energy saving cookie. It’s filled with healthy fats and fiber while also being grain free, nut free, sugar free, and dairy free. Um yeah, talk about nutritiously delicious.
I enjoyed the way these cookies tasted, but then again, I enjoy anything coated in dark chocolate. There’s no more left in the fridge! Happy Monday!