Samoas….you’re familiar with them, right? Those delicious caramel, coconut, tasty cookies that the Girl Scouts sell every year? As much as I love them, they are full of some not-so-good ingredients (soy, hydrogenated oils, corn syrup, etc). So, I made my own version using some very-good-for-you ingredients and I want to share it with you!
Now, these don’t taste EXACTLY like Samoas, but the coconut and caramel flavor does remind me of them, my daughter loves them, and they are made with really good stuff! We’re talking dates, peanut butter, coconut oil, vanilla and coconut. That’s it. No refined sugar, no hydrogenated nastiness.
I highly recommend using natural or organic ingredients. I even use my own Homemade Vanilla Extract! All you do is gather up your ingredients and put them in a food processor or high speed blender. By the way, you can eliminate the peanut butter if you want, maybe add in a little bit of cacao powder instead!
Blend until the mixture becomes one cohesive ball. It won’t take long. You may need to add a touch more of coconut oil if your blender is having a difficult time with this…it is very thick. Just be careful not to add too much or your balls will become oily. You can also add a tsp of water, but only add a tiny bit at a time – you want this dough to be quite substantial.
- 15-16 Medjool Dates
- 2 Tbls. Peanut Butter
- 3 Tbls. + More for Rolling - Unsweetened Coconut Flakes
- 1 Tsp. Coconut Oil
- 1 Tsp. Vanilla Extract
- Place all ingredients into a food processor or high speed blender.
- Blend until a smooth dough ball is created (you may need to add a touch more coconut oil or water if your blender is having a difficult time).
- Roll the "dough" into 1" balls.
- Roll the balls in the coconut.
- Store in a plastic bag or airtight container.