3-Ingredient Samoas (V, GF)

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Guys. THIS IS NOT A DRILL. This copycat version of healthy(er) samoas aren’t only grain-free, dairy-free and refined-sugar free, but they also only take 3 ingredients. THREE. Not to mention they’ve helped me survive this week, so that’s a win in itself.

I’m not going to lie – the first time I tried making these I was skeptical. I know dates have a caramel-y flavor, but I definitely didn’t think that it could be enough to do my beloved samoas justice. (Samoas are riiiiight up there with Thin Mints as the go-to/O.G. Girl Scout cookies). Boy, was I wrong.

I’m not kidding when I say these taste EXACTLY like the real thing. Pinkie-promise. The only thing ‘missing ‘ (if you could even say that) is the crunch from the shortbread cookie … butttttt I dip mine extra thick in chocolate so there’s lotsa crunch from that instead.

If you’re looking for a sweet treat that won’t make you feel guilty after you eat a whole sleeve (I mean, what?) and that you don’t have to wait for only once a year don’t walk – RUN – to your kitchen and give these a try.

WHAT YOU NEED

  • 8-10 medjool dates, pitted
  • 1 cup shredded coconut, toasted
  • 3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (I used Enjoy Life to make it vegan)

WHAT TO DO

  1. If your coconut isn’t toasted yet, do so by placing on an ungreased baking sheet and cooking for 6-8 minutes at 300°
  2. Place dates and coconut in food processor and pulse until a thick dough-like substance forms
  3. Hand-shape dough to form small patties, using a straw to poke holes through the center
  4. Put cookies on a plate with parchment paper, and place in freezer to cool for 30 minutes
  5. Microwave chocolate chips in :30 intervals until melted
  6. Remove cookies from freezer, dip bottoms in chocolate and drizzle remaining chocolate on top
  7. Place back in freezer to set

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Personally, I like to keep mine in the freezer until I’m ready to eat them (just like I do with the real-deal cookies). If these don’t convince you that clean AND tasty treats are 100% possible, I don’t know what will. Who knows – you might just find yourself going door-to-door selling these guys … they’re that good.

cropped-small-logo.jpgMeet you in the kitchen,

Meaghan

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