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Skinny Girl Scout Samoas BigOven - Save recipe or add to grocery list Yum
It's so hard to pass by the sweet young ladies in Girl Scout uniforms selling such popular poison. Our kids need real nourishment. Skinny Girl Scout Samoas are a healthy knock off—no oil, butter or added sugar. The shortbread and caramel layers are combined, and chocolate chips keep it simple. The end result is a high fiber, candied cookie that doubles as a protein bar.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Servings
cookies
Ingredients
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Servings
cookies
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lay parchment paper on baking sheet.
  2. Place nuts, dates, coconut milk, vanilla and salt into high speed blender. Blend until creamy and smooth. Taste it with your finger. It's caramel!
  3. Transfer caramel sauce into a bowl. Stir in coconut, flax, flour and baking powder and the chocolate chips. Option: reserve enough chips to place 3-4 on top of each cookie for a decorative effect.
  4. Bake for about 12 minutes. They firm up as they cool, so given them a few minutes. If you placed chocolate chips on top and they aren't fully melted, use finger to smooth out. Option: sprinkle with coconut for additional decorative effect.
Recipe Notes

Chocolate chips: Look for dark chocolate chips with a high cacao content. I use Kroger's Simple Truth, 72% cacao.

Real Girl Scout Samoas have a shortbread base, caramel coconut center and candied hard chocolate drizzle. After researching recipes and playing around with the ingredients, I decided that my main objective was create a knock-off that served the craving without a 3-hour hassle (I'm sorry, and you're welcome).  Combining the shortbread and caramel layers worked perfect, and the chocolate chips proved ingenious. The end result is a high fiber cookie that doubles as a protein bar.

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