A hand holding a single copycat Samoa cookie with more cookies and a bowl of flaky salt in the background.

I’m all for supporting my local Girl Scout troops, but I also don’t need 539854723 boxes of cookies in my house. So, I politely said “no, thank you” when they asked me if I wanted to buy some, and I did what any good food blogger would do – I went home and made my own, with better ingredients.

Thin Mint and Samoas are my two favorites. I decided to start with Samoas because I already had an idea in mind of how I’d make them, and I knew it’d be a quick and easy process. If you make them, let me know what you think / how they compare to the OGs. I took them to a dinner with family this weekend and they were a hit!

A stack of copycat Samoa cookies with a single cookie next to it and a small bowl of flaky salt in the background.
A hand holding a single copycat Samoa cookie with more cookies and a bowl of flaky salt in the background.
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Copycat Samoas (Vegan)

Course Dessert
Keyword Simple Meal, Vegan
Servings 12 cookies

Ingredients

Cookie Base

  • 10 pitted dates
  • 3/4 cup shredded coconut
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Chocolate

  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips use vegan chocolate to make the whole recipe vegan!
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • flaky salt for sprinkling

Instructions

  • In a food processor or high powered blender, mix together the dates, coconut, and vanilla extract until it’s evenly mixed and forms a ball.
  • On a sheet of parchment paper, form the mixture into 12 circles. Using the handle of a wooden spoon, poke a hole in the center of each cookie. Transfer to the freezer for 10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, melt the chocolate chips + coconut oil in the microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring each time until the mixture is smooth.
  • Carefully remove each cookie from the parchment paper and dip the bottom in the melted chocolate.
  • Let set on the parchment paper and drizzle with more chocolate on top and sprinkle with sea salt. Store in the freezer until ready to consume!
A hand holding a single copycat Samoa cookie against a white background.