I used to wear my little Brownie uniform and sash full of badges with so much pride (pictured below)! I remember slinging those not so good for you cookies with my troop in front of supermarkets too. I also remember learning how to make raw style “no-bake” cookies, but oh, looking back, they had the worst ingredients! I recall crunchy peanut butter, non fat milk powder, refined sugar…ick!
So with Girl Scout Cookie Season in full swing right now, and a suggestion from a friend, today I made a simple “no bake” grain free Samoa Cookie, to honor Gluten Free, Dairy Free Girl Scouts Everywhere!!
- 1 cup dried coconut
- 1 cup raw walnuts
- 2 pinches sea salt
- 2.5 TBS coconut oil, melted
- 2 TBS maple syrup
Blend dried coconut in food processor alone for 60 seconds. Add in walnuts, sea salt, blend into a fine meal. Then blend in melted coconut oil and maple syrup. Roll dough out in-between 2 layers of way paper so that it is about 1/4” thick. Put in freezer to firm up. Once firm, remove from freezer and use a round cookie cutter to cut your cookies. Should make 8 large cookies or 12 average sized ones. (Or a simple idea as suggested by Chris is to make one large square cookie, and later cup it up into smaller bars ♥)
Coconut + Caramel Layer:
- 8 medjool dates
- 1 TBS water
- 2 TBS coconut oil, melted
- pinch sea salt
- 1/2 cup dried coconut
- optional: 1 TBS carob powder (carob boosts the sweet caramel flavor!)
Blend medjool dates with water in a food processor, add in coconut oil. Add in sea salt, and carob powder. Add in a little more water if needed to get caramel to mix better. Then blend in 1/2 cup dried coconut. Pat down a layer of coconut caramel onto each cookie then sprinkle a garnish of dried coconut.
- 4 TBS coconut oil, melted
- 4 TBS raw cacao powder
- 2 TBS maple syrup
Stir together coconut oil, cacao powder, and maple syrup. Pour into a little bag, and carefully snip off a little corner of the bag, so you can pipe the chocolate in strips across your cookies. If chocolate is too warm it will be really runny, just find the balance between melty and firm to get a nice even strip.
**Optional: For an extra chocolaty taste, spoon a little of the chocolate icing on the base cookie layer before adding the coconut caramel layer! Just let the chocolate cool and firm up before adding the coconut/caramel layer. Pictured below is an example of a cookie with the extra chocolate layer!!
Be sure to store these in the fridge or freezer!! These are so great served right out of the freezer too! Such chewy goodness!!
Also, if I were trying to go nut free on these, I would likely sub in 1 cup sunflower seeds for the walnuts, but I haven’t tried that yet!! Or maybe try some 1/4cup ground flax, and 3/4 cup sunflower seeds if you have to omit the walnuts? Also, feel free to use any nuts in the base, almonds, hazelnuts, cashews, macadamia….. ♥
Oh goodness! These were my favorite growing up!! Besides Milanos… Maybe your next recipe! 😉 I’m drooling!
Oooh Milanos! Those are the ones with the orange flavor and chocolate!? Let’s see what Betty can do!!
They are like two thin cookies with a thin chocolate filling. So simple, yet so amazing!! :)))
I hope you can come up with something. The Milanos with orange and chocolate were some of my favorites, for sure!!!! You sure do have great recipes. Thanks.
I’ve been seeing boxes of girlscout cookies everywhere… and dreaming of a healthy variety. Can’t wait to try these. Thank you!
Hope you enjoy these cookies as much I do!!
Can I get the ingredients for this recipe at a Whole Foods?
Most definitely. Whole Foods will have all the ingredients on this list. Most grocery stores should too. If you can’t find raw cacao powder, feel free to sub in regular cocoa powder.
Hope you enjoy!! These cookies are honestly best stored frozen, and served just out of the freezer for that perfect chewiness ♥
Wow! I made these tonight, and they are wonderful! So satisfying and much more complex than I would have thought with just a few ingredients. Thank you!
I am thrilled to hear that!! I am a total foodie at heart, and take that as a great compliment!
Cute Brownie picture!
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I can’t believe how good these are. Posted this link on my FB page! Thank you for making these. So good! And I don’t feel guilty for eating more than one! 🙂
So excited to hear that you love them! 3 Cheers to Raw Girl Scout Cookies! ♥
These cookies are THE BEST! I have to say that I think I like them even better than the “real” Samoas!!
That is seriously the best compliment!! xoxo
I love your recipes!, especially this one!.
Kelly, your the best! Thanks so much!!
Rawk on my fellow girl scout!
YUM!!! I am going to try these as soon as I get myself to the market!
Oh my gosh AMAZING recipe!! I can’t wait to try it!
I think you may have changed my life!
My favorite GS ever! So excited to see a version I can eat, thank you!
I would LOVE to make these! Can you tell me what the equivalency between medjool dates and date crumbles would be? I have everything else! Thanks!
I haven’t used date crumbles in one of my recipes before. My best guess would be to swap in about 3/4 cup date crumbles for the 8 medjool dates. And from there, just adjust, and add more if needed to form a sticky caramel cookie topping. Really hope you enjoy these!!
Would using cocoa instead of raw cacao powder still be considered vegan?
It would if you use a standard cocoa powder – most of which are vegan. Just double check the label, but most plain cocoa powders on the market should be free of dairy and vegan.
I made these for a Halloween party and they were a huge hit! Thanks for sharing the recipe. 😉 Raw samoas girl scout cookies thanks to Betty Rawker’s recipe. https://bettyrawker.com/2013/03/01/raw-girl-scout-cookie/
Oops I meant to put in the link to the pic I took of how they turned out not your link to the recipe – https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151701206946837&set=a.10151520840436837.1073741851.711436836&type=3&theater
Thanks so much for sharing the photo!! They look yummy! So stoked to hear they were enjoyed at the party! These cookies were seriously made to party!!
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Definitely trying these Raw Girl Scout Cookies! YUM!
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Could one use butter instead of coconut oil? I just ran out of coconut oil and am craving these cookies!!! It doesn’t help the Girl Scouts are everywhere right now! Thanks!
I can’t honestly say for sure, since I never work with butter. I would “assume” so, especially if you store this cookie chilled? If you give it a go, I hope it works out okay for you!! Cheers! ♥
ive made these twice now. super yummy! i found it easier to just make one large dinner plate sized cookie and then cut it up after that. i also suggest kicking up the salt just a touch to 1/4 teaspoon in the base instead of just a pinch.
You are brilliant! Love the idea of a giant Girl Scout Cookie easily cut up into smaller pieces!
(I will update the recipe with your suggestions too!)
Thanks so much!!
This cookie. It’s pretty, it’s wholesome, it’s awesome. Yum. I think Raw desserts are the real selling point in the raw lifestyle!
Thanks for the great review! I totally think of raw desserts as the “gateway to RAW!”
I made these and they were amazing! My kids and husband loved them too. Thanks for the recipe.