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Healthier Vegan Samoas

  • Author: Emily
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 25 cookies 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


Try a healthy take on a classic Girl Scout Cookie with these Homemade Vegan Samoas! Made with pantry ingredients but full of flavor, these coconut, caramel, and chocolate cookies taste just like the original.


  • 2/3 cup all purpose flour (or Gluten-Free 1 for 1)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened finely shredded coconut
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 TBS almond milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 TBS maple syrup
  • About 1 cup dark chocolate, chopped


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a reusable mat.
  2. In a small bowl, mix flour, coconut, salt, and baking soda. In a large bowl, combine brown sugar, almond milk, vanilla extract, and maple syrup. Add small bowl to large and mix well until blended into a smooth mixture.
  3. Form cookie dough into 1/2 TBS-sized balls. You can either form into rings now or just form discs (where the centers will be popped out after baking).* Bake for 8-10 minutes until crispy and golden brown. Remove from the oven and let cool on the baking sheet.
  4. While cookies are cooling, melt chocolate in the microwave (in 30 second increments, stirring each time) or in a double boiler on the stove.
  5. Carefully dip each cookie into the melted chocolate, coating only the bottom. Scrape excess chocolate off with a spoon and back into the bowl. Once all bottoms are coated drizzle the rest of the melted chocolate on top of the cookie in a decorative pattern. Let cool to harden and enjoy! These cookies will last 5 days in a sealed container in the fridge, but I recommend storing them in the freezer.


The cookies will expand in the oven, so you may need to use a utensil to poke out the centers. This is why the initial shape of the cookies is not very important!

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 cookie
  • Calories: 88 calories
  • Sugar: 6.2 grams
  • Sodium: 64 milligrams
  • Fat: 3.3 grams
  • Saturated Fat: 2.2 grams
  • Unsaturated Fat: 1.1 grams
  • Trans Fat: 0 grams
  • Carbohydrates: 13.4 grams
  • Fiber: 1.1 grams
  • Protein: 1.3 grams
  • Cholesterol: 0 milligrams

Keywords: coconut, caramel, chocolate, girl scout