No Bake Vegan Samoa Cookies

No Bake Vegan Samoa Cookies

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Today I’m sharing with you a fun kid-friendly recipe, requested by my crew after many of their friends asked us to buy Girl Scout cookies… Did we buy them? Yes, but it wasn’t long after the first box was open that they asked if we could make our own version. And if you are anything like us you will absolutely devour these no-bake vegan Samoa Cookies. Oh, and did I mention that they are gluten-free, naturally sweetened, easy to make, nut-free, and full of fiber and healthy fats?

No Bake Vegan Samoa Cookies

Chewy, caramel, coconutty Samoas. Warning, these are just as addicting as the original but super healthy and simple to make. Plus you won’t feel bad if you eat three, four, or five of these treats. As simple as this recipe is it does require some hands-on preparation, but what better reason to get your kiddos in the kitchen and have some fun?

No-Bake Vegan Samoa Cookies |

No-Bake Vegan Samoa Cookies |

No-Bake Vegan Samoa Cookies |

No-Bake Vegan Samoa Cookies |

No-Bake Vegan Samoa Cookies

No-Bake Vegan Samoa Cookies |

The base for these cookies is simple, just four ingredients that you probably have in your pantry right now. And if you want to make it easier, instead of making your own chocolate sauce use your favorite dairy-free, nut-free chocolate chip brand, I used the Enjoy Life Chocolate Chips. They are my favorite!

When you are all finished you will have a soft, chewy, chocolatey, caramel, coconut-y cookie that makes this whole healthy mom thing a piece of cake or should I say cookie ;)

And your kiddos will be so very pleased!


No Bake Vegan Samoa Cookies

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  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 40 mins
  • Yield: 10-12 1x


  • Samoa Cookie!
  • 8 Medjool dates pitted
  • 2 teaspoons water
  • 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/2 gluten-free oats
  • Chocolate Dipping Sauce!
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa butter
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • or
  • 1 cup dairy free chocolate chips + 2 tsp coconut oil


  1. In your food processor, place the pitted Medjool dates, shredded coconut, oats and the pinch of salt and a little water. Process until smooth, stopping to scrape down the sides and add a little more water if needed.
  2. Roll the mixture into balls, and flatten with your hand. Place the cookies on a waxed paper lined cookie sheet. Use a straw to poke a hole in the middle of each cookie.
  3. Place the cookies in the freezer for about 30 min.
  4. In a small mixing bowl combine ingredients for your chocolate dipping sauce or melt the dairy free chocolate chips on the stove adding 2 teaspoon of coconut oil.
  5. Dip the chilled cookies in the melted chocolate, coating the bottom with chocolate. Place on parchment paper and drizzle the tops of the cookies with the remaining chocolate.
  6. Store the finished cookies in the refrigerator. Enjoy!


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 134
  • Sugar: 16g
  • Fat: 7.4g
  • Saturated Fat: 14g
  • Carbohydrates: 18.4g
  • Fiber: 1.8g
  • Protein: 1.7g

Let me know what you think when you give this recipe a “go”! When you try it, please take a picture and post it on Instagram — be sure to tag @livesimplynatural and #livesimplynatural so the LSN community can get inspired by your dish too :)


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I’m Vanessa

vegan Chef, Coach, Mama of two

A believer that the body is not an ornament but a vessel for our deepest healing. When we learn to listen we create more opportunities for our own wisdom to resurface and be heard. Here we strive to create resources to support this way simple way of living.


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