samoa cookies topped with melted chocolate and shredded coconut on parchment paper

One of my favorite Girl Scout cookies, made healthier! This paleo Samoas are a gluten and grain free, dairy free, refined sugar free spin on the classic (super addicting) chocolate coconut Samoas.

samoa cookies topped with melted chocolate and shredded coconut on parchment paper

This version is honestly just as addicting, so huge bonus they’re made with simple and healthy ingredients 🙂

All you’ll need:

  • very finely shredded coconut
  • egg
  • coconut sugar
  • maple syrup
  • coconut oil (or butter)
  • dairy free chocolate chips
  • vanilla

How easy?!

You really want to make sure you use very finely shredded unsweetened coconut for this. I have had some people try these with the bigger coconut flakes without success. The one I use is linked here.

samoa cookies topped with melted chocolate on parchment paper
samoa cookies topped with melted chocolate on parchment paper on a baking pan

These cookies could not be easier to make, and you will not be able to believe how much they taste like the real deal!

The toasty, caramelized coconut with the chocolate is the most perfect flavor combination. Even Blake who claims to not like coconut LOVES these cookies! 😉

I can’t wait to hear what you guys think! If you make these paleo Samoas, be sure to leave a rating and comment below. It helps me and other readers 🙂

Enjoy! xx

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Copy Cat Paleo Samoas

  • Author: Mia Zarlengo
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 12 cookies 1x
  • Category: Dessert


A paleo spin on the classic Girl Scout Samoas! A perfectly chewy yet fluffy coconut and chocolate cookie.


  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted and cooled (sub butter or ghee)
  • 1.5 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut (only the finely shredded coconut will work!)

For the chocolate coating:

  • 1/2 cup dairy free chocolate chips
  • 1/2 tsp coconut oil


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. 
  2. In a large bowl, whisk egg, then whisk in coconut sugar, melted coconut oil (or butter), maple syrup, and vanilla until smooth.
  3. Stir in shredded coconut until well combined.
  4. Scoop out about 12 cookies, molding them into circles with you hands, then gently flatten them. The dough may be slightly wet, but don’t worry!
  5. Bake for 14-15 minutes, until golden brown but not burnt. 
  6. When cookies are out of the oven, melt chocolate and coconut oil in the microwave or on the stove until smooth. Dip one side of each cookie in chocolate, placing cookies back onto the parchment paper chocolate side down. Use the remaining chocolate to drizzle the top of each cookie.
  7. Place in refrigerator until chocolate hardens. Store cookies on the counter in an airtight container.

Dairy Free, Dessert, Gluten Free, Paleo, Recipes, Vegetarian


Dec 19, 2019

Copy Cat Paleo Samoas

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  1. Megan says:

    Soo good!!! Must make!

  2. Victoria says:

    I brought these into work and people had no idea that they weren’t the real thing AND definitely no idea they were a healthier version. Super easy to make and fit that craving for Girl Scout cookies when you run out!

  3. Jordyn Fantuzzi says:

    Another ridiculously easy, healthy and most importantly delicious dessert!! Superrrr coconuty and do not skip the chocolate!

  4. Julia says:


  5. Amber says:

    Wow… 10/10 recommend!
    These almost taste like Mounds Bars and my husband, who is a junk food addict, LOVES these! I may or may not have made 4 batches in 5 days…

  6. Kendall says:

    LOVE this recipe! I was craving samoas, and I am so glad I came across these!

  7. Katie says:

    My hubby & I love these. DF Keto friendly too and easy to make.

  8. Jena says:

    My go-to healthy dessert! I make these at least once a month. My boyfriend loves them too. I’m not much of a baker but I love how easy (and tasty) Mia’s dessert recipes are.

  9. Megan says:

    INCREDIBLE!! And so easy

  10. Nora says:

    So so good!! Easy to make and they truly taste just like the original

  11. Amanda says:

    These are SO easy to make and taste even better than the actual cookies in my opinion! Be prepared for the batch to go quickly!

  12. Rita says:

    Super yummy and really quick and easy to make! The only thing is the amount of sugar was a little high in ratio to the coconut so they were a bit too sweet for me, next time I’ll remake with less coconut sugar and just 0.5 tbsp maple syrup!

  13. Natalie says:

    My roommates ate the entire batch the first night I made them so I have no choice but to make them again. So delicious!

  14. Livia Donovan says:

    My family and I LOVED this recipe! We gobbled them up in 2 days. A healthy version of a very popular dessert and it is just as good!

  15. Catherine says:

    These are so simple and so good! My whole family is obsessed. Thank you for such a great recipe!

  16. jill says:

    so so good and easy to make!

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