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Samoa Truffles

These rich coconut Samoa Truffles feature all the delicious flavors of the classic Girl Scout cookie, without any of the refined ingredients, and with the convenience of a truffle. This simple healthy dessert recipe is perfect treat to bring to all the Holiday parties. This vegan Samoa truffle recipe is vegan, gluten-free, paleo, refined sugar-free, oil-free, dairy-free, and whole foods plant based!
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samoa truffles

Today’s Samoa Truffles recipe is for all you Girl Scout Cookie lovers out there (myself included). I’m just going to come right out and say it: Samoa cookies are by far the best Girl Scout Cookie out there. Before I went vegan, I was obsessed with them. Luckily they are one of the easiest cookies/flavors to veganize! I was so excited when I got the idea for this Samoa Truffle recipe, because I knew that it could be done with simple and healthy ingredients!

I love recreating classic flavors in a healthy vegan way. If you’re interested in more healthy vegan treats, here are some of my recent favorites:

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How to make healthy plant based Christmas cookies:

Alright, so I’ve been in the healthy recipe development world for a little bit now, and I am always discovering new products that are absolute necessities when creating healthy recipes. All of my desserts are vegan, oil-free, and refined sugar-free. This may seem crazy considering a majority of desserts are the complete opposite of this. It’s definitely taken some time, but I’ve finally figured it out! When making healthy substitutions like the ones seen in this Samoa Truffle recipe you have to keep in mind the nutrient you are swapping out. For example, I subbed out oil and butter for coconut milk here, because it is more nutrient rich and containers fiber. Same thing with sugar for dates. My rule of thumb is to try and always use ingredients that are as close to their natural state as possible.

How long do these Samoa Truffles keep?

If you’re looking for a healthy whole foods plant based Christmas cookie recipe that will keep in the fridge, this is for you! These Samoa Truffles keep for 2-3 weeks in the fridge, and even longer in the freezer! I love this, because they don’t dry out. They’re just as delicious on Christmas day as they were the day you made them!

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How to make healthy vegan Christmas cookies on a budget:

Baking during the Holidays can be quite expensive. Trust me, I totally get it. I am on a budget for sure over here. Any way to save a couple bucks I’m in! Although healthy eating is not expensive if you do it right, it is bound to be more expensive during the Holidays. There are a couple tricks that I do to avoid spending absurd amounts of money over the holiday season when making recipes like these Samoa truffles.

First, I buy in bulk! Buying in bulk can either be a huge lifesaver, or it can be a giant waste of money. I’ve definitely bought things in bulk that I ended up not using. However I have also bought things in bulk and saved a ton of money. Here are some of my bulk favorites that I repeatedly restock:

Favorite ingredients to buy in bulk:

There are plenty more on my Amazon Store front, and at Wilderness Poets that I buy, but these are the ones I exclusively buy in bulk online!

Second, make sure that you’re planning the right amount of cookies. I don’t know about you guys, but growing up my mom made an insane amount of Christmas cookies. She still does actually. Obviously this adds up. It is also a huge waste of food, because there’s always cookies leftover that nobody would eat. I avoid this waste by planning ahead of time. When you plan ahead you can really think about what you’re buying and therefore avoid unnecessary purchases. For example: this year I planned out all of my Christmas cookies and truffles in one weekend. This is a great way to do your research and find cookies you actually want. Hint: these vegan Samoa truffles should be on that list!

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Ingredients for these Samoa Truffles:

plant based samoa truffles

Samoa Truffles

These rich coconut Samoa Truffles feature all the delicious flavors of the classic Girl Scout cookie, without any of the refined ingredients, and with the convenience of a truffle. This simple healthy dessert recipe is perfect treat to bring to all the Holiday parties. This vegan Samoa truffle recipe is vegan, gluten-free, paleo, refined sugar-free, oil-free, dairy-free, and whole foods plant based!
5 from 17 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Chill Time 10 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Dessert
Servings 18 Truffles

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • In a saucepan combine the pitted medjool dates and the coconut cream. Cook until the dates have broken up, and the mixture has become thick and a caramel color. While still warm add to a blender and blend until smooth.
  • In a double broiler (aka a metal bowl over a saucepan of boiling water.) add the chocolate chips.
  • While the chocolate chips are melting, combine the remaining ingredients together with the date coconut mixture and stir until you get a thick mixture. Roll into balls and set in the fridge for 15 minutes.
  • Remove the chocolate from heat as soon as it is melted. Dip the chilled truffles into the chocolate and set on a sheet of parchment paper. Top with some toasted coconut and set in the fridge/freezer until the chocolate has hardened (about 10 minutes in the freezer). Serve and enjoy!
Keyword Easy, plant based christmas cookies, Samoa Truffles, simple, super healthy vegan dessert, truffles
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11 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Oh my, these truffles are addictive! They knock the socks off GS cookies any day!

  2. 5 stars
    Wow first I love this doesn’t have refined sugar and packed with wholesome ingredients. Second. I really can’t stop snacking on them!!

  3. 5 stars
    Absolutely delicious! My husband and I can’t stop eating them.

  4. 5 stars
    These truffles are so smooth, creamy, and perfectly sweet!

  5. 5 stars
    I’ve never made samoa truffles before, but these were so delcious! Also, they were super easy to make. Thank you!

  6. 5 stars
    Loving these Samoa truffles! So easy to make a big batch of this and freeze so I always have snacks on hand.

  7. 5 stars
    Auch an indulgent treat yet totally WFPB! I love it

  8. 5 stars
    so decadent! this samoa truffles makes the perfect bite snack size

  9. Jere Cassidy

    5 stars
    These are just so delicious, I love using dates in recipes. This is such a simple recipe for something that is so good, and addicting.

  10. 5 stars
    wow these truffles are like store quality. I can’t believe they were so easy to make! i’m addicted

  11. 5 stars
    Yum!!! These were so delicious we loved them

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