Samoas Date Bark

Megan
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Samoas Date Bark is made with medjool dates, creamy cashew butter, toasted coconut & dark chocolate. It tastes like everyones favorite Girl Scout cookie – the Samoas!

Samoas Date Bark is made with medjool dates, creamy cashew butter, toasted coconut & dark chocolate. It tastes like everyones favorite Girl Scout cookie - the Samoas!

Samoas are definitely one of the, if not THE most, popular Girl Scout cookie. Nearly every time I ask someone, “what’s your favorite Girl Scout cookie?”, the answer is “Samoas” 9 times out of 10. Well, if you’ve been following along with me you know that I’ve been obsessed with this new viral trend — date bark. I have a crunchy, nutty date bark recipe linked here.

The past few days I’ve been thinking of different flavors I could implement into the date bark and then I thought – SAMOAS! The juicy medjool dates and creamy cashew butter mimic the caramel in the traditional Samoas cookie, the coconut flakes are toasted to a perfect golden crisp, and the chocolate drizzle displays that notorious Samoas look and adds a richness of flavor. All in all, chefs kiss. When I made this the other day, the whole tray was gone in 5 minutes. My family LOVED it.

The best part about this Samoas Date Bark is that it’s healthy and delicious! It’s made with just FOUR wholesome and simple ingredients that are actually good for you (unlike the real Samoas cookie). It’s no bake and naturally vegan, gluten free and refined sugar free. What’s not to love? So, the next time you’re craving a Samoas cookie, or simply have a sweet tooth, indulge in this guilt-free treat!

Samoas Date Bark is made with medjool dates, creamy cashew butter, toasted coconut & dark chocolate. It tastes like everyones favorite Girl Scout cookie - the Samoas!

Samoas Date Bark Ingredients 

• Medjool Dates – soft, pitted and juicy medjool dates. I always use Joolies Organic Fresh Medjool Dates. The first time I tried them I was genuinely blown away at the freshness and quality of them. Use my code: BOOBOO for money off! If you are using other dates that are hard and dry, add them to a bowl with hot water and soak them for 5-10 minutes until soft and juicy, then drain and pat dry. 

Cashew Butter – an all natural creamy cashew butter works best in this date bark as it has a thinner consistency and it’s easier to spread. You can substitute for another nut butter, but I like to use cashew butter as it’s a little more neutral in flavor.

Shredded Coconut – unsweetened. You can buy it already toasted, but in this recipe I will show you how to toast it in just 5 minutes and no oven required!

• Dark Chocolate – I always use the brand Hu Chocolate. It’s made with clean ingredients that are vegan, gluten free and refined sugar free. Be sure to use my code BOOBOO for a discount.

How To Make Samoas Date Bark

Start by lining a baking sheet with parchment paper. Then remove the pits from your dates (if they aren’t already pitted) and smoosh them down and together onto the baking sheet forming a rectangle shape. Then spread the creamy cashew butter on top of the dates, followed by a sprinkle of the toasted coconut shreds (see recipe card below for how to toast the coconut). Drizzle on some melted chocolate, and then top with more toasted coconut shreds. Pop it in the freezer until the chocolate sets, about 10-15 minutes. Once fully set, cut it into squares or into irregular pieces (like me) for a rustic charm. This Samoas Date Bark is perfect for sharing with friends and family or for indulging in a guilt-free sweet treat on your own!

Samoas Date Bark is made with medjool dates, creamy cashew butter, toasted coconut & dark chocolate. It tastes like everyones favorite Girl Scout cookie - the Samoas!

Tips + Tricks For Making Samoas Date Bark

1. If your hands are too sticky when pressing the dates together, cover the bottom of a glass cup with parchment paper and use that to help press the dates down. 

2. Use an all natural cashew butter that has a thinner texture, it makes it a lot easier to spread it on!

3. Add one tablespoon of coconut oil if your melted chocolate is too thick to drizzle. 

4. Since the bottom layer of dates is quite sticky, use a sharp knife to cut the bark. 

Whether you’re looking for a healthier snack option or simply want to satisfy your sweet tooth, this Samoas Date Bark is a fantastic choice. Enjoy the delicious blend of flavors and textures in every bite, knowing that you’re treating yourself to a delicious yet nutritious delight that tastes like everyones favorite Girl Scout cookie – the Samoa! Of course it’s 100% vegangluten free, refined sugar free, no bake and delicious!

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Samoas Date Bark

Samoas Date Bark is made with medjool dates, creamy cashew butter, toasted coconut & dark chocolate. It tastes like everyones favorite Girl Scout cookie - the Samoas!
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 8 -10 Pieces
Author: Megan

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Instructions

  • Add the shredded coconut to a pan over medium heat and toss continuously until golden, about 5-7 minutes. Set aside.
  • If your dates still have the pits, remove the pits from your dates and smoosh them down onto the baking sheet, forming a rectangle shape.
  • Spread the cashew butter on top of the dates, then sprinkle with half of the toasted coconut. Drizzle over the melted chocolate, then sprinkle with the rest of the toasted coconut.
  • Place the bark in the freezer for about 25 minutes. Use a knife to cut it into squares or into irregular pieces for a rustic charm.

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Notes

  1. I always use Joolies Organic Fresh Medjool Dates. The first time I tried them I was genuinely blown away at the freshness and quality of them. Use my code: BOOBOO for money off!
  2. If your medjool dates are hard and dry, add them to a bowl with hot water and soak them for 5-10 minutes, until soft and juicy. Then drain and pat dry.
  3. I always use the brand Hu Chocolate. It’s refined sugar free and made with clean ingredients. Be sure to use my code BOOBOO for a discount.
  4. Store any leftovers in an airtight container, in the fridge, for up to one week, or in the freezer for longer.
  5. Inspired by @thathealthjunkie on Instagram.

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so it should only be used as an approximation.

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