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These No Bake Samoa Bars will have your Girl Scout cookie craving satisfied when it’s not cookie season! Cashew coconut crust, date caramel with plenty more coconut and the perfect chocolate drizzle! A simple sweet decadent treat!

No Bake Samoa Bars

Girl Scout Cookies in a no bake bar?

It’s Girl Scout Cookie season. And for me that means Samoas. The rich caramel, coconut and chocolate cookies are my dream come true. None of the other cookies come near it. None.

But since Girl Scout Cookies aren’t here year round, what’s a girl to do? Well I will tell you! She makes these No Bake Samoa Bars and is set for LIFE!

One thing though is for sure. Girl Scout cookies are no longer $2.00 a box like they were back in my Girl Scout days. They are closer to $5.00 a box these days. Anytime money is going to support the youth of our world is a plus, but the amount you can buy at five bucks a pop won’t usually last too long.

No Bake Samoa Bars

So you need other options. And now you have one. I always loved Samoas growing up. Between those and the Thin Mints I was set. But the Samoas were the best by far. So I thought I would try my hand at these No Bake Samoa Bars, a version that is super simple but also with a bit of a twist. As in a “No Bake” twist!

No Bake Samoa Bars–keep the Girl Scout Cookie Season Alive all year

I am a sucker for no bake recipes so that’s why this one is just that. The cashew crust layer could easily be eaten on it’s own, but don’t stop there. I promise you won’t be disappointed.

The caramel comes from a combination of soaked dates, vanilla, maple and sea salt. I have used it before in a few other recipes but the addition of coconut to the mix is where it’s at. It takes it to a whole new level. And then we can’t forget about the chocolate! A nice chocolate drizzle brings it all together.

No Bake Samoa Bars

These may not come from a cute purple box or from a cute little pig-tailed Girl Scout, but I promise you won’t feel like you are missing out one bit!

For double boiler method instructions, click here.

No Bake Samoa Bars

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No Bake Samoa Bars

These No Bake Samoa Bars will have your Girl Scout cookie craving satisfied when it's not cookie season! Cashew coconut crust, date caramel with plenty more coconut and the perfect chocolate drizzle! A simple sweet decadent treat!
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 16


Bottom Layer

Caramel Layer

Chocolate Drizzle

  • 2 oz. Dark Chocolate Bar, approx. 2/3 of a 3 oz. bar
  • 1/2 T coconut oil
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For the base layer

  • In a food processor, process cashews until a grain like consistency.
  • Add in other ingredients and process until somewhat of a dough forms.
  • Press firmly into a parchment lined 8x8 pan. (If it's a bit sticky, put a small amount of coconut oil on the fingers to help!)
  • Allow to chill in the refrigerator.

For the Caramel Layer

  • After soaking dates in hot water, add to food processor. Process until a smooth caramel like consistency.
  • Add in maple, vanilla and sea salt and process to combine.
  • Finally, add in coconut and process until fully combined.
  • Pour mixture over crust layer and spread evenly.
  • Allow to chill in the freezer for about 20-30 minutes.

Chocolate Drizzle

  • Using a double boiler method* to heat chocolate and coconut oil, allow to melt until smooth.
  • Transfer to a small plastic bag.
  • Cut a small hole in the corner of the plastic bag and drizzle over the bars.
  • Allow to chill for about 5 minutes before cutting.
  • Cut into 2 inch square bars and enjoy!
  • Store in the refrigerator.


*See the link in the post to the Mint Chocolate Truffles for the double boiler method.
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No Bake Samoa Bars

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  1. Karyl Henry says:

    5 stars
    I don’t buy Girl Scout cookies because I have no self control LOL! These samoas look amazing, and even better because they are no bake! I’m definitely adding this one to my list of must-makes

    1. Lorie says:

      Ha, well they are too expensive for me to buy too many! ?

  2. GUNJAN C Dudani says:

    5 stars
    I love all the ingredients in this samoa bars. I am craving to make these.

    1. Lorie says:

      Enjoy them friend!!!

  3. Michelle says:

    5 stars
    Wow!! These look so good I can almost taste them! And I’m loving that they are no bake, perfect for me! Can’t wait to try these x

    1. Lorie says:

      No bake is my very favorite thing. Enjoy them Michelle!!

  4. Leanne | Crumb Top Baking says:

    5 stars
    Oh my gosh Lorie! I absolutely need to try these cookies! I have all the ingredients right now, and a pot luck at work on Monday. These would be perfect! Pinned, my friend! Such an awesome recipe!

    1. Lorie says:

      Thanks for pinning and it sounds like you are gonna be everyone’s favorite person on Monday!!

  5. Tammy says:

    5 stars
    Wow wow wow :O These are one of the best no-bake bars I’ve ever seen!! Pinning these for later…boy could I go for one right now with my coffee 😀

    1. Lorie says:

      Thanks so so much for pinning! Hope there’s one in your future very soon!

  6. Veena Azmanov says:

    5 stars
    Such amazing ingredients to making these No Baked Samoa Bars. Love the combination and flavors. Best as a Dessert option.

    1. Lorie says:

      Thanks Veena! They are a big hit for us!

  7. Dominique | Perchance to Cook says:

    OMG Samoa cookies were my favorite girl scout cookies but I stopped eating them because they aren’t healthy. These looks like such a healthier homemade option! I love that they are no bake too!

    1. Lorie says:

      No bake is always the best!!

  8. Anna says:

    5 stars
    oh gosh, these look so scrummy! I’m also a sucker for no bake recipes, and these will be perfect to bring to my next cookie swap with the girls!

    1. Lorie says:

      Ohhhh yes to a cookie swap! Great idea!

  9. Dan from Platter Talk says:

    5 stars
    We love no-bake recipes and these samoa bars look almost too good to be true; looking forward to trying them out myself – just to make sure I’m not dreaming. Beautiful job with these!

    1. Lorie says:

      Haaaaa thanks. Promise they are real!! ?

  10. Kristy Bastine says:

    MUST MAKE THESE. I have made the transition to a totally clean lifestyle over several years, my household, my eating ,etc. Well, those little pint sized devils were out in front of my local store recently peddling their sugar laden calorie, saturated fat filled boxes of bank breakers. Despite my healthy lifestyle transition, I still was carried back to my sweet childhood memories of opening a box of Samoas and diving in, and it was hard to resist! So, I thank you for this recipe, it looks divine, and right up my alley with ingredients I can be proud of!

    1. Lorie says:

      Ha, pint sized devils! That is hilarious! Samoas were totally my very favorite, so I get it!