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Vegan Samoa Bars


Sweet tooth kicking in? These Vegan Samoa Bars are the ultimate sweet tooth satisfaction and they couldn’t be easier to make. They taste just like samoa girl scout cookies, but with a healthier twist! 

An almond shortbread crust is slightly sweetened with maple syrup and we top that with a delicious and creamy coconut filling made from JOI nut base and lots of shredded coconut. No added sugar in this dessert! We top it off with melted dairy- free chocolate and pop it in the fridge for storage!

These bars are great to eat immediately or can be stored in the fridge for up to 7 days. Freeze for a cool treat and for even longer storage time. This is a great dessert recipe that could fool anyone into thinking that it is the real thing!

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Vegan Samoa

Sweet tooth kicking in? These Vegan Samoa Bars are the ultimate sweet tooth satisfaction and they couldn’t be easier to make. They taste just like samoa girl scout cookies, but with a healthier twist! 


An almond shortbread crust is slightly sweetened with maple syrup and we top that with a delicious and creamy coconut filling made from JOI nut base and lots of shredded coconut. No added sugar in this dessert! We top it off with melted dairy- free chocolate and pop it in the fridge for storage!


These bars are great to eat immediately or can be stored in the fridge for up to 7 days. Freeze for a cool treat and for even longer storage time. This is a great dessert recipe that could fool anyone into thinking that it is the real thing!

Servings: 9

Keywords: Cookies, Baked Goods

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 25 mins
  • Total Time: 35 mins

Ingredients

Instructions

Ingredients

Crust

  • 1 cup almond meal
  • ⅓ cup coconut oil, solid
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • ¼ tsp  salt

Filling

  • 1 cup shredded dried coconut
  • ¾ cup JOI plant base (almond or cashew)
  • ⅓ cup coconut oil
  • ¼ tsp  salt
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 1 ¼ tsp vanilla

Topping

  • 2 TBSP dark chocolate chunks (dairy-free)
  • ½ TBSP coconut oil

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.  Grease a 5 x 9 baking dish (or other small square baking dish).
  2. First make the crust by combining the almond meal, coconut oil, maple syrup and salt in the bowl of a stand mixer.
  3. With the paddle attachment, mix on medium until a dough ball forms (about 30 seconds to 1 minute).
  4. Press the dough for the crust evenly across the bottom and up the sides of the baking dish.
  5. Bake crust for 25-30 minutes, then let completely cool.
  6. Meanwhile, prepare the filling by combining JOI plant base, coconut oil, salt, maple syrup, and vanilla in a mixing bowl.
  7. Microwave this mixture for 30 seconds and stir to further combine.
  8. Stir the coconut flakes into this mixture.
  9. Pour coconut mixture over cooled almond crust.
  10. Place the dish in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes until completely set.
  11. Melt dark chocolate chunks with 1 tablespoon of coconut oil in a microwave safe bowl, about 30 seconds (if not melted when stirred, add time in the microwave by 15-second intervals, stirring after each set to combine).
  12. Drizzle dark chocolate over the top of the set filling and slice the bars into squares.
  13. Enjoy!