In honor of girl scout cookies going on sale today, I thought I would try out a recipe that I've been dying to try for some time. They are called Samoas Babies and this super easy recipe comes from, yet again, the Chocolate Covered Katie blog. I think I'm a little obsessed with the healthy twist she puts on desserts!
- packed 1/2 C. dates
- 2 T. unsweetened, shredded coconut
- 1/16 tsp. pure vanilla extract
- scant 1/8 tsp. salt
- 1 T. chocolate chips (or more if you'd like)
Roll the mixture into 1-2 inch balls, flatten it into a pan and cut into squares, or enjoy it any way you'd like!
Due to the fact that I only had sweetened, flaked coconut on hand, that is what I used. I think it may have changed the outcome and made these a little overly sweet.
UPDATE: These are MUCH better if chilled for a few hours before eating. :)