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Samoas Truffles {Girl Scout Cookies}

Samoas Truffles

Samoas Truffles require only three ingredients and are a super delicious way to help you use up those extra Girl Scout Cookies you have! A fabulous no-bake treat!

What is it about Girl Scout cookies that makes them so darn addicting? Is it simply because they’re only sold once a year? Or is there something else about them that makes them hard to resist? Back in the day, I was a Girl Scout and sold (and ate) my fair share of cookies. I think the Samoas are probably one of the most popular Girl Scout cookies ever, along with the Thin Mints. I’m also a huge fan of the Tagalongs. You know the ones, with the peanut butter patties that are enveloped in chocolate? While I have several favorites, today, it’s all about the Samoas!

Samoas are the cookies that have hints of caramel and coconut with a little bit of chocolate and work perfectly for truffles. It’s a miracle that I had a couple boxes of Girl Scout cookies that haven’t been eaten yet! For this recipe, you’ll need about 15 ounces of cookies. If you don’t have Samoas on hand, Keebler actually makes a copycat version called “Coconut Dreams” that would also work for this recipe. Along with the cookies you’ll need an 8 ounce package of softened cream cheese, and a 20 ounce package of chocolate flavored almond bark. You’ll start by crushing the Samoas Girl Scout cookies in a food processor until you’re left with very fine crumbs. You could also use a rolling pin, but due to the chewy nature of Samoas, it’ll be easier if you use a food processor. Reserve a couple of tablespoons of the crushed cookies for garnish. To the crumbled cookies, you’ll add in a package of softened cream cheese and mix well. 

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Next, you’ll use about 1 tablespoon of the cookie/cream cheese mixture for each truffle. Use your hands to shape the truffles into rounded balls. Arrange each of the truffles on a cookie sheet lined with wax paper. I used a cookie dough scooper to help make the truffles. After all of the truffles have been formed, pop the tray in the freezer for about 30 minutes.

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When the truffles have firmed up, you’ll want to begin the process of melting the almond bark. Just follow the package directions and heat until the almond bark is melted and smooth. Then you’ll begin coating each of the truffles. I have found that it is easiest to use two forks for coating the truffles. You will drop the truffle in the melted almond bark, and turn it to coat it well. Then, use a fork to lift the truffle out of the coating. Tap the fork on the edge of the bowl to allow any excess to drip off. Use the second for to help gently push the truffle off the fork and onto the wax paper. Immediately top with the reserved crushed cookies for garnish.

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The coating hardens pretty quickly, so you’ll want to garnish them immediately. I coated one truffle and garnished it before starting on the next truffle. I was able to get about 3 dozen truffles from the mixture.

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These Samoas Truffles are best eaten at room temperature. Store any leftovers in an air-tight container. Just like Girl Scout Cookies, these truffles won’t last long! What’s your favorite Girl Scout Cookie? (And if you haven’t had Girl Scout cookies before, your’e missing out!).

Samoas Truffles {Girl Scout Cookies}

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Prep Time: 30mn
Cook Time: N/A
Total Time: 1hr

INGREDIENTS

  • 15 ounces Samoas Girl Scout Cookies (alternatively, use Keebler Coconut Dreams  if you don’t have access to Girl Scout Cookies)
  • 1 – 8 ounce package of cream cheese, softened
  • 1 – 20 ounce package chocolate flavored Almond Bark

DIRECTIONS

  1. Begin by crushing 15 ounces of Samoas Girl Scout Cookies. I used a food processor and processed them until I was left with very fine crumbs. Reserve a couple tablespoons of the crushed Smoas for garnish.
  2. Using your mixer, combine the cookie crumbs with 8 ounces of softened cream cheese.  Mix until well combined.
  3. Use a tablespoon of mixture for each truffle. Use your hands to create rounded truffles. You will be able to get about 35-40 truffles from the mixture. Place them on a baking sheet lined with wax paper.
  4. Pop the tray of truffles into the freezer for about 30 minutes, or the refrigerator for about an hour.
  5. Melt the almond bark and begin dipping each truffle. Drop one truffle at a time into the coating. Lift it out of the coating with a fork. Tap the fork on the rim of the bowl so that excess coating drips off. Immediately garnish with the reserved cookie crumbs.

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  1. I love this idea of turning Girl Scouts Samoas into truffles! Samoas are also my favorite, so I’ll definitely have to try this recipe out!

  2. Look wonderful! Ashley, were you a Girl Scout in your former life? I was, and I love how you use their cookies for recipes!

  3. Rena Singleton Patton

    Oh YuM! My favorite!!! But I must say, I’ve never had extra! :)

  4. I am looking for a new recipe for Christmas. This might be the one.

  5. Looks amazing!!! Only problem is I nevee have any leftover girl scout cookies lol

  6. Terri Blattenberg Becktel

    I wish I had that recipe back when I was a girl scout and sold those cookies, lol.

  7. Samoas are my favorite! I would have to double the recipe for sure, I would eat SO MANY myself! Great for Christmas! Thanks!

  8. Oh my oh my I need to try these! They look amazing. I love samoas!

  9. Those look dangerous! I could seriously hurt myself with a batch of them.

  10. Omg, these look so dangerous and delicious! Totally bookmarking for my next box of samoas!!!

  11. Oh yum! I have a package of the Keebler Coconut Dreams (which taste just like Samoas). I think I’ll have to make these tomorrow!

  12. Love these. I bought some samoas just so I can make them. Can’t wait!

  13. These will be a hit for our GS!

  14. I used to love Samoas, they were my all time favorite cookie, until one day I learned something very horrible. Now when ever the topic of Girl Scout cookies comes up I share what I have learned, so that others can make educated decisions about whether or not they will continue to purchase them. The Girl Scouts are financially linked with Planned Parenthood our nations largest abortion clinic, so when you purchase every box of cookies you fund an abortion. In addition, PP goes around teaching. GS troops about liberal and pleasurable sexuality. I do not share the information to get into some debate, just to educate those who do not support abortion and I pray that you will allow this post to stay. I do not ask you to take my word for it, I ask that you would do your own research. I figure if I tell everyone I come into contact with and even if one person stops purchasing these cookies (or GS mom’s start to take a stand and refuse to sell until the relationship is broken), We can save one precious life that would have been ended, because of the financial support.

    I think the truffles sound AMAZING, however, I will be using the Keebler Elf’s yummy and guiltfree version. Thank you for your sweet blog, I look forward to seeing other quick and delicious things.

  15. seems like a lot of work….just eat the cookies. and i neeeeeever have left over cookies, btw. lol

  16. Tim tams are also great for this recipe or Kingston biscuits ☺️

  17. “Extra Girl Scout Cookies”….Does. Not. Compute.

  18. Samoas are the Carmel/coconut Girl Scout cookies. Sometimes called Carmel delights in the Midwestern states.

  19. Jacki Crossley Makings

    I’m in the UK, what would I use instead of Samoas? And what is almond bark?
    These sound fabulous!

    • She shouldn’t use the term almond bark, which is actually chocolate & almonds spread out flat & broken into pieces.
      In Europe you want you look for couverture chocolate (in the US it is also called coating chocolate, a pre-tempered chocolate used to avoid the white bloom of cocoa fat in chocolate-covered candies).

    • And the samoas are just cookies. Carmel chocolate ant coconut so anything similar or any cookie you like would work. This cookie is kinda on the chewy side. I haven’t made these yet but I think you need a chewy cookie to make it form a ball

    • Almond bark can be more than one thing. It’s also a chocolate flavored candy coating, available year round but easiest to find around Christmas. It’s popular with home candy makers because it tastes like chocolate but is less prone to burn during melting and doesn’t require tempering. It’s generally sold in large blocks than can be broken into smaller pieces. This product is also correctly called almond bark.

  20. What is this extra box of Girl Scout cookies this recipe speaks of?!? :-)

  21. Keebler makes a version of the Samoa cookie called Coconut Dream

  22. Looks yummy!! Almond bark is a chocolate like confection. Made with vegetable fats instead of cocoa butter. With added flavors added. It comes in different flavors and sold in big bars.

  23. Catherine Moore Legions….I dont understand when it says left over girl scout cookies….lol…

  24. Midwestern states know these Girl Scout cookies as Carmel Delights

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