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This recipe was inspired by the girl scout “Samoa” cookie. Except this recipe is without the wheat, gluten, processed sugars, preservatives, and guilt of those fantastic, tempting cookies! Actually, my son and I were recently reminiscing about those cookies. When he was around five years old, we would not only order one box of cookies when the girl scouts came knocking, but two or three! And I’m not proud to say that between the two of us, we could finish them off in a night or two. Early on I taught him my bad eating habits, and he also started to display the same binge type eating habits I had. Which I imagine many kids these days have when addicted to sugar (a topic I look forward to discussing in an upcoming post). But for now I want to talk Samoa’s! These caramel, chocolate, and coconut topped “cookies” look too good to be true but they aren’t. The caramel is homemade (and inspired by Dr. Axe’s recipe) and the chocolate is made from sugar free chips.
I am looking forward to sharing many more healthy recipes in this new year, and I’d love to hear some of your favorite apple recipes! Here’s to your health and Happy New Year!
- 1 Bag of Crunch Pak Apple Rings (preferably green apples)
- 1 can light coconut milk
- 2-3 tbs unsweetened coconut
- ¼ cup honey
- ¾ cup coconut sugar or xylitol
- ¼ cup chocolate chips (I used Lily's chips because they are sweetened with Stevia and Erythritol
- ½ tbsp coconut oil
- ½ tbs grass fed butter for the carmel, then another ½ tbs when melting the chocolate chips
- 1 tsp vanilla
- pinch of salt
- In a medium saucepan add coconut milk, honey, ½ tbsp butter, coconut oil, coconut sugar, salt, and vanilla. Bring to a boil before simmering for 10-15 minutes. Place in refrigerator for at least one hour. When ready to assemble samoa rings, take caramel out of fridge and stir in unsweetened coconut. Spread caramel/coconut mixture on top of apple rings. Melt the ¼ cup chocolate chips and ½ tbsp of butter and drizzle over caramel.