Oh ny these look so good! Thank you for sharing recipes like this, I started the low sugar/low carb diet as of yesterday so recipes like this really help!
Samoa Apple Cookies
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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!
Samoa Apple Cookies
- 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 (this is for the caramel. Then another ½ tbs when melting the chocolate chips)
- 1 tsp Vanilla
- pinch 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.
Samantha, congrats to starting a low sugar/low carb diet…you will be surprised at how much better you feel! 🙂 Erin
Those look awesome! Samoas are my fav and I’m sure these would be a lot healthier. I’ll give them a try and see what the kids say. 🙂
Let me know how you like them Joey! 🙂
I would really like to make this recipe but don’t know where to buy these apple rings. My WalMart only sells the dippers. Erin, I love your posts and your outlook on life (you help me not to take myself too seriously) keep up your enthusiasm, it,s contagious….Edna
Hi Edna! Thanks so much for the kind words!! I would suggest going to their website https://www.crunchpak.com/ and contacting them with that question, I’m sure they can tell you where to buy them in your area. 🙂 Erin
Is this ok for phase 1 ?
HiJulie – This would be phase II…something to look forward to 🙂
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