Samoa Cookie Dough Bark


Please allow me to interrupt my previously planned recipe for today (Chocolate Bar Blondies) for this no-bake, out of this world, you MUST make it now treat.

…Samoa Cookie Dough Bark…

Samoa Cookie Dough Bark You are familiar with Samoa Girl Scout cookies, right? I haven’t had one in years but when I sampled my cookie dough bark, the first thing my taste buds screamed was:

Oh my, I think you just made a Samoa only in cookie dough bark form!

Taste buds never forget. Sort of like how they say elephants never forget? Elephants and taste buds. They know their stuff. samoa cookie dough bark I don’t even know how this magical recipe happened. WAIT… Yes I do. I saw this recipe for Cookie Dough Chocolate Bark and wanted to make it immediately, realizing that I even had the eggless cookie dough in my freezer (doesn’t everyone have cookie dough on reserve?). But, my creative side was nagging me to do something different so I came up with a new type of cookie dough instead, one that would be fun to share with you. A cookie dough that is both eggless and sinful yet slightly, and I mean slightly, on the “healthier” side. I subbed the usual flour with ground oats (oat flour), coconut oil for butter, made use of peanut butter, some sugar and mini chocolate chips. It’s that slight hint of coconut flavor, paired with the chocolate chips and mushy yet delicate texture of the dough all in one bite with the chocolately bark which creates that Samoa effect. It’s so good it should be illegal. Seriously. It was way too easy to create this recipe which, I was told by my taste-testers, is the best treat I have EVER made in my entire baking life. So, once you mix up your sinful dough, all you have to do is melt your chocolate and then spread it around on a nonstick cookie baking sheet. Reynolds Cookie Baking Sheets I lined my normal cookie sheet with the parchment paper to make things super easy in terms of clean up and bark removal. I melted semi-sweet chocolate chips for the bark in the microwave. Nothing fancy going on here. There is no patience for double boilers in this house. melted chocolate Use any chocolate you wish really, I just don’t recommend the baking melts you find in the candy making aisle at your local craft store. Gross. Once you spread the melted chocolate on the baking sheet, just press your cookie dough all over it. Samoa-Cookie-Dough-Bark Let it harden, break it apart and you are DONE. Samoa Cookie Dough Bark And if this bark isn’t exciting enough, just wait to see what else I created with the same ingredients. samoa cookie dough cups So easy I swear. And the taste? My goodness. I promise we will talk about these cups later this week. samoa cookie dough bark  

Samoa Cookie Dough Bark
  • ½ cup melted coconut oil
  • ⅓ cup nut butter of choice (I used Crunch Time peanut butter)
  • ½ oat flour (ground up oats)
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • ½ cup light brown sugar (or coconut sugar)
  • ¼ granulated sugar
  • ½ mini chocolate chips (semi-sweet, dark or dairy-free)
  • For bark:
  • 2½ cups chocolate chips of choice for melting (or chopped up chocolate bars)
  1. Melt coconut oil.
  2. Mix sugars together with coconut oil.
  3. Add peanut butter and vanilla and mix well..
  4. Add in mini chocolate chips and mix until well combined.
  5. When ready to assemble bark, cover a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  6. Melt chocolate chips in microwave at 45 second increments, stirring in between.
  7. It should take 2 minutes (or slightly more) until melted.
  8. Spread melted chocolate onto nonstick cookie baking sheet.
  9. Drop small amounts of cookie dough all over the melted chocolate, pressing slightly so that dough adheres into the chocolate.
  10. Chill in refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.
  11. Break apart and serve.
  12. For best results, serve at room temperature.
  13. Store bark in airtight container/Ziploc bag at room temperature or refrigerator.
Favorite type of Girl Scout Cookies? What kind of chocolate is currently in your pantry? If you were to have chocolate fondue, what kind of chocolate do you prefer in the pot? Milk, White or Dark?

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  • Andrea December 8, 2014, 6:12 am

    Thank you for sharing!!! I cannot wait to try these!!!
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  • jill conyers December 8, 2014, 6:15 am

    I’m a thin mint girl! Dark chocolate please and I love the different types of bark. It’s a favorite to make for neighbor holiday gifts.
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  • Sara @ Lake Shore Runner December 8, 2014, 6:43 am

    Oh my – yes! Pure genius. Did you see Nestle came out with Girl Scout cookie chocolate milk. I have a Thin Mint one in the fridge waiting to try, but they also make Samoa
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  • Meghan@CleanEatsFastFeets December 8, 2014, 6:53 am

    Considering I sometimes make cookies just to eat the dough, these sound perfect for me.

    • The Cookie ChRUNicles December 8, 2014, 1:09 pm

      The dough is seriously the best part. Well, except for the warm cookie that is slightly undercooked coming out of the oven. Then it’s a toss up.

  • Tina Muir December 8, 2014, 6:55 am

    What a genius idea! You should sell it, and make millions 🙂 Okay, maybe it wouldn’t make you millions, but how could anyone be in a bad mood when they have a bowl of that!?!?

    As for fondue, white chocolate a llllll the way!
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    • The Cookie ChRUNicles December 8, 2014, 1:08 pm

      I am pretty sure that if I still had my cookie business, this would be a top seller and I certainly wouldn’t mind because it’s so simple to make.

  • Susie @ SuzLyfe December 8, 2014, 7:14 am

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  • Carmella December 8, 2014, 7:41 am

    OMG they sound delish, can’t wait to make. Thank you!

  • Lisa @ Running Out Of Wine December 8, 2014, 7:44 am

    This is so perfect. But seriously every day I see a new recipe I want to make and its becoming a problem. But since you convened me that these were on the healthier side, then its ok right?
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    • The Cookie ChRUNicles December 8, 2014, 1:07 pm

      I think it’s fine to make it all. Give the goodies as gifts! And yes, this is on the “healthier” side I think, only in that the ingedients are minimal and make use of coconut oil and oat flour. It’s just so good you will find it sinful.

  • Shannon December 8, 2014, 7:58 am

    Cookie dough is so much better than actual cookies! I will be making this very soon! Thanks.
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    • The Cookie ChRUNicles December 8, 2014, 1:06 pm

      I so agree. Who doesn’t love cookie dough? Let me know what you think when you make this!

  • Michele @ paleorunningmomma December 8, 2014, 8:15 am

    Samoas are the best! I never liked any of the others. Bringing back good memories!
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    • The Cookie ChRUNicles December 8, 2014, 1:06 pm

      I recall the boxes of Tagalongs in our cabinet. Shocker that I loved them with the peanut butter and chocolate. My fave combo.

  • Kirtley @ The Gist of Fit December 8, 2014, 9:47 am

    Looks amazing!! Always nice to have a go-to recipe during the holidays! Thahanks!
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    • The Cookie ChRUNicles December 8, 2014, 1:05 pm

      Let me know if you try it out. It’s truly delicious, super easy and perfect for holiday treats!

  • Jessie December 8, 2014, 10:04 am

    Your telling me everyone has cookie dough on reserve? Hmm.. I think I need to hop on this wagon & join y’all. I feel a bit out of place that I do not 🙁

    • The Cookie ChRUNicles December 8, 2014, 1:05 pm

      Haha, I don’t really know that everyone has cookie dough in their freezer but I do!

  • Amanda @ .running with spoons. December 8, 2014, 12:11 pm

    Confession: I’ve never actually had a Girl Scouts cookie — I’m pretty sure they’re not allergy friendly for me. This bark, though?! Omg I could get down and funky with it. And I think a better question would be what kind of chocolate I DON’T have in my pantry… I could probably open my own shop with my current inventory 😆
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    • The Cookie ChRUNicles December 8, 2014, 1:04 pm

      So, like, I get it with the allergies and all but once again, feel bad that you never had one. I wonder if some are now made in a nut free facility. I am not really up to date on the Girl Scout cookies but ugh, they were always so good!

  • Linda@ TheFitty December 8, 2014, 12:50 pm

    Literally, you are the cookie monster!
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  • Liv @ Healthy Liv December 8, 2014, 4:04 pm

    Mmm love Samoas! I haven’t had one in years, but if these taste like those even a little bit, they’d be awesome 🙂
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  • Sam @ PancakeWarriors December 8, 2014, 5:15 pm

    Seriously I should have known better than to click on this at 5 on a monday afternoon. Now I’m going to have to crave cookies the entire drive home! This looks fab!
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  • Katie @ Daily Cup of Kate December 8, 2014, 5:49 pm

    Wow, those look SO good! Samoas are the bomb!

  • natasha December 8, 2014, 6:21 pm

    I like the thin mints and the lemon ones but Samoas are awesome though where is the shredded coconut in yours? I actually don’t like coconut but in samoas they are good.

    THe peanut butter ones are good to (tag-a-longs or do-si-dos….can’t remember) just yum!

    • The Cookie ChRUNicles December 8, 2014, 6:42 pm

      I didn’t use shredded coconut – that’s why I was so surprised by the taste! It all comes from the coconut oil.

  • Lauren @ ihadabiglunch December 9, 2014, 1:03 am

    Um excuse me?! What a good day to stumble upon your blog! This looks incredible!! Thanks so much for sharing 🙂 samoas (we called them caramel delites) were one of my favorite girl scout cookies growing up
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  • Lizzy December 9, 2014, 5:51 pm

    Those look AMAZING! I made chocolate covered fresh cranberries yesterday, so I feel like I need to finish those before I make any more sweets, but these might have to be the next recipe I try.

  • Nikki@will run for pizza December 9, 2014, 11:47 pm

    You are brilliant. Pinning this NOW and adding it to my “must make” list! Haven’t had girl scout cookies in YEARS, but if I could take them again in a healthier version, I’m ALL OVER THEM!
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  • Miss Polkadot December 11, 2014, 5:34 pm

    Confession #1: I’ve never had any kind of Girl Scout cookies solely because girl scouts don’t sell cookies over here.
    Confession #2: The main reason I bake cookies is to eat the dough. Meaning I need to pawn off baked goods to coworkers and friends so I can whip up another batch of dough.
    Confession #3: My stash of chocolate bars is ridiculous. Only dark kinds, though. I’m not a fan of milk or white kinds.
    Okay, enough with the confessions. You’re a genius to combine cookie dough and chocolate. Chocolate bark isn’t really a thing over here but I honestly wonder why.
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    • The Cookie ChRUNicles December 12, 2014, 9:17 am

      I don’t know how big “bark” is here either but it’s a fun and easy recipe to create. I don’t like white chocolate either….And it’s always about the cookie dough!