IBS-Friendly Girl Scout Cookies: Samoas!

‘Tis the season for Girl Scout cookies! Who can resist these delectable treats, while supporting young female entrepreneurs at the same time?

People with IBS may want to refrain from most of these treats, but this no-bake recipe of gluten-free Samoas was made with them in mind. While some of the ingredients may wreak havoc on the gut in larger quantities, their moderate use in this recipe will have you asking for more!


  • 5 dates

  • 1 cup of dairy-free chocolate chips

  • 1 tbsp maple syrup

  • ½ cup coconut flakes

  • ½ cup walnuts


  1. Soak dates in a bowl of water for an hour.

  2. Melt ¾ of chocolate chips in 30 second intervals.

  3. Grab muffin liners and place chocolate in each one to create a bottom layer.

  4. To make the cookie layer: blend walnuts, coconut flakes, dates (removed from water), and maple syrup until the mixture sticks together.

  5. Once chocolate has solidified, distribute the cookie mixture on top.

  6. Melt remaining chocolate in 30 second intervals and add small amount to each cookie.

  7. Place in freezer to set for about 20 – 30 seconds.

  8. Once cookies are set, remove from tins and store in refrigerator.

The recipe makes about eight (8) cookies. Make sure to enjoy with a nice glass of water! Dates are known to get the bowels moving, so have these cookies as dessert after a full dinner to help with digestion. Enjoy!

To learn more, go to: https://wellbymelnutrition.com/healthier-samoa-cookies/