Back in the day, I counted the moments until Girl Scout cookies arrived. Thin Mints were my jam… but Tagalongs were my kryptonite. If you enjoy the peanut buttery and chocolate goodness as much as I do, you will love this grown-up version which is gluten free, dairy free, and relatively healthy for you!
My friend Leslie will confirm how I used to be able to eat an entire of Girl Scout cookies in one sitting. Now mind you, that box was breakfast, lunch, and dinner at like 1,500 calories a box. Mid January rolls around and I’m looking for my dealer.
I love Thin Mints as much as the next girl, and I have consumed plenty of boxes over the years, but Tagalongs are seriously my kryptonite. Maybe it’s from the years I lived in Hershey, PA and worked at the Reese’s plant. There is nothing in the world like the combination of peanut butter and chocolate.
Unfortunately, Girl Scout cookies are off the market for me these days, so I wanted to share my grown up and healthier version with you. They are super easy to make at home and perfect for those on various nutrition protocols!
For these cookies, I used box shortbread cookies, and then added the nut butter filling and cover them in chocolate (cacao actually). Since I have food sensitivities to peanuts, I used Sunbutter. You can use your favorite nut butter, whether it’s peanut butter, Sunbutter, or almond butter. I prefer the creaminess of Sunbutter to almond butter but either will work!
I used a metal rack to make the cookies, and it works great, but you will get marks on the bottom of the cookies. Trust me, you won’t see them long enough before you are eating the cookies, and they taste so good that you won’t even care!
Unlike Girl Scout cookies, these cookies do not have crack as the main ingredient. Booooo… I know right! But they are still freakin good!
The smooth creamy nut butter is covered in decadent raw cacao. Hello, melt in your mouth!
I will not confirm nor deny how many of these I eat at one sitting. All I have to say is thank goodness Girl Scout cookie season comes along once a year… and the healthy copy cat version too! Ok… who am I kidding? You can make these any time of year!
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Love, hugs, and eating the entire batch.HERE.
Oooooooo…yum! I love this idea! Thanks for sharing with us at Funtastic Friday Link Party!
Hi Debra – Thanks so much for hosting! Hugs, Holly
What short bread cookies do you use that are gluten and dairy free?
Hi Jessica – I use the Schar cookies. They have a great line of gluten free and dairy free yummies. Hope this helps! Hugs, Holly
Could I use melted dairy-free chocolate chips, or would that change the consistency/flavor?
How are shortbread cookies dairy free?
Hey there Holly! The cookies you are recommending have several non-Paleo ingredients. It’s a great recipe but you might consider removing the Paleo tag.