Who likes Girl Scout Cookies? I think the better question may be who doesn’t? Every year my mom sends my sister and me a special package filled with two boxes of our favorite Girl Scout Cookies. Personally, I’m all about the Samoas (aka Carmel Delights) and Peanut Butter Patties (aka Tagalongs). I love the chewy, chocolatey, coconutty texture of the Samoas — especially after being in the freezer :). And we all know how obsessed I am with nut butters so it only makes sense that Peanut Butter Patties would be on the list.
Samoa Donut recipe using Barney Butter's Cocoa Coconut Almond Butter

Cocoa Coconut Almond Butter

When I was browsing through Instagram the other day, I noticed Barney Butter had a jar of almond butter that was Cocoa Coconut flavored and it spurred this idea in my head about all of the fun treats I could make with it. I reached out to them to see if they’d be willing to sponsor a recipe for you guys and they happily indulged my enthusiasm.

My head started spinning with dreams of Cocoa Coconut Cookies and Overnight Oats, but I think I found a real winner with these Samoa Donuts. 

Samoa Donut recipe using Barney Butter's Cocoa Coconut Almond Butter Samoa Donut recipe using Barney Butter's Cocoa Coconut Almond Butter

Samoa Donut Recipe

If I could eat these donuts everyday, I probably would. They pair perfectly with coffee for breakfast or can be eaten as an evening dessert. My secret: I used the Cocoa Coconut Butter BOTH in the donut mix and in the chocolate frosting! I love how it adds a subtle hint of coconut flavor and it moistens the donut mix so they taste fresh and soft even after a few days (though we only had one donut live past 36 hours without being eaten haha). The shredded coconut on top adds a light crunch as well.

Samoa Donut recipe using Barney Butter's Cocoa Coconut Almond ButterSamoa Donut recipe using Barney Butter's Cocoa Coconut Almond Butter Samoa Donut recipe using Barney Butter's Cocoa Coconut Almond Butter

I think the Barney Butter Overnight Oats with a homemade raspberry chia seed jam is next on my list 🙂

Samoa Donuts
Serves 6
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
30 min
Donut
  1. 1 Cup Flour
  2. 1/3 Cup Granulated Sugar
  3. 1/4 Cup Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk (or the milk of your choice)
  4. 1/4 Cup Plain Greek Yogurt
  5. 1/3 Cup Unsweetened Shaved Coconut
  6. 2 TBS Cocoa Coconut Almond Butter
  7. 2 TBS Unsalted Butter Melted
  8. 1.5 TSP Vanilla Extract
  9. 1 TSP Baking Powder
  10. 1/2 TSP Baking Soda
Frosting
  1. 1/2 Cup Chocolate Chips
  2. 1 TBS Cocoa Coconut Almond Butter
  3. 2TBS Unsalted Butter
  4. 2 TSP Water
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350F and spray a donut baking pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine the donut ingredients mixing until smooth.
  3. Place the donut mix in a plastic ziploc bag (similar to a frosting bag), cut the bag at the corner tip, and use it to swirl the batter into the donut pan. This helps evenly spread the batter into each tin.
  4. Place the donuts in the oven for 9-11 minutes until cooked through.
  5. Let the donuts cool for 5-10 minutes while making the frosting.
  6. For the frosting, add the chocolate chips, water, cocoa coconut almond butter, and butter into a microwavable bowl. Heat for 30 second intervals stirring after each 30 seconds. The frosting should be ready within 30 seconds to 1 minute.
  7. Dip the donuts into the chocolate frosting and carefully place onto a cooling rack.
  8. Sprinkle some shaved coconut on top.
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Samoa Donut recipe using Barney Butter's Cocoa Coconut Almond Butter

 

 


What are your favorite donut recipes? What other recipes would you like to see with Barney Butter’s Cocoa Coconut Almond Butter?

18 comments on “Samoa Donuts”

    • We would like the same Girl Scout Cookies! haha PS: I’m sending you an email soon, I have an idea for a BBG review post that I want your thoughts on now that you’ve finished.

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