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13 Girl Scout cookie knockoff recipes you won’t feel guilty eating

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Thin Mints, Samoas and other Girl Scout cookies get a healthy makeover

Girl Scout Cookie season is upon us and it is hard to resist the temptation of those tasty treats. It doesn't help that they are being sold outside every grocery store in the country!

It seems like they are targeting you at your weakest, when you have no food in the house and need to stock up. One box wouldn't hurt, right? Well, one box inevitably turns into two or three or 10.

Now you have a reason to walk on by with your head held high. You can even tell those sweet young girls that you have some at home already. Because with these great low-carb and paleo Girl Scout cookie knockoffs, you will never be tempted again.

Thin Mints

Thin Mints are the most popular variety of Girl Scout cookies and it's easy to make a healthier version. Here are three great recipes to make your own.

Thin Mints, Samoas and other Girl Scout cookies get a healthy makeover

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These low-carb Flourless Thin Mints rely on egg whites for their crisp texture.

Thin Mints, Samoas and other Girl Scout cookies get a healthy makeover

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Want a Girl Scout cookie recipe fit for a caveman? Try these Paleo Thin Mints.

Thin Mints, Samoas and other Girl Scout cookies get a healthy makeover

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Your cookies don't have to be flat! Try these low-carb Thin Mint Truffles for a fun twist.

Samoas

If the caramel coconutty goodness of Samoas (or Caramel DeLights) is more your style, take heart. Those too can be made into healthier cookies!

Thin Mints, Samoas and other Girl Scout cookies get a healthy makeover

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These Grain-Free Paleo Samoas rely on coconut sugar for sweetness.

Thin Mints, Samoas and other Girl Scout cookies get a healthy makeover

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Want your Samoas to be truly sugar free? Try this low-carb Samoa recipe.

Thin Mints, Samoas and other Girl Scout cookies get a healthy makeover

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Cutting cookies into circles makes for extra work. Why not just enjoy the same flavors in bar form? Low-Carb Samoa Bars.

Tagalongs

Tagalongs may now be called Peanut Butter Patties, but no one can deny that the chocolate peanut butter combo is irresistible. These recipes make it easy to enjoy those flavors without blowing your healthy diet.

Thin Mints, Samoas and other Girl Scout cookies get a healthy makeover

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This healthy vegan Tagalong recipe can be made with stevia or with maple syrup.

Thin Mints, Samoas and other Girl Scout cookies get a healthy makeover

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For a Paleo Tagalong recipe, try substituting the peanut butter with almond butter.

Thin Mints, Samoas and other Girl Scout cookies get a healthy makeover

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If you need to be sugar-free, these Low Carb Tagalongs might be just the thing.

Thin Mints, Samoas and other Girl Scout cookies get a healthy makeover

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Once again, it's easier to make bars than fuss about cutting out cookies. These Low-Carb Tagalong Bars will satisfy that craving.

Other Girl Scout Favorites

There are plenty of other tasty Girl Scout cookies, although they don't get nearly as much attention as the top three varieties. No matter what your favorite, there's a healthy version out there to help you resist temptation.

Savannah Smiles

Thin Mints, Samoas and other Girl Scout cookies get a healthy makeover

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Miss the old lemony sweetness of the Savannah Smiles? Try these Sugar-Free Lemony Butter Cookies.

Do-Si-Dos

Thin Mints, Samoas and other Girl Scout cookies get a healthy makeover

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A grain-free vegan version of Do-Si-Dos? Truly a mark of genius!

Trefoil

Thin Mints, Samoas and other Girl Scout cookies get a healthy makeover

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The unassuming Trefoil gets a healthy makeover with these low-carb Shortbread Cookies.

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