Hi friends! How are you today? Did you know, a lot of wonderful things happen in February? It’s true! There’s Valentine’s Day, Presidents’ Day, my Birthday (Best. Holiday. Ever!) and it’s Girl Scout Cookie time! Y’all know how much I love cookies, so the fact I get to celebrate my birthday and eat Girl Scout Cookies is basically awesome. However much I love cookies by themselves, they get even better when you use them in fun, new ways! Case in point, these Tropical Friendship Bars!
These shareable snack bars are stuffed with tropical dried fruits, coconut flakes, almonds, white chocolate chips and use Savannah Smiles Lemon Cookies to give them a summery brightness! They would be perfect for a troop meeting, hiking trip, backpacking adventure or a simple after-school snack!
2017 marks 100 years of Girl Scouts selling cookies to fuel their dreams. Imagine that! 100 years of cookies. Yum! Another fun fact, the Girl Scout Cookie Program is the largest girl-run business in the world where girls gain leadership and business entrepreneurial skills. More than half of women in business are Girl Scout alumnae (myself included) and attribute the Girl Scout Cookie Program as beneficial to the development of their skills today.
In my area, Girl Scout Cookies are on sale through March 12. To find a cookie sale near you, go to girlscoutcookies.org. Cookies are $5/box, except for the two specialty cookies: gluten-free Toffeetastic and non-GMO Girl Scout S’mores, which are $6/box.
Be sure to pick up an extra box of Savannah Smiles, so you can make these bars too!
To see more great ideas for Girls and to find cookie ideas, follow Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles on social media — Twitter & Instagram: @GirlScoutsLA / Facebook: facebook.com/GSGLA OR use the hashtag: #GirlScoutCookies
To get amazing produce not always found in your local stores, go to Melissa’s Produce and browse their site for products and recipes! Follow them on social media — Facebook: Melissa’s Produce Twitter & Instagram: @MelissasProduce
I was blessed with the dried fruits from Melissa’s Produce and the Cookies from Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles to come up with this recipe. I received no monetary compensation for this post and all opinions are 100% my own!
Till next time, friends! Live life deliciously!