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Aldi sells copycat Girl Scout cookies all year long

We’ve been pushing our shopping carts past one of Aldi’s best kept secrets: copycat Girl Scout cookies!

Under the brand name Benton’s, shoppers can find three of the best Girl Scout cookie-inspired flavors—Thin Mints, Tagalongs and Samoas. Just go ahead and add cookies to the things you should buy at Aldi.

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Experience the classic goodness of your favorite Girl Scout cookies in all new forms with these inspiring recipes.

Caramel deLites Donuts

If you’ve never made donuts from scratch, don’t worry! This simple caramel, coconut treat is made from cake mix, which makes it simple. Like Caramel deLites cookies (also known as Samoas), top each donut with a chocolaty drizzle.

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Tagalong Cake Bars

For an extra burst of chocolate-peanut butter flavor, these cake bars are topped with a layer of chocolate chips, followed by a creamy peanut butter mixture and finished with chopped Tagalong cookies.

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Thin Mint Cream Pie

Turn 24 Thin Mint cookies into an absolutely dreamy crust for a chocolate-mint cream pie in this simple recipe!

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Homemade Gluten-Free Do-Si-Dos

Peanut butter reigns supreme in these gluten-free cookies that taste delicious! Best of all, you can make the peanut butter-filled peanut butter oatmeal treats in less than half an hour.

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Apple Trefoil Crumb Squares

Trefoil shortbread cookies meet fresh apples in this apple pie-inspired treat. Simply break down the Trefoil cookies in a food processor and use them as part of the buttery dough.

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Caramel deLites Popsicles

A truly unique use of leftover Girl Scout cookies, this recipe merges coconut pudding, crumbles of Caramel deLites (also known as Samoas), chocolate and toasted coconut in a special frozen treat.

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Deep-Dish Thin Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

This easy-to-make dessert requires only two ingredients: Thin Mint cookies and chocolate chip cookie dough. Use a whoopie pie pan for deep-dish cookie perfection.

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Tagalong Peanut Butter Parfaits

These mini trifles are unbelievably decadent with chocolate fudge, peanut butter cream cheese mousse and Tagalong cookies crumbled throughout.

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How Do Aldi’s Copycat Girl Scout Cookies Compare?

First, there’s Fudge Mint, Aldi’s take on the classic Thin Mint. If you’re like us, “I’ll just eat two” turns out to be an impossible feat, and we’re left holding an empty sleeve in record time. It’s all chocolaty, crunchy goodness!

Peanut butter lovers scouting out the cookie aisle will want to grab a box (or four) of Benton’s Peanut Butter Filled Cookies. These are a satisfying take on the addictive Girl Scout cookies known as Tagalongs (or Peanut Butter Patties, depending on where you’re from), and are every bit as creamy and rich as the real deal. We’re also big fans of these Dipped Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies, perfect for whipping up when the day is long and a grocery run isn’t happening.

When the craving strikes for fudgy coconut, and only a Samoa will do, Aldi has you covered. The grocer’s Caramel Coconut Fudge Cookies hit on all the sweet, coconutty and chewy notes of this Girl Scout cookie classic. (You might also know ’em as Caramel deLites.) They have to be made by the same manufacturer, they’re identical!

At less than $1.50 for a 10-ounce package (that’s 52 Fudge Mint cookies), these Benton boxes of Girl Scout-inspired goodness offer a sweet splurge that’s easy on the wallet. No word yet on whether Aldi plans to copycat the newest Girl Scout cookie flavor, though.

We’ll happily support Girl Scout troops and buy the real deal once the next Girl Scout cookie season begins. But January is a long time away, and those freezer stockpiles only last so long. For all those cookie craving moments in between, you’ll find us at Aldi.

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Check out how to make the eight most popular varieties of Girl Scout cookies at home.

Do-Si-Dos Recipe

These peanut butter sandwich cookies with a peanut butter filling are the perfect treat.

Get the recipe: Do-Si-Dos Recipe

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Lemonades Recipe

These tasty Girl Scout cookies are shortbread cookies with a lemon icing filling.

Get the recipe: Lemonades Recipe

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Samoas Recipe

These popular coconut and chocolate cookies are fun and easy to make at home.

Get the recipe: Samoas Recipe

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Savannah Smiles Recipe

You don’t have to be a Girl Scout to love these lemon cookie with powdered sugar.

Get the recipe: Savannah Smiles Recipe

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Tagalongs Recipe

If you love peanut butter and chocolate together, try making these Girl Scout Peanut Butter Patties at home.

Click here to see the Tagalongs Recipe.

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Thanks-a-Lots Recipe

These Girl Scout cookies are shortbread cookies with a layer of chocolate on the bottom.

Click here to see the Thanks-a-Lots Recipe.

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Easy Thin Mints Recipe

It’s easier than you think to make these popular minty cookies at home.

Click here to see the Easy Thin Mints Recipe.

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Trefoils Recipe

These classic Girl Scout cookies are a simple shortbread cookie with a hint of vanilla flavoring.

Click here to see the Trefoils Recipe.

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