Stack of homemade tagalongs with layers of shortbread cookies, peanut butter, and chocolate

Girl Scout cookies have a special place in my heart because I used to be a Girl Scout. Not to brag, but I did win the prize for most cookies sold in my troop one year despite suffering a sprained ankle the week prior. That’s dedication. The cookies I sold the most of (besides Thin Mints)? Tagalongs! If you’ve never had Tagalongs, also known as Peanut Butter Patties, you’re in for a treat!

A crisp, shortbread-style cookie is topped with creamy peanut butter and enveloped in melted chocolate. Swoon! Our inspired version is naturally vegan and gluten-free, simple to make, salty-sweet, and tastes JUST like the real thing! Let us show you how it’s done!

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Chocolate chips, peanut butter, maple syrup, tapioca flour, oat flour, almond flour, coconut oil, baking soda, and sea salt

How to Make Homemade Tagalongs

Tagalongs consist of a shortbread cookie base, peanut butter filling, and chocolate coating.

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To keep the shortbread cookie base gluten-free, we used a combination of almond flour (for classic cookie flavor and texture), oat flour (because it’s hearty and slightly sweet), and tapioca flour (to lighten them up and help them crisp). Baking soda provides the leavening and sea salt enhances the flavors. Coconut oil helps them get crispy, while maple syrup adds a hint of natural sweetness.

Shortbread cookie dough for making tagalongs

The peanut butter filling is a simple combination of a smooth salted peanut butter and a little bit of maple syrup. The mix of the two creates a drippy consistency that goes on top of the crisp shortbread cookie for the perfect contrast of textures.

Lastly, it’s coated with a mixture of melted semisweet chocolate chips and coconut oil for a perfectly sweetened, melt-in-your-mouth, chocolaty coating!

Using a spoon to top peanut butter patties with melted chocolate

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We hope you love these peanut butter patties (a.k.a. Tagalongs)! They’re:CrispyPeanut butteryChocolatySalty-sweet& SO delicious!

Might we also add addictive?! Enjoy these gems any time a chocolate + peanut butter craving strikes! Or host a homemade Girl Scout cookie night (virtual or IRL) and make these Tagalongs along with The BEST Thin Mints (V/GF). So fun!

Bowl of melted chocolate next to a rack with chocolate peanut butter patties

More Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

  • Double Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • Peanut Butter Cup Cookies
  • Vegan Peanut Butter No-Bake Cookies
  • 3-Ingredient No-Bake Peanut Butter Cookies

If you try this recipe, let us know! Leave a comment, rate it, and don’t forget to tag a photo #minimalistbaker on Instagram. Cheers, friends!

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Bowl of peanut butter next to a plate of tagalong cookies

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