When the weather warms up, I’m on the lookout for things I can make for road trips or picnics that travel well and aren’t melty (sorry, chocolate!). These fit the bill.
The earlier batches I made were a bit wet, so be sure not to soak the mango too long. You just want it just a little pliable so that it will incorporate with the nuts and coconut.
coconut mango bites (adapted from My New Roots)
makes approximately 20 pieces
2/3 cup cashews (if buying raw, soak in water for four hours. Drain, rinse, and let nuts dry)
1 cup unsweetened dry mango (read the label to be sure it’s unsweetened. I purchased mine from MOM’S)
1/2 cup unsweetened coconut, plus more for rolling
1-2 tsp creamed honey (or agave, brown rice syrup, or sweetener of choice)
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
zest of 1/2 lime
pinch of cinnamon
pinch of salt
Place all ingredients except in a food processor and pulse to form a sticky dough. Spook out dough approximately 1/2 tsp at a time and roll between palms to form a ball. Roll in coconut. Set in refrigerator to firm up.