Coconut mango bites

delicious

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.

cashews

creamed honey dried mango snack

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