These beautiful little gems came from one of my latest blog obssesions/loves. Sarah, over at My New Roots, just seems like an absolute muffin. After reading her ‘About’ section and skiming through a multitude of her recipes I just knew this was a girl I could admire.
As a self proclaimed snacker, I love granola bars, energy bites, protein bars, just about anything you can consume at ‘snack time’ that is sweet yet healthy, I’m on board with.
I fell in love with Larabar’s over a year ago and have taken it in my own hands to produce the little gems at home (cost containment measures). My favorite are homemade cookie dough larabars, homemade brownie larabars and I even tried a crack at pumpkin larabars last year but those still need to revision to the recipes. However, and I never thought this was possible before, sometimes you get a little ‘dated’ out. As the base of larabars are created using dates, this can be quite the date overload. I love them, don’t get me wrong, but a girl needs her space sometime!
These mango cashew bites fit that exact bill, for when those delicious dates just seem to be suffocating you. Don’t worry dates, I’m keeping you around I just need to see other people too.
The challenge however, comes in finding dried mango that has no sugar added. If you are find with the added sugar in your dried mangoes, by all means use those babies. But if you want the completely healthy version, with no added or refined sugars, you’ve got to hunt for those no sugar added dried mangoes. Rest assured, I found mine at Bulk Barn (I should always be monitored when I go in there, my bank account truly suffers if I’m not) so they’re out a little more costly, but absolutely worth it.
I just feel in love with these tropical bites of healthy decadence. Next time I think I may try my hand in adding some puffed quinoa or something to give it a litte bite, an extra crunch. Anyways, that’s just my opinion, what do I know I eat peanut butter out of the jar using my finger. Hardly a culinary judge, I just know what makes me happy.
Head on over to Sarah’s blog and check out her recipe for the Mango Cashew Bites here. I also highly encourage you to scan beyond this recipe as she has copious delicious things happening. She also sheds some very thoughtful insight and knowledge on the benefits of all her ingredients, just a little muffin.