Coconut Bites

It's always a good idea to take your snacks with you! An even better idea is to make them at home, right? These delicious coconut bites will be a hit!


– 2 C of diced mango – 2 ripe bananas (diced) – 2 C of unsweetened pineapple juice – 1 tsp of vanilla extract or 1/2 vanilla bean (cut in half lengthwise) – 4 C of unsweetened shredded dried coconut – 3/4 C of unsweetened shredded dried coconut toasted

Put the mango, bananas, pineapple juice and vanilla extract in a small pot and cook over medium-low heat for about 6 minutes. If using the vanilla bean: scrape the seeds from the vanilla bean into the pot and discard the pod.

Transfer the mango mixture to a food processor. Add the 4 cups of coconut and process until smooth and firm. Put the toasted coconut in a bowl or a plate.

Using a small ice-cream scoop or a spoon, scoop out a small amount of the fruit and coconut mixture. Roll into a 1 - inch ball with your hands and then roll into the toasted coconut. Repeat the process with the remaining mixture.

Serve chilled or at room temperature.