My snacks have been pretty limited since finding out about all of my allergies. Limited to like… Well…
Yeah, let me get back to you on that.
OK, I’m back. Had to think for a minute. Whew!
So, I can eat muffins. Well, MY muffins.
I can eat potato chips. The kind that don’t have anything other than potatoes and oil. Still not healthy, though.
And there is one cereal that I can eat. Like dry snacky style.
But one thing I discovered that I can eat are these awesome dried mangos from Trader Joes. They are so good. And just mangoes. Every once in a while I get one that is a little extra chewy, but overall they are pretty darn good.
But they do have one fault. They don’t come in chocolate.
I mean, seriously?! Everything needs to have an optional chocolate coated, don’tcha think?
I don’t get to enjoy many chocolate things, even though that did not come up as something I am allergic to. It’s just that most chocolate things have other stuff in them that I am allergic to. Bleh.
So I decided to take things into my own hands, as I so often do. I wanted chocolate covered mango strips, so I was going to make them myself. What a great idea!
I thought cutting them into strips was a good idea because they would be easier to eat. Especially if you got a chewy one. You don’t know they are chewy until you take a bite, so I wanted to head that one off at the pass.
So if you are in the mood for sweet mango strips dipped in yummy chocolate with a hint of salty, these are the thing for you. Super easy to make, too.
Just remember to keep them in the fridge. Since I added a bit of delicious coconut oil, they will melt in your hand. They are NOT m&ms.
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Chocolate Covered Mango Strips Recipe (Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Vegan)
- Total Time: 20 mins
- Yield: 12 1x
- 1 cup Chocolate Chips
- 1 tbs Coconut Oil
- 6 oz Organic Dried Mango (TJs)
- Melt chocolate chips and coconut oil in a double boiler.
- While it is melting, cut mango into ½ inch wide strips.
- Dip strips into chocolate and lay out on parchment paper lined cookie sheet.
- Lightly sprinkle salt over chocolate part.
- Cool in refrigerator for 1 hour.
- Prep Time: 10 mins
- Cook Time: 10 mins
tj’s dried mangoes are like my guilty food!! i had to stop buying them because i will eat half the bag in one sitting!! sometimes a whole one! i cannot even imagine how they taste dipped in chocolate. surely sinful!
Totally feel ya, girl. I am the exact same way. This is actually better because I have to keep them in the fridge. If I take out too many, they start to melt and get me all messy. Plain, I can throw a whole bag in my purse and destroy it on the drive to pick up my kid from school. 5 minutes away.
Never though of doing this. I love mango and these look like a fun snack.
These are really nice to grab a couple out of the fridge to kill a chocolate craving. And btw, we should figure out a way to cover every food item in chocolate. The world would be a better place. 😉
So simple yet so elegant and wonderful! 🙂
I love dried mango and with chocolate? Yes please!
Sounds really good! My granddaughter is vegan. I got the dried mango ok, but all of the chocolate chips were scary! Even the dark chocolate one said they MIGHT have a trace amount of milk! What now??? I really want to make these for Anne! HELP!
I want to make the chocolate dipped dried mango for Christmas for my granddaughter who is vegan. I got the mango ok, but even the dark chocolate chips had “possibly a trace amount of milk”! What can I do?
I totally understand your concern. I usually use Trader Joe’s chocolate chips, but I noticed my bag said “may contain milk.” The cover-their-bottom response. Here is a post from a friend of mine. She runs Go Dairy-Free. While it isn’t a vegan site, it is very helpful when you are just trying to find the option without dairy. http://www.godairyfree.org/ask-alisa/ask-alisa-what-brands-of-chocolate-do-you-recommend-for-dairy-free-consumers
These look great!
I’m thinking of doing these for Christmas gifts – I see you mentioned that they melt… how easily? Would a couple of hours outside the fridge destroy them? Could I do them without the coconut oil?