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.
- 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.