Saturday, February 4, 2017

Mango cashew cookie balls {vegan + no bake}

I am a big fan of raw fruit and nut truffle balls, but sometimes I like to mix things up a little. These no bake cookie balls take the classic fruit and nut combination - mango and cashew in this case - but add oats and banana to the mix. The result? Soft, chewy cookie balls that are eminently satisfying yet full of whole food nutrition.


With mango and banana in the ingredient list, these could also have been titled 'tropical cookie balls'. They taste of sunshine regardless of what the weather is doing outside. A version with dried pineapple would be equally delicious, or you could use half mango and half pineapple.

These are softer than pure fruit and nut balls but hold together if kept in the fridge. Or alternatively phrased, they are squishable but won't fall apart on you!



Mango cashew cookie balls
An easy no bake treat
Vegan and wheat free
Makes 20 balls

Food processor required

Author: Bite-sized thoughts


Ingredients
200g (1-1/2 cups) raw cashews
100g (1-1/2 cups) dried mango
50g (1/2 cup) rolled oats
1 large banana

Method
Combine the cashews and mango in a food processor and process until roughly ground. Add the oats and banana and process until the mix clumps together and is semi-smooth; do not over-process.

Using your hands, roll the mixture into balls. Refrigerate for at least an hour before serving. Store in the refrigerator.


Submitted to Healthy Vegan Fridays.

What snack foods have you made or enjoyed lately?

16 comments:

  1. Yum - the tropical fruits would be amazing.

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  2. Summer in a ball! I'm thinking some coconut might be a delicious addition. Sounds yum

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    1. Coconut would be a great addition!

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  3. Now the school is back I need to start making some snack food again. These look like a good little portable snack.

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    1. I'm not sure how well they'd hold up in Australian summer heat but they would be good if sent in a cool bag and eaten at morning recess!

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  4. These look really tasty. I love how they only have a few ingredients. Mango and banana are a lovely combination xx

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  5. These really do sound like they could be called tropical balls! The mango and banana sound delicious together.

    Thanks so much for linking up with us for Healthy Vegan Fridays! I’m Pinning and sharing!

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  6. "tropical cookie balls" sounds like a pretty fun name actually. I really love dried mango, I've been snacking on it more lately and really like your snack ball idea. Yum!

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    1. I love it for snacking on too :-)

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  7. Kari these sound tropically wonderful. No wonder you love them!

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  8. Nice, I made some mango flapjacks this week, but never got round to taking a picture of them - I will make some more this weekend and make sure I do this time. These mango balls look yummy and I will give them a go to.

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    1. I'll look forward to seeing your flapjacks :-)

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