Papaya Mango Bites

This recipe is me wanting to hold on to summer with two hands and never let go of the fruits or the heat. Luckily here in Florida the heat will still be around for a while, but mangoes are slowly slipping away (sniffle). I know, I know eat seasonally and variety is the spice of life and apples and pumpkins and etc. But I just love mangoes so much!

On a practical note, if you can’t find mangoes anymore (first cry), then you can use frozen and thawed mango chunks.

Scrumptious describes these little bites perfectly. Mango and papaya are tropical twins that pair perfectly in a bite sized package. A chewy papaya outside surrounding a juicy, fresh mango center. And if you wait until they’re cold…mmmmm.

Papaya Mango Bites

Makes 10

1 1/2 cup dried papaya (preferably unsweetened), roughly chopped

3/4 cup rolled oats

1/2 of a mango

  1. Grind the oats in a food processor.
  2. Add the papaya and process until in forms a ball.
  3. Chop the half of a mango into small chunks. Eat the other half, you deserve it.
  4. Separate the dough into 10 pieces. Flatten each piece into a disk, put a chunk of mango in the center, and roll up the dough around it. A little water may help to pinch the dough together.
  5. Keep in the fridge.

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