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Healthy Mango Bars

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One of my favorite treats in the summer is a lemon bar. You know, the one with the gooey, tangy lemon curd and a shortbread crust? YUM. Recently I’ve been obsessed with mangos, so I wanted to try to make some healthy mango bars – the sister of the lemon bar, if you will. Side note; if you’re super into mango, like I’ve been, try this mango fried rice.

What Are Mango Bars Made of?

If you picture a traditional ‘curd’, it’s made up of egg yolks, sugar and your fruit or juice. I didn’t stray too far away from this.

Here’s the ingredient list:

  1. Fresh Mango
  2. Maple Syrup
  3. Coconut Flour (to help keep it together and dry up some of the moisture)
  4. Egg Yolks (to thicken and give a creamy texture)

The crust is traditionally shortbread which is flour, butter and sugar but in trying to make these healthy mango bars ittle bit lighter, I made a shortbread using oat flour and the following ingredients:

  • Oats (duh)
  • Coconut Sugar
  • Coconut Oil
  • Vanilla
  • Sea Salt

Do Mango Bars Need to Be Refrigerated?

Yes! Unfortunately, these healthy mango bars are one of those desserts that needs to set in the fridge for a while before you can dig in. Otherwise you’ll have a runny mess.

Can I Make This with Frozen Mango?

Frozen mango, just by being frozen, produces a lot more water than if you were to use fresh mango. Since these are bars that we want to be pretty firm – stick with the fresh stuff.

These healthy mango bars are already easy enough that everything is going in the blender you guys, I believe in you! If you need help cutting your mango – use the cup trick. Cut the mango off of the pit, then place the edge of a glass in between the flesh and skin and slide it down. Your mango should land in your glass! If you’re totally lost – watch the video here.

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Healthy Mango Bars

Sweet and Tangy Mango Bars make the perfect refreshing dessert for a summer day.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Cool Time 2 hours
Servings 9 Bars
Calories 272kcal
Author Jordan

Ingredients

Crust

  • 2 cups oat flour
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil melted
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Filling

  • 2 cups fresh mango chunks
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • 2 tbs coconut flour
  • 1 tbs lemon juice
  • 3 egg yolks

Instructions

Crust

  • Preheat oven to 350°F degrees and line an 8×8 baking dish with parchment paper, foil or non-stick cooking spray
  • Blend oats until fine powder forms. Add maple syrup, coconut oil, sea salt and vanilla and blend another 15 seconds or so until all is combined.
  • Press into an prepared baking dish and bake for 15 minutes

Filling

  • Combine all ingredients in blender until well combined. Pour over pre-baked crust, lower oven to 325 f and bake for another 15-20 minutes or until it’s just slightly jiggly
  • Let set in the fridge for 2 hours – overnight

Notes