Feast your eyes on these.

No-Bake White Chocolate & Mango Cookie Dough Bites in white dish

Overhead of No-Bake White Chocolate & Mango Cookie Dough Bites on white plate

Why did I create today’s recipe?  Well….

….There is something about mango that I love.

No-Bake White Chocolate & Mango Cookie Dough Bites

Overhead of No-Bake White Chocolate & Mango Cookie Dough Bites

…And there is something about cookie dough that I love.

Close up of two Cookie Dough Bites

…And there is something about white chocolate that I love.

White and Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups on plate

So when I was brainstorming about what I’d like to create, I decided to combine those flavors.  I think you’ll love the result.

Close up of No-Bake White Chocolate & Mango Cookie Dough Bites on white plate

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No-Bake White Chocolate & Mango Cookie Dough Bites (Gluten-Free, Soy-Free, Seed-Free, Vegetarian)

For the Cookie Dough:

2/3 c cashews (unsalted, and raw if possible)

1/3 c dry oats

3 tbsp agave or maple syrup (or combination)

1 tsp vanilla extract

1/4 c dried and diced mango

1/4 c white chocolate chips/chunks + 1/4 c white chocolate chips/chunks for melting and drizzling on top

Yields: approximately 18 bites

Directions:

First add cashews and oats to Vita-Mix or food processor and grind into a fine powder.  Then, add the agave and vanilla extract and blend again.  Finally, add the mango and white chocolate chunks and either stir in by hand or barely blend/pulse until incorporated.  Retain some texture.

Remove the dough and form into cookie bites.  If dough is soft or hard to work with, refrigerate/freeze for 20 minutes prior to forming into bites.

After the bites are formed, drizzle them with white chocolate by melting 1/4 c white chocolate.  With a spoon, drizzle white chocolate over the top of the bites.  Optionally, dip each bite entirely into white chocolate.

Optional: add dried coconut flakes to each ball by rolling them in coconut at the end, or adding 1/4 c dried coconut to the dough.  Increase agave/maple slightly if dough is too dry.

Store the Bites in refrigerator or freezer.

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Pictures of the process

Ingredients needed to make No-Bake White Chocolate & Mango Cookie Dough Bites

Cashews + Oats.  Grind into powder

Cashews and oats in blenderGround up cashews and oats

Add agave/maple and vanilla extract to the cashew/oat powder and blend again.

Agave and vanilla added to blender

Dough. You will know when your dough is the right consistency because it just looks like it’s going to stick together without being too wet or too crumbly.

Ingredients mixed up in blender

Chop and add mango + white chocolate

Chopped up mango and white chocolate

A light and quick blend or hand stir.  Don’t pulverize the goodies.

Chocolate and mango added to blender

Dough is ready

Dough added to bowl

Form into bites

Dough formed into balls on white plate

Close up of dough balls on plate

Dough balls on white plate

But I thought they were looking a little….

Overhead of dough balls on plate….Naked.

So I frosted them with 1/4 c of melted white chocolate.

Much.Better.

Dough balls frosted with white chocolate
I thought they looked pretty sitting in the sun. 

So I took a hundred pictures of them.  Not kidding.

Plated No-Bake White Chocolate & Mango Cookie Dough Bites

Overhead of No-Bake White Chocolate & Mango Cookie Dough Bites on plate with dried mango chunks

Close up of No-Bake White Chocolate & Mango Cookie Dough Bites

This picture shows light coming in from the right hand side, the shadows are on the left.  Hello, Daylight Savings Time.

Overhead of white plate full of No-Bake White Chocolate & Mango Cookie Dough Bites

Side of No-Bake White Chocolate & Mango Cookie Dough Bites on plate

But I realize this is a food blog, not a photography blog. 

So how did they taste you’re wondering?

Plated No-Bake White Chocolate & Mango Cookie Dough Bites

They are perfect.

The cookie dough is spot on in terms of texture and flavor (you won’t miss the eggs, flour, or butter) and the mango adds a hint of sweetness.  But mango can also be a bit tart.

Close up of frosted No-Bake White Chocolate & Mango Cookie Dough Bites

The white chocolate in the dough adds a bit more sweetness and balances the tartness of the mango.

Frosted No-Bake White Chocolate & Mango Cookie Dough Bites on white plate with mango slices

Close up of a few plated No-Bake White Chocolate & Mango Cookie Dough Bites

And the white chocolate drizzles droplets on top complete them.  You can never have too much chocolate.  White, dark, or otherwise.

Side view of plated No-Bake White Chocolate & Mango Cookie Dough Bites

Chomp. 

Close up of one No-Bake White Chocolate & Mango Cookie Dough Bite

Leftovers won’t be a problem.

The dough I used for the White Chocolate Mango Bites is very similar to my Raw Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough balls, which are closing in on an 18 month old (and one of my most popular!) recipes to date.

Two Raw Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls in container

And I have other recipes with White Chocolate such as…

White Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups with Chocolate Peanut Butter Centers

One split White Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups with Chocolate Peanut Butter Centers

Or all white chocolate outside

White Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups with Chocolate Peanut Butter Centers split showing filling

…Or

Peanut Butter Cup Brownie Cupcakes with White Chocolate Frosting drizzle

Peanut Butter Cup Brownie Cupcakes in paper liner
Peanut Butter Cup Brownie Cupcakes with white chocolate drizzle

From my last post about the Time Change and Daylight Savings time, sounds like most of you like the lighter evenings but did miss your hour of sleep and productivity over the weekend.

Thanks also for the tripod tips.  I am really trying to improve my photography.  As I mentioned in the last post, it’s my photography that has really become a new hobby and dare I say a new passion lately, and so I am willing to invest in a tripod and photography gear as needed.  It’s interesting because when I started my blog, it was about sharing recipes.   And now, I do love to come up with and share recipes, but I also want to photograph the food as beautifully as possible, too.

Questions:

1. Do you like mango?

Yes!

2. Do you like white chocolate?

Yes and I think white chocolate compliments other flavors, such as fruits, in a way that dark or milk chocolate doesn’t.   Don’t get me wrong, I will always love dark chocolate (and milk chocolate has never been high on my hit list no matter what) but something about white can be nice in the right recipe.

3. What should I include in my next cookie bite recipe?

Hit me with your ingredient lists and I will try to work them in!

P.S. If you’re just catching up on posts from the weekend, here are my posts since Friday:

How was your weekend?

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