Mango Coconut Snack Bars

Mango Coconut Snack bars are the perfect snack to satisfy your hunger. Slightly sweet and full of mango and coconut, these bars are a taste of the tropics!
Mango Coconut Snack Bars - these nut bars are full of tropical flavors!

This week has been interesting to say the least. I was supposed to start a new day job on Monday and was also called for federal jury duty the same day. So the past few days I have been serving on a jury. It was my second time serving on a jury and I gained an even greater appreciation for those that serve on lengthy trials. Even though this case was only three days, it was far more mentality draining than the previous case I served. I am more tired than I am even after a long week of work. Luckily, I have these mango coconut snack bars to snack on during the day to provide a much needed boost of energy.

I finally start my new day job today and can get back into my normal routine. Among other things, I am looking forward to having a window in my office. I think it helps boost your mood when you can see the sunlight and beautiful weather outside. It also helps boost my mood to have a few snack bars available to snack on throughout the day.

Mango coconut snack bars are similar to the “Kind” bars that you can buy at the store. They are crunchy, nutty and slightly sweet. I added mango and coconut to give the bars a tropical flavor. These bars are easy and come together in little time. This month, I made an extra batch and shipped them to my Leftovers Club partner.

Mango Coconut Snack Bars - these nut bars are full of tropical flavors!

For the June Leftovers Club I was matched up with Lisa from Healthy Nibbles and Bits. The idea of the club is to bake something that others with love and pass on your leftovers. This is my third month participating in the club and I love that I get the opportunity to meet new bloggers. The club is always looking for more bloggers, so head over and sign up if you are interested in receiving fun treats.


Oh, and make sure to head over to Healthy Nibbles and Bits and check out all of the fabulous recipes that Lisa has to share.

Mango Coconut Nut Snack Bars
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  • 1 cup almonds
  • 1/3 cup brazil nuts
  • 1/4 cup roasted and salted peanuts
  • 1/3 cup puffed rice cereal
  • 2 teaspoons ground flaxseed
  • 1/4 cup dried mango, cut into small pieces
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened coconut
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 3 tablespoons brown rice syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • pinch of salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a large bowl and spatula with baking spray. Line and 8 x 8 inch baking pan with parchment paper.
  2. Spread the almonds and brazil nuts in a single layer in the baking pan. Bake until toasted and fragrant, about 10 minutes.
  3. Coarsely chop all of the nuts and place them in the prepared bowl. Add the cereal, flaxseed, mango, and coconut. Stir until combined.
  4. In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, heat the honey and brown-rice syrup until it reaches 260 degrees on a candy thermometer. Add vanilla and stir. Pour the mixture over the nut mixture and stir to combine.
  5. Pour the mixture into the prepared baking pan, and using the spatula, press the mixture into the pan so that it is even. Let pan sit at room temperature for 30 minutes. Cut into bars, wrap individually in plastic wrap and store in a sealed container for up to two weeks.

Source: heavily adapted from Bakeology by Lisa

Mango Coconut Snack Bars - these nut bars are full of tropical flavors!


  1. Medeja

    I can imagine they really are great to satisfy hunger! I love all the ingredients!

  2. Nicole, RD

    These look amazing…I can’t wait to try them! 🙂

    • Ashley

      Thanks, Nicole! I hope you get a chance to try them!

  3. How to Philosophize with Cake

    Those look delicious! I love making homemade granola/energy bars, I’ll have to try this tropical variation sometime soon! 🙂

  4. Shaina

    I love the combo of mango and coconut, especially in the summer. These bars look so perfect — like a KIND or those Taste of Nature bars we got from BlogHer. Nice work! 🙂

    • Ashley

      Thanks, Shaina! I love the Kind and Taste of Nature bars so I figured why not try to make them at home!

  5. Min @ MJ and Hungryman

    I became a U.S citizen last year (or was it 2 years ago? can’t keep up) so I’m thinking I’ll have the opportunity to serve on a jury one of these days. As soon as I saw these photos, I immediately thought that they looked like kind bars. Yum! What a perfect, energy-packed snack to have on hand! And yay for windows. I’m at the Mother’s Milk Bank this week, and there are absolutely no windows in there. I squint every time I walk out the door haha. Hope you have a wonderful day, Ashley! Love this recipe and pinning!

    • Ashley

      Serving on a jury is definitely an interesting process, but it is mentally draining. Out of the two times I had jury duty, I was chosen both times. Thanks so much for pinning, Min!

  6. Julie @ This Gal Cooks

    I have never been called for jury duty. And I’m probably the only person in the world who is bummed about it! I would actually love to sit in on the process.

    Totally agree with you about the window thing. I used to have a nice big window next to my desk at work and then we hired someone else and they put her at my desk and moved me into a back office with no windows. Totally bummed about that. :/ But these bars could totally turn my bummed feeling around. They look great, Ashley! Pinned. Hope you have a great week and congrats on the new job. 🙂

    • Ashley

      Thanks, Julie! Yeah, I didn’t mind my first case and I honestly didn’t care that I was chosen for this one. But the process was way more intense and mentally draining that I expected.

  7. Elizabeth / In the Loop

    I love KIND bars but have always wanted to make them for myself – definitely trying these out!

    • Ashley

      I hope you get a chance to try them, Elizabeth! They are a great homemade alternative to KIND bars!

    • Ashley

      I hope you love them, Lisa!

  8. Natalie @ Tastes Lovely

    I can’t believe you’ve already served on 2 juries! What are the chances of that? How scary to be called in for a Federal Jury. Yikes. I can’t imagine how people function who get called in for super long trials. Like the people for OJ’s trial?! That was a year! I would go nuts.

    These bars sound delicious! Love the tropical flavors!

    • Ashley

      Yeah, I have the best luck with jury selection, I’m currently 2/2 😉 I would go crazy if I had to serve on anything longer than a week!

  9. Kelly

    Yay, congrats on your new day job Ashley and for a window in your office 🙂 These tropical bars would definitely boost my mood! I love mango and coconut and they sound fantastic with the almonds, brazil nuts and peanuts. What a perfect snack to get you going – love this recipe – pinning:)

    • Ashley

      Thanks for pinning, Kelly!

  10. Johanna

    I served FIVE WEEKS on grand jury duty, so girl I totally feel your pain! Good luck with thew new job. These bars look totally profesh!

    • Ashley

      I don’t know how you did it, Johanna! The actual trial wasn’t bad, it was the deliberation that was the worst. Thanks for stopping by!

  11. Amy @ Elephant Eats

    I got put on a trial for jury duty a couple years ago and was on it for about a week- it was so interesting! It’s funny how people usually dread jury duty but I found it totally fun. Anyway, glad you had these to keep you from getting hungry…those trial days can def be long!

    • Ashley

      The first time I did it I thought it was really fun. But this time, not so much!

  12. Matt Robinson

    These are awesome Ashley, better than anything you can buy at the store!

    • Ashley

      Thanks, Matt! They are definitely better than anything you can buy at the store!

  13. Sarah@WholeAndHeavenlyOven

    These bars look so energizing and filling! I love any kind of nutty bar so these are right up my alley! Loving the tropical twist of mango too. Pinned! 🙂

  14. Jessica @ Jessiker Bakes

    I love how creative this is Ashley, and as a soon-to-be lawyer thank you for doing your jury duty! We have such a difficulty here with people not doing it, and I know it’s hard but thank you! Hoping these bars provided a happy well needed break for you!

  15. Jamie@Milk N Cookies

    Sounds like it’s been quite the week! I hope all is going well with your new job. And these mango coconut bars looks fantastic. Like you said, they look just like KIND bars, which I love!

  16. ~Bea~

    All of my fave flavors so I can’t wait to try these. Great idea!!

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  18. Deana

    How many calories in each bar?

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  20. Kathy

    I don’t seem to be seeing your recipe for how to make the mango-coconut snack bars. Everytime I press a button it takes me to the picture and your having to serve jury duty. Could you please tell me how to pull up the recipe. I have used many other of your recipes and been pleased with them but frustrated that I seem to be missing on how to pull up the recipe. Thank you and I am so enjoying your website. Blessings to you.

    • Ashley

      Hi, Kathy! I apologize for the trouble accessing the recipe. There was a problem with the code on my site, but it is fixed so you should be able to see the recipe. Thanks for letting me know!

  21. Kathy

    Ashley, Thank you for your response back. I was able to pull it up this time and looking forward to trying it out. Again, thanks.

  22. Aunt Sammie

    The recipe sounds delish, love mango and coconut but why heat the oven to 350F if there is no baking involved? The recipe says to press them into the pan and then leave them on the counter for 30 mins. Thanks for the clarification.

    • Ashley

      The bars are not baked, but the almonds and brazil nuts are toasted in the oven during step 2 of the recipe.

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