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Are you a snacker? We are! Everyone in our house is a grazer. We love making snacks that we can snack on throughout the week (or in some cases the day).
Of course, my Mini Chef loves making snacks and he always wants to add chocolate to our snacks! He's not wrong though, chocolate does go with just about everything!
Remember how I said we're snackers? I love being able to give the boys better-for-you snacking options. One of my favorites is dried fruit. The new Sunsweet Philippine Tropicals flavors are a perfect on-the-go snack. Sunsweet Philippine Tropicals are sourced from unique microclimates with ideal growing conditions that deliver an amazing taste of the tropics. Succulent and sweet, these sweet treats are a guilt-free tropical get-away for your taste buds!
Philippine Green Mango are picked early, just as they begin to ripen. Each piece of the Green Mango is packed with delicious tanginess that will leave you craving your next bite.
Thai Coconut Chip have a satisfying crunch combined with creamy vanilla notes.
One of Sunsweet's previously launched flavors is Philippine Mango. They come from a less traveled island of the lush Philippines that produces mangos even the locals rave about! They’re thick, soft pieces with a sweet floral taste and just happen to be America’s #1 mango. Philippine Pineapple is also a previously released flavor. It’s juicy, delicious and like eating chunks of fresh pineapple.
I had Charlie taste them all and pick out his favorites. I was pretty surprised how much he loved the Green Mango and the Thai Coconut! All of these are great on their own as a snack or tossed into a homemade treat, like our Tropical Chocolate Granola.
- 3 cups old-fashioned oats
- ¼ cup coconut oil, melted
- ½ cup cocoa powder
- ½ cup honey
- ¼ cup packed dark brown sugar
- ½ cup chocolate chips
- ½ cup Sunsweet Philippine Mango
- ½ cup Sunsweet Philippine Pineapple
- ½ cup Sunsweet Thai Coconut Chips
- Preheat oven to 250 F.
- Line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
- Pour oats into large bowl and set aside.
- In a separate bowl, mix melted coconut oil, cocoa powder, honey, and brown sugar until a paste forms.
- Pour mixture over oats and mix until all oats are moistened.
- Spread onto lined cookie sheet and bake for 25 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes.
- Sprinkle chocolate chips after removal from oven, stir, and allow to cool.
- Add in dried fruits.
This chocolaty, fruity, sweet, and delicious granola is perfect to snack on alone, with milk as a breakfast cereal, or even top your yogurt!
Charlie definitely thinks this is a yummy treat!
If this granola doesn't make you feel like you're on a tropical getaway, don't worry! Sunsweet is offering a travel sweepstakes for the chance to win a trip to a warm/tropical destination!
Sunsweet fans pick their Tropical destination (must be domestic – Hawaii, Caribbean Cruise or Florida). Enter the sweepstakes at Sunsweet Find Your Paradise Sweepstakes and through Facebook. The winner will be selected randomly. You'll also get the chance to be a weekly winner of a gift basket containing the new Tropicals flavors and beach gear.
Where would you go for a tropical getaway?
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