With warm weather coming fast I was craving something tropical. I love when I have everything in my kitchen that I need for a tropical creation when I get such a craving.
I’d like to be on a tropical beach somewhere right now too. For some reason I don’t seem to have what I need for that though. I looked in the cabinet for a cabana boy, but alas, just a bunch of pots and pans.
I’ll settle for these treats though. They are a cold treat for a hot day and the crust….oh my word, the crust. My only purpose in life right now is to turn this crust into a cookie.
- 1 Cup Macadmia Nuts
- 1 Cup Raw Cashews
- 2 Tbsp Honey
- 3 Tbsp Coconut Oil
- 14 oz Coconut Cream
- 1 Cup Frozen Pineapple Chunks
- 1 Cup Frozen Mango Chunks
- 2 Tbsp Honey
These are so incredibly easy, you won’t believe it.
I used a muffin tin to make mine but to be honest, they weren’t as easy to get out as I would have liked so you could also use tartelette pans or silicone muffin cups.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
In a food processor combine the macadamia nuts, cashews, coconut oil and 2 tablespoons of honey. Pulse until you have a medium-fine texture. It should stick together from coconut oil.
Place about 2-3 tablespoons of crust mixture into each muffin cup until all mixture is used. Level out and smooth mixture in each cup.
Bake for 10 minutes.
Allow to cool before adding top layer.
Rinse out food processor to make top layer.
Place the coconut cream, pineapple chunks, mango chunks and honey in food processor and pulse until well combined and creamy.
Do not worry about any chunks of fruit in mixture. It only adds to the tropical tastes to get that sweet bite of fruit.
Place 3 tablespoons or so of mixture into each cup on top of crust layer.
Place in the freezer for one hour to set.
You can store these in the freezer and serve as a frozen treat or store in the refrigerator if you don’t want them frozen. They will be softer in the fridge but they must be kept cold for them to keep their shape.
I’d love to hear what you think!
In the mean time, I’ll keep my eye out for that cabana boy!