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Mango-Coconut Haystack Recipe

Ingredients with Measurements:
- 1 cup dried mango, chopped
- 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
- 1/2 cup raw honey
- 1/2 cup coconut oil
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt

Special equipment needed:
- Parchment paper
- Baking sheet

Step-by-step instructions:
1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
3. In a large bowl, mix together the chopped dried mango and shredded coconut.
4. In a small saucepan, melt the honey and coconut oil over low heat.
5. Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla extract and sea salt.
6. Pour the honey mixture over the mango and coconut mixture and stir until well combined.
7. Using a spoon, drop the mixture onto the prepared baking sheet, forming small haystacks.
8. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the edges are golden brown.
9. Remove from the oven and let cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes.
10. Transfer the haystacks to a wire rack to cool completely.

- Time:
Preparation time: 10 minutes
- Cooking time: 10-12 minutes
- Preheat the oven to 350°F.
Serving size:
- Makes 12-15 haystacks

Nutritional information:
- Calories: 140
- Fat: 10g
- Carbohydrates: 13g
- Fiber: 2g
- Protein: 1g

Substitutions for ingredients:
- Dried mango can be substituted with dried apricots or dried pineapple.
- Raw honey can be substituted with maple syrup or agave nectar.
- Coconut oil can be substituted with butter or ghee.

- Add chopped nuts, such as almonds or cashews, to the mixture for extra crunch.
- Drizzle melted dark chocolate over the cooled haystacks for a decadent treat.

Tips and tricks:
- Make sure to chop the dried mango into small pieces to ensure even distribution throughout the haystacks.
- Use a cookie scoop to form the haystacks for a more uniform shape.
- Store the haystacks in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week.

Storage instructions:
- Store the haystacks in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week.

Reheating instructions:
- The haystacks can be reheated in the oven at 350°F for 5-7 minutes or until warmed through.

Presentation ideas:
- Serve the haystacks on a platter with fresh fruit for a colorful and festive presentation.

- Garnish the haystacks with a sprinkle of sea salt or shredded coconut for added texture and flavor.

- Serve the haystacks with a cup of hot tea or coffee for a cozy afternoon snack.

Suggested side dishes:
- Pair the haystacks with a fresh fruit salad or a green smoothie for a balanced and nutritious snack.

Troubleshooting advice:
- If the haystacks are too crumbly, add a bit more honey or coconut oil to the mixture before baking.

Food safety advice:
- Make sure to store the haystacks in an airtight container to prevent them from becoming stale or moldy.

Food history:
- The combination of mango and coconut is a popular flavor pairing in tropical cuisine, particularly in Southeast Asia and the Caribbean.

Flavor profiles:
- The haystacks are sweet and chewy with a tropical flavor from the dried mango and shredded coconut.

Serving suggestions:
- Serve the haystacks as a snack or dessert, or pack them in a lunchbox for a healthy and satisfying treat.

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Taste: Sweet, Tangy, Creamy, Coconutty