Mango Sunshine Energy Bites

Easy Mango Energy Bites — 5 ingredients and 20 minutes!

We’re kicking off the summer with camping trips, hiking adventures, and tropical treats. This weekend we decided to take a trip to the mountains, and naturally—a delicious, energy packed, snack had to come with us.

If you’re an energy-bites lover like I am, say hello to your new favorite summer recipe — my Mango Sunshine Energy Bites!

Fast Mango Energy Balls — Vegan and Gluten Free!

This super simple recipe is made with 5 ingredients and comes together in just 20 minutes!

Soak your mangos, blend your ingredients, roll your bites and — ta-da! You’re ready for your next summer adventure!

And if you’re wondering if these bites could replace energy bars on your travels? Well, I think so!

Hemp seeds are packed full of plant-based protein, dates and mango are a naturally sweet source for carbs, and walnuts pack even more protein with a punch of healthy fats to keep you full and ready to take on the day!

Mango Energy Balls — Gluten Free and Vegan!

I hope you take these Mango Energy Bites on all your adventures! They are:


Naturally sweet

Fueling & Snack-able

Soft & Chewy


& The PERFECT Summer treat!

Prep these mango sunshine energy bites for your next trip — and if you’re looking for more travel-friendly recipes, check out my Kale + Oat Superfood Bars, Chocolate + Coconut Energy Bars, or my Crispy Curried Chickpeas.

Into energy bites year-round (like I am!)? Give my PB&J Energy Bites, Chickpea Cookie Dough Balls, Sweet Potato Snack Balls, or my Sweetheart Cake Balls a try!

If you give this recipe a try, let me know! Comment below, rate it, and don’t forget to tag me on Instagram @thelocalsprout! Have a good one, friends!

Healthy Mango Sunshine Energy Bites — 5 ingredients and 20 minutes!

Mango Sunshine Energy Bites

These easy-to-make, protein-packed, Mango Sunshine Energy Bites come together in just 20 minutes, with 5 ingredients and makes the perfect summer treat. Bring these balls in your next adventure for a tropical, naturally sweet snack! It’s the ULTIMATE summer recipe.
Prep Time20 minutes
Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: Gluten Free, Grain Free, Oil Free, Vegan
Yield: 12 Energy Bites


  • 1 cup dried unsweetened mango firmly packed
  • 1 cup walnuts toasted or raw
  • 8 whole medjool dates pitted
  • 2 Tbsp. hemp seeds (plus extra for rolling — optional)
  • ¼ cup unsweetened finely shredded coconut (plus extra for rolling — optional)


  • Add dried mango to a small bowl and cover with very warm water (this will soften your mango so it will be soft enough to blend — so don’t skip this step!). Let soak for 5 minutes, until soft but not soggy. Drain and spread mango out on a towel, patting down excess moisture.
  • To a food processor, add the mango, walnuts, dates hemp seeds, and shredded coconut. Mix until a soft dough forms. Add extra hemp seeds or shredded coconut if your dough feels too wet. Add extra dates if it feels too dry.
  • Scoop out dough — in roughly 1 Tbsp. amounts. Roll into balls, and roll in extra shredded coconut or hemp seeds (optional).
  • Enjoy immediately, or transfer to refrigerator to enjoy later. Store in airtight container, in refrigerator for 1 week or in freezer for up to 2 months.


Nutrition information is a rough estimate of 1/12 of the entire recipe with optional hemp seeds or shredded coconut for rolling.


Serving: 1of 12 | Sodium: 1mg | Sugar: 13.9g | Fiber: 2.8g | Calories: 151kcal | Saturated Fat: 1.7g | Fat: 17.3g | Protein: 2.9g | Carbohydrates: 17.6g
5-Ingredient Gluten Free Mango Energy Bites — 5 ingredients and 20 minutes!

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