Dehydrated Mango Ideas and Recipe Using Dried Mango

dried mango pieces next to food dehydrator
There are many dried mango recipes that make use of this delicious tropical fruit. Dried mango can be incorporated into baked goods or used to make guilt-free energy bites or trail mix. Enjoy dried mango salsas on fish tacos, or use it as a topping for a healthy salad.

Top Recipes and Snack Ideas with Dehydrated Mango

Dried mango is a delightful treat to add to various recipes for tanginess, tartness, and a burst of tropical flavor.

Here are some amazing dried mango recipes you can whip up to enjoy the refreshing flavor and natural sweetness of this dried fruit.

1. Coconut and Dried Mango Muffins

This recipe features readily available ingredients, including all-purpose flour, brown sugar, honey, and chopped dried mango! These muffins are made even better by the crunchy dried coconut flake topping.

coconut mango muffins
Coconut mango muffins

2. Chocolate-dipped Mango

The bittersweet dark chocolate coating marries well with the sweet, tropical flavor of chewy mango, while the cayenne pepper adds a dash of heat to this delicious treat!

3. Mango Oatmeal Cookies

Searching for a way to incorporate healthy oats into your diet? These dehydrated mango and cinnamon-flavored cookies are chewy with golden brown, crispy edges.

4. Dried Mango and Fig Salad

The strong peppery flavor of wild rocket meets the floral, tangy flavor of dried mango in this fig and dried mango salad.

Mango and fig salad on a glass plate
Mango and fig salad

5. Tropical Trail Mix with Dried Mango

Add your favorite shelf-stable ingredients to make different versions of this trail mix by adding dried mango, dehydrated papaya or pineapple, coconut flakes, seeds, and tree nuts.

6. Spicy Dried Mango Chips

While homemade dried mango chips are a healthy snack without all the added sugar, you can give them a flavorful kick with Tajin seasoning.

7. Roasted Spiced Cranberry Pie with Dried Mango

The yummy tartness of cranberries and lime zest meets the brightness of dried mango in this fruity pie with a spicy kick from Korean chili flakes.

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mango energy bites

Dried Mango Energy Bites Recipe

  • Author: Alex
  • Total Time: 4 hours


The sugar in these energy bites is all-natural, and the protein, fat, and fiber are a healthy way to fill and fuel your body.


  • 2 firm, ripe mangoes to yield 1 cup of dried mango
  • 10 whole, pitted dates
  • 1 1/4 cups raw cashews or walnuts
  • 2 tbsp hemp seeds
  • 1 pinch of sea salt
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened, shredded coconut
  • 1 zested, medium-sized lime (optional)


  1. Preheat the oven to the lowest temperature.
  2. Rinse the mangoes in cold water. Pat them dry with paper towels and peel them with a vegetable peeler.
  3. Cut the mangoes into thin slices and arrange them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  4. Place the loaded baking sheet in the oven and dehydrate the mango slices for 2-3 hours. Flip them over every 30 minutes until they reach a dry, chewy texture.
  5. Allow the dried mango slices to cool to room temperature.
  6. Increase the oven’s temperature to 350°F.
  7. Place the nuts on a baking sheet and toast them for 8-12 minutes to a light golden brown color.
  8. Rehydrate the dried mango pieces in warm water in a large mixing bowl. Soak them for 5-7 minutes to reach a soft, pliable texture. Remove from water and pat them dry with a towel.
  9. Grind the toasted nuts in a food processor and set aside.
  10. Grind the rehydrated mango and pitted dates in the same food processor to form a dough.
  11. Add the toasted nutmeal, sea salt, shredded coconut, lime zest, and hemp seeds to the dough in the food processor.
  12. Mix the ingredients to form a moldable dough, adding additional hemp seeds or coconut if it’s too soggy or sticky and more pitted dates if it’s overly dry.
  13. Use a small cookie scoop to scoop out the dough in small amounts.
  14. Roll the dough in your palms to form little balls.
  15. Roll the balls in more hemp seeds, shredded coconut, or a mixture of the two as a coating.
  16. Serve them immediately or store them for 3-4 days at room temperature in airtight containers.


The shelf life of the energy bites can be extended in cold storage.

Keep in the refrigerator for 7 days or in a freezer for up to 30 days.

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Drying Time: 3 hours
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes


  • Serving Size: 1 ball
  • Calories: 80kcal
  • Sugar: 4.7g
  • Sodium: 1mg
  • Fat: 5.8g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.8g
  • Carbohydrates: 6.3g
  • Fiber: 1.3g
  • Protein: 2.3g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg

What is the Best Way to Eat Dried Mango?

It’s best to eat dried mango as unsweetened chips. In this simple form, they are a healthy snack that makes a great alternative to potato chips.

How Many Calories Are in Dried Mango?

A serving of 100 grams of dried mango has 350 calories, while the same amount of organic dried mango contains 333 calories.

Dried mango contains more calories than fresh mango, so portion control is key. Aim for no more than 40 grams of dried mango per day.

What are the Benefits of Eating Dried Mango?

Here are some key health benefits of dried mangoes:

  • Dried mango has a high fiber content which helps with maintaining the digestive system
  • Dried mangos are rich in vitamin A, which supports normal vision and the immune system
  • The manganese, potassium, calcium, and selenium in dried mango help with blood clotting, regulation of blood pressure, bone and heart health
  • The natural sugars in dried mango boost energy levels without unhealthy additives like powdered sugar
  • The risks of cancer, inflammation, and diabetes may be lowered by the antioxidants in dried mango
Dried mango strips in heart-shaped bowl
Dried mango strips

How Long Do Dried Mangoes Last?

Dried mangoes can last 6-12 months at room temperature in airtight containers when stored in a cool, dry, dark place. They last 1-2 years in the refrigerator and 2-5 years in the freezer.

Alex Maina

Preserving food has become a meeting point for Alex's passions—gardening, cooking, and writing. Having grown up on a farm with cows, goats, chickens, and fresh fruits and vegetables, Alex knows the importance of preserving food for leaner times. He spends his time drying and canning foods, trying new recipes, and writing for Dehydrated Cookbook.

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