Love is in the air! Mango and chocolate love, that is. If you’re wondering how you can properly celebrate Valentine’s Day and still be true to your caloric intake, try these heart shaped flatbread sandwich cookies filled with mango preserves (or any fruit you wish) and dipped in deep, dark chocolate. A little goes a long way.
Last year my mom bought me a bag of chocolate dipped mango slices. I have to say, at first, I was dubious. Mango and chocolate, really? But then my better half dug into the bag and fell on the grenade. He bit into one and slowly made his way, with the bag, into the next room. When I tracked him down, I could tell he loved them- and so did I. The bag soon disappeared into the ether.
Those chocolate dipped mangoes no longer exist, but in the spirit of love, I used those treats as inspiration for this flatbread recipe. You need a little something with your sweetheart to celebrate. And these little beauties are meant to be shared with your parents, kids, aunts, uncles, neighbors, whomever you’re close to and want to give a little love.
Because, as the talented Dionne Warwick used to sing: what the world needs now, is love, sweet love. It’s the only thing there’s just too little of… No, not just for some, but for everyone. I think this is especially true right now.
So make a batch of these little valentines and prepare to share the love.
-Amy at Flatout
Mango Chocolate Hearts
- 1 Flatout flatbread, Light Original
- 2 tablespoons mango preserves
- 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips
- 1 teaspoon coconut sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon sunflower oil
- Coconut oil spray
1.Preheat oven to 375° F.
2.Use a 2-inch heart-shaped cookie cutter to cut eight heart shapes from flatbread.
3.Place hearts on a nonstick cookie sheet. Coat with cooking spray, and sprinkle with coconut sugar. Bake for 2 minutes, then remove from oven and let cool.
4.Spread a dollop of preserves on one heart (sugar side down), and top it with another heart (sugar side up) to form a sandwich. Repeat with each set of hearts.
5.Melt chocolate chips in a small microwave-safe bowl in 30-second increments, stirring occasionally. Once chocolate is melted, add sunflower oil and stir until completely blended.
6.Dip sandwiches in melted chocolate; let cool on waxed paper before serving.