No Bake Tropical Bites

Too hot to bake??? You bet, so don’t! No Bake Tropical Bites are a tasty trip to the Islands without the heat.

No Bake Tropical Bites

Little pop in your mouth snack that are filled with almonds, coconut, and pineapple. And the best part is you don’t have to turn on the oven.

These little bites are good for you too. Almond butter, oatmeal, and flaxseed, make them a clean eating snack as well.

No Bake Tropical Bites

Over the summer our school has a summer crew that does all the work that can’t be done during the school year. For a little extra cash I worked this summer on the paint crew. So, for those who know we well, know I LOVE TO PAINT!!!!!

No Bake Tropical Bites

Perhaps I’m slightly obsessed with painting. So, the paint crew seemed like the right choice and it was……I truly enjoyed it.

No Bake Tropical Bites

But, I had to pack a lunch everyday and I really tried to pack items that did not need refrigeration. No Bake Tropical Bites were perfect. Just popped them into a ziplock bag, and off I went. Now, I usually ate them for breakfast, they have oatmeal and that’s breakfast.

No Bake Tropical Bites

They also would make a great snack, or a sweet treat after a big meal. You know, when you have eaten a really great meal, and are stuffed, but just want something a little sweet, No Bake Tropical Bites are just the ticket.

No Bake Tropical Bites

A small sweet tropical treat. Enjoy some today!


No Bake Tropical Bites

  • Author: Marty Boyd
  • Yield: 20


  • 3/4 cup unsweetened coconut, shredded or flakes
  • 3/4 old fashioned oatmeal (not instant)
  • 1/8 cup ground flaxseed
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/4 cup dried pineapple, diced
  • 3/4 cup almond butter
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • Extra almonds and dried pineapple for garnish


  1. In a large bowl mix together coconut, oats, flax, almonds, and dried pineapple, set aside.
  2. In a small bowl place almond butter,maple syrup, and almond extract. Mix well.
  3. Stir the wet ingredient into the dry and stir until throughly mixed.
  4. Using a small ice cream scoop portion mixture onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. You may roll them into balls if you like. I prefer to leave the bottom flat.
  5. Store in an airtight container.


Amount depends on the size of your scoop.


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How many snacky, trail mixy, dried fruit and nut mixes are there?………hundreds, thousands……perhaps, I exaggerate, but there are plenty of them. The one thing they all seem to have in common……….raisins. I really do not like raisins. I am not sure why, but I just don’t.

Sorry California Raisins……..but I’m sure, you heard it through the grapevine that you are not my favorite thing. I dumped you for other dries fruits. I love, love, love dried cranberries. I will eat them on anything. I have the same feeling about dried pineapple, those sweet, chewy, nuggets……..hmmm.

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Tim and I look at all those mixes at the store, but have a hard time choosing because of my raisin aversion.  So, we usually don’t buy them, or if we do, I end up picking out the raisins….what a pain!

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