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Let me just say that I love mangos. They are juicy and sweet and obviously so much better than those troublesome bananas. Plus they have like 20 different vitamins and minerals.

The National Mango Board (which sounds like a way more fun board than the National Board of Paper Weights) recently sent me a case of mangos and a recipe book with all kinds of cool recipes like Coconut Shrimp with Ginger Mango Sauce and Mango and Bacon Barbecue Pizza.

I ultimately decided to make Tropical S’mores because it seemed like something they’d offer on a festive Caribbean cruise and because it sounded way easy.

Now this recipe called for marshmallows, mangos, caramel and soft molasses cookies which I could not find anywhere. So I used graham crackers instead of the cookies. Which is totally different.

This is what it is supposed to look like…

Am I the only one who is now craving an Egg McMuffin?

This is what mine looked like…

My 8-year-old daughter Dylan really liked it.

My 5-year-old daughter Summer really didn’t like it. But in all fairness, there are also 548 other foods she doesn’t like. So unless that mango suddenly turned into a bagel with butter, there was little hope she was going to dig it.

I thought it was quite yummy but actually prefer my mangos pure and simple. Just cut up on a plate. As for Rick, well, he likes his in the air, accompanied by some music.

The National Mango Board challenged me to spend a week creating healthier eating and snacking habits for my family. How do you get your kids to eat fruits and veggies? Join the conversation and one of my readers will receive a cookbook and a chance to win a shipment of mangos and $200 gift card to Williams-Sonoma.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of National Mango Board. The opinions and text are all mine. Official Sweepstakes Rules.

kelcey kintner