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11 Tropical Dessert Recipes For The Most Delicious Spring Break Staycation Ever

Even if you can't shell out the dough to go on a spring break trip, there's no reason why you can't whip up some tasty tropical desserts to take your staycation to the next level. Seriously — you'd be amazed at what little wonders coconut, pineapple, and kiwi can do to make your suburban home feel like a little piece of paradise. And when you make yourself a spring break cocktail on the side, you're bound to have the best time ever, even if you are reading your latest feminist YA novel on your parents' couch instead of on the beach.

Head over to the grocery store to grab some tropical fruits, flip through to find the perfect spring break treat, and then indulge in some sunshine-inspired snacking. You deserve it.

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Peach Mango Coconut Oil Banana Bread

Bet you never thought to add peaches and mangos to your banana bread, right? Averie Cooks makes the breakfast-ready dish with a healthy dose of coconut oil.

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Mango Lime Popsicles

As winter slowly (slowly) melts away, we find ourselves inching closer and closer to the freezer section. Make your own frozen treats with Love and Lemons’ mango lime popsicles.

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Boozy Mocha Grilled Banana Coconut Cream Pie

Who needs a cocktail when you’ve got a boozy dessert? Half Baked Harvest’s deconstructed coconut cream pies may have changed the dessert game forever — and we couldn’t be happier about it.

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Coconut & Lime Pull-Apart Bread

For lazy, all day snacking, look no further than pull-apart bread. A Beautiful Mess’ sweet drizzled version packs in a citrusy kick.

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Banana Coconut Muffins

For a healthier dessert or a sweet breakfast, Cookie and Kate’s banana coconut muffins bring in a taste of the tropics.

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Passionfruit & Coconut Macaroons

Forget the store-bought macaroons. Behold: Green Kitchen Stories’ passionfruit version is not only delicious, but also gluten-free and vegan.

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Chai Coconut Ice Cream

Give the chai latte a break and opt for something cooler. Cookie and Kate’s coconut ice cream uses black tea and a mix of spices for an aromatic treat.

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Coconut Lime Pie

You can never go wrong with a classic. A Beautiful Mess’ coconut lime pie is super easy to make and has a tasty saltine crust.

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Tropical Lemon Coconut Muffins

Spelt flour and oats make Oh She Glows’ tropical muffins a healthy snack. Just mix in some lemon zest for some extra oomph.

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Tropical Fruit Salad with Lime Sauce

No one ever said fruit salad had to be boring. The Kitchn makes a creamy lime sauce using just four simple ingredients.

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Pineapple, Kumquat, & Ginger Crisp with Coconut Topping

Apple and berry crisps are overrated. Steamy Kitchen mixes things up by putting a few majorly tropical tastes together.

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