Raw Bounty Bar
Tasty, creamy and coconut-y goodness covered in homemade raw chocolate. A tasty and healthy treat - perfect to indulge yourselves!!
I grew up eating the sugar filled, processed Bounty Bars and decided that I’d recreate a healthier version of these – I do love recreating healthier versions of popular treats. This recipe also ticks all the right boxes – gluten free, dairy free, refined sugar free, egg free and of course super tasty!
These Bounty Bars are super simple to make, taste delicious and also freeze really well which is key. I think the freezer is probably the best place to store them, firstly to ensure the chocolate doesn’t melt. And Secondly, they are also great to eat straight from the freezer turning them into more of a Raw “Ice Cream” Bounty Bar – nice and refreshing in summer (or Spring as it happens to be in NZ).
These were enjoyed by the whole family which is also important for all of my recipes – I got the seal of approval from the husband and wee Stella!
Not only do they taste good (Chocolate & Coconut are a perfect pair) but they are also healthy treats – full of healthy fats. Coconut has a high nutritional value and is a great source of healthy fats. If possible, when choosing dried coconut, I always choose organic and unsweetened.
A perfect treat to have at home or nice to take round to your friends to really impress!
A few tips for these Raw Bounty Bars: Make sure you press the coconut mixture into the tin as much as possible – the more compact, the better Ensure the coconut filling is as cool as possible when coating in the chocolate. Allow for 2 hours to freeze if possible If coconut filling is frozen when you slice, it may be difficult to cut. If so, dip your knife in warm water Coconut: best to use unsweetened desiccated coconut if possible. Shredded coconut is an option however, the Bar may be a bit crumbly
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- 2 c desiccated coconut
- 1/2 c coconut milk (full fat)
- 1 t pure vanilla extract (or 1/2 t of vanilla powder)
- 2T maple syrup
- 2T melted coconut
- Pinch of salt
- 1/4 c coconut oil (melted)
- 1/4 c + 1 T raw cacao powder
- 1T cacao butter (or more coconut oil)
- 2 – 3 T maple syrup
- Pinch of salt
- Shredded Coconut and freeze dried raspberries
- Line a loaf tin
- In a large bowl, mix all Coconut filling ingredients together
- Press mixture firmly into a loaf tin
- Place in the freezer for at least 2 hours
- Once set, slice Coconut filling into bars (place knife under warm water if difficult to slice)
- Melt coconut oil in a pan
- Add maple syrup and raw cacao powder
- Stir until you reach a smooth consistency
- Dip Coconut Bars into the chocolate – I use a couple of forks to help drain the chocolate
- Place on a baking sheet to set
- Sprinkle Shredded Coconut and freeze dried raspberries on top
- Choose organic ingredients where possible
- You can substitute the maple syrup for i.e. coconut nectar, brown rice malt syrup etc
- To save time, you could also melt a block of dark chocolate instead of making your own.
- You can coat the bars twice – dunk once to set, freeze and repeat.
- The freeze dried raspberries are optional but take these to the next level!