I am actually writing this post with a huge delay as I am currently on my vacation in Greece! :) Nevertheless, I have to share the recipe for these bounty bars with you. You can find countless recipes on the Internet, but this is how I like to do them. Honestly, the best dessert I have ever made, and I don’t say that easily. It is low in sugar, consists of lots of healthy goodness and tastes amazing. All in all, this cannot be even compared to the store-bought Bounty! And the ingredients are far healthier… Oh, and the taste! Plus, it is done in a heartbeat. You’ll need:
4 cups shredded coconut ♥ 3 tbsp raw honey ♥ 3 tbsp coconut oil ♥ 200 g coconut milk ♥ 1/2 tsp dry vanilla
And for the chocolate:
tbsp coconut oil ♥ 6 tbsp cacao powder ♥ 2 tbsp raw honey ♥ 5 drops stevia
Put shredded coconut in a big bowl and add honey and vanilla. In the meantime, melt coconut oil and coconut milk and pour the mixture over the ingredients in the bowl. Thoroughly mix with a fork or hands. Cover a small baking pan with plastic foil, transfer the mixture onto the foil and press it firmly down so that the bars won’t crumble too much. Then place them in the freezer for 20 minutes.
You can make the chocolate yourself or use a regular dark chocolate. Either way, melt the coconut oil, cacao powder, raw honey and stevia (or just pieces of dark chocolate) in a bowl over a pot of simmering water. Remove the bounty loaf from the tin and cut it into small bars. Dip the bars in the melted chocolate and place them on a plastic foil. When all the bars are done, put them in the freezer for another few minutes.
I just have to add that homemade chocolate melts very quickly, so I do not recommend using this one if you’re planning a summer party outside! ;)