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Healthy Homemade Mounds Bars

4.53 from 19 votes
Make guilt-free versions of your favorite chocolate bars with my Healthy Homemade Mounds Bars featuring rich chocolate and creamy coconut.
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Hi Bold Bakers!

Lately I’ve received a lot of requests for healthier versions of your favorite treats. My Healthy Homemade Mounds Bars, also known as Bounty Bars, are the latest in my Bold Baking Guilt Free recipes. If you loved Mounds or Bounty Bars as a kid then this recipe is for you.

My Healthy Homemade Mound Bars are an incredible treat full of creamy coconut flavor with a nice chew and of course that chocolatey exterior. Once you make these, your friends and family will be hooked, they will be back for more. The best thing is they are full of all-natural ingredients you probably know and love.

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To make my Healthy Homemade Mound Bars all you have to do is simply blitz up some shredded coconut, maple syrup and coconut oil. It really is a foolproof recipe as the food processor does most of the work. After the coconut center is made I transfer it to a baking tray to set into one large square. After a short time in the fridge I cut the coconut into generous bars, and dip in rich melted chocolate.

My Healthy Homemade Mounds keep really well in the refrigerator for week and they make great edible gifts.

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Healthy Homemade Mound Bars Recipe

4.53 from 19 votes
Make guilt-free versions of your favorite chocolate bars with my Healthy Homemade Mounds Bars featuring rich chocolate and creamy coconut.
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 16
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Make guilt-free versions of your favorite chocolate bars with my Healthy Homemade Mounds Bars featuring rich chocolate and creamy coconut.
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 16

Ingredients

  • 2 cups (6oz/170g) shredded coconut (Desiccated coconut)
  • ¼ cup (11/2oz/71g) maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoon coconut oil
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • teaspoon salt
  • cup (41/2oz/128g) chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Line an d 8 x 8 inch baking tray with parchment paper and set aside,
  • Process all ingredients except chocolate chips in a food processor.
  • Press the coconut filling into the tin and refrigerate for at least 1 hour or until the mix have set firm.
  • Meanwhile, make the chocolate coating by melting chocolate in the microwave in 30 second intervals or in heat-proof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water.
  • Once the coconut center has set, remove from the tin by lifting up the parchment paper. Cut the hardened coconut in half down the center than in 8 sliced across creating 16 bars.
  • Using two forks, dip each bar in chocolate, coating thoroughly, then place back on the parchment to allow the chocolate to set.
  • Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 week.

Recipe Notes

An 8 x 8 pan has much the same area of a 7 x 11 pan.
Nutrition Facts
Healthy Homemade Mound Bars Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 93 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Sodium 39mg2%
Carbohydrates 13g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 13g14%
Protein 1g2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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Nannette Kendall
Nannette Kendall
3 years ago

Can regular sweetened shredded coconut be used if I reduce the syrup and oil?

Kaysee Baldwin
Kaysee Baldwin
4 years ago

Hi There Gemma,

I love your recipes ! Would I be able to substitute rice malt syrup for the maple syrup in this recipe?

Debbie C
Debbie C
4 years ago

I am excited to see this recipe! I am assuming because we are adding maple syrup the coconut is unsweetened?

Lori Carpenter
4 years ago

where would you buy this syrup?

Nettra
Nettra
4 years ago

I am your biggest fan of bigger bolder baking community and New to ur comment

jayne Herron
jayne Herron
1 month ago

What could I use instead of coconut oil?

Vineeta
Vineeta
1 month ago

Hi Gemma. I’d love to make this recipe. Can I use any other oil instead of coconut oil?

jroybal
jroybal
1 year ago

Clarification- The shredded coconut in this recipe should be unsweetened correct? I just wanted to be sure before I try this recipe. Thanks!

Chuchie
Chuchie
1 year ago

Hi Gemma, what chocolate chips did you use? Is it dark or semi sweet?

A Andriya
A Andriya
1 year ago

Can i use honey instead of maple syrup?

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Meet Gemma

Hi Bold Bakers! I’m Gemma Stafford, a professional chef originally from Ireland, a cookbook author, and the creator of Bigger Bolder Baking. I want to help you bake with confidence anytime, anywhere with my trusted and tested recipes and baking tips. You may have seen one of my 500+ videos on YouTube & TikTok or as a guest judge on Nailed It! on Netflix or the Best Baker in America on Food Network. No matter your skills, my Bold Baking Team & I want to be your #1 go-to baking authority.

 

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