The holidays may be over, but the fun doesn't have to stop. I know we've probably all promised (whether out loud on social media or just in our heads) to dive straight into healthy eating this new year, so you'll be pleased to know that these bounty bars are as guilt-free as they come.
This recipe features a couple of Vita Coco products which I received as a gift from the company towards the end of last year. Aside from how beautiful and cheerful the brand is, the products themselves are of such high quality and can be used in a variety of creative ways. Look out for more coconut-inspired recipes this month as I experiment like the wind!
(makes 12 approx.)
- 2.5 cups desiccated coconut
- 1 cup Vita Coco coconut milk
- 5 tbsp maple/fruit/rice syrup
- 5 tbsp Vita Coco coconut oil (melted)
- 2-3 cups dark chocolate (melted)
In a mixing bowl, combine the desiccated coconut, coconut milk, syrup and coconut oil.
SIDE NOTE: not in the video, but it helps if you warm up the mixture slightly so that the coconut oil does not solidify in clumps.
Place the mixture in the fridge for 30 minutes.
Shape the mixture into bounty bar shapes and place on a lined tray. Freeze for up to an hour (this allows the filling to hold its form when you dip it in the chocolate).
Using a fork to lift each coconut bar, dip in the melted chocolate to coat entirely and place each one back on the lined tray.
Freeze for another 30 minutes or until the chocolate hardens. Enjoy!
Based in London? Look out for my cookery demo at Vegan Life Live on February 10th. I'll be using Vita Coco products to whip up a delicious plantain recipe. Click here for more info.