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Homemade Bounty Bars

Homemade Bounty Bars


  • Author: Wholesome Patisserie
  • Prep Time: 20min
  • Chill time 1 hour 30 minutes:
  • Cook Time: 10min
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 18-20 bars 1x

Description

Delicious chocolate bars filled with a fluffy coconut filling and coated in melted dark chocolate.


Ingredients

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  • 3 cups desiccated coconut
  • 1/3 cup (80ml) canned coconut milk, using the thick solids at the top of the can
  • 1/4 cup (60g) coconut oil
  • 3 Tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 250g plain dark chocolate, broken into squares or roughly chopped

Instructions

  1. Line a 9 inch (22cm) square baking pan with baking paper, set aside.
  2. In a medium sized pot or large fry pan, add desiccated coconut, coconut milk, coconut oil, maple syrup and vanilla.
  3. Place over a medium heat and mix to combine. Once the liquids have soaked through the coconut and the mixture is heated, continue to cook over medium-low heat for 1 minute and 30 seconds, whilst stirring. Ensuring it doesn’t stick too much or burn on the base of the pot. Remove from heat once done.
  4. Transfer mixture to lined pan and press in firmly. Evening out the top.
  5. Place in freezer for 1 hour or until completely solid.
  6. Whilst it’s freezing, melt chocolate. Prepare a double boiler with a large heat proof mixing bowl over simmering water, such as a glass mixing bowl.
  7. Warm chocolate over low-medium heat until completely melted and smooth. Turn off heat.
  8. Remove slice from freezer and pan, place on a chopping board.
  9. Slice in thirds and then cut into 6-7 long bars. Refer to above image for a visual.
  10. If the bars have softened too much after cutting and they begin to crumble slightly, place them back into the freezer for 15 minutes until solid/firm again.
  11. Dip a bar into melted chocolate and coat. Remove with a fork and allow the excess chocolate to drip back into the bowl. Place on a wire rack or lined tray. Repeat with remaining bars.
  12. Sprinkle half of each bar with some extra desiccated coconut if desired.
  13. Transfer bars to refrigerator until chocolate is completely set.
  14. Enjoy!
  15. Store in an airtight container, refrigerated, for up to 2 weeks.