Monday, 17 October 2016

Raw Coconut bars

Vegan, RAW, dairy-free, wheat-free, gluten-free
How to make vegan 'Bounty' bars with a delicious coconut base, topped off with dark chocolate & a sprinkling of coconut in 5 very easy steps!
Bounty bars used to be my favourite chocolate bar pre vegan.
I am a huge fan of the vegan 'Pret a Manger' chocolaty coconut bite!
I decided to make my own batch, and i am over the moon with how they turned out!
 These vegan 'Bounty bars' contain desiccated coconut and coconut oil which give the bars a delightful coconut flavour, along with a contrasting dark chocolate topping, which go together like a dream!!!

Coconut has a wide range of benefits.
Check out my blog post talking about the health benefits for coconut-
http://bit.ly/2e2pY70

These little bites of deliciousness are quick & easy to make and take less than an hour in the freezer! What can be better than that?

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Ingredients
-185g of unsweetened desiccated coconut
-3 tablespoons of maple syrup
-1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
-200g of coconut oil (melted)
-Pinch of salt
-180g of dairy-free dark chocolate
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Step 1- Line a square baking tray with grease-proof paper.


Step 2- Place the desiccated coconut, maple syrup, vanilla extract, melted coconut oil and salt 
into a large mixing bowl, and using a wooden spoon, mix until fully combined.

Step 3- Pour the coconut base mixture into the lined baking tray and press down until it is compact.

Pop the tray into the freezer whilst you make the chocolate topping.
You can use a dairy-free dark chocolate bar like i did, or you can make some yummy homemade cacao/cocoa chocolate.
Get my recipe here-
http://bit.ly/2diiAmt

Step 4- Create a banmarie, and melt the chocolate until silky smooth!


Step 5- Carefully pour the chocolate over the coconut base.

Using a spatula, smooth the chocolate over the base and sprinkle some coconut over the top for decoration & texture!
Pop the tray back into the freezer for approximately 1 hour to set.
Once set, remove the tray from the freezer and slice into your desired squares/bars.
Serve & enjoy!

I served my bars with an extra sprinkle of desiccated coconut and some coconut chunks.

Store in a sealed container in the freezer and allow to rest at room temperature for 5 minutes minutes before enjoying!


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4 comments

  1. Found this after searching for Pret A Manger coconut bites, love them. Looking forward to trying this

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    1. Hey, oh my! The Pret bites are the best but these honestly taste exact! I am so happy with this recipe, i think you are going to love it! :) x

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  2. Delicious, well done. Only problem was I over-did the coconut oil as I don't have scales so I used a 283ML jar by accident, had to remove some with kitchen towel and it was still a bit oily!

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    1. Hello Tim, i am so glad you enjoyed them! These are my go to treat!!! :) It may be worth investing in a set of scales. They're not too expensive and help SO much with recipes :) xx

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