In the mood for chocolate? Try making these vegan no-bake bounty slices. Satisfy your sweet tooth with this raw coconut and chocolate bar recipe.
I have never really been a fan of bounty bars. So I thought this slice wouldn’t be my favorite. I have a bit of a love-hate relationship with coconut. I love the health benefits of coconut. And I love all the cooking properties of coconut. I don’t absolutely hate it. But I don’t love it either. To my surprise, these bars were actually delicious! I enjoyed them much more than the real deal. The coconut base was really sweet with a pleasant texture. But the best part was the chocolate topping! The recipe for the chocolate topping actually comes from a lovely friend of mine on Instagram. Her name is Summer and she has two Instagram accounts: @nutrimum and her business account @cleaeats_company.
She works really hard to create amazingly beautiful vegan treats for her clients around Melbourne. I have always admired Summer’s chocolate coating on her recipes. They are so shiny and perfect you can see a reflection in them. I asked her if she could share her recipe with me and she did! I will be forever grateful because it is the best chocolate layer recipe I’ve tried! I think I am one to always try and simplify recipes. So I generally make a chocolate sauce that’s an easy three-ingredient recipe of just melting down some dark chocolate. But sometimes it really does pay to put in a little extra effort because it makes all the difference.
If you are a pro at shaping and dipping, you can try to form little bounty bar shapes out of the coconut base and dip them in the chocolate coating. I initially thought I would try this but I am just not good at shaping things or dipping things so I gave up and turned them into slices instead.
The only other thing I want to say before sharing this recipe is that I have recently discovered that most desiccated or shredded coconut also contains preservatives! its something I never considered before until I looked at the ingredients. I’m really not sure why it’s necessary, so from now on I will be making sure to buy my coconut organic and preservative-free when possible. If this is something that matters to you then read the ingredients before purchasing. There are plenty of preservative-free alternatives, but they are usually in a health shop or in the health section.
This recipe is vegan, dairy-free, refined sugar-free, and gluten-free. Enjoy.
Did you enjoy this recipe? Try making these vegan frozen “Snickers” bars with nougat and caramel. They’re covered in a rich, chocolate topping.
This recipe was republished with permission from Hazel and Cacao.