Healthy Bounty Chocolate Bar

healthy vegan bounty chocolate bar

What is a bounty chocolate bar?

Are you a fan of the classic Bounty chocolate bar but hesitant to indulge in its not-so-healthy reputation? Fear not! In this blog post, we’re about to embark on a journey to recreate the beloved Bounty experience with our healthy bounty chocolate bar recipe. Originating as a popular confectionery, the traditional Bounty bar is known for its delectable combination of sweet coconut filling enveloped in a layer of milk or dark chocolate. However, the typical store-bought versions often come with a hefty dose of added sugars and less-than-ideal fats, making them a less favorable choice for those on a health-conscious journey. But worry not, as we’ve crafted a vegan bounty chocolate bar recipe that preserves the essence of this delightful treat while offering a much healthier alternative.

Why is this vegan bounty healthy?

The beauty of these Healthy Bounty Chocolate Bars lies not only in their irresistible taste but also in the conscious selection of wholesome ingredients. Instead of relying on processed sugars and less healthy fats, our healthy bounty chocolate bar recipe utilizes 1/2 cup of melted coconut oil—a superfood renowned for its metabolism-boosting properties. Paired with 1/2 cup of desiccated coconut for added texture and fibre, we’ve chosen ingredients that contribute to a more balanced treat. To sweeten the deal, we incorporate 200g of dark vegan chocolate, ensuring a rich and intense flavour without compromising on health. For those interested in a vegan bounty chocolate bar recipe with a homemade vegan UPF free chocolate option, a link to the recipe will be provided within this post. It’s an indulgence that lets you savour the essence of a Bounty bar without compromising your wellness goals.

Why does this recipe use coconut oil instead of coconut cream?

In crafting this Healthy Bounty Chocolate Bar recipe, a conscious choice was made to prioritize natural and UPF-free ingredients. While many recipes opt for coconut cream, which can be challenging to find in a UPF-free version, this recipe embraces the use of Extra Virgin Raw Organic Coconut Oil(which is a brave choice personally considering I have an intolerance to oil). This choice ensures the utmost natural goodness, providing health benefits and a distinct coconut flavour. The addition of optional vanilla extract enhances the sweetness of the coconut oil, offering a delightful twist without compromising on the recipe’s health-conscious approach. It’s a thoughtful selection of ingredients that underscores the commitment to a wholesome and nourishing treat.

Do you have a diet restriction?

These vegan bounty chocolate bars are:

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Dairy Free
  • Gluten Free
  • Paleo Friendly
  • Low FODMAP
  • Ultra Processed Food Free

Ultra processed food free recipes are recipes that use ingredients where no additives have been used. This will include ingredients that can be made at home to be UPF free such as stock cubes, sauces and seasonings.

Step 1: Shape the vegan bounty bars

Start by mixing 1/2 cup of desiccated coconut with 1/2 cup of melted coconut oil (a key step in our vegan bounty chocolate bar recipe). Ensure the coconut oil is measured after melting for accuracy. Add 1 teaspoon of vanilla for sweetness. Thoroughly combine the ingredients to create a cohesive and nutritious mixture. Take the coconut mixture and shape it into logs, each approximately 2cm x 2cm x 6cm. Place the formed logs on a baking tray or plate lined with baking paper. This sets the foundation for a truly healthy bounty chocolate bar.

healthy vegan bounty chocolate bar

Step 2: Melt the chocolate

Place the baking tray with the coconut logs in the freezer and allow them to freeze until solid. This step, essential for our healthy bounty chocolate bar recipe, ensures the logs are firm and ready for the chocolate coating process. Set up a double boiler, a kitchen setup where a bowl is placed over simmering water. Melt 200g of dark vegan chocolate in the bowl, stirring until smooth. This crucial step contributes to the rich, indulgent flavour of our vegan bounty chocolate bars.

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Step 3:

Quickly dip each frozen coconut log into the melted chocolate, ensuring an even and thorough coating. This rapid process is vital to prevent the warm chocolate from melting the coconut oil, maintaining the health benefits of our recipe. After dipping, place the chocolate-coated coconut logs back on the baking paper, preserving the integrity of our vegan bounty chocolate bar recipe. The paper prevents sticking and facilitates the transfer of bars back to the freezer.

healthy vegan bounty chocolate bar

Step 4:

Allow the chocolate-coated bounty bars to return to the freezer for at least 30 minutes. This time is crucial for setting the chocolate and maintaining the nutrient-packed goodness of our healthy bounty chocolate bars. Once set, transfer your Healthy Bounty Chocolate Bars to an airtight container. Remember that coconut oil melts at 25°C, so store them in the fridge on warmer days or in warmer climates.

healthy vegan bounty chocolate bar

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healthy vegan bounty chocolate bar

Healthy Bounty Chocolate Bar

HealthyHeartyWholesome
Savour the goodness of our Healthy Bounty Chocolate Bars – a vegan twist on the classic indulgence. Crafted with mindful choices, this recipe brings together coconut oil, desiccated coconut, and dark vegan chocolate. From shaping and freezing to a swift chocolate dip, each step ensures a delightful, health-conscious treat. Store in the fridge for the perfect balance of flavours. Embrace the richness of your homemade Healthy Bounty Chocolate Bars, a satisfying blend of mindful ingredients and irresistible taste.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Set Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine British, Vegan
Servings 8
Calories 260 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 cup melted coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup desiccated coconut
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 200 g dark vegan chocolate

Instructions
 

  • Mix 1/2 cup melted coconut oil with 1/2 cup desiccated coconut and 1 tsp vanilla. Shape into logs for your healthy bounty chocolate bar. Freeze until solid.
  • Melt 200g of dark vegan chocolate using a double boiler – a key step in our vegan bounty chocolate bar recipe.
  • Quickly dip the frozen coconut logs into the melted chocolate, ensuring a thorough coating for your vegan bounty chocolate bar.
  • Place the chocolate-coated logs on baking paper and return to the freezer for 30 minutes to set – an essential step in creating your healthy bounty chocolate bars.
  • Store your delightful creation in the fridge due to coconut oil melting at 25°C, ensuring a lasting enjoyment of your healthy bounty chocolate bars.

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  1. Wow this looks like an amazing chocolate bar!

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