The Stylish One

BY JULIE SALDARRIAGA

Mounds (Bounty) Bars with a Healthy Twist

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Erin Ireland is one of my favorite food bloggers. I love her healthy take on life and the awesome recipes she serves up. I found a great recipe for a vegan twist on Mounds bars on her Instagram story last week. Mounds bars are one of my favorite candies (possibly my favorite) so I loved the idea of a healthier version. Erin found the recipe on VoilaVegan.com, so check out her site, too.

Okay, let's cut to the chase.

The Ingredients

2 cups desiccated coconut
1 can coconut milk (only the solid part)
4 tbsp agave or maple syrup
1 cup vegan (dark or milk) chocolate
1 tbsp coconut oil

The Instructions

  1. In a food processor blend the desiccated coconut for a few seconds, then add agave and coconut cream and blend until slightly sticky. Quick tip: Place the can of coconut cream in the refrigerator the day before. This will make it easier to separate the solid portion from the liquid.
  2. Shape bounty bars with your hands and place them on a cookie sheet in the freezer for 20 minutes.
  3. Start melting the chocolate over low heat with coconut oil.
  4. Once it is melted, dip each bar into the chocolate and make sure it is evenly covered with chocolate.
  5. Place each piece back on the cookie sheet and freeze for another 30 min.