Paleo friendly bounty bites

paleo bounty

Coconut is fast becoming an obsession of mine – coconut meat, shredded coconut, coconut water, coconut milk, coconut oil; coconutty… that’s me!  It all started as a child when I was somewhat obsessed with bounty bars, not the usual number one choice of a minor – but then again I have always been slightly odd 🙂 

Sitting at my desk today dreaming of my future as a full time food blogger (I live in hope) and all the wonderful things I could create had me reminiscing about my favourite childhood eats and how they could be adapted to fit my healthier adult lifestyle, and I instantly knew I had to make my own Big Fit Bounty TONIGHT!  So, after walking the dog and taking care of the chores I delved into my cupboard and pulled out every coconutty ingredient I could find and got to work.  I poured a little bit of this, a little bit of that, a bit more of this, a bit more of that – all until I got the right consistency and taste and I have to say, the results were better than expected.

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So what do you need –

Filling:

  • 1 cup desiccated coconut 
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 1/3 cup coconut sugar
  • 3/4-1 cup coconut milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence

Chocolate:

  • 1 cup dark choc drops
  • splash of almond milk
  • Or use my raw chocolate recipe here but make sure you up the quantities  
  1. Mix all dry ingredients 
  2. Add the coconut milk a little at a time until you get a good consistency – it should be sticky but not too wet
  3. Add your vanilla essence
  4. Form mixture into balls (I used my Joseph Joseph tbsp measure)
  5. Tap out onto a parchment lined tray 
  6. Add chocolate drops to a heatproof bowl and sit over a pan of simmering water (a bain marie) until melted.  I added some almond milk at this point to thin the chocolate but be careful not to add too much
  7. Coat your coconut mixture in the chocolate
  8. Place back on your parchment paper and pop in the freezer for at least an hour – I left mine overnight
  9. Keep in the freezer and take out 20minutes before consuming

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I’m definitely going to be making these again and again and again.

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Enjoy!!

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