I remember eating Bounty bars aka Mounds bars when I was a kid – I used to adore them. My keto & paleo version of this popular treat is nowhere as sweet as the original Bounty bars but if you follow a healthy ketogenic diet, your palate will adjust. You won’t crave sugar and may even realise that you don’t need any sweeteners. I love how toasting the coconut enhances the favour but you can keep the bars simple just like Vivica of The Nourished Caveman did in her Coconut Chocolate Bars. Keto Bounty Bars!
Keto Bounty Bars
I made several versions of my healthier Bounty bars and they were always a big hit even amongst my non-keto friends. In fact, they are so good that I included a cherry-flavoured version of these bars in my upcoming Fat Bomb Cookbook. If you are looking for more ideas, Elviira of Low-Carb, So Simple used orange zest and spirulina powder in her version of Mounds Bars. The options are endless!
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Prepare the coconut cream a day before by following the instructions on How to Cream Coconut Milk. I used dark chocolate because it’s low in sugar. If you prefer to use unsweetened chocolate, remember to add extra sweetener.
If you don’t have powdered Erythritol, place some granulated Erythritol in a food processor or a coffee grinder and pulse for a few seconds.
Toast the coconut in the oven at 175 °C/ 350 °F for 5-6 minutes. Remove from the oven and let it cool down for 10 minutes.
Mix the toasted coconut, Erythritol, vanilla, coconut cream and coconut oil. If the mixture is too sticky, place it in the fridge for 10-15 minutes before forming the bars.
Using your hands, create 12 bars and place on a tray lined with baking mat or parchment paper. Place in the fridge for 30-60 minutes.
Meanwhile, melt the dark chocolate and cacao butter in a double boiler or a glass bowl on top of a small saucepan filled with a cup of water over a medium heat. Once completely melted, mix well and turn off the heat. Set aside to cool down before using it for coating.
Use a wooden stick to hold the coconut bars so you can coat in dark chocolate mixture from all sides. Place on a tray lined with baking mat or parchment paper. Drizzle any remaining chocolate on top.
Place in the fridge for 30-60 minutes before serving. Keep refrigerated for up to a week, especially if you use coconut oil instead of cocoa butter (coconut oil melts at room temperature).
For longer storage, freeze for up to 6 months. Enjoy!
Serving Size: 12
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 267Total Fat: 24,1gSaturated Fat: 17,9gNet Carbohydrates: 4gFiber: 4,3gSugar: 0gProtein: 5,7g
Prepare the coconut cream a day before by following the instructions on How to Cream Coconut Milk.
I used dark chocolate because it’s low in sugar. If you prefer to use unsweetened chocolate, remember to add extra sweetener.