Homemade Bounty Bars

Okay, so you know how a lot of people think that Bounty is the worst chocolate in the celebrations box? Well, unpopular opinion here, but I LOVE them!

My grandad loved them too – we used to buy him multipacks of Bounty bars every year on his birthday, which just so happened to be three days after Christmas. So this recipe is for him!

It’s so, so quick to make and all you need is four ingredients – just four! 

It’s the perfect recipe to make with the kids or for a group of friends. These bars don’t actually require any baking, just a few simple bits of equipment and patience while they’re setting (which of course, you don’t technically need to do…)

Quick, easy and delicious!

INGREDIENTS

200g desiccated coconut
250g condensed milk
1tsp vanilla extract
400g milk chocolate

METHOD

  1. Pour the coconut, condensed milk and vanilla extract into a large bowl and mix into a thick paste. Next, line a square baking tin with baking parchment (aka greaseproof paper).

  2. Spray a little bit of Fry Light or cooking oil onto a silicone spatula so the mixture doesn’t stick, then tip the coconut mixture into the prepared baking tin and smooth into an even layer. Cover the baking tin with cling film and place in the fridge for an hour. You can pop them into the freezer instead for around 20 minutes, if you want to speed things up a bit!

  3. While your bars are setting, melt the milk chocolate. You can use your favourite brand of chocolate here (I use Cadbury Dairy Milk) and melt it in the microwave or over a double boiler. Allow the chocolate to cool just a little.

  4. Once your coconut mixture has set, take your baking tin out of the fridge or freezer, use a sharp knife to cut out your bars and dip them into the chocolate. Use two forks to move the bars around, making sure they’re completely covered in chocolate. 
  5. Place the bars back onto a baking tray and allow the chocolate to set at room temperature (remember, the warmer your house, the longer this will take). Then eat to your heart’s content! 

Are you a fan of Bounty bars? Let me know in the comments!

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