Home Made Mounds Bars

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Home Made Mounds Bars

Directions Line an 8×8-inch baking pan with parchment paper or tin foil. Spray with nonstick spray. In a medium bowl mix together the coconut, salt, and condensed milk until combined. Press mixture into prepared pan and spread into an even layer with a rubber spatula. Freeze for 15 minutes, or until slightly hardened. In a small microwave-safe bowl melt the chocolate in 15-second bursts in the microwave, stirring between every burst, until smooth. Remove coconut mixture from pan. Cut into 1-inch bars. Dip the coconut bars in the chocolate, turning to coat with a fork. Let excess drip before placing on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Place mounds bars in fridge until chocolate has set. Bars can be kept in the fridge for up to 4 days.

Home Made Mounds Bars

This is why ingredients lists are more important, in my mind, than nutritional labels. If you put the nutritional label of a Mounds Candy bar next to the nutritional label of my Homemade Mounds Bar, you would see very similar calorie, fat, carbohydrate, and protein counts. The ingredients, however, and how your body handles them, are very different. 

Home Made Mounds Bars

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Almond Joys are my hubbies favorite treats so I was very happy to stumble upon your recipe on Pinterest. Well, they are amazing!! Hubby can’t get enough of them. I used unsweetened coconut, fat free, sweetened condensed milk and Ghirardelli 60% cacao bittersweet chocolate chips for the coating. To get an Almond Joy vs. a Mounds bar, I simply made my coconut ovals and dipped the bottoms and up the sides only into the melted chocolate. I allowed that to set up then flipped them over and placed them on a cooling rack over a cookie sheet lined with foil. Then I placed a toasted almond on each coconut bar and carefully spooned melted chocolate onto the top of the bars. So pretty and incredibly delicious!! Thanks so much for such a great recipe!!

Home Made Mounds Bars

I don’t know about you, but I love making goodies from scratch. It usually tastes way better and you know exactly what goes in it. Win win. Take homemade pesto, or homemade peanut butter for instance. Guys, I will never ever buy those from the store again now that I’ve tried to make them from scratch! (well,hum, I’m partially lying here. I did buy a jar of PB last month. BUT in my defence, I had no food processor since we had just arrived in Sydney. So it doesn’t count, right?). Anyway, all I’m saying is those homemade bounty bars aka mounds are good, very good! I wish I could send some to my mom, these are her favorite candies

Home Made Mounds Bars

Instructions In a large bowl, mix together the coconut milk, shredded coconut, coconut flour, and honey. Shape the mixture into bars and place on two baking sheets lined with parchment paper or nonstick baking mats. Place the bars into the freezer for at least one hour. Meanwhile, melt the chocolate chips, either in the microwave or using a double boiler. Dip the frozen bars into the dark chocolate, scraping off the chocolate with a knife or spoon so it isn’t too thick. Allow the chocolate to harden. Store in the refrigerator or freezer. These are best served chilled as the chocolate will start to melt if left at room temperature too long.

Home Made Mounds Bars

The killer combination of coconut, almonds, and milk chocolate makes for a delectable candy bar. One of the most iconic of American candies, the Almond Joy, is famous for its creamy coconut filling topped with almonds and covered in milk chocolate. Its sibling, the Mounds bar, has the same coconut center but no almonds. Although the recipes for these two candies are top secret, it's possible to make wonderfully coconutty chocolate candies in your own home.

Home Made Mounds Bars

My mom and I used to make mounds candies in little ball form. We never used sweetened condensed milk, we used cold mashed potatoes and powdered sugar. I don't remember the exact amounts used but they were soooo good. I don't like sweetened condensed milk, it has a funny taste. And why compare coconut to toe nails? Have any of you ever chewed on a toe nail to know that is what it tastes like? Cause that's just Naaaaasty! LOL

Home Made Mounds Bars

Sometimes, you just need a candy bar. Am I right? Yes, I am right. There’s no way around it. There’s one chocolate bar that tempts me more than any other: The Mounds Bar. The dark chocolate coating with the sweet coconut filling is pretty much the most perfect combination on earth.

The ingredient list on the Mounds Bar, however, is laden with ingredients I’d rather not eat. The first ingredient on the list is corn syrup, while coconut is near the end (which means there’s not much real coconut in there), and the middle of the list is flooded with chemical preservatives. Also on the list is hydrolyzed milk protein. This means the protein was processed to a different structure than nature intended and MSG is almost certainly present.

I used unsweetened coconut and bittersweet chocolate and was really glad I did. I also only used 2 cups of icing sugar and will plan to use less if I ever make it again. Way too sweet. I just made it as bars 1/2 the chololate mixed with a bit of coconut oil on the bottom, let it chill, the filling in the middle , the restof the chocolate on the top.

I used unsweetened coconut and bittersweet chocolate and was really glad I did. I also only used 2 cups of icing sugar and will plan to use less if I ever make it again. Way too sweet. I just made it as bars 1/2 the chololate mixed with a bit of coconut oil on the bottom, let it chill, the filling in the middle , the restof the chocolate on the top.north44 from Toronto, CA / Flag if Inappropriate

thank u 4 ur reply. thanks very much. i don’t have facebook btw (no-one in my family do) sorry if i kept bugging u 4 ur reply thanks a lot though. i made the bounty bars today, it was fun making it and everyone at church loved it, it got empty completely so i am very happy thank a lot again 4 ur reply

thank u 4 ur reply. thanks very much. i don’t have facebook btw (no-one in my family do) sorry if i kept bugging u 4 ur reply thanks a lot though. i made the bounty bars today, it was fun making it and everyone at church loved it, it got empty completely so i am very happy thank a lot again 4 ur reply josika x

Stir together 3 ingredients in about 30 seconds. Then take about 30 more seconds and press the mixture into a pan. Now this next part takes about an hour but the good news is you don’t have to do anything but pop the pan in the freezer. When they’re nice and cold, dip these coconut-creamy-dreamy bars in melted chocolate and, voila! You’re in candy heaven.

If you are on a vegan diet, then the coconut milk or coconut cream would be great. For the chocolate part, I will use carob chunks en melt them with a little coconut milk. I use the melted carob on biscuits and it firms up nicely – dark in colour. Intend making these bars today still. Thanks a lot – it really looks fantastic and I am a bounty fan.

Hey Stacy! So I would put a layer of chocolate first, let it set, then press in the coconut mixture and then another layer of chocolate to make sure it doesn’t crumble when cut into slices. I would also line the pan with parchment paper to easily remove the bars. Hope this helps!

I made these on Dec 19th, 2016 and I have this to say about them. They are awesome. Love them. As for anyone who thought they might be too sweet, here’s what I did. I poured all the coconut into a bowl, I added the sweetened condensed milk, mixed it up real well by hand. Then, I added the powdered sugar to taste. Once it reached the proper taste, I just made them into balls, froze them, melted the chocolate and then dipped them into the chocolate, placed them on parchment paper and let them set up. They taste super awesome. Just like the real deal. Oh, as for the chocolate, I did mix some semi-sweet chocolate chips with the chocolate candy disk for melting. The taste and texture and look is just like the store bought. Awesome, awesome, awesome!! Thanks so much for sharing the recipe. Definitely a keeper and will definitely be making these many times over.

I made these on Dec 19th, 2016 and I have this to say about them. They are awesome. Love them. As for anyone who thought they might be too sweet, here’s what I did. I poured all the coconut into a bowl, I added the sweetened condensed milk, mixed it up real well by hand. Then, I added the powdered sugar to taste. Once it reached the proper taste, I just made them into balls, froze them, melted the chocolate and then dipped them into the chocolate, placed them on parchment paper and let them set up. They taste super awesome. Just like the real deal. Oh, as for the chocolate, I did mix some semi-sweet chocolate chips with the chocolate candy disk for melting. The taste and texture and look is just like the store bought. Awesome, awesome, awesome!! Thanks so much for sharing the recipe. Definitely a keeper and will definitely be making these many times over. NOTE** I used sweetened coconut. Also, I did not set aside any coconut for the tops. I just used all of it for the candy.

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