I have been meaning for a long time to create a healthy Bounty Bar that doesn’t use quite so much chocolate as some recipes which are already floating around… Here I have made a layer of coconut ice, toped with a thin layer of date syrup and then a thin layer of dark chocolate ending up with a sort of millionaire coconut bite… perfection!! COCONUT is rich in fibre, zinc and magnesium, helping with tissue repair and giving you a boost of energy! MEDJOOL DATES are also loaded with many vitamins and minerals (and the chocolate is just for fun)
What You Need-
For The coconut layer:
- 200g bar creamed coconut
- 150g desiccated coconut
- 2 tablespoons raw honey
- 2 tea spoons vanilla extract
- pinch of sea salt
For the Date Caramel layer:
- 75g medjool dates
- 3 tablespoons water
For the Chocolate topping:
- 40g 70% dark chocolate
- 2 tablespoons warm water
WHAT YOU NEED TO DO:
- Start by lining a baking tin, around 3 cm deep with baking parchment
- Next place the creamed coconut in a bowl (if it is warm weather it should already be runny enough, however if your making these in the winter (or anytime of year when the UK is concerned) you may need to stand the packet in a bowl of warm water for a few moments to create the right consistency)
- Mixed the creamed coconut with the honey, vanilla extract and sea salt, before adding the desiccated coconut and stir the whole thing together.
- Flatten this mixture into the baking tray, pressing it down to around 1cm in height and then place in the fridge for 15 mins to become hard.
- Then move onto the date caramel… in a blender place the medjool dates (remember to take out the stones) with the water and wiz together until a mushy mixture forms.
- Once the coconut is set, take it out of the fridge and smooth your date mixture all over the top, right up to the edges, before placing back in the fridge for 15 minutes.
- Finally its the chocolate layer… place the chocolate in a small bowl and gently melt in the microwave. This should only take around 90 seconds but stir ever 30 seconds just to be sure it doesn’t burn. Then add the hot water to the melted chocolate and stir thougoughy, until a much runnier chocolate mixture forms.
- To finish take your coconut and date layer out of the fridge and cover in your chocolate, again all the way to the edges so the whole thing is covered, before for the last time placing it back in the fridge, this time for 30 mins so it can really set properly.
- Once set, take it out of the fridge and cut into around 16 squares, you should be able to see the three layers as you cut though making these bites even more tempting to eat.
- And enjoy!! Store in the fridge so they stay nice and firm and make all of your friends and family very happy by having these around (once you’ve had your fair share of course!!)