Raw Bounty Bites recipe
Looking for a guilt-free alternative to your favourite, store-bought Bounty bar? Our resident foodie shows you how to make a home-made, healthy version
Did someone say healthy chocolate? These bounty bites contain no refined sugar and no additives, unlike a certain store bought version (tsk tsk). Made with a soft coconut filing, coated in melted dark chocolate, and topped with the nuts of your choice, these bites are the perfect treat for your loved ones this Valentine's Day. Be warned, however, once you try them you might end up making them all year round!
Serving: 14 - 16 bites
280g unsweetened shredded coconut
35 ml liquid raw honey or maple syrup
30 ml virgin coconut oil
95 ml organic coconut milk
A pinch of salt
100g 85% dark chocolate, chopped into pieces
(1 tbsp of water)
A few almonds, walnuts and pistachios
Add all the ingredients besides the dark chocolate into a blender. Pulse until the mixture comes together but still has texture.
Roll a tablespoon of the mixture into round balls (I shaped mine into squares by using a square ice cube maker).
Freeze for at least an hour.
Melt chocolate in a pan and remove the coconut bites from the freezer.
Dip them in the melted chocolate and place them on a cooling grid or baking tray with parchment paper.
Add a nut on top of each one and place in the fridge and wait until the chocolate is completely hard. Enjoy!
Vegetarian; vegan; free from gluten, dairy and refined sugar
Stéphanie Achar: Simple and Healthy
Stéphanie Achar is a qualified nutritional therapist and health coach based in South West London. She is collaborating with Culture Whisper to create a series of seasonal, wholesome and nutritionally balanced recipes.
Find more recipes or book a free nutrition consultation with Stéphanie on her website, www.simpleandhealthy.com