These Gluten- Free bars are a healthy treat, that are packed full of coconut and only use 5 ingredients.
The inspiration for these litte goody bars came from my mum. Her favourite chocolate bars are Bounties and since going vegan, she hasn't had any. With her birthday coming up, I decided to create her a brithday Bounty bar.
And with that, these Chunky Coconut Chocolate Bars were created. They are deliciously gluten free and contain only a few ingridents that you can get from your local supermarket. I wanted to make these super simple, healthy, plant based and also gluten free too.
Heres how to make my Chunky Coconut Chocolate Bars....
400ml of coconut milk
200g of desicated coconut
3 tbsp of vanilla extract or maple syrup
3tbsp of cocunut flour (or 3 extra tbsp of desicated coconut)
350g of chocolate for covering the bars
1.Start by mixing toegther your coconut milk, desicated coconut, vanilla extract or maple syrup and coconut flour. If you don't have any coconut flour you can use 3 tbsp of extra desicated coconut, or oat flour. You can use regular flour, it just won't make them gluten free.
2.After combining all the ingredients, the mixture will be a little wet but be easy to mould into bars, this bit may get a little messy, its all part of the fun. Make your mixture into 12 chocolate size bars and place your bars onto a baking tray lined with grease proof paper. Place your bars into the freezer for a minimum of an hour, maximum of 3 hours.
3. Once your bars have firmed in the freezer, prepare your chocolate. Using a pan of water, place it over a medium heat. Place a bowl or heat proof plate on top on your pan. Pop your chocolate on your plate and allow it to melt. When your chocolate is almost melted, turn off the heat and allow the exisiting heat to melt the rest of the chocolate.
4. Remove your bars from the freezer, carefully removing one at a time, dip the bases of your coconut bars into the chocolate and replace back on your baking paper. Once all the bases are chocolatey, spoon chococlate over all of the bars, leaving them to set until the chocolate has hardened.
Serve up your bars when chocolate has set, they go gorgeously with a large cup of tea. For best results, leave them in the fridge overnight, if you can resist eating them.
These bars are great to make with kids or just as a late night guilt free snack. They can be kept in the fridge for up to a week.
I loved making these and my mum loved them too. Safe to say they didn't last very long in our house.
Hope you enjoy making these as much as I did. G x