Healthy Coconut “Bounty” Balls

My Dad’s favourite treat has always been Bounty Bars. You know, the delicious chocolate coated bar filled with not so good for you coconutty goodness. As tasty as they are, Bounty Bars (or Mounds/Almond Joys for those of you in the USA!) are jam packed with sugar and glucose syrup, and after being diagnosed with Diabetes, my Dad can no longer enjoy them like he used to.

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This weekend I wanted to do some form of healthy baking, and after coming across this recipe I knew I had to make them straight away! If you’re like me and you like chocolate and coconut but you also want to watch your sugar intake, then this one is for you!

This recipe contains no refined sugar or preservatives, only 5 ingredients (compared to Bounty Bars 14), and taste absolutely amazing. Enjoy them as a healthy treat for when those sugar cravings arise. This one’s for you, Dad! x

Ingredients:

Filling:

  • 1/2 cup raw cashew nuts
  • 1/4 cup coconut cream
  • 1 1/2 cups coconut thread
  • 2 tablespoons virgin coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon of honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence (optional)

Coating:

  • 4 tablespoons virgin coconut oil
  • 4 tablespoons cacao powder
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 cup coconut thread (for rolling)

Instructions:

Blend all filling ingredients in a food processor until combined. Roll the mixture into small balls and place onto a baking tray. Freeze for around 15 minutes or until firm.

Melt the coconut oil in a small bowl in hot water. Add the remaining ingredients and mix well.

Dip each ball into the mixture and allow to set. Once set, cover each ball in a second coating and roll in the coconut thread. Place back in the freezer to set.

If you have the self control to not eat them all at once, store them in a container in the fridge or freezer.

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