This is the classic version of my raspberry bounty bar recipe, and it is a must if you are a fan of the original bounty bar.
These incredibly easy CopyCat bounty bars come together with minimal ingredients. Plus you can whip them (ready to eat) in less than an hour, so they're perfect when you want something tasty that doesn't take hours to set!
They have an intense coconut flavor which is complemented by a thick layer of dairy-free chocolate.
📖 Recipe Overview
- No-Bake & Easy - This is such an easy recipe suitable for bakers of all levels of experience. There is technically no baking involved, and the food processor does most of the heavy lifting for you.
- Made with just 6 ingredients, most of which you may already have in your pantry!
- Completely eggless, dairy-free, gluten-free, and nut-free, and you can keep them refined sugar-free by using maple syrup and unsweetened chocolate.
🧾 Ingredients Needed
As promised, you need just a few simple ingredients to make these incredible homemade bounty bars. Here's what to grab:
- Desiccated Coconut - You might also come across this labeled as shredded coconut. Both are forms of dried, finely ground coconut. Desiccated coconut is generally a little drier than shredded coconut, but both will work well for these homemade bounties.
- Coconut Butter - You can reach for storebought or homemade which generally works out a bit more cost-effective. Sometimes coconut butter will be labeled as coconut manna. Creamed coconut in block form is a perfect swap for this too. You can find it in the Asian section of supermarkets. Creamed coconut/coconut butter comprises 100% dehydrated flesh of mature coconuts. Be careful not to confuse it with "coconut cream", a completely different product that is more similar to coconut milk.
- Sweetener - For an all-out coconut flavor, go for vegan condensed coconut milk. Otherwise, pure maple syrup is a great natural sweetener for these bars.
- Vanilla & Sea Salt: Adding vanilla bean paste or extract and a pinch of salt to these homemade candy bars brings their flavor to the next level.
- Dairy-Free Chocolate - You can opt for dark chocolate or vegan milk chocolate, both of which as equally delicious! I personally prefer to use "milk" chocolate for these bounty bars as that is closest to the taste of the original bars. Ombar chocolate is a great option if you're using storebought.
🥣 How To Make Vegan Bounty Bars
These vegan bounty bars are one of the easiest no-bake desserts you can make. Here are the steps to get them perfect, every time!
Step 1: Add all of the ingredients to a food processor.
Step 2: Blitz until the ingredients come together and they stick together when pressed between your fingers.
Step 3: Roll the dough into 10 balls and shape them into little bars by pressing and molding them using your hands. Place them on a tray lined with parchment paper and freeze for 30 minutes.
Step 4: Dip the bars in melted dairy-free chocolate and set them back on a tray lined with parchment.
If desired you can coat them in a second layer of chocolate - totally recommend this!
Step 5: Place them back in the freezer to set for 5-10 minutes and drizzle with any remaining melted chocolate before serving.
Store them in an airtight container and refrigerate them for up to a week. These bars will also keep well at room temperature for a couple of days.
You can absolutely freeze these bars, just pop them in an airtight container and they will be good for up to 4 weeks.
No, coconut cream will not work for this recipe due to its high water content which will prevent the bars from setting properly. It also lacks the rounded flavor of creamed coconut or coconut butter.
Generally, if you live in a warmer climate, your creamed coconut/coconut butter may not be as solid at room temperature. If yours looks a little on the melted side, You can refrigerate it for a couple of hours before using it and then scoop out what you need.
Solid creamed coconut or coconut butter has a better consistency for shaping the bounty bars with your hands without it being too liquid - but either will work just fine!
🍫 More CopyCat Candy Bars
- 170 g (2 cups) desiccated coconut, or shredded coconut
- 200 g (1¼ cups) coconut butter, or creamed coconut, NOT coconut cream *see notes 1+2
- 4 tablespoons (60 ml) vegan condensed milk, or pure maple syrup
- 2 teaspoons (10 ml) vanilla bean paste, or vanilla extract
- ¼ teaspoon (1.5 g) sea salt
- 220 g (8 oz) vegan chocolate, *see note 2
- Add the desiccated coconut, coconut butter, vegan condensed milk (or maple syrup), vanilla, and salt to a food processor and blitz for a few minutes until everything has combined and the mixture starts to stick together. It should be sticky when pressed between your fingers.
- Roll the dough into 10 balls and shape them into little bars by pressing and molding them using your hands. Place them on a tray lined with parchment paper and freeze for 30 minutes.
- Melt the chocolate over a double-boiler. Place a bowl on top of a saucepan with a few inches of simmering water, making sure that the water does not touch the bottom of the bowl. Then add finely chopped chocolate to the bowl and slowly melt. The steam that rises will melt the chocolate without the risk of burning it.
- Dip the bars in melted dairy-free chocolate using a spoon and a fork to coat them in chocolate and lift them out onto a tray lined with parchment. If desired, you can dip them in a second coat of chocolate. Place them in the freezer to set for 5-10 minutes. Drizzle with any leftover melted chocolate.
- Storage: Place them in an airtight container and refrigerate them for up to a week. These bars will also keep well at room temperature for a couple of days. To freeze, just pop them in an airtight container and they will be good for up to 4 weeks.
- Coconut cream will not work for this recipe due to its high water content. You need to use creamed coconut or coconut butter as these will solidify once set.
- Solid creamed coconut or coconut butter from the fridge has a better consistency for shaping the bounty bars with your hands without it being too liquid - but runny/room temp will work just fine!
- You can opt for dark chocolate or vegan milk chocolate, both of which as equally delicious! I personally prefer to use "milk" chocolate for these bounty bars as that is closest to the taste of the original bars.
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