Healthy Homemade Bounty Bars

Healthy bounty bars?? WHAT?

YES! They have about the same nutritional profile per bar as a tablespoon of peanut butter and contain MCTs (medium chain triglycerides), which can have pronounced effects on your brain’s ability to function, maintain cell health, and undergo repair.

Did you know that our brains use 20% of the body’s energy in a day? Let’s ensure that we nourish it well! Both the brain and body are affected by our nutrition choices- and that translates into all areas of our life!

These bars are keto friendly, paleo, gluten free, and can easily be dairy free if you choose a dairy free chocolate or chocolate chip brand!

Also, I must mention that these got the stamp of approval from my brother: a tough critic of health-ified foods and an avid Bounty Bar fan! Success!

Nutritional Information for 1 (Makes 12)

74 Calories
7 g Fat
4 g Carbs
0.2 g Protein

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup (45 g) unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) coconut milk (cartoned will work!)
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) coconut oil, melted
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) sticky sweetener of choice – I‘ve tried these with honey, agave, and maple syrup, but pictured is a sugar free syrup. 1/4 cup will work for whichever you’d prefer.
For the hard shell coating
  • 3 tbsp (~20 g chocolate chips)
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil

 

Method

  1. Combine all ingredients for the coconut base in a small bowl.
  2. Line a bread pan with parchment paper, folding a small well as a wall if batter doesn’t cover the entire bottom of your pan.

  3. Freeze for 30 minutes, and then prepare the coating by melting the coconut oil and chocolate chips, and stirring until smooth and fully combined.
  4. Remove the bars from the freezer and cut in half lengthwise, and then 5 cuts across to form 6 rows. This will yield 6 bars!
  5. Dunk each of the bars (I used 2 spoons) and cover completely in chocolate. Allow to harden.

    If you are not going to serve immediately, store in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 2 weeks!

 

Mikaila 🙂

 

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