Keto Bounty Bars

Keto Bounty Bars

I remember eating Keto Bounty Bars aka Mounds bars when I was a kid – I used to adore them. My keto & paleo version of this popular treat is nowhere as sweet as the original Bounty bars but if you follow a healthy ketogenic diet, your palate will adjust. You won’t crave sugar and may even realize that you don’t need any sweeteners. I love how toasting the coconut enhances the flavor but you can keep the bar’s simple just like Vivica of The Nourished Caveman did in her Coconut Chocolate Bars.

I made several versions of my healthier Bounty bars and they were always a big hit even amongst my non-keto friends. In fact, they are so good that I included a cherry-flavored version of these bars in my upcoming Fat Bomb Cookbook. If you are looking for more ideas, Elviira of Low-Carb, So Simple used orange zest and spirulina powder in her version of Mounds Bars. The options are endless!

Nutritional values (per bar): Total carbs: 8.3 g, Fiber: 4.3 g, Net carbs: 4 g, Protein: 5.7 g,
Fat: 24 g, Calories: 269 kcal

Ingredients (makes 12 bars) Bars:

3 cups shredded unsweetened coconut (225 g/ 8 oz)
1/4 cup powdered Erythritol or Swerve (40 g/ 1.4 oz)
1/2 tsp vanilla powder or 1 tbsp unsweetened vanilla extract
1 cup coconut cream (240 g/ 8.5 oz) – you can make your own
1/4 cup extra virgin coconut oil (55 g/ 1.9 oz)
Chocolate coating:
5 oz 85-90% dark chocolate (140 g)
1 1/2 oz cocoa butter or coconut oil (42 g)
I used dark chocolate because it’s low in sugar. If you prefer to use
unsweetened chocolate, remember to add extra sweetener.

Instructions:

Prepare the coconut cream a day before by following the
instructions on How to Cream Coconut Milk.

1. If you don’t have powdered Erythritol, place some granulated
Erythritol in a food processor or a coffee grinder and pulse for a few
seconds.

2. Toast the coconut in the oven at 175 °C/ 350 °F for 5-6 minutes.
Remove from the oven and let it cool down for 10 minutes.

3. Mix the toasted coconut, Erythritol, vanilla, coconut cream, and
coconut oil. If the mixture is too sticky, place it in the fridge for 10-
15 minutes before forming the bars.

4.Using your hands, create 12 bars and place on a tray lined with
a baking mat or parchment paper. Place in the fridge for 30-60
minutes.

5. Meanwhile, melt the dark chocolate and cacao butter in a double
boiler or a glass bowl on top of a small saucepan filled with a cup of
water over medium heat. Once completely melted, mix well and
turn off the heat. Set aside to cool down before using it for coating.

6. Use a wooden stick to hold the coconut bars so you can coat
in dark chocolate mixture from all sides. Place on a tray lined
with a baking mat or parchment paper. Drizzle any remaining
chocolate on top.

7. Place in the fridge for 30-60 minutes before serving. Keep
refrigerated for up to a week, especially if you use coconut oil
instead of cocoa butter (coconut oil melts at room
temperature). For longer storage, freeze for up to 6 months.
Enjoy!

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