Homemade Bounty Bars

by Jennifer on October 31, 2012

in Candy, Halloween Desserts

Have you ever heard of a Bounty Bar?

I hadn’t, until I met my husband. He was in the Navy for many years and discovered this little confectionery gem overseas. It is not readily available in the US, but I have seen them at World Market. It is basically a Mounds candy bar, but yummier. I have no idea why, as I can’t see any real difference between them. Perhaps the difficulty obtaining them makes them taste better?

Anyway, since I have already created a homemade version of my favorite candy, I thought it was only fair to make my husband’s favorite too. If you like coconut and chocolate, you are sure to like these!

Oh, and…HAPPY HALLOWEEN! Any fun plans?

 
Ingredients
  • 3 cups sweetened flaked coconut
  • ⅔ cup sweetened condensed milk
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 12 ounces dark chocolate chips or chunks
Instructions
  1. Mix together the coconut, sweetened condensed milk, and powdered sugar in a large bowl. Mixture should come together, but still be sticky.
  2. Form mixture into rounded rectangles, about 2-3 inches in length. Wet your hands for easier handling!
  3. Refrigerate for about 1 hour.
  4. After candies have chilled, take out of the refrigerator. Melt the dark chocolate per your package’s instructions. Chocolate should be smooth and glossy.
  5. Dip each candy into chocolate until completely covered. Place on wire rack or parchment paper to harden. Refrigerate about 30 minutes.
Notes
Adapted from Food.com

 

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1 Carrie's Creations October 31, 2012 at 11:12 am

sounds delish!

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2 Jennifer October 31, 2012 at 11:19 am

Thanks, Carrie!

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3 Michelle @ MakeMeCake.Me October 31, 2012 at 4:29 pm

Your house would be the best for a Halloween party b/t the decor and the ca-ray-zee amazing candies!!

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4 Jennifer October 31, 2012 at 4:46 pm

Awww, thank you Michelle!

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5 The Bearfoot Baker November 5, 2012 at 7:56 am

Oh my goodness!! You are on fire with your recipes! The funny thing is that everyone recipe you have posted lately is one of my or my husbands favorites! Can we be neighbors???

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6 Jennifer November 5, 2012 at 12:08 pm

I would love that, Lisa! Except for the bears, that is :)

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7 David Terrasidius December 31, 2012 at 9:05 pm

You wouldn’t be the first to prefer British chocolate to US chocolate. Most Americans, once they taste a Cadburys Dairy Milk (the British version), Bounty or any other choc from here they, almost every time, prefer the Brit choc.
Apparently American choc. is made with loads of chemicals, it’s brittle, chalky and way to sweet. But choc over here has to legally contain cocoa products other than the actual cocoa itself and crucially milk, which you don’t get in US choc.
Here’s some good articles on the whole thing…

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/8414488.stm

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/07/11/dining/11cand.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

I love Bounty btw, lovely. Happy new year as well! :)

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8 Jennifer January 2, 2013 at 9:16 am

Yes, it is absolutely true, British chocolate is much better! :) Happy New Year!

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9 Jen December 5, 2013 at 5:59 am

Really looking forward to trying these. How long would they last in the fridge for? Also can they be put into the freezer and if so for how long? Thanks for such a great recipe.

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10 Jennifer December 13, 2013 at 1:45 am

Hi Jen! They should last a couple days in the fridge (in an airtight container). I wouldn’t recommend freezing them. Hope that helps! :)

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