These little delightful Raw Bounty Bites are so fun to make. Just five ingredients .....no cooking, no mixers or blenders. Just dump everything in a bowl, mix it up, shape into little balls, freeze. Next morning a simple dip ( or two!) in melted chocolate and you're done! This is an immensely enjoyable candy-making project with kids and your friends too.
Statutory warning: Picture heavy post!
I don't remember when I first ate a Bounty chocolate bar. All I know is that to date if I see one, it takes all my will power not to buy a couple of them and tear into them immediately. It doesn't even matter that I find them sickeningly sweet now. Sometimes I think its the nostalgia they evoke, after all, food is about places travelled, people we've met, the fun times we've had. See how philosophical a Bounty bar can make me? But its time to make new memories with old tastes and so these updated snazzy Raw Bounty Bites...
Can we please stop for a minute and talk about the taste? We have a sweet, sticky, gooey coconut filling covered with really dark chocolate...that tastes much better than the real thing. It was so good that I had to make another batch even before I was done taking pictures! We were going for a half-eaten ball kinda thing !! With no unhealthy or processed ingredient, it's a perfect guilt-free fix for that afternoon slump or dessert craving or those exam days when the daughter is ravenously hungry all the time!
How to make Raw Bounty Bites?
All you need are a few simple ingredients : dessicated coconut, freshly grated coconut, honey or maple syrup and cashew butter. For the coating, I used dairy free chocolate and coconut milk - but you can use any kinds.
To make the balls -
- Combine the dessicated coconut, freshly grated coconut, honey or maple syrup and cashew butter in a bowl.
- The dough will be moist and easily pliable. Taste & adjust for sweetness.
- Roll the dough into balls. Freeze for 6 - 8 hours till they are firmly set.
To coat them -
- Using the double boiler method, heat the chocolate and milk together till melted and well combined.
- Once the mixture is smooth, take it off the heat and let it cool down a bit.
- Dip the coconut balls in the chocolate and then let them set in the freezer another couple of hours or until firm.
So go ahead my friends, give it a try, make new delicious healthy memories!
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Raw Bounty Bites