These chocolate coconut bars are my new favourite snack. They taste just like Bounty bars but are far more healthy and full of nutrition.
Step 1Add 150ml of warm water to the coconut milk powder and mix well until all lumps are removed. Add to a saucepan along with the vanilla extract, coconut oil & maple syrup. Heat gently over a low heat, stirring continually for 2-3 minutes then stir in the desiccated coconut. Line a baking tray or container with baking paper and spoon in the mixture. Firmly spread it all out and press down to ensure an even thickness. Place in the freezer for 30 mins until completely cooled down and firm then cut into even rectangles and place back in the freezer until hardened (approx. 1 hour). Once the coconut mixture has hardened make the chocolate topping by mixing together all the ingredients until a smooth consistency is reached (dairy free, sugar free, vegan option) or melt the dark chocolate, then using a spoon coat each of the bars in it. I’d recommend coating one side first then leaving it to set in the fridge before coating the other side. Add a sprinkle of chopped hazelnuts and leave to set.