Ever since I figured out the right proportions, these little treats were gone as soon as I made them. For several weeks I didn’t get a chance to take pictures. My kids love them too. Nothing makes me more happy than when my kids favor my treats to store-bought junk. And thank God, my husband doesn’t like coconut. So more for us.
While this recipe may fall into the low-carb category, it’s still a treat, but a very good one! With just four ingredients, you can make your own Bounty Bars or Balls, and it’s as easy as can be. Enjoy!
HOMEMADE BOUNTY BALLS
2 cups desiccated coconut
3 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
3 tablespoons honey
100g/4oz dark chocolate (70% cocoa)
Yields ca. 25
In a food processor, blend coconut, coconut oil and honey. Process until mixture is starting to stick together. Form balls of the size of a cherry out of the coconut mixture. If the mixture is too crumbly to work with, you may want to press it into the bottom of a loaf tin and then refrigerate. After 1-2 hours, the hardened mixture can be cut into preferred shapes.
Chop the chocolate and melt it in a double boiler. Drop one ball of the coconut mixture at a time into the melted chocolate so that it’s completely covered. Use a fork to lift it out and gently shake off the excess chocolate. Place on waxed paper and chill to set. Store in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour before serving.