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Healthy Mounds Bars

No-bake homemade & healthy Mounds bars – so much better than the real thing!

Homemade Mounds Bars

 

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Are you stuck inside today?

Know what you can do when you’re stuck inside all day?

Make these homemade healthy Mounds bars.

And then eat them all up.

Quickly… before someone else does!

 

Copycat Mounds BarsWere you affected by the hurricane at all?

I have a lot of friends and family up in the northeast, and my facebook news feed (not to mention the tv news) is inundated with photos of cars submerged in water, fallen trees, surging waves… everyone on the East Coast is in my thoughts. Please stay safe.

And if you still have power, making up a batch of these homemade Mounds bars is a fantastic & kid-friendly indoor activity.

Sweet coconut filling, surrounded by a rich chocolate shell. With healthy fats and fiber. One bite, and you will never miss the corn syrup, hydrolyzed milk protein, or artificial ingredients present in store-bought Mounds bars.

All you will taste is the sweet coconut filling.

And the rich chocolate shell.

Vegan Mounds Bars

 

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Healthy Mounds Bars

Healthy Mounds Bars

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup shredded coconut (unsweetened) (80g)
  • 3 1/2 to 4 tbsp agave or pure maple syrup (48g) (or 3 tbsp water and 2-3 nunaturals stevia packs)
  • 2 tbsp virgin coconut oil (20g) (See nutrition info link below, for all substitution notes on this recipe.)
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup plus 1/2 tbsp cocoa powder (22g)
  • a few stevia drops, or up to 1 1/2 tsp pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup liquid virgin coconut oil (Or omit these last three ingredients and simply melt 2/3 cup chocolate chips instead.) (57g)

Instructions

Homemade Mounds Bars: Combine first 5 ingredients in a food processor. (You can try to mix by hand if you don’t have a food processor, but the dough won’t stick together as well.) Press the filling into the bottoms of mini muffin cups. (Press HARD!) Freeze at least 25 minutes. Meanwhile, make the chocolate coating by mixing the last three ingredients together to make a thin sauce. Line a tray with wax or parchment paper, then pop out the now-hardened coconut treats and coat in chocolate. Immediately put them in the fridge or freezer, as coconut oil melts when warm. These last at least a week.

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Published on October 30, 2012

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  1. Anonymous says

    My husband went to high school with Claudene Christian the woman who died at sea sailing the HMS Bounty. She was someone he cared very much for.

  2. Eric Jaffa says

    RE “coat in chocolate”

    How do you get as much chocolate where the filling is being held during the coating as on the rest of the filling?

  3. Eating 4 Balance says

    Never heard of Mound bars before today! They almost look like ice cream bars…. But with coconut!

    I don’t live on the coast, so I don’t know anyone who has been affected. My mom and brother had school delays though from the winds. They were very excited.

  4. Anna Banana says

    These look totally fantastic. I’m tragically out of chocolate chips (and the homemade chocolate bars are just too bitter for my tastes), so I guess I’ll have to wait to make them another week.

    My family all lives in New England (that’s where I’m from), but from the sound of it all my relatives are doing okay. Still waiting for a bunch of my friends that are scattered through New York City, Long Island, New Jersey, and Virginia. Hopefully everyone will have stayed safe.

  5. Meagan says

    Besides chocolate and peanut butter,chocolate and coconut is my absolute favorite combination!! I have been so very sad,since turning vegan,knowing that I can’t have my beloved Mounds. I knew there would be a way to make them,but hadn’t had the chance to figure it out. I’m so glad you did!!! Thank you!! I will be making these and often.

  6. Erin | The Law Students Wife says

    Mounds are one of my all time fave Halloween candies! These look outstanding. I’m going to have to add almonds too for a dark chocolate Almond Joy (why don’t they make those anyway??)

    Believe it or not WI has been affected by Sandy. Lake Michigan is experiencing 15 ft. waves on Milwaukee’s shore.

    Stay safe all!

  7. Olivia @ OmNom Love says

    My aunt and cousins live in Maryland, but they’re all fine. They have power and I haven’t heard yet how bad their basement is leaking. (Hopefully it isn’t too much, due to the fact that they don’t even have a sump pump. Last I heard, they were trying to suck water up with their vacuum. ;P) Perhaps some Mounds will cheer them up. 😉

  8. Michele says

    Katie, did you mean to mix the top ingredients together (up to cacao powder) separate from the bottom three? These look great .. might try them today .. and will sub coconut butter for oil in the coconut mix. Have you ever tried cacao butter for making the chocolate shell? It may hold up better than coconut oil in room temp.

    Currently live in central VA and rode out the storm. Did not lose power so just watched tv last night and went to bed. Still had power in the a.m. but after checking things out, it seems some of my neighbors closer to the foothills had outages. Looks like the coast took the brunt. The freak ‘derecho’ in July walloped this area much worse than this hurri-storm.

  9. Alicia says

    Just made ’em with my two kiddos who are home from school today, and we are loving them!

    It’s so funny because last night, when we already knew the school was cancelled, we were planning what we would do today and I jokingly said we should wait until we see what Chocolate Covered Katie posts tomorrow, and then make that. Well lo and behold, that’s exactly what happened. Luckily we had all the ingredients, probably because we make so many others of your recipes. Our house is always stocked with cocoa powder, coconut, and coconut oil now! 😉

    I don’t think my youngest has ever had a Mounds bar, but BOTH kids gave these “4 thumbs up” in their words.

  10. Courtney says

    You fiend! I was only coming onto your blog to write down what I need to make your Butterfingers, and now I see a recipe for Mounds? I cannot resist. And I can’t not make the Butterfingers, because I’ve been drooling over them ever since it was posted. So now I have to make both. Tonight. THANKS. <3

  11. Eliza says

    These are amazing. I literally stopped what I was doing (checking email) to start a batch. My husband even liked them (especially the chocolate layer), and he polished off a box of Rainbow Nerds yesterday!

  12. Robin Newberger says

    I’m going to try these today. I have every ingredient in my pantry, so it must be serendipity. We are trying to switch over to healthy foods but we have a sweet tooth. So glad we found you!

    • Ivy says

      We have a little British section of our supermarket–and I’ve seen Bounty bars there. I get the Fry’s chocolate bars filled with mint. Those seem to be the only vegan British chocolate bars.

  13. Alanna says

    These sound yummy! As for the hurricane, I’m currently stuck in Miami for 2-3 days because our return flight from vacation to Philly was cancelled. Thankfully we’re safe and my friends and family at home are safe as well, but looking forward to getting back to make sure my house is okay after the high winds and rain!

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