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No Bake Coconut Bounty Bars

4.97 from 54 votes

Homemade coconut bounty bars have a rich dark chocolate shell and sweet coconut filling. These easy vegan coconut bars taste just like a real Bounty bar! 

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Homemade chocolate coconut bars

I am constantly making new recipes, because blogging is my full-time job.

One of the best parts of the job is always having delicious food to eat.

But even with my love of dessert, there’s just no way to consume it all by myself. So I try to take full advantage if I’m going out by bringing at least one recipe—and usually two or three—to share.

On Saturday night, wanting to make something different from the usual party fare of brownies, cookies, chips, and dip, I brought these homemade coconut bounty bars to a house party.

The bars were ridiculously easy to make and carry with me, and the entire batch was demolished pretty quickly… because who doesn’t love chocolate and coconut?!

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These homemade bounty bars can be all of the following:


Gluten Free

Soy Free

Refined Sugar Free



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Bounty Bar or Mounds Bar

So what exactly is a bounty bar anyway?

Sold internationally, they are pretty similar to Mounds bars – sweet coconut patties engulfed in a rich dark chocolate coating.

Also, you can discover some fascinating facts on Wikipedia. For example, they sell cherry bounty bars in Australia and mango and pineapple bounty bars in Europe.

Cherry chocolate coconut bars sound completely amazing.

Honestly not sure about the mango though…

6 Ingredient Secretly Healthy Coconut Bounty Bars

The recipe is based on one for healthy Mounds bars that I posted a few years ago and then completely forgot about until just recently when a display of real Mounds bars caught my eye in the checkout line at the grocery store.

I looked up the recipe again as soon as I got home and made a new batch, changing a few things as I went along and simplifying the process (no mini muffin tin this time!).

Rather than just updating an old post that no one would see, I thought it would be much more fun to take some new photos and make a step-by-step video of the process.

And then I had to make a second batch, because by the time we were done eating them, there weren’t enough left for the party!

(Above – Watch the video of how to make the bars)

Homemade Coconut Bounty Bars, super easy to make at home, with just a few ingredients
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No Bake Coconut Bounty Bars

These homemade coconut bounty bars have a rich chocolate shell and taste just like a Bounty bar!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Yield 12 – 14 patties
5 from 54 votes


  • 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 3 1/2 tbsp pure maple syrup, honey, or agave
  • 2 tbsp virgin coconut oil
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 3 oz chocolate chips (see substitution below)
  • 1 tsp oil, optional


  • Process the first five ingredients in a food processor or blender. (While you can technically stir by hand instead, the patties will be less firm.) Line a plate with wax or parchment paper. Form the blended mixture into patties with your hands, then freeze until firm. (If the mixture is too sticky to make patties, put it in a bowl and freeze for only a few minutes, until it’s firm enough to shape). Carefully melt the chocolate chips. I like to stir in the optional 1 tsp vegetable or coconut oil before melting because it makes a much smoother chocolate sauce that more easily coats the patties and enables you to use less sauce overall. Dip patties into the sauce (see the step-by-step video in this post), then re-freeze until firm. Leftovers are best kept cold, but they can definitely be left out for a few hours on a not-too-hot day. I’ve brought these to parties before and they’ve always been fine sitting out on the counter during the party. Note: be sure to use virgin coconut oil and regular unsweetened shredded coconut, not sweetened or low-fat.
    *For a raw version, omit the chocolate chips, and mix together the following as a coating instead: 1/4 cup each cacao powder, virgin coconut oil, and raw agave or honey. (You could also sub the sweetener for additional coconut oil and sweeten with stevia instead.)
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Published on August 10, 2017

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  1. Sean Lumly says

    Yum! I will definitely make these this weekend! My wife will love it! I can hardly wait.
    In fact, I may put some dates at the center of some of them, and try my hand at making a healthy chocolate bar!
    I can scarcely wait!

  2. Gabrielle says

    I loved Bounty bars growing up but don’t eat them (or other candy bars) anymore. Thanks so much for this healthy version! Maybe try Oh Henry!’s next? Those were my fave.

  3. Sarah says

    Hi, Katie – if you are going for the cherry version, did you know that almond extract tastes like cherry when you add it to baked goods? I learned that from a cookbook once, and tried it, and OMG it really is true! I have used it to add cherry flavor to many a batch of brownies.

    • Chris says

      There is no cherry version of a Bounds. The Australian bar is a separate thing in its own right called a Cherry Ripe; a mix of coconut and glace cherries & an entirely different shape (longer and much thinner) to Mounds/Bounty. They come in milk, dark, and double-dipped and they’re something people either love or hate 🙂 Also, they don’t taste at all like almond extract (almond extract tastes like the volatile compound in cherry pits, not cherry fruit) 🙂

  4. Cassie Autumn Tran says

    Sometimes I think blogging would be an absolute danger for me, because I’d be eating. All. Day. Long. And most of the time, it would be crunchy peanut butter, dates, sweet potatoes, or tofu, hahaha! Maybe kettle corn too! 😀
    Anyhow, these bounty bars look incredible! The combination of coconut and chocolate is all too irresistible!

  5. Bethany Jones says

    I would’ve uploaded a picture from my batch tonight, but my husband and I ate all of them. Ok, I ate most of them. If I’m being totally honest, I gave him one and ate the other seven. They were SO GOOD. I regret nothing.

  6. Diego Lopes says

    Hey there! I just wanted to say that these homemade bars look super delicious. I love coconut, so I already know I’m going to love this. Thank you for sharing the details!

  7. Bárbara says

    I am always buy coconut bounty bars because I love anything that have coco on it and now I can make my own, not 100% healthy but a lot better than the comercial ones, thanks so much.

  8. JJ says

    First, you are so right, Katie, who can resist chocolate and coconut? The recipe couldn’t be any easier, and probably couldn’t be any more delicious. My wife says it is the best candy treat we’ve ever made in the house. I am not sure where she is getting this “we” from since I found, shopped and made it and then surprised her with it, but I won’t be bringing any of that up… Thanks so much for posting this!

  9. Anni says

    Made these and they are sososososo good!!!!!!!! thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. Maayan says

    These are amazzzzzzing!!!!!
    So good so good so good!
    I don’t like very sweet coconut, so i reduced maple syrup and added some more cocconut oil.
    Unbelievably good.

  11. Cara says

    These are amazing! I made them when my family was stuck inside during Hurricane Harvey and they disappeared within 48 hours! I have always loved Bounty Bars and I am so happy to have found a healthier, homemade version with real ingredients. These couldn’t be easier to make or tastier. Thanks for another great recipe.

  12. Kerli says

    I was desiring something sweet with coconut for a week already. Tried this recipe, excellent! So smooth texture.

  13. Laura H. says

    We did the raw version and it was way to sweet for us! Next time I will be using way less honey or may even use maple syrup instead. Otherwise good

  14. Sue says

    Regarding the No Bake Coconut Bounty Bars – I followed the recipe and only got 6 bars. They were not that big either. How did you get 12-14? Did u double the recipe?

    • Lynsey says

      I also only got 6 and I used an American cup measurer. I am now thinking, double the recipe next time and less maple syrup.

  15. Heather says

    I just made these for the first time. Made a double batch and they are delicious!!!!! Thank you!! And they are very allergy friendly. (Next time, I might try reducing the maple syrup and adding more coconut oil… as I like my coconut unsweetened and I know I’ll be eating a lot of these;)

  16. nina says

    I love your recipes and think you are quite talented !
    But, they print out funny and I wonder if I am the only one experiencing this problem !
    I have a PC if that helps. Please try printing from someone else’s computer and see if there is a problem. The printout has huge amounts of space between the ingredients and the instructions. I have tried both portrait and landscape, etc.
    Thank you and hope you can fix this. I don’t have trouble on other vegan websites that I subscribe to.
    Nina in California

  17. lollo says

    Thanks a lot for sharing yet another delicious recipe, Katie! These were almost better than the original Bounty that I used to love growing up. Next time, I’ll use dark chocolate or dark chocolate chunks for the coating, since the semi-sweet chocolate that I used wasn’t as bold as the one used in the dark Bounty (my favorite Bounty).

  18. Kathleen says

    These are amazing!!! Taste just like almond joy’s! My whole family loved! And the best part was how simple the ingredient list was and how fast it came together. So glad I doubled the recipe so we have a batch in the freezer for the next week (if they last that long lol). Thank you for a great recipe!

  19. Katie S. says

    I just made these today for the first time and absolutely LOVE them. I used the raw option for the chocolate coating, and it was delicious! I added a good pinch of salt to it and had to microwave it for a couple second to loosen it up, but it was very easy to work with. I want to have these in my freezer at ALL times. Thanks so much for a great recipe! 🙂

  20. Felice says

    I love the bars. However, the most I can get out of the recipe is 9. How does everyone else get more than that? Thanks.

  21. Joanna says

    These are a 10/10. I luckily ate the whole batch in two days and that was practicing restraint haha They are 1000x better than a mounds or almond joy. I pressed some almonds into the coconut bars before freezing so they were almond joy and added a little bit of almond extract. I will be making these again for sure!

  22. MB says

    These are unbelievably good! So easy to make and super quick. I would just note that this is a VERY small serving. I made 4 servings and froze the batch. Again.. can’t recommend this enough. I experimented with adding toppings after dipping into the chocolate. I rolled some into ground walnuts, some into more shredded coconut flakes, some into hot cocoa powder mix, and added half a walnut on top of some. My husband recommended adding a toasted almond to the center next time. These are so delicious!

    • Avra says

      Sarah, there are different schools of thought regarding whether honey is vegan. Katie has written about this before. She’s okay with honey as a vegan so she often lists it as an option amongst other options. If you don’t want to use honey, you can use one of the other options.

      Also, if this blog were exclusively for vegans, I might hear why you’d not be happy with a “controversial” ingredient (although she generally always lists alternatives, so even if it were a vegans-only blog, you really couldn’t complain much), but Katie has written that she wants these recipes to be for EVERYONE, vegan or not. I am not vegan and appreciate that she tests her recipes with honey because that is what I prefer to use.

  23. Mary says

    Can confirm these are freaking amazing!! Bounty is one of my favourite chocolates & since going sugar free haven’t had them and that makes me sad.

    This version is “legit” according to my brother in law’s review of my batch. I made it using a home made xylitol simple syrup to sweeten, and coated in Noshu (sugar free chocolate) mixed in with some cacao butter. I’m going to try and make my own choc coating for the next batch.

    Can also confirm that we don’t have a cherry bounty in Australia. I think you’re talking about cherry ripe which is a different (inferior) candy bar.

  24. Jenna says

    Any idea why you can’t use sweetened coconut? I’d just removed the added sweetener so it’s not too much. But will it just not come together then? Trying to figure out how to use up some sweetened coconut.

  25. Kathy says

    Do you think monk fruit would work in this as a sweetener? As a diabetic, I shouldn’t have the syrups. Since monk fruit is dry, do you think I’d have to add a little water or something? Looks yummy!

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