I'm not going to lie, I have eaten SO many of these salted coconut bars lately. It's like heaven in a bite. They are just like healthy bounty bars but ten times better if you ask me. The coconut filling actually tastes like a coconut pudding with lots of texture and a subtle sweetness.
I dunk mine into 85% dark chocolate because truth be told, I don't love raw chocolate. It melts too easily meaning I can't take it to work or anywhere with me without it melting into a heap. It also just tastes like coconut oil to me most of the time, it is lovely when made with cacao butter but I just genuinely get more satisfaction from eating traditional dark chocolate that is crisp and tempered when you bite into it. I like the crunch!
These gorgeous bars store perfectly in the fridge or freezer and won't melt in your lunch bag. Plus they're easy peasy to make. It's just that you have to try your best to stop at one!
- 2 cups desiccated coconut
- 270 mL coconut cream
- 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
- 1 heaped tbs vanilla bean paste or extract
- 1 tbs honey or rice malt syrup
- 300g 85% dark chocolate
- 1 tsp salt