A Homemade Kitchen series includes recipes that feature homemade versions of your favorite store-bought meals, snacks, treats, condiments and more. Homemade is better for your budget, body, and taste buds.
Taste: Just like store-bought mounds bars but better. Chocolate + coconut = bliss.
Texture: The chocolate is smooth yet solid while the coconut inside is soft and rich.
Ease: Only 4 ingredients! Dipping the coconut in chocolate does take some time but it’s not difficult.
Appearance: Mine definitely looked homemade, probably because I was too impatient to carefully dip the chocolate. Anything coated in chocolate looks delicious though.
Pros: These bars are simple to make and use simple ingredients – no artificial preservatives, flavors, or colors. Plus you could easily make these almond joys.
Would I make this again? Yes!
Makes about 15 pieces
Adapted from Salty Sweets
- 3 cups unsweetened shredded coconut
- 1/2 teaspoon Maldon salt (or another flaked sea salt)
- 2/3 cup sweetened condensed milk
- 10 ounces bittersweet chocolate, melted
Line an 8×8-inch baking pan with parchment paper or tin foil. Spray with nonstick spray.
In a medium bowl mix together the coconut, salt, and condensed milk until combined. Press mixture into prepared pan and spread into an even layer with a rubber spatula. Freeze for 15 minutes, or until slightly hardened.
In a small microwave-safe bowl melt the chocolate in 15-second bursts in the microwave, stirring between every burst, until smooth.
Remove coconut mixture from pan. Cut into 1-inch bars. Dip the coconut bars in the chocolate, turning to coat with a fork. Let excess drip before placing on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Place mounds bars in fridge until chocolate has set. Bars can be kept in the fridge for up to 4 days.