Healthy Bounty Bars

Healthy Bounty Bars

Healthy Bounty Bars

Healthy Bounty Bars

 

I think we all need Bounty Bars in our lives!

These Bounty Bars only have positives, they’re super healthy, natural and easy to make.

In fact, they are actually good for you. Coconut fat and coconut meat have many health benefits. So if you want to indulge and actually feel better afterwards. Bounty bars are the way to go.

I make these very often,  I keep them in the freezer, more as a precaution so that I don’t eat them all in one sitting, and then take them out if I think I might have one later that day, or if my daughter has friends over or whatever, you know what I mean.

You don’t have to freeze them obviously (if you have great self control) but I do have to warn you, they’re pretty darn irresistable. They keep in the fridge for about a week.

Health benefits;

  • Coconut speeds up metabolism, providing an immediate source of energy with fewer calories than other fats.  It kills hunger for several hours too.
  • Improves Heart health by providing healthy short chain and medium chain fatty acids (MCFA) that are essential to good health  and help to lower the risk of atherosclerosis and protect against heart disease. Coconut fat also contains a large amount of Lauric acid
  • Coconut supplies an impressive 61% dietary fiber!   Foods contain two types of carbohydrates – digestible and non-digestible.  Digestible carbohydrates (soluble fiber) consists of starch and sugar and promote calories. Non-digestible carbohydrates (insoluble fiber) contains NO calories.  Since the body cannot digest the dietary fiber in coconut, no calories are derived from it and it has no effect on blood sugar.
  • Low Glycemic Index (GI)  Coconut fiber slows down the release of glucose. Coconut Nectar and Sugar have a very low GI of only 35 (compared to honey with a GI of 55-83, and sugar with a GI of 65-100.)
  • Reduces Sweet Cravings and improves insulin secretion and utilization of blood glucose.  The healthy fat in coconut slows down any rise in blood sugar and helps to reduce hypoglycemic cravings.
  • Improves Digestion
  • Coconut is utilized by the body to actually produce energy, rather than to store it as body fat.
  • In addition coconut has antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, and antiparasitic healing properties.  Coconut helps to aid and support overall Immune System functions.

 

Healthy Bounty Bars

Vegan √

Vegetarian   √

Gluten free   √

Dairy free   √

Ref. sugar free   √

Egg free   √


Ingredients;

  • 1/2 C. Coconut cream. The top layer of a can of full fat coconut milk. Use the leftover coconut water to cook rice in or to make a smoothie.
  • 1 C. shredded dried coconut
  • 1 tbsp. Light Agave syrup
  • 1/4 tsp. vanilla
  • 3 oz. 75% dark organic chocolate. I use Vivani which is sweetened with coconut sugar.

 

Healthy Bounty Bars

 

Method:

  • Mix all the ingredient in a bowl, shape into little bars and put them on a tray covered with parchment paper.
  • Put them in the freezer for about half an hour.
  • Meanwhile melt the chocolate slowly in the microwave for 30 seconds at a time until melted. Leave to cool down.
  • Take the bars out of the freezer and dip in the melted chocolate with the help of two forks, one in each hand. Put them back on the parchment paper to set. Keep in the fridge.

 

Healthy Bounty Bars

Healthy Bounty Bars

 

If you try this recipe let me know! Leave a comment below and don’t forget to snap a pic and tag it #thecookingspoonblog on instagram! You’ll make my day. ♥

11 thoughts on “Healthy Bounty Bars

  1. loveofitaliancooking says:

    These sound absolutely delicious! I don’t eat too many candy bars but I love Mounty’s Coconut Chocolate bars. This is a great healthier option to make. Thanks for sharing this recipe!

    • The Cooking spoon says:

      Thank you, these are a great healthy alternative and very popular in our home. I ate one straight from the freezer the other day and it was just like the bounty ice cream bars ☺

  2. Tracey O'Brien says:

    Myra, you’re a rockstar! These are fabulous. Bounty Bars are my favourite because I’m addicted to all things coconut. You have made them look so delicious I’ll simply have to try them. Healthy Bounty Bars – I’m speechless!

    • The Cooking spoon says:

      Thank you so much Tracey, a rockstar…(giggle/blush).. stop. No seriously, my daughter is pretty addicted to Bounty Bars to and they’re loaded with sugar so I figured I better come up with something. She loves these and they’re so good for you so I’m happy. 🙂

  3. Anonymous says:

    I absolutely love Bounty bars! Amazing recipe Myra and I can not stop looking at the lovely pictures😉

  4. annika says:

    I use to eat these like crazy during my university days…. good to know that I can now make them and eat them, guilt-free! Thanks for the recipe, Myra! You never fail to amaze me!

    • The Cooking spoon says:

      Thank you for your kind words Annika. You and your family will love them, I promise 😊

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