Homemade Bounty Bars

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Homemade Bounty Bars – as close to the real bars as you’ll ever get, but homemade, all it takes is a few minutes. All it takes is 4 simple ingredients.


So these may not be the best looking bounty bars ever, but they taste just like the real thing! Trust me when I say that it doesn’t matter what they look like. But first of all, if you’ve never had a bounty bar before, they are amazing, especially if you like coconut. I’m not sure if they sell these in the US, actually I think they’re similar to Mounds in the US.

Bounty bars are one of my husband’s favorite chocolates, so I wanted to surprise him with these. They are so easy to make, it literally only takes 30 seconds to mix the ingredients together, and then a few minutes to shape the bars and coat them in chocolate. So as my hubby was working hard in the garage I made these little morsels. When he found them in the fridge and tried them, he had to come and tell me how they tasted just like the real thing. So if a true bounty bar fan can’t tell the difference, well then these must be pretty close to the real thing.


Homemade Bounty Bars
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Serves: 18
  • 3 cups sweetened flaked coconut
  • ⅔ cup sweetened condensed milk
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 12 ounces dark chocolate chips or chunks
  1. Mix together the coconut, sweetened condensed milk, and powdered sugar in a large bowl. Mixture should come together, but still be sticky.
  2. Form mixture into rounded rectangles, about 2-3 inches in length. Wet your hands for easier handling!
  3. Refrigerate for about 1 hour.
  4. After candies have chilled, take out of the refrigerator. Melt the dark chocolate per your package’s instructions. Chocolate should be smooth and glossy.
  5. Dip each candy into chocolate until completely covered. Place on wire rack or parchment paper to harden. Refrigerate about 30 minutes.
Recipe source notyourmommascookie.com


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  1. Amelie says

    Great idea but far too sweet even for my sweet tooth: I used unsweetened coconut, used less sugar, and replaced half of the condensed milk with coconut cream. Delish!

  2. Kim says

    I used your mixture which was perfect but rather than making bars I rolled the mixture into little balls and flattened the top a bit, it makes dipping them in chocolate on a fork a lot easier, and called them bounty bites. Delicious :) thanks for the great recipe

  3. Sandyb says

    My mom used to make these but she put paraffin wax in the chocolate. I don’t why they were so good. I think it must have made the chocolate shinier.

  4. mARY k. says

    These look amazing!
    Is the icing sugar mandatory? Is it used for a specific purpose? I’m asking only because condensed milk is so sweet; plus the coconut is sweetened. I think it may be overly sweet.

    • says

      Hi Mary,
      Great question, never tried without the icing sugar, but my first thought was that it maybe helps to bind everything together. I suppose you could try without it and if the mixture is too wet, you could add additional coconut flakes.

  5. Erin McIntyre says

    These are amazing ! My dad has always loved both Mounds (dark choc) and Almond Joy’s (milk choc w/almonds) With this awesome recipe I was able to combine the 2 ! I added chopped toasted almonds !
    Thankyou !

  6. Chris Pickett says

    OMG ! I think I have died and gone to heaven! Bounty bars have been a secret addiction of mine for years!
    Thanks for the simple recipe.

  7. Pauline Cowie says

    yeah Bounty Bars one of my childhood favorites luv the idea if you wanted you could make them into balls and toss them in the truffle mix for Christmas, the other thing put them on a stick and dip one end in coconut for kids party munchies, what do you think dear :)

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