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Homemade Bounty Bars

Did you know it only takes 4 simple ingredients to make these Bounty Bars at home? These Bounty Bars, or Mounds Bars as known in the US, are as close as close to the real bars as you’ll ever get, but homemade, and all it takes is just 30 minutes and a little bit of waiting time.
Prep Time30 mins
Chilling Time1 hr 30 mins
Total Time2 hrs
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American, Canadian
Keyword: almond joy, bounty bars, mounds
Servings: 18
Calories: 227kcal


  • 3 cups shredded coconut sweetened
  • cup sweetened condensed milk
  • ½ cup powdered sugar same as icing sugar or confectioners sugar
  • 12 ounce dark chocolate chips or chunks


  • Make the coconut filling: In a large bowl combine the coconut with the condensed milk and powdered sugar, if using. The mixture should come together but still be sticky.
  • Form into bars and chill: Form the mixture into rounded rectangles, using a spoon, they should be about 2 to 3 inches in length. Wet your hands for easier handling. Refrigerate for 1 hour.
  • Dip bars in chocolate: Melt the dark chocolate as per package instructions. The chocolate should be smooth and glossy. Dip each candy into chocolate until completely covered. Place on wire rack or parchment paper to harden. Refrigerate about 30 minutes before serving.


  1. The powdered sugar is optional if a sweeter chocolate bar is preferred.
  2. Use 2 forks to easily roll the bars through chocolate.
  3. Make sure to chill the coconut bars before dipping in chocolate to give them time to set, otherwise, they might fall apart.
  4. You can store these bounty bars at room temperature in an airtight container for up to 5 days. These bars also freeze well, so make a double batch and freeze them, they make a great snack for when you have a sweet tooth.


Serving: 1bar | Calories: 227kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 74mg | Potassium: 212mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 32IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 92mg | Iron: 1mg