Have you ever heard of a Bounty Bar?
I hadn’t, until I met my husband. He was in the Navy for many years and discovered this little confectionery gem overseas. It is not readily available in the US, but I have seen them at World Market. It is basically a Mounds candy bar, but yummier. I have no idea why, as I can’t see any real difference between them. Perhaps the difficulty obtaining them makes them taste better?
Anyway, since I have already created a homemade version of my favorite candy, I thought it was only fair to make my husband’s favorite too. If you like coconut and chocolate, you are sure to like these!
Oh, and…HAPPY HALLOWEEN! Any fun plans?
Homemade Bounty Bars
- 3 cups sweetened flaked coconut
- 2/3 cup sweetened condensed milk
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 12 ounces dark chocolate chips or chunks
- Mix together the coconut, sweetened condensed milk, and powdered sugar in a large bowl. Mixture should come together, but still be sticky.
- Form mixture into rounded rectangles, about 2-3 inches in length. Wet your hands for easier handling!
- Refrigerate for about 1 hour.
- After candies have chilled, take out of the refrigerator. Melt the dark chocolate per your package’s instructions. 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.
Adapted from Food.com