Sunday, January 2, 2011

Healthy Homemade "Mounds" Candy Bars

After making the homemade Peanut Butter Cups in the previous post, I had to try the Mounds Candy Bars recipe also.  These are so good and if you like coconut I think you will agree.   

Thanks to the Nourishing Gourmet for this great healthy alternative to candy bars, which includes healthy coconut and coconut oil, and no sugar, just a small amount of raw honey.  Really Yummy!

“Mounds” Candy Bars
  Makes 12 Large

1 1/3 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
1/2 cup of coconut oil
1/4 cup of honey (raw is nice)
1 teaspoon almond extract
36 almonds, left whole or chopped (your choice)

1-Melt the coconut oil and honey over low heat until just melted. Whisk to combine. Add the almond extract and coconut flakes.

2-Now take out your muffin tins (you will need a 12 compartment muffin tin). In each compartment, place three almonds, or divide the chopped almonds) Then, divide the coconut mixture, making sure you get an even mixture of coconut flakes and coconut oil. Place in a freezer (make sure it’s on a flat surface), and freeze until hard (about 30 minutes).

Now it’s time for the chocolate! You will need:

3/4 cup cocoa powder (not dutch cocoa)
1/4 cup of honey (I used a scant 1/4 of a cup)
1 cup coconut oil
1 tablespoon vanilla extract

3-Combine these ingredients in a 2 cup glass measuring glass and place in a pot of simmering water. Heat until everything is just melted, and remove from heat. Either whisk briskly, or use a hand blender to combine well (the hand blender is the easiest way to do this).

4-Take out the frozen coconut flakes mixture, and divide your chocolate mixture over it (about two tablespoons per muffin compartment).

5-Put back into your freezer, and freeze until hard (again, about 30 minutes). To get them out, simply slide a butter knife down one side, and pop it out. This is very easy to do, as long as you do it directly from your freezer.



  1. These look AMAZING! And I absolutely love the ingredients!! So much better than the "real" thing! :)

  2. They really are amazing, and so good for you. I love using only healthy ingredients. Thanks for your comment!

  3. Very nice! Will try this out for my kid. Great post. Thanks a lot!

  4. Most of my sweets are very unhealthy, but I sure like how these look and it's nice that they are a bit healthier.

  5. They are so good! And I just love coconut oil more and more all the time for its taste and its health benefits. Thanks for the post Valerie.

  6. These would be Almond Joy not Mounds as Mounds does not have Almonds in it!!!

    1. Haha, yes, but only half right. I should have called them almond joy/mounds, as they are made with dark chocolate and almonds. :)