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Bounty Balls

These rich and decadent Bounty balls are an easy, healthy version of the Bounty bars we loved as kids. With 5 simple ingredients, these coconut chocolate balls taste pretty much like the original, but they are made with wholesome ingredients. I warn you - don’t make too many as they are addictive, and you won’t be able to stop eating them!
Prep Time20 mins
Rest time10 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Vegan
Servings: 12 balls
Calories: 176kcal
Author: Sara @ Gathering Dreams

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Add the desiccated coconut, cold coconut milk, and maple syrup to a food processor bowl. Process for a few seconds until everything is well mixed together.
  • With the help of a spoon or using your hands, roll the mixture into small balls and place them onto a baking tray or a plate. You should be able to make around 12 balls.
  • Place the balls in the freezer for around 10-15 minutes.
  • Melt the chocolate. Break the chocolate into small chunks, and put them in a heat-resistant glass bowl. You can melt the chocolate on a double boiler or in the microwave at 20 seconds intervals, stirring each time, until silky smooth (see note 2).
  • Using a fork, dip each ball into the melted chocolate, letting any excess drip off. Place the balls to cool at room temperature on a cooling rack or a baking tray covered with parchment paper. You can decorate them with a touch of shredded coconut before the chocolate hardens.
  • Keep them in an airtight container in the refrigerator or in the freezer until you are ready to each them.

Notes

Note 1: Use full-fat coconut milk and refrigerate it before use. I usually put it in the fridge the night before. 
Note 2: To avoid melting too much chocolate to dip the balls in, try to melt the chocolate in a small glass jar in the microwave. Or in any heat-resistant container that is tall and narrow. It’ll be much easier to dip your balls in it with a small amount of chocolate!
How to store: You can keep them in the fridge for up to 5 days. Or freeze them for up to two months. Let them thaw for a few minutes before eating them, but if it’s a hot summer day, you can pretty much eat them out of the freezer.
*Nutrition information is a rough estimate per servings.
*Total time includes resting time in the freezer.

Nutrition

Calories: 176kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 9mg | Potassium: 172mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 4IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 2mg