Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Homemade Coconut Bounty Candy Bars

Homemade candy is just so much better.


Better than anything....in the world...ever.


Some people don't like coconut. Some people like to read books that have nothing to do with food.

Weird.

I, in fact, love love loooove everything coconut.

Except piña coladas. There's something about the pineapple coconut combo that doesn't sit well with me. I haven't quite figured that one out yet....hmm...


Otherwise, you name it - coconut milk, coconut cream, fresh coconut, dried coconut, flaked coconut, the shredded stuff, young coconut, old coconut, coconut water, coconut curry....Coconut and chocolate...ok stop!

Coconut and Chocolate (correction: Dark Chocolate)- that's what I'm talking about.


So good it's not even funny right now.

Have you ever had a Bounty Bar? Ridiculous.

Similar to Mounds, or Almond Joy without the Almond. Either way - so so good.

I make them at home. They taste even better that way.

And it's easy. So so easy.

You can make them at home too. In fact, we should all make them at home and then we can all be very happy...


I just ate 5 of these little gems. Clearly, I'm very happy.

Cooking the condensed milk mixture promotes Maillard browning which creates all sorts of complex and rich caramel-like flavours, making this homemade candy bar a little more unique.


 You can also skip the food processor step and use the dried shredded coconut straight from the package. The bars will just have more of a chew to them. Both are great!
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25 comments:

  1. how fantastic. homemade bounty bars? Yum. I love coconut and chocolate together. I must give this a try. Thank you for the comment on my blog. I hope you come and visit again. :)
    Have a great day. Michael

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  2. I'm trying to follow your blog but it won't allow me :(
    I'll try again later.

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  3. Thanks Michael!

    Hmm...I'm not sure why it won't let you. Please do try again - I've never heard of anyone having trouble in the past.

    Thanks again,
    Christina :)

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  4. I've been wanting to make Bounty Bars at home since forever, and now that I've found your recipe, I will be stuffing myself silly while making these! No more unsatisfied cravings for choc-coated coconut candy, thanks so much for sharing this.

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  5. This reminded me I haven't had a bounty bar in years....yours look delicious.

    I’d love for you to submit some of your beautiful photos, and a link to your posts, to my vegetarian food photo gallery showcasing the best baking, desserts and sweets on the web.

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  6. I love Bounty Bars and these are so delicious looking! Will try it soon! Thanks for sharing!

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  7. I too love any thing coconut. Love these daaaaahling :D. I know that I'd probably eat a ton of these in one sitting.
    *kisses* HH

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  8. No shame in eating 5 or 6 in one sitting - coconut is a source of fiber right?

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  9. Coconut and chocolate... a match made in heaven...

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  10. Oh these would be bad in my house, my husband and I would be fighting over these little gems, I better hide them.

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  11. Oh man! it's like a party in my mouth, and coconut and chocolate are invited!

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  12. look delicious. i've made bounty candy one time...but too sweet. i try your recipe someday. thanks for sharing :)

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  13. Whoa, now that is a seriously delicious looking candy. I just posted some almond joy biscotti. So I just know I would love these candies.

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  14. @Lori
    Ooo, almond joy biscotti. Sounds like a winner!

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  15. @ Jane: you can enlarge the image by clicking on it. It will then open in a new window and you should be able to print it from there. I hope this helps.

    Christina.

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  16. @ Christina:
    Thanks for your response, but I am still confused over your somewhat nazi-ish style of comment blocking. It's not like what I stated was untrue, or even embarrassing for you (or, maybe your self-esteem is so low that it was?). Regardless, I am drawn again to this page by the pix in FG, but I am disturbed anew by your compulsion to only have fawning comments on your page. So, please, delete way again as I know this comment will not be shown either.

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  17. @Jane
    Hi Jane,
    I assure you that my self-esteem is in a great place. Sometimes while I'm editing my blog I disable certain functions, such as commenting. I apologize if your comments got lost. However I do not find it in good taste to write distasteful comments on innocent food blogs. Nevertheless, have a Happy New Year and I hope you do enjoy browsing more areas of this site.

    Cheers!
    Christina.

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  18. Oh my gosh! Want to eat these. I have similar feelings for coconut. Ohhhh I need to stop looking at your blog it's making me hungry!

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  19. Hi there...I come from the land of coconuts (Kerala) and ur post is tempting me to try this for my bounty-holic son...will let u know how it turned out...the pictures are yummmy and tempting. Blessings, Nisa Homey.

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  20. how do you get the recipe?

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  21. This recipe is brilliant! After the first batch a week ago, we're now making a batch four times the size. Yum. The heating definitely adds complexity and character to the taste.

    We also tried a different recipe that had no heating and a massive amount of sugar. It tasted like coconut flavored icing, not bounty bar-ish.

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  22. Made these yesterday as truffle-sized balls. awesome, awesome awesome.

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