If you love Mounds candy bars, you will love this Homemade Healthy Mounds Bar recipe. A dairy-free and gluten-free treat, this homemade candy bar is made with simple, real food ingredients!Sometimes, you just need a candy bar. Am I right? Yes, I am right. There’s no way around it.
There’s one chocolate bar that tempts me more than any other: The Mounds Bar.
The dark chocolate coating with the sweet coconut filling is pretty much the most perfect combination on earth.The ingredient list on the Mounds Bar, however, is laden with ingredients I’d rather not eat. The first ingredient on the list is corn syrup, while coconut is near the end (which means there’s not much real coconut in there), and the middle of the list is flooded with chemical preservatives.
Also on the list is hydrolyzed milk protein. This means the protein was processed to a different structure than nature intended and MSG is almost certainly present.
This is why ingredients lists are more important, in my mind, than nutritional labels. If you put the nutritional label of a Mounds Candy bar next to the nutritional label of my Homemade Mounds Bar, you would see very similar calorie, fat, carbohydrate, and protein counts. The ingredients, however, and how your body handles them, are very different.
How to Make Healthy Homemade Mounds Bars
The good news is that this Homemade Mounds Bar recipe couldn’t be easier! First, you just need to stir a few ingredients together to make the filling.
Shape into little bars and put them in the freezer to harden. I like to give them about an hour so they are easy to coat with the dark chocolate.
When creating recipes, there are always a few dilemmas. For this recipe, my dilemma was: should I use a whole can of coconut milk and end up with a huge batch or use half a can and have a more reasonably-sized batch of bars? I decided to use the whole can because I dislike having to find a use for half a can of anything and I equally hate wasting food. The big batch is not a problem, though, because these are perfect for storing in the freezer!
If you are a chocolate coconut lover like me, you need to make these! These Homemade Mounds Bars are one of my all-time favorite treats.
Healthy Homemade Mounds Bar Recipe
Homemade (Healthier) Mounds Bar Recipe
- Total Time: 1 hour 20 mins
- Yield: 40 1x
These Homemade Mounds Bars are dairy-free and so easy to make! Keep them in the freezer to have a special treat ready whenever you need it.
- 1 (15 ounce) can coconut milk
- 2 cups unsweetened shredded coconut
- 1/4 cup + 1 tablespoon coconut flour
- 1/4 cup raw honey (try maple syrup to make these vegan)
- 2 (9 ounce) bags high-quality dark chocolate (dairy-free if needed)
- In a large bowl, mix together the coconut milk, shredded coconut, coconut flour, and honey.
- Shape the mixture into bars and place on two baking sheets lined with parchment paper or nonstick baking mats.
- Place the bars into the freezer for at least one hour.
- Meanwhile, melt the chocolate chips, either in the microwave or using a double boiler.
- Dip the frozen bars into the dark chocolate, scraping off the chocolate with a knife or spoon so it isn’t too thick.
- Allow the chocolate to harden.
- Store in the refrigerator or freezer. These are best served chilled as the chocolate will start to melt if left at room temperature too long.
- Prep Time: 1 hour 20 mins
- Category: dessert
- Serving Size: 1 bar
- Calories: 141
- Sugar: 11.4g
- Sodium: 6.7mg
- Fat: 10.2g
- Saturated Fat: 7.5g
- Carbohydrates: 14.4g
- Fiber: 2g
- Protein: 1.4g
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This recipe was first published in 2016. New photos and a video were added December 2019.
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Sara :) says
These are fantastic. Dare I say they taste even better than the mounds bar itself. I honestly tried this recipe because after halloween i binged sooo many mini mounds bars and found myself feeling sluggish. They’re my absolute favorite candy so I couldn’t cut them out. The coconut flour is perfect for this recipe and that was easy to find at my local grocery. I will say I did end up using about 3 cups of shredded coconut instead of 2, but that might have been because I over measured the amount of coconut milk. I also made them vegan by using agave. You could sub maple syrup as it says, but I find that always gives things the strong maple flavor. Regardless, these are incredible and I have so many stored in my freezer for my dessert days or a mid day energy snack! I 10000% recommend.
I kept them in the freezer and ate them frozen.
I do the same!
I made these and they are the best! But I did have a problem making them. The white middle part was runny. I think I’ll try coconut cream next time. And it was super hard to dip them in the chocolate with out making a huge mess. I ended up having to freeze the white part for several hours and cutting them into bars and dipping them. Next time I just might make a tray and cut them. But they were the best!!! well worth the trouble. I gave it five stars for taste.
My white part is never runny. I wonder if something else was off. I’m glad you liked the taste regardless. Thanks for the feedback, Ellen.
I wonder if I forgot the coconut flour or put only 1 T… It would be like me to do something like that… I’ll try again following the recipe exactly. Thanks!
Please let me know how it goes!
This is incredible thank you for sharing!
Nancy @ Glass shower enclosures says
Wow those looks tasty! Among my favorite sweet bars. Would enjoy to make these at home.
Could you use agave in place of honey?
I do think that would work fine!
These look so good! I have all the ingredients except coconut flour. Could I use regular flour?
My only worry would be the flavor of the uncooked flour.
Wow those looks delicious! Do they work well to go or do they melt quickly?
If you take it from the freezer it would be okay to go for a short time. After a few hours they would probably start to melt. I’m sorry I haven’t kept them at room temperature for very long so I can’t say for sure.
Heather Hurt says
These look so yummy! I will be making these in the near future. I like the look of you “new” blog!
Thanks, Heather! I hope you love these. I have a stash in my freezer and the kids and I both love them so much.
Tricia Latino says
Thank you for this recipe. They are absolutely amazing OMG
So glad to hear that!
Tricia Latino says
These are so delicious. I made them tonight
One of my favorite candy bars. Would love to make these at home. Can’t wait to try this recipe!
I hope you love them, Erin! 🙂