Are you a fan of coconut? Do you like food with a twist? Then these Pink Bounty Bars are perfect for you! They’re flavored with hibiscus powder and super delicious!
Personally, I am a huge fan of coconut! I love coconut milk, coconut water, dried coconut, coconut flakes… anything really! The smell of coconut is absolutely delicious to me and I love cooking with coconut! However, I am not a huge fan of bounty bars because they’re just unnecessarily sweet for me. Which is why I wanted to create my own bounty … with a twist!
Since store-bought bounties are too sweet in my opinion and I generally try to avoid refined sugar as much as possible, I went with maple syrup for my version. And what makes the bounties slightly pink, you ask? I added hibiscus powder! I found it a little way back on one of my favorite websites for healthy products and wanted to give it a try. It’s super tart and delicious but you have to use it sparingly.
Maybe I should have rather called them purple bounties because somehow they don’t look very pink here on these photos… whatever you wanna call them, they’re delicious though! The hibiscus adds a depth of flavor that the regular coconut mixture doesn’t have and that I really appreciate.
I covered some of the coconut bars in semi-sweet chocolate and some in milk chocolate. And I love them both for different reasons. Obviously the milk chocolate one is a little bit sweeter. One some days I feel more like a sweeter version and then I’ll choose that one. And on other days I like the slight bitterness of the semi-sweet chocolate. I also like to cut the coconut bars into different sizes because on some days I want a bigger one and other days a smaller one.
What is important either way is that you let the coconut mixture sit in the freezer overnight after cutting it into bars. When I first made them as a test, I only froze them for a couple of hours and they fell apart when dipping them into the molten chocolate. Also, make sure that the molten chocolate is properly cooled off before dipping the coconut bars. They would otherwise also get too warm too quickly.
Will you make these as a snack soon? Or how about my Pistacchio Energy Balls?
Vegan Copycat Pink Bounty Bars
Are you a fan of coconut? Do you like food with a twist? Then these Pink Bounty Bars are perfect for you! They're flavored with hibiscus powder and super delicious!
In a bowl, mix together grated coconut, hibiscus powder, pinch of salt, evaporated coconut milk and maple syrup. Mix all well and let stand for 15 minutes.
Line a brownie form with parchment paper. Add the coconut mixture to the form and press down. Pre-cut into pieces BUT not all the way down.
Freeze for an hour, then take out and cut into pieces. Put back into the freezer and freeze overnight.
Melt semi-sweet chocolate and coconut oil over a water bath. Melt vegan milk chocolate and coconut oil over another water bath. Let both cool off.
Remove the frozen coconut bars.
Dip each frozen (!) coconut bar into either the molten semi-sweet or the molten vegan milk chocolate and add back to the parchment paper. Let harden in the freezer for a few minutes.
Melt the vegan milk chocolate chips over a water bath. Remove the frozen bounties from the freezer and drizzle over the milk chocolate in a decorative way. Put back in the freezer for a few minutes.
Keep in the fridge. Enjoy!
This recipe makes 15 bounties.