If there is one certainty in life … then it’s probably the candy bars!
I am from the generation who eat the big names from the ‘candy bars’ per kilo and I think nothing has changed nowadays. In any case, I still encounter them in every supermarket and gas station, and in vending machines everywhere in the Benelux.
With the exception of Twix (this old gentleman still knows that that used to be called ‘Raider’), even the names have remained the same. Mars, Milky-Way, Lion, Nuts, Snickers, … and Bounty!
Bounty – vegan style
Since we are experimenting with coconut, the last bar (Bounty) is the most relevant to ‘veganise’. The original version contains skimmed milk powder, lactose (duh), butterfat and whey powder, so for the vegan, they are – just like almost all those other candy bars – unsuitable.
Until now 🙂
Here is my 100% plant-based version of this legendary candy bar. Enjoy … but eat them in moderation (which is easier said than done). The recipe is good for ± 8 bars. About the size of the originals.
I can not wait to get started with those other brands 🙂
- 250 gram coconut (freshly grated or dried)
- 210 ml coconut milk
- 40 grams coconut blossom sugar (or unrefined cane sugar)
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 grams agar agar
- 300 grams dark chocolate
Heat the coconut milk, sugar and vanilla extract on a low heat and stir until the sugars are completely absorbed.
Add the grated coconut or dried coconut and stir well together.
Raise the heat and add the agar agar. Leave to cook for 1 minute with constant stirring.
Remove the pan from the heat and allow to cool to room temperature.
Put the cooled mixture in the two lightly greased containers and allow to cool in the refrigerator until it has solidified sufficiently (after 30 minutes)
Melt the chocolate au bain marie (or in the microwave on defrost mode) until it is very liquid.
Remove the filling from the containers and cut it into equal bars.
Dip each bar in the melted chocolate or flood the bars (slowly but with a smooth movement) generously with the chocolate.
Place your future sweet snack in the fridge again and try to wait until all the chocolate is hard.
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