Cooking with kids

Raw coconut and chocolate bars (Bounty-like)

As you might already know, I decided to reduce my sugar intake. I want to share with you a nutritious recipe that I discovered last week, written down by me on a piece of paper (can’t remember when or from where).

We love Bounty chocolate bars, but they are very high in sugars: 48.2% sugars, meaning, as per their ingredients list, sugar, glucose syrup and lactose. Therefore I was more than happy when I found this recipe in a long-forgotten notebook. This meant we could still enjoy the coconut and chocolate bars. In addition, I could use the cashew pulp that is left after I making cashew milk for the morning smoothies. So I have 3 reasons to love this recipe!

Ingredients for raw coconut and chocolate bar

  • 75g coconut flakes
  • 35g cashew, hydrated
  • 1 Tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 Tbsp honey

I usually soak the cashew overnight, blend them with water in the morning and after filtering to obtain cashew milk, I use the pulp for these bars: combine the 4 ingredients written above and mix them in a food processor.

Place the mixture on a baking sheet on a tray that can be frozen and on top of this mixture add the following chocolate mixture, obtained by mixing in a food processor the following 3 ingredients:

  • 1 banana
  • 1 Tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 Tbsp cocoa powder

Place the tray in the freezer for at least 1-2 hours. Take the tray out, leave it at room temperature for 5 minutes and cut the bars.

The coconut and chocolate bars should look like in the photo below:

Raw cocoa and coconut bars - snack from the freezer

When you try this recipe, I’d love to hear your impressions about it!

Photos: personal archive

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2 Comments

  • Diana

    Hi and good to find you on this new “home” :)!
    Great recipe, we are also experiencing mostly sugar-free foods lately. Currently my boy’s favourite so far are some very easy to make cookies: just mix together some hydrated almonds, pistachio or whatever nuts you have, blended (I use to make vegetable milk and there are always some leftover nuts from it) with 1 tbsp coconut oil, a little cinnamon, 1 banana and flour of your choice (I use rice flour) until reaching a firm consistency. Make small cookie-formed pieces and place them on a tray in the oven at 180 degrees for about 15-20 minutes. Optionally I add some small pieces of dark chocolate in the mixture 😉

    • raluca

      Nice to see you in my new “home”! And thanks for the recipe, it sounds really yummy and easy to make, I will give it a try tomorrow morning as I am planning a smoothie with almond milk for a change (kept using the cashew one as we really love these chocolate bars)!

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