Healthy Bounty Bars
I really have a thing about coconut and dark chocolate and Bounty’s were always my favourite naughty treat back in the day. Unlike the original bounty, these delicious morsels are refined sugar free and contain nothing nasty. In fact they are the perfect treat and are nourishing for your body. I don’t make my treats overly sweet so if you like yours sweeter, just add more maple syrup or whatever liquid sweetener you like to use.
Even better is that you can use it as a base to make peppermint patties or cherry ripe bites!
Here’s a break down of each ingredient and how they are beneficial and nourishing for your skin.
•Coconut ~ High in good fatty acids which strengthen connective tissue and helps your skin shed dead cells. It is also high in manganese and copper bith which support collagen production. Coconut oil is naturally high in fibre which will help improve your digestive system. You need a healthy digestive system to have healthy skin. (or anything else!) Also high is antioxidants. We use coconut oil in EVERYTHING!!!
•Cocao ~ High in antioxidants which are key in blocking harmful free radicals in the body and protects against premature aging. High in vitamin C & magnesium which protects your skin & keeps it healthy. Cocao contains omega 6 fatty acids, which help in cellular healing & promotes blood flow. We used organic ark chocolate that is high in cocao.
•Vanilla ~ Vanilla is a good source of essential oils, vitamins & minerals especially vitamin B and can help improve the look of your skin tone. Great source of antioxidants.
•Maple Syrup ~Maple syrup’s plant-based compounds reduce oxidative stress, which is responsible for aging us at a quicker rate and reducing the strength of our immune system. Maple syrup also supplies some trace minerals and antioxidants, while sugar lacks both of these.
•Himalayan Salt ~ Himalayan salt rather than ordinary table salt or even sea salt is mined from ancient sea beds, so it is pure from modern environmental toxins. It provides a whopping 84 trace minerals, plus a unique ionic energy that is released when the salt is mixed with water.
Healthy Bounty Bars Recipe
1/4 cup melted virgin coconut oil
1 cup coconut mylk
4 Tbsp Maple syrup or rice malt syrup
1 Tsp Vanilla Exract
1/4 Tsp Himalayan salt
4 cups organic shredded coconut
Approx 1 cup melted organic dark choc at meat 70% cocao
1/4 cup coconut oil
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup cocao powder
*Add peppermint essential oil and 1tsp ground peppermint or spirulina for peppermint patties
*Add 1 cup chopped cherries & drops of natural red food colouring to make healthy ‘cherry ripe’ Bars.
- Mix coconut mylk and coconut oil until well combined.
- Add the rest of the ingredients and mix in thermomix or food processor till well combined.
- Press into a square baking dish lined with baking paper. Refrigerate until firm
- Cut into bars and quickly dip into melted chocolate. Refrigerate until set. Keep in fridge in warm weather.
- Add more maple syrup if you like sweeter treats.