Healthy Bounty Bars

A copycat recipe of one of the most delicious candy and chocolate bars out there- The bounty or mound bar! This healthy 4 ingredient no bake mound bounty bars are naturally paleo, vegan, gluten-free, refined sugar free and low carb! 

4 Ingredient No Bake Mound Bounty Bars (V, GF, P, DF)- Easy, fuss-free and delicious, this healthy candy bar copycat combines coconut and chocolate in one! {vegan, gluten free, paleo recipe}-

Niki- this one’s for you.

The day Niki got her license, we went out to celebrate with a good meal and movie. By good meal and movie, I mean Nandos chicken and chips and the second session of Harry Potter. Okay, so it was probably not so much a celebration than a bored Saturday night. I digress.

Niki was ‘celebrating’ finally obtaining her driver’s license.

I, however, was celebrating not being her chauffeur anymore.

4 Ingredient No Bake Mound Bounty Bars (V, GF, P, DF)- Easy, fuss-free and delicious, this healthy candy bar copycat combines coconut and chocolate in one! {vegan, gluten free, paleo recipe}-

It’s not that I didn’t enjoy driving THAT much- I actually don’t mind it. It was the little ‘gifts’ she would leave after every. Single. Trip.

Sometimes it was her lip gloss.

Sometimes it was a few coins (they became donations in my glove box).

Most of the time, it was empty bounty wrappers. Those infamous, shiny blue and white wrappers would be enrobed within my car seats, behind the seats and even occasionally in the boot. Don’t ask me how they got there. Niki had no excuses. Believe me, she tried.

4 Ingredient No Bake Mound Bounty Bars (V, GF, P, DF)- Easy, fuss-free and delicious, this healthy candy bar copycat combines coconut and chocolate in one! {vegan, gluten free, paleo recipe}-

She literally used every excuse in the book.

‘Its not mine, It’s moms.’ (Mum hates coconut)

It’s not mine, it’s Ingrid’s. (Ingrid prefers gummy candy. She also has had Invisalign treatment)

‘the wind blew it in.’ (How obscure- always the same chocolate….)

‘It’s not mine. It’s Christine’s. (…..Christine is diabetic)

Safe to say, Niki thought I was a twat but she was wrong. Sorry, Niki- it was all you.

When I was back in Melbourne, we went for a drive in her car and let’s just say there was no room for me to leave any ‘gifts’- I tried with a cookie wrapper from the airplane, a gum wrapper, and even a pen. Nope.

I could be all fancy schmancy and say that this recipe was created out of those ‘lovely’ car memories but that would be a lie. Because a recipe this good cannot be ascertained from that kind of memories.

4 Ingredient No Bake Mound Bounty Bars (V, GF, P, DF)- Easy, fuss-free and delicious, this healthy candy bar copycat combines coconut and chocolate in one! {vegan, gluten free, paleo recipe}-

Although a bounty bar typically is made of sugar, milk chocolate, coconut, sugar, and sucre (French for sugar), I took it upon myself to give it a healthy makeover without sacrificing on taste. Let’s chuck a challenge and make it paleo too. That means it makes the Vegans happy, the gluten intolerant happy and the grain free advocates happy.

The best bit? These are so easy to whip up and with just 4 ingredients– you’ve probably got them already in your pantry. They take less than five minutes to prep and are diet friendly- Seriously, you’ll never buy a packaged candy bar ever again!

4 Ingredient No Bake Mound Bounty Bars (Paleo, Vegan, Gluten-Free) is adapted from Kasey’s Kitchen Coconut Bark.

4 Ingredient No Bake Mound Bounty Bars (Paleo, Vegan, Gluten Free)

A copycat recipe of one of the most delicious candy and chocolate bars out there- The bounty or mound bar! This healthy 4 ingredient no bake mound bounty bars are naturally paleo, vegan, gluten-free, refined sugar free and low carb! 
4.1 from 10 votes
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Course: Dessert, Snack
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 100kcal
Author: Arman



  • Line a loaf pan or 8 x 8 baking dish with parchment paper and set aside. 
  • Add your shredded coconut in a large mixing bowl and set aside. In a microwave safe bowl or stovetop, melt your coconut oil. Pour over the shredded coconut and add the pure maple syrup. Mix very well. 
  • Pour the coconut mixture into the lined baking dish and refrigerate for an hour, or until firm. Once firm, melt your chocolate of choice and pour over the coconut bar. Refrigerate until chocolate has firmed up. Cut into bars and enjoy! 


4 Ingredient No Bake Mound Bounty Bars should be kept refrigerated but can be kept at room temperature, as long as they are covered. These are also freezer friendly. 


Calories: 100kcal
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Have you ever had any ‘gifts’ constantly left in your car?

Messy car or clean car?

Have you ever eaten a bounty bar? 

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150 thoughts on “Healthy Bounty Bars

  1. Let’s get one thing out of the way first: you’re not asking for the current state of my car’s inside. Nobody does that. Ever. For a reason. Okay, moving on.
    Bounty bars weren’t my favourite growing up though I can’t remember why. Maybe I didn’t like coconut enough back then? Now? Insanity. Coconut in, on and with all the things. And whether they’re bar- or ball-shaped these wouldn’t lie or roll around for long here.

  2. My father would love these, bountys are one of his favourite sweets. He seems to like coconut sweets, for Christmas we always have to make coconut macaroons for him (no complaints!).
    Since I’m the younger sister who had been carried around by her bestest big neither I should have been the one to leave behind gifts. But if course I didn’t do that. I’m a nice sister! (And I’m neat)

  3. A treat that’s full of good healthy fats! You have a winner here Arman!
    Am actually thinking these would make the perfect Christmas gifts (all wrapped up in nice tissue paper with a bow)! Perfect with their ability to stay at room temp! Love giving homemade gifts!

  4. Well played, sir, well played. And I don’t trust diabetics. You know the chocolate is always theirs (I say this hoping that people know full well I am taking the piss).
    We always used to find Skittles and the lone french fry in our cars. I like to think that my car isn’t so much messy as lived in, but it is a little dustyl

  5. I don’t even like bounty and I’m tempted by them! UK reader here, been planning with some friends a backpacking trip across Australia and New Zealand next year, nearly forgot they had no idea who you were and got all excited when we were planning on going to Melbourne, whoops 😛 hahah blog reading/stalking problems.

  6. I’ve never heard of bounty bars, but these sound super tasty. I realized reading your story that I’m the gift leaver in the car. I carpool with a buddy from work and I’m always leaving my coffee mugs and starbucks trash in her car. Oops!

    1. We had Bounty bars here in New York state for about 5 minutes about 30 years ago. I thought the company stopped making them. Wonderful to have this recipe so I don’t have to travel overseas for them. I’ll go to Europe to sight see instead. If the occasional real Bounty bar makes its way into my purse, so be it ?.

  7. Oh you make me happy! Bounty bars are my favorite! Next to Kit Kat – but still a favorite.
    My car is impeccable! Because I trashed about 12 wrappers yesterday 😉 I am the one to gift myself to a little mess. I often eat a bar in the car on my way to the gym and on my way back home after the gym. As a result I cultivate mess… When I run out of the chocolate hazelnut slices I’ll make those next. Coconut everywhere 🙂

  8. Hehe its funny you said about Bounty, as here in America they are called Almond Joy! And actually, don’t hate me, but I am not that big of a fan, whenever we would get the celebrations box (you get those in Australia too right?), the bountys would always be the ones left! I love the idea of homemade ones though, yum!

  9. Look at you, vegan and gluten-free! Just for me 😉 And all those coconut ingredients! Phenomenal!
    I am just thankful I don’t have to drive anymore since living in the city now for college! When I go home for winter break….I’m scared I’ll forget how to drive though, haha!

  10. I’ve never had a bounty bar, but dang these look good! Chocolate and coconut is such a great flavour pairing.

    I try to be nice and respectful in other people’s cars, but secretly my car is a mess. Sometimes I’ll leave half empty coffee cups in it for months and only remove them once they develop a smell. I’m gross.

  11. I LOVE these ball/bars! Hey that could be a new thing. I want to eat them all for breakfast and then make another batch and have them again for lunch. Not kidding.This is exactly what I’m in the mood for today. Also I was the oldest too and therefore the chauffeur to tennis practices, frozen yogurt runs, etc etc.

  12. Ummm…these look delicious, Arman! I’ve been thinking about your post from the other day about trying different diets for a week at a time. It hit me this morning while I was working out that I want to be Cookie Monster for a week. Is that acceptable? I’ll even wear a furry, blue costume. And I totally think these bounty bars quality for a Cookie Monster diet. Just sayin’.

  13. So…now that my parents are allll about the Weight Watchers I’ve been brainstorming healthier sweet treats for the holidays. These look like a great option my friend! Coconut on coconut. And they are balls. Definitely obscure balls.

  14. Fun fact, Bounty is not marketed in the US (we have something very similar called Mounds tho).
    Anyways, I know a lot about Bounty because my friend Karla kept talking about Bounty when she first moved to NYC from London.
    She even had her mom’s shipping a huge box of Bounty bars because she was having withdrawals at a certain point.
    But I have to say, your bars look 100x times better than store-bought, not to mention they’re like a gazillion times healthier.
    I’m going to make ’em to Karla so she’ll finally stop whining about stupid Bounty! 😉

  15. bounty bars are amazing. I think I prefer almond joy though – that one almond makes a big difference.
    As far my car – I still have a few food containers from the road trip in there. And dog hair – so much dog hair. So basically – messy car.

  16. Yum these look delicious and easy to make! I hate anything being left in my car. I like it clean but the problem is I don’t like cleaning it. I usually get my husband to do that for me. He is usually the one messing it up after all!

  17. Pinned this to my bites & balls board not my brownies & bars one cuz I’m stubborn like that #rebel
    In other news, I actually kind of hate driving and my younger cousins were my chauffeurs back when I lived in Trinidad. Good times.

  18. Nope, I’ve never eaten a bounty bar, but I like how you’re revamping candy bars to be healthy! Right now my car is clean, but only because I just bought it a few weeks ago. I’m trying to be all good about taking in garbage (mostly protein bar wrappers!) and stuff – we’ll see how long that lasts!

  19. Heyyyyy now! Shouldn’t these be called Bounty Bites? Or Bounty Balls? Because unless I’ve been drinking, they don’t look like bars to me 😛 And my car is ridiculously clean… to the point where people are probably afraid to ride with me. And DON’T say it’s because of my driving!

  20. Balls >>> Bars.
    I’ve never tried bounty bars before, but I love me some coconut, and I guess I’m starting to like chocolate again (considering I’ve finished a bag of chocolate chip cookies from my aunt in the past week).
    I don’t have a car of my own yet, but if/when I do get one, it will probably have peanut butter smudges EVERYWHERE. Or Greek yogurt.

  21. My mind has been blown clear into the other room. These.Look.So.GOOD! I love the ingredient list, HELL YES. I also legit LOL’ed at the convo’s with your sister about blaming it on others, and your response to those that she named. So good.

  22. So, I’m a bit of a litter Nazi when it comes to my car–I hate it when people leave candy wrappers or empty water bottles in there!

    The center of these bounty balls/bars is making me drool.

    1. Hi Zosia- I am SO sorry for accidentally forgetting a key ingredient in the recipe- you’ll need to add 1/4-1/2 cup of almond milk (or liquid of choice) until a thick, formable batter is formed. I’ve just amended the recipe- thank you so much for letting me know 🙂

    1. Hi Lori- I am SO sorry for accidentally forgetting a key ingredient in the recipe- you’ll need to add 1/4-1/2 cup of almond milk (or liquid of choice) until a thick, formable batter is formed. I am so sorry- That was a huge mistake on my part- I hope you do try it again 🙂

  23. This is definitely my kind of recipe! Thanks for sharing it at GF Wednesdays. To answer your question, yes we have Thanksgiving next Thursday. I think it’s the biggest food holiday of the year.

  24. We have Bounty bars here in Canada. Absolutely love them! I have a container of Stevia just sitting in my pantry, unused. Can I substitute that for the sweetener in your recipe (which I don’t have), and how much would I use? I would love to make use of that jar! There is no feeling like going anywhere in a clean car 🙂 I have a ‘take your stuff with you when you leave’ policy, but more often than not, it’s me that takes it out because I am the one bothered by it! Oh well, I’d rather clean it than drive it messy!

  25. Thanks for linking up at our Gluten Free Fridays Party! I have tweeted and pinned your entry to our Gluten Free Fridays board on Pinterest! 🙂 I can’t wait to see what you share next time!

  26. Ok awesome! What if disagreed with almond milk and wanted to use regular cow’s milk? Or goat milk? Or even coconut milk? Would that work? I have never worked with almond milk…but when Mama used to get it when I was little, I always thought it was too thin.

  27. This recipe is awesome! Thanks! I’m wondering how long they would last in the fridge. I have a party to prep for in two weeks and this MUST be on the menu

  28. OMG I love bounty and have just tried making these. The wait in the fridge is killing me. Unfortunately they look nothing like yours as the chocolate mix seems really runny and thin. Hey ho better luck next time. Any tips? I’m trying my hardest with a candida diet and know I shouldn’t have cocoa or coconut sugar (I’ve substituted coconut sugar for xylitol) but this is much better as a ‘really need sugar’ treat than stuffing my face with chocolate and sweeties.

    1. Oh no, Cat! I am so sorry about that- The strange thing is, everyone in America who has made it has had great success but us in Australia and several folks from the UK have all had trouble- I realised many of our coconut flour brands are MUCH different to the American ones (I order mine from over there) and is finely milled- Similar to straight coconut! I really enjoy these with coconut sugar as I’ve found xylitol to really affect baking/cooking. The chocolate mix should be coconut oil and cocoa and either a liquid sweetener or sugar- Many simply just melt standard cooking chocolate! Hope this is helpful! 🙂

      1. Awww thanks for the information. The inner mix was actually ok so we didn’t mind that. The chocolate coating however is a different story 🙂 All of that said they are still bloody lovely! I’ll check out the US for the flour, thanks for the tip and I’ll also give the cooking choc a try too. Great recipe x

  29. I just made these and they taste great my chocolate coating is very thin though! But yummy!!!!! Thanks for the recipe!!!

  30. Wow these look so good…and perfect! Good thing they’re healthy because they would slowly disappear every time I walked by them 😀

    Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

  31. Arman, I have a confession. Coconut Mounds happen to be my favorite candy. Of course when you reach a certain age, you can’t eat quite as many of those as you would like…Needless to say, these healthy bounty bars were meant for me! They sound wonderful my friend!

  32. These are very yummy. I needed a lot more almond milk to get mine to stick together and the chocolate dipping is fiddly and therefore quite slow, so won’t be making them every week but very enjoyable if you have the time.

  33. I just finished making these and now patiently waiting as they’re sitting comfortably in my fridge! I had a really hard time forming a thick dough out of the recipe … it kept on crumbling in my hands. I would add more almond milk but it would crumble again as I tried rolling them into balls. I ended up using quite a bit of almond milk to get them to stick and my chocolate was quite thin. The end product looks nothing like yours but I imagine they taste good… coconut anything tastes good =)

    1. Vicky! Gah, I’m such a tart. I completely forgot to make the amendments a few months back but after some testing and retesting, I improved the recipe which would have fixed all those issues- I’m so sorry! So- The proportions of coconut flour to shredded coconut changed- I found depending on the coconut flour brand, it really affected how to form them well. Also, similarly, depending on the brand you’d need more/less almond milk.

      As for the chocolate, I included the cheats way 😉 a block of dairy free or lindt chocolate melted. I’m so sorry to have put you through that! Hopefully it still tastes good 🙂

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