Vegan Matcha Coconut Bounty Bars | No Bake
We all have some candy that we loved as kids and wished it was vegan. I have a few that candy bars that I miss and one of my favorites are Bounty bars (or Mounts in the states). Thankfully they are pretty effortless to veganise and so I decided to give it a try and also give it a little twist.
So I made some awesome coconut Bounty bars and I added matcha green tea powder to make these more fun. They came out great and I will be making them more often from now on. The green tea goes really well with coconut and gives a subtle and refreshing kick to it that you will really like.
They are so easy to make with just a few ingredients. You just have to be patient for them to freeze so they are easier to form. You can keep them in your fridge for days and enjoy them as a snack or freeze them for weeks. If you want a bigger batch just double up the ingredients. Just make sure you keep them cold as they tend to get a little soft if they stay too long out of the fridge.
- 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
- 2 Tbsp virgin coconut oil
- 3 1/2 tsp maple syrup (or agave)
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 tsp matcha powder
- pinch of salt
- 1/2 sup semi sweet vegan chocolate chips
- 1/4 tsp coconut oil (optional)
- In a food processor add all the ingredients besides the last two and process for about a minute until everything is incorporated. You want your coconut to still have a texture but the mixture to be sticky enough so it holds together when molded.
- Line a baking pan with parchment paper. Form the coconut mixture into 8 small oval shaped patties and freeze for 2 hours.
- Put your chocolate chips and coconut oil into a bowl a melt in the microwave (1 minute).
- Remove the patties from the freezer and carefully dip each one of them into the melted chocolate until they are fully covered, then place them back on the pan and freeze them until they are firm (about 30 minutes to an hour).