Homemade Mounds Candy Bars are a healthy chocolate and coconut candy made with just 4 ingredients! To whip up a batch of your own all you need is dark chocolate, shredded coconut, coconut oil, and honey. We like serving homemade Mounds Candy Bars at our Halloween celebrations. They’re an amazing dessert for Valentine’s day and also a wonderful paleo treat for Purim.
With the blissful combination of chocolate and coconut, homemade Mounds Bars taste even better than the store-bought version! They’re far healthier too.
Mounds Candy Bars
- ¾ cup chocolate chips
- ½ cup unsweetened shredded coconut
- ¼ cup coconut oil
- 1 tablespoon agave nectar or honey
- Melt chocolate in a small pan over very low heat
- Using a small paint brush, coat the bottom and sides of a mounds candy mold
- Place mold in freezer for 10 minutes to allow chocolate to harden
- In a small bowl, combine shredded coconut, coconut oil, and agave
- Remove mold from freezer
- Fill chocolate lined molds with coconut mixture
- Paint chocolate over coconut mixture to cover bars
- Place in freezer for 10 minutes to harden
- Remove from freezer, turn mold upside down and pop mounds out of mold
Here are some of my other healthy homemade candy recipes for you!
Elana, thank you for posting this. This recipe rocks my world!
I have tweaked the recipe a wee bit & make it simpler by just pressing the coconut mixture into a small glass pan and then putting the chocolate mixture on top with fresh roasted almonds. I have many “almond joy” lovers around me. This is also a super quick & well appreciated potluck item to make in a jiffy. I cut them in small squares from my little pan but I double the recipe. (:
Hesperia, you’re welcome! Glad to hear this recipe rocks your world!
You look like a refined version of Sandra Bullock. And I think she’s beautiful.
Just found your site and loving all the posts and recipes.
Thanks for taking the time to share.
You’re welcome Juli!
BJ Searcy says
I used condensed cream instead of the coconut oil and honey. Not quite mounds, will try your recipe, sounds good and so much better for me.
BJ, I hope you love it as much as we do :-)
Sandi (gfchopstix) says
Hi Elana, these look so delicious! No time to make them this year, sadly, but I’ve reblogged on my site, and will definitely be making them soon. Thank you for you wonderful recipes!
You’re welcome Sandi!
Wondering if you can update your chocolate links with what you are currently using.
Elana Amsterdam says
Hi Jessie, thanks for your comment! I’ve updated the chocolate links :-)
Pam H says
Made this into little bite size pieces that I just drizzled the chocolate frosting on and all my sugar-loving friends thought it was the best! It is. The best. Thank you for your creativity and wonderful blending of flavors.
Pam, so glad to hear this was the best!
If you don’t want to bother with candy molds, handshape the coconut mixture into small bars, pop them in the freezer until chilled, then dip in chocolate. Same ingredients, different method. Both delicious!
Thanks for the simple recipe. We used silicone muffin cups and they peeled off easily. Yum!
You’re welcome Randi!