Mounds Bar – If you’re someone who loves the combination of coconut and chocolate then you absolutely have to try this amazing homemade Mounds Bar Recipe. Indulge, in a blend of shredded coconut, condensed milk and luxurious dark chocolate that will leave you wanting more.
I still remember the first time I made these Mounds Bars on a lazy Sunday afternoon. I had a craving, for something chocolaty so I searched through my pantry for inspiration. The result was this recipe. The first bite brought back memories from my childhood as the rich velvety dark chocolate gave way to a moist coconut center. Even my husband, who isn’t usually a fan of coconut treats couldn’t resist it. Guess what? My little one loved it so much that she called it “Moms Chocolate Cloud”. Insisted on having another right away!
What makes this Mounds Bar truly special?
What makes this Mounds Bar Recipe truly special is its simplicity combined with flavor. Made with three ingredients that are easy to pronounce it guarantees an authentic taste experience. It takes about an hour to prepare making it a quick treat whenever you feel like indulging yourself or surprising your loved ones. And here’s the best part; You can customize it based on your preferences by choosing either chocolate or a slightly sweeter semi-sweet variation. No matter which direction you choose it’s sure to be a success!
What You Need To Make This Mounds Bar Recipe?
Unsweetened shredded coconut: This is the heart of our Mounds Bar, giving it that distinct tropical flavor and chewy texture. Always go for unsweetened to maintain control over the sweetness level. Fresh is best, but dried works wonders too!
Sweetened condensed milk: This ingredient is like the magic potion in this recipe. It not only binds the coconut shreds together but adds a creamy, sweet, and rich backdrop that complements the coconut perfectly. Always ensure you shake the can before using it, and remember, a little goes a long way!
Dark chocolate (or semi-sweet chocolate): The cloak of goodness that wraps around our coconut core. Dark chocolate offers a deep, rich taste that counterbalances the sweetness of the other ingredients. If you prefer something lighter and sweeter, semi-sweet chocolate steps in beautifully. Remember to check for quality – good chocolate makes all the difference. If you’re a real chocophile, consider brands with a higher cacao content for a more intense flavor.
Steps To Make Mounds Bar:
Step 1: Let’s get started by grabbing a mixing bowl. Carefully mix together the shredded coconut. Sweetened condensed milk until they’re well combined.
Step 2: Now it’s time, for the fun part! Dampen your hands (trust me it makes a difference). Shape the coconut mixture into 12 logs. Arrange them on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Let them chill in the freezer for 20 minutes to firm up.
Step 3: While those are getting nice and firm let’s start melting some chocolate! Take a microwave bowl. Begin melting 10 tablespoons of chocolate. Microwave it on high for 30 seconds then give it bursts of 15 seconds until it becomes smooth and silky. Remember to stir after each heating!
Step 4: Next, add the remaining 5 tablespoons of chocolate to the bowl. Stir it until all is melted and it looks absolutely fabulous.
Step 5: Now comes the dipping part! Grab forks or your favorite dipping tool and dip each coconut log into the chocolate making sure they’re completely coated in that delicious chocolaty goodness. Once dipped place them back onto the parchment paper.
Step 6: A little more patience, my friend. Allow the chocolate to set. Thanks, to our freezer trick this should happen quickly!
For a luxurious delight, you can lightly sprinkle a hint of flaky sea salt, over the freshly coated Mounds Bars while the chocolate is still moist. The combination of the chocolate, coconut, and subtle touch of salt enhances the flavors adding a gourmet touch to these homemade treats!
Frequently Asked Questions:
Can I use unsweetened condensed milk instead of sweetened?
Yes, you can use condensed milk. It will result in a Mounds Bar that is less sweet. If you choose to go with condensed milk you may want to add a bit of sweetener, like honey or maple syrup to balance out the flavors.
How do I store leftover Mounds Bars?
To store any leftover Mounds Bars place them in an airtight container. Separate them with parchment paper to prevent sticking. Keep them refrigerated for up to one week. If you want to keep them for a long period they can also be frozen for up, to a month. Just make sure they are fully thawed before enjoying.
Can I add a nutty twist to the Mounds Bars?
Absolutely! If you’d like to put your spin on the Almond Joy simply press a whole almond into the top of each coconut log before dipping it in chocolate. This will add a crunch and nutty flavor that many people enjoy.
My name is Natasha and I am the owner of nodashofgluten.com, a blog dedicated to all kinds of recipes. On my website, you can find classic dishes, vegetarian delights, creative snacks, Gluten-free recipes, and desserts – all proving that cooking isn’t as hard as it seems! With easy-to-follow instructions and tips on how to make your meals even better, I strive to help everyone become master chefs in their own kitchen. Come join me at nodashofgluten.com for some delicious fun!