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Chocolate candy bars are that much more satisfying when made at home and packed with a coconut center.

Make Your Own Mounds Bars
Servings:

serving time12 to 15

Ingredients

  • 3 cups unsweetened shredded coconut

  • 1/2 teaspoon large-flake salt

  • 2/3 cup sweetened condensed milk

  • 10 ounces semisweet chocolate, melted

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- One of my favorite candies is the Mounds bar and I'm going to show you just how easy it is to make them at home. Let's get started. We'll start with the filling of our Mounds bar. So we're just going to add coconut to our bowl, bit of flaked sea salt. Any flakey sea salt will be great. And just crumble it up a bit. You don't want huge chunks of salt. And then our sweetened condensed milk. Oh yeah. Just give it a gentle mix, just to combine. And you can also add other flavor to this if you want to get a little creative. I like adding cinnamon or any other baking spices would be really nice. You can also go the Almond Joy way and an almond to the top of it before you coat them in chocolate. But we are going pure and simple today. Alright, that is nicely mixed. So let's shape them. So we'll form them just using your hands into our bars. Just really give them a good squeeze so they stick. We're gonna lay them on parchment paper on a baking sheet. Alright. It is messy, but it's fun to get messy with food. And if you want them to be not so rustic, maybe a little neater, doing it for a fancy party, you can actually just spread this whole mixture on to your baking tray and just freeze it as is. And once it's all set and frozen, you can cut it in to little bars, if you prefer. Another option. Okay, so I've made our bars and we are going to stick them into the freezer to set for just about 15 minutes 'til they really are cold and stick together. Okay, our coconut bars are freezing so let's melt our chocolate. I've got a double boiler set up here but you can also do this in a microwave if you prefer. You just want to microwave in a microwave-safe bowl about 30 seconds at a time and give it a little stir between until it's nice and smooth. But we're going to use a double boiler, so bowl over boiling water. We're going to add our chocolate in and we're just going to let this melt. Just make sure to keep an eye on your temperature. You don't want to burn the chocolate. I'm using semi-sweet chocolate. But if you don't like semi-sweet chocolate, you can do milk chocolate, you can even do a darker chocolate. Okay, our chocolate is melted and smooth. So we are going to pull this off the heat and go grab our coconut bars out of the freezer. Alright, our coconut bars are set so we are going to dip them in our chocolate and then stick them right back on this tray and put them back in the freezer. So I'm just gonna pop these off. So our coconut bars are cold and our chocolate sauce is hot, so we're going to go one at a time just so that they don't start to melt. So we'll stick that in, use two forks to just coat it, let some of that excess drip off, and straight back on to the parchment. Alright, next one in. Our coconut bars are covered so we're going to stick these back in the freezer to set. Okay, our Mounds bars are frozen and set and ready to eat. I'm just gonna transfer them to a nice plate, but you'll want to keep these in a closed container in the fridge or in the freezer and they'll last for a while. This is great for Halloween. Alright, this last one is for me. And you should go make some Mounds bars.

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