Have you ever gone to the store to buy a pack of mounds bar only to want more when you finish it all at home? The struggle is real! We can relate, and it’s one of the reasons why we have recreated this famous coconut candy. Now we can all have enough candy to satisfy our sweet cravings.
You may as well check out our list for easy dessert recipes you can bake without visiting a bakery. If you like desserts with coconut, our list includes this coconut macaroon recipe, perfect for sweet coconut lovers like you.
What Are Mounds Bars?
This is a no-bake chocolate bar famous for its coconut filling and sweet chocolate coating. In this mounds candy recipe, we’re melting semi sweet chocolate chips which adds smoothness to the coating.
This yummy coconut candy was made famous by the Hershey Company with their Mounds Bar, coated in dark chocolate. Then, the manufacturer made its brother Almond Joy which’s covered in milk chocolate. Almond Joy Bars also have the same shredded sweet coconut plus the additional whole almond for filling.
What makes this a great recipe is that the ingredients we used are easy to find. It’s also a perfect homemade self-wrapped Halloween treat that kids trick-or-treating will surely remember. Plus, we have a lot of suggestions to make it even more delicious!
Tips for Making This Coconut Chocolate Mounds Bar
Although we find these coconut chocolate bars perfect and delicious enough, some may find them a bit plain. Here are some tips in making your mounds candy bar and some variations to try to level up this sweet treat:
- Add a bit of mint to your chocolate coating to add extra coolness and fun to your candy bar.
- Pour your melted chocolate first on a silicon mold and chill for a short time to have the underneath of your mounds bar covered in your melted semi-sweet chocolate.
- Top them with almonds before the chocolate hardens if you want an extra nutty flavor.
For more yummy treats that resemble other famous candies, try making mini peanut butter cups or this Starbucks-inspired birthday cake pops recipe at home. But for now, you can follow this easy recipe to enjoy sweet and nutty chocolate candy bars any time you want.
How To Make Mounds Bar (Hershey's Copycat)
Satisfy every sweet tooth you serve this to with these mound bars with sweetened coconut covered in semisweet chocolate. It’s a no-bake candy bar that you can make for the young ones and young at heart.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Heat up your cream in the microwave on low for no more than 15 seconds, or just until warm.
- In a mixing bowl, combine your warm cream, condensed milk, and desiccated coconut. Mix until your mixture thickens. You should be able to form a shape when clenched together.
- Measure 1½ tablespoons of your coconut mixture, then place these onto your lined baking sheet. Using your hands, mold each mixture until it forms a log, roughly 1½-inches long.
- Transfer your coconut mixture into a chilled area and allow to firm up for at least 30 minutes.
- Once firm, start melting your chocolate by heating in the microwave on low in 15-second bursts, stirring in between until evenly melted.
- Once the chocolate has melted, working quickly, glaze each coconut bar in the melted chocolate and return them on your lined baking sheet, inches apart from each other. Lightly scrape on the edge of the bowl to remove any excess. You may need to reheat your chocolate to avoid thickening.
- Return the coconut bars back into the chiller once all are glazed. Chill until firm, at least an hour.
- Enjoy your homemade Mounds Bar!
- Sugar: 13g
- Calcium: 57mg
- Calories: 248kcal
- Carbohydrates: 19g
- Cholesterol: 12mg
- Fat: 18g
- Fiber: 4g
- Iron: 3mg
- Monounsaturated Fat: 4g
- Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g
- Potassium: 252mg
- Protein: 3g
- Saturated Fat: 13g
- Sodium: 26mg
- Trans Fat: 1g
- Vitamin A: 115IU
- Vitamin C: 1mg
Commonly Asked Questions
Can I use dark chocolate instead of melted chocolate chips?
Yes, you can. Use melted dark chocolate bars for your coating for a little more of that bitter taste that blends well with the sweet coconut filling. However, remember that melted semi sweet chocolate chips result in a softer chocolate coating than when you use a melted dark chocolate bar.
How long can you store these homemade mounds?
Storing your mounds bars in the fridge will make them dry and harden more quickly. So if you want to make them last for 5 days, we suggest storing them in air-tight containers away from direct sunlight. It will not compromise their best quality but after that, they will start to dry up and harden a little bit.
ConclusionHave your dream of recreating your favorite coconut candy bar come true. Surprise yourself with how much this simple 5-ingredient recipe tastes even better than a store-bought mounds bar.
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