Chocolate Coconut Bites

These little bites of heaven are a play on the 'Bounty' bars I grew up eating. This version is a little healthier of course but is rich & flavoursome with addition of dark chocolate & real pieces of coconut.

Serves 12


  • 240ml coconut milk
  • 60ml coconut oil
  • 4 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Pinch of sea-salt
  • 225g desiccated coconut
  • 400g dark chocolate, 72% cocoa solids


  1. Grease and line a 20cm square tin.
  2. Whisk together the coconut milk, coconut oil, maple syrup, vanilla extract and sea-salt. Once well combined add the desiccated coconut and beat together.
  3. Pour the coconut mix into the prepared cake tin and transfer to the freezer for at least 2 hours. Take out of the freezer at this point and cut into bite sized bars. Freeze again for a further 30 minutes.
  4. Melt the chocolate over a double boiler, being careful to not allow the chocolate to burn.
  5. This is the messy part; cover the coconut bars with the melted dark chocolate. You can apply two thin coats of the chocolate for a more even finish if you wish.
  6. Once covered, transfer to the fridge to set.