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Gluten Free Coconut Bars

Nestle Bounty's are gluten free but our take on them is also dairy free and don't use many ingredients, they are so tasty pretty low in calories too. This recipe also makes them vegan naturally but we have added a honey instead of maple syrup alternative if you don't want vegan. They are so good you'll want to eat them all!

Added 18th July 2017
Updated 31st January 2021
Recipe by Alison Wheatley

This recipe is...

  • FODMAP Friendly FODMAP Friendly
  • Low Calorie Low Calorie
  • Low Sugar Low Sugar
  • Slimming World Friendly Slimming World Friendly
  • Vegan Vegan


150g desiccated coconut
200ml coconut milk
4tbsp coconut oil
4tbsp maple syrup (or honey if you don't want them vegan)

120g coconut oil
30g cocoa powder
2tbsp maple syrup (or honey if you don't want them vegan)
  • Preparation Time: 15 Mins
  • Cooking Time: 2 Hours 30 Mins
  • This recipe makes 32 bars

This recipe is free from...

Tree Nuts


1. Place all the filling ingredients in a pan, stir until the coconut oil has melted then bring to the boil and then remove from heat.

2. Line a square cake tin with cling film, press the coconut filling tightly into the tin then allow to cool slightly, once cooled, place in the freezer for around 2 hours until hardened.

3. To make the coating, melt the coconut oil, cocoa powder and honey together over a low heat then allow to cool until slightly thickened but not set (we found around 15 minutes in the fridge was ideal).

4. Remove the coconut filling from freezer and chop into 32 pieces, roll each in the chocolate and place on greaseproof paper to set (it should mostly set almost immediately with the coldness of the coconut), place in fridge to set fully.

Nutritional Information (Per bar)

Calories Carbs Fibre Fat Sugar Protein
108 4g 1g 10g 4g 1g

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