Paleo-ketogenic Bounty Bars Recipe

Keto Bounty Bars

I often get asked about the recipe for these delicious treats. When you switch to a paleo or ketogenic way of eating, it is often difficult to come to terms with losing many of your favourite snacks. Finding clean alternatives to snack on is usually very difficult because they either taste nothing like the original or just downright awful! Bounty bars were one of my favourite chocolates, so I was very happy when I first found a recipe for them.

I have no idea where the original recipe came from, but I have made these so many times and changed the recipe a few times, so I will share my own version of these, which I am using now. I love them!

One thing I have noticed is that keto recipes often use a huge amount of sweetener which I just cannot tolerate. I don’t have such a sweet tooth! So my recipe only calls for a small amount of sweetener, please taste your mixture and adjust as necessary before putting these delicious chocolate treats together.

These bounty bar substitutes are one of my favourite keto staples and are sugar, nut and egg free. They can also be dairy free, so they can also be paleo friendly and are unlikely to cause allergic reactions. With my current histamine overload, I have been able to continue enjoying one or two of these a day without reactions.

bounty bar dessert

I enjoy them on their own as a tea time treat or as a dessert after dinner with blueberries, double cream or coconut cream.

I don’t make single bars covered in chocolate, but rather large slabs with a layer of chocolate on top that, once set, will be cut into squares. This way they only have chocolate on top.

One optional addition I sometimes make is to add a big scoopful of raw cacao nibs to the coconut mixture. This adds extra nutrients and some crunch. Just beware that cacao is high histamine, so people with histamine intolerance might want to avoid this addition.

I make mine with 90% Lindt chocolate, so they’re not completely dairy free, but if you use dairy free chocolate, or mix cocoa, sweetener and coconut oil, then that should work out quite well too.

I get about 24 little squares from my tray, each one worth about 126 calories of which 2g is carb, 13g is fat and 1g is protein. Please check these macros using your app and scanning the products you use for a more precise macro breakdown. The macros per bar will vary based on the size of your tray and how many bars you make out of this mixture.

bounty bars in tray

Paleo-Ketogenic Bounty Bars

Recipe from:

Coconut base

  • 200g unsweetened dessicated coconut
  • 50g melted coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup cocoa butter (I use this)
  • 1 cup coconut milk/cream (I prefer Sainsbury’s own brand coconut cream in a carton, it’s super thick and creamy)
    • I have also doubled this ingredient and it still worked well, made thicker bars.
    • Do not use the milk substitute like Alpro/Koko coconut milk, these are watered down and won’t set.
  • 3 tsp vanilla essence
  • 2 tsp Erythritol

Mix these ingredients together well, taste and adjust sweetener as needed. You can also add any extra ingredients at this point (cacao nibs, dried berries, etc) and mix well. Line a baking tray with ovenproof paper and press the mixture onto the tray in an even layer. Place tray in the fridge to set while you prepare the topping. Let it set for at least 30min.

Chocolate topping

  • 100g (10 squares) melted 90% Lindt chocolate
  • 1/4 cup melted coconut oil

You can melt both in the microwave in a ceramic bowl. Short 30 second bursts and stir between.

Mix these ingredients together and pour over the cooled coconut base. Return the tray to the fridge or freezer for about an hour before cutting into squares and storing in airtight containers. I store mine in the freezer and take them out as needed, they defrost quite quickly (about 10 min).

I usually take them out before dinner and it’s ready to eat for dessert, but they can also be eaten directly from the freezer.

They will last for a few weeks… theoretically. I make a new batch of these keto bounty bars just about every other week, though!

Please let me know in the comments below what you think if you try this recipe!

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  • Sarah your friend in Scotland says:

    Trying this now! Excited. Shall feed back!

    • Chronically Hopeful says:

      Yay! So glad you liked them.

      Mum has made me keto brownies last week and shortbread cookies this week, we need to tweak the recipes before I can share them, but that means no bounty bars for a while until other treats are finished.

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