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How To Make An Amazing Homemade Mounds Bar!

Mounds Bar - This is a healthier version of the famous Mounds Bar. No guilt to this delicious sweet treat!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American, Candy
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 251 kcal
Author Christine Galvani


  • Coconut Filling:
  • 1 1/2 cups Unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/4 cup Maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons Organic coconut oil, melted
  • 1/4 teaspoon Vanilla extract (optional (optional)
  • Pinch of salt
  • Chocolate Topping:
  • 1 1/2 cups Semi-sweet chocolate chips (vegan, gluten-free) (sub two 3.5 ounce 72% dark chocolate bars)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Coconut oil


  1. Place shredded coconut in a medium-sized mixing bowl. (You could also mix in a food processor).
  2. Add maple syrup, coconut oil, vanilla extract (if using), and salt. Mix well.
  3. Press mixture into a tablespoon measure. Press down and then scoop out and place on a baking sheet that has wax paper. Continue to place coconut scoops on the wax paper. Place baking sheet in the freezer for 30 minutes.
  4. To prepare the chocolate coating - place chocolate chips in a microwavable bowl along with the coconut oil. Microwave in 30-second intervals until almost, but not completely melted. When almost melted, remove from microwave and stir to melt.

  5. To coat coconut balls - take coconut balls out of the freezer and gently use a fork to drop into chocolate mixture. I usually place the bottom of the balls into the chocolate, and then remove by placing the fork underneath and lifting out gently. Then I used a spoon to drip chocolate all over the top of the coconut ball (mound). I then use my mini spatula to gently push the mounds bar off the fork and back onto the wax paper (on a baking sheet). Once all mounds bars are coated, place baking sheet back into the freezer. The bars should be ready in half an hour. You can store in the frig or freezer for about a week.
  6. My recipe yielded 10 mounds bars. Enjoy!
  7. Note: I like a thicker chocolate coating (oh, you too?) so the 1 and 1/2 cups of semi -sweet chocolate chips. Invariably, I have a little coating left over and you have the option of just adding to the tops of the mounds bars you have already done.

Recipe Notes

If using the chocolate bars, no coconut oil is needed for the chocolate coating.

Nutrition Facts
How To Make An Amazing Homemade Mounds Bar!
Amount Per Serving
Calories 251 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 14g70%
Sodium 5mg0%
Potassium 85mg2%
Carbohydrates 23g8%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 17g19%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 43mg4%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.