Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Homemade bounty bars

Inspired by my friends, here is the recipe for home made bounty bars. Hubby being a mallu loves Bounty due to the coconut filling inside. I too love bounty and thus, this sure was a super hit.

Ingredients (Makes 18 bite sized bounty squares): 

  1. 1 cup + 1/4 cup grated fresh coconut
  2. 1/3 cup milkmaid
  3. 1/4 cup icing sugar
  4. 1/4 tsp vanilla essence/powder
  5. 1tbsp honey
  6. 5oz cooking chocolate


How I made it :

  1. Grate and keep coconut aside.
  2. In microwave safe bowl, mix the milkmaid, icing sugar, vanilla essence and honey.
  3. Heat in microwave on 50% power for 1 minute. Mix well.
  4. Repeat step 3, until you see the mixture turning colour, basically caramelizing. This is called Maillard reaction. This was the first time I was trying this in my microwave and so I was extra careful and this kind of affected the taste of the bounty filling. Basically this mixture should turn golden brown and be sticky like caramel.
  5. Once you get that, mix in the coconut. Keep in the fridge for 10 minutes.
  6. Shape into squares. Keep in fridge to firm up over night.
  7. Melt chocolate in double boiler. I usually use the microwave. Put into a micro safe bowl and heat at 50% power for 1 minute. Mix. Repeat if needed until chocolate has melted. This can not be done at 100% power cause the chocolate can seize if overheated. Also, ensure that the bowl is free of any water else that too could cause your chocolate to seize.
  8. Get the coconut bars out of the frige. Drop into melted chocolate. Use a fork to turn them around and fish them out and lay out baking paper to firm up and the chocolate layer to set.
  9. Bounty bars are ready to pop in.