Delicious Coconut Bounty Balls June 27 2014 by Simone Denny
Sharing this recipe with you was a bit of a no brainer for me. I had a pretty high hit rate with a number of my friends who asked me for the recipe after trying these little balls of sweet goodness. In fact some of my diehard savoury friends, who insist they're not into sweet treats at all, made an exception for these treats and also asked for the recipe. Even my hubby James named the bounty balls as his personal favourites out of all my healthy goodies.
I'm not sure if the love for these balls has come from reminiscing about the bounty bar of our childhood (a much more unhealthy version of the recipe below) or from the fact that these morsels just taste so darn good for something that is refined sugar free, gluten free, dairy free and made with nutrient dense ingredients.
There are plenty of variations of bounty ball recipes out there. Over the last month I have made so many batches and so many iterations (all of which disappear as soon as they come out of the fridge) - I'm quite pleased to have the final recipe done and dusted. There were a few learning points along the way....
- The main ingredient is shredded coconut. Most supermarket shredded coconut has preservatives in them so I can't emphasise enough how important it is to read the label when shopping. For this reason I have started stocking Loving Earth Organic Shredded Coconut (preservative free!)
- My recipe uses Rice Syrup - of all the sweeteners Rice Syrup has the no fructose and is low GI (slow releasing)
- You can use Coconut Nectar in place of the rice syrup, I tried this and it was equally delicious.
- I found it physically impossible not to sneak in a few spoonfuls of the chocolate sauce with every round I make - the recipe allows for this.
What's NEW this week....... and just in time for Coconut Bounty Balls
Loving Earth Organic Shredded Coconut - delicious tasting coconut and you won't find any preservatives or nasties in this product. Use it for coconut bounty balls, added to muesli or other treats.
A little sneak preview into the Amazing Tanker Toppers Breastfeeding Biscuits made by Franjo's Kitchen - so yummy and great for milk production. A fab gift for new Mums. I will be sharing more on these in the next week or two (I am eating my way thought the supplies all in the name of product testing)!
On SALE This Week: Up To 25% Off Bounty Ball Ingredients
Loving Earth Raw Cacao: Buy Now
Luxurious Coconut Magic Coconut Oil: Buy Now
Loving Earth Coconut Nectar: Buy Now
Power Super Foods Cacao Butter: Buy Now
Have a beautiful weekend!
Simone @ the Nourishing hub X