How to make a healthier chocolate bar

The challenge: make a classic chocolate bar and make it healthier. So step up the sugar free, dairy free, vegan Bounty bar. Yeah, I know it sounds boring but wait till you give it a go. Oh, did I say it was easy? Well it’s very easy. This recipe makes between 8 and 10 bars. But that really depends how big you want them.


  • 64g unsweetened, desiccated coconut
  • 1.5 tbsp honey (or Maple Syrup)
  • 1 tpsp coconut oil
  • 1 tsp peppermint or vanilla extract
  • 30g chopped, pitted dates


  • 50g melted coconut oil
  • 50g cocoa (or cacao) powder
  • 20-50g of honey (depending on how sweet you like it)


  • To make the filling mic all of the ingredients together in a food processor. Work the mixture into a ball and leave in the fridge for 15 minutes to go slightly hard.
  • For the chocolate, melt the coconut oil in a pan and mix in the cocoa powder and honey to taste. Pour this into a bowl and leave in the fridge for around 15 minutes.
  • When the two mixtures have solidified slightly, take them out of the fridge.
  • Mould your coconut mixture into patties or small bars and then roll them in the chocolate so they are totally covered.
  • Place each chocolate on a plate or something flat.
  • When you have made them all, put them in the freezer for around an hour to set.
  • These are best served cold. You can keep them in the freezer or the fridge.

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