To celebrate my 35th birthday (time sure flies but I feel a lot younger ;-)) and Halloween coming up, I’m bringing you a variation on classic chocolate coconut candy: Matcha Chocolate Bounty Bars. They’re vegan, sugar free, keto friendly and jam-packed with glowing skin antioxidants thanks to the matcha.
Matcha tea is a premium Japanese green tea powder that is extremely high in antioxidants (one cup of matcha tea equals ten cups of regular green tea). It has an intense ‘green’ and fruity flavor, and it’s a great alternative to coffee.
If you love matcha and coconut, make a double batch of these vibrant green bounty bars and store them in the freezer. When that sugar craving hits, you’ll always have a healthy snack on hand!
If you’re not a fan of green tea, just leave out the matcha and make the bounty bars without it (you’ll need less sweetener then – start with 3 tablespoons). They still taste amazing, at least if you like coconut and dark chocolate. I go loco for anything coconut. ☺
Enjoy these green coconut candy bars and talk to you soon!
PS: want to explore more matcha recipes? Try this Keto Matcha Latte for Glowing Skin. https://www.julieslifestyle.com/en/blog/detail/keto-matcha-latte-for-glowing-skin-hot-or-iced-give-away
Matcha Chocolate Bounty Bars (Keto, Low Carb, Vegan, Sugar Free)
- Combine the shredded coconut with the melted coconut oil, keto sweetener, matcha and sea salt in a food processor (or mixing bowl). Process into a sticky dough.
- Line a small baking dish with parchment paper, pour the coconut mixture in the baking dish and spread into a thin layer of about 1 inch. Freeze for fifteen minutes.
- Melt the chocolate au bain-marie, in a bowl over a saucepan with hot water.
- Cut the chilled bounty dough into small bars and cover with the melted chocolate. You can also use a fork to dip the bars in the chocolate sauce. Put them on top of the parchment paper and leave the chocolate to harden for a minute in the freezer. Store the bounty bars in the fridge or freezer.
- You can also make the bounty candy in silicone molds as separate bars so you don’t need to cut them (if they’re frozen too hard, they can crumble a bit when you try to cut them).
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Now I would love to hear from you! What kind of healthy candy or sugar free desserts would you like me to create next? Let me know by leaving a comment down below.
Nutritional value (per person)
Carbohydrates 1.6 g (without polyols from keto sweetener)
Protein 1.5 g,
Fats 15.4 g
Calories 154.5 kcal