Bounty Slice

Bounty Slice (2 of 2)

 


Bounty Slice

the slice

  • 2 cups desiccated coconut
  • 1/2 cup raw cashews
  • 2 tablespoons honey*
  • 1/2 teaspoon concentrated natural vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tablespoon coconut cream (optional)

chocolate

  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 4 tablespoons cacao or cocoa
  • 2 tablespoons honey*
  1. Line a square 20cm tin with baking paper over hanging the sides.
  2. Place the ingredients into your processor and blend at high speed until the mixture is smooth and sticking together. Press the mixture firmly into the lined tin and place in the fridge while you make your chocolate.
  3. Place the chocolate ingredients into your processor and blend at low to medium speed until the mixture is well combined and looking delicious and chocolately.
  4. Spread the mixture evenly over your slice and return to the fridge to set.
  5. Cut. Eat. Enjoy.

*you can use rice malt syrup if you prefer.

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  • Tamara

    Hi Bianca, I find this quite fascinating too! From reading your stories, I think that our little people are fairly similar! My eldest daughter is 7yrs, and has always been very independent and strong willed, but has the kindest, most beautiful heart. We had a bit of a journey to have her, then it took a lot longer than I had planned before we had our gorgeous boy (now 4yrs). He is much more placid and happier to be at home with me! Then we had a little surprise baby, (who is about to turn 2)!! She is such a blessing and was such an easy baby – relaxed, content and always happy! She still is, except now keeping us all on our toes, with her independence and mischief!! I was really worried about how my baby boy would cope with sharing his Mummy with another little person, but he surprised us all and has loved and doted on his baby sister from the start! So, what I wanted to share was that I had hoped to have our babies fairly close together, but that didn’t happen. However, our 3 kids get along so beautifully (mostly!) and it is wonderful to watch their relationships change, grow and develop as they grow. I wish you and your family all the best as you prepare for your next addition. 🙂

    • bianca

      Thank you so much! I really appreciate this. I love hearing other peoples stories and experiences. It is great to hear that your son adjusted well to the new baby, I am hoping it is the same at our place, we shall see. Thanks again for writing, Bianca. x

  • Kimberly

    Will definetly need to try this recipe! I had my first daughter at 27 and my second daughter 20 months later. When second daughter was only 4 months old I got a big surprise to discover I’m pregnant with number 3 due in December. I will have had babies at age 27,28 and 29 and they will all be under 3. So there ages will be 1,2,3 etc and I’m definetly nervous about that age gap but hope that they will all be really close and be able to play together within a couple of years.

  • Jen

    We have three girls, who are 10, 8 and 2. Our 10 year old is Asperger and highly “independent” and resourceful. Our 8 year old has mild autism, fairly severe speech impediment and is close to intellectually impaired, and was quite high maintenance through baby and toddlerdom and as far as kids go probably requires a lot more attention and guidance than many kids. We were really not sure how this little girl would go with a baby and younger sister when we found out we having a third. It’s so hard to believe our fears now – our youngest one has provided our 8 year old with the opportunity to nurture as well as be nurtured and the amount of love she has for her little sister is formidable. She has developed so much confidence and self acceptance through this relationship too. Our 2 year says they are best friends and they are just about inseparable and thrive on each others company and presence. We are very fortunate that our youngest is very cruisy and communicates very easily, not seeming to have out of the ordinary needs of her own and this has been the absolute best for our middle one. I hope the addition of your third is a positive like ours Bianca. Despite your challenges, my images of your family are so beautiful and I hope this only gets better.

    • bianca

      Thank you for your beautiful message and for sharing your story, it is both touching and heart warming. It sounds as though you have been through some hard times and I am so glad that your family has found a place of balance. Again, I appreciate you taking the time to share this with me and I hope our experience is every bit as positive as your own. I wish you and your family much happiness. x

  • Sophie

    My kids, a boy and girl, are 6 and 4. I have been thinking about having a third a lot lately and worry about the big age gap if we do. But on the other hand it would be lovely to enjoy the baby while the kids are at school and old enough to understand what it going on.

    • bianca

      Hi Sophie, thank you. Yes I always think I would like another once the tiny one in my belly is off at school but my husband says no way!! I am sure whatever is right for your family will come to you soon enough. I spent a fair bit of time worrying about age gaps when it took so long to fall pregnant with my second child, there is almost four years between my first ad second and they are exceptionally close and my worries are no longer. Thanks again for writing, Bianca

  • I just found out about an egg, chocolate and vanilla sensitivity. For a dessert and chocolate lover… Not a good thing! I can sub carob for the chocolate but what do you suggest for the vanilla? Thanks!

    • bianca

      Hi Robin, I would just leave it out to be honest, they will still be delicious. xx

  • Kelly Breen

    Can’t wait to try some of your recipes. I’ve recently been advised by my Naturopath that I’m intolerant to Gluten, Dairy & low intolerant to egg. After reading so many of your recipes it inspires me to get cooking & enjoy whole foods without having to worry about my intolerance.

    • bianca

      Thank you!! I really appreciate that! I would love to hear how you go with the recipes, I hope they help with your dietary changes, be sure to let me know. Bianca

  • Leisa

    Hi Bianca, there’s 21 months between my first and second (boys), 11 years between my second and third (girl), and 15 months between my third and fourth (boy). I thought we were well and truly done after the first two, but it was a wonderful surprise all those years later! The big gap works well for us because there’s two extra, and capable, hands to help out. The eldest two are 13 and 15, and the youngest two are 1 and 2. They all adore each other, which is particularly sweet of the teenage boys. Age gaps don’t matter if the relationships are loving and solid.

    • bianca

      Thank you!! Yes I tend to agree with you. It does sound lovely having the big gap and then revisiting the baby world, I think four children sounds perfect to me! I am glad you have some helpers with your little ones, I trust it enables you to enjoy it even more. Thanks again for sharing your story. Bianca

  • Danielle

    These are so damn good. Better than the candy bar…. My kids agree!
    Thank you

    • bianca

      Fabulous!!!! Thank you. x

  • Hi Bianca,
    I was inspired to make these immediately 🙂 They have been happily received by the whole family – another recipe winner!
    http://instagram.com/p/pffgNuHMcf/
    I have built up quite a repertoire of whole food treats (thanks to your website) but worry that next year when my oldest goes to school that they won’t be allowed (because of nuts). Can you recommend any nut free treats for me to try?
    Thanks 🙂

  • Deanna

    Thank you for your honest post and your incredible recipe, Bianca. Yesterday, I doubled the recipe and popped it in a normal size loaf tin. Today, I took it to a little gathering of friends where it went down an absolute treat – preschoolers and adults alike.

    I have 2 boys; J, almost 3yrs and E, just turned 1yr (so 20 months apart) and out loud I keep saying that I’m not having anymore. But somewhere in a corner in my heart, I’m not convinced. I love the idea of four and the chaos, noise, energy, relationships and joy that I imagine coming with a large family. The smallish age gap of my two, plus living regionally without the help of family, plus not working or putting the boys in daycare, has made this year quite a tough one. Amazing and beautiful and exciting, but tough. Plus, I really want to go back to my work once the boys are at school. But having children is such a gift. I’m torn.

    • bianca

      Hi Deanna, thank you!!!! I am so glad the recipe was enjoyed, I really appreciate the feedback and the standard size loaf tin tip.

      I can relate to much of what you say in regards to your family, we too live away from extended family and I have not used daycare, it does get hard, especially when life throws in a few added stresses but I, and I am sure yourself, would not have it any other way (expect perhaps for my mum and dad and life long friends to live next door). I am sure the answers will come to you with time, your babies are still very young and I suspect everyday is an adventure! Enjoy! Bianca. xx

  • Kaisha

    Wow! I made this (as well as your nutella) and it was a HUGE hit in my family! The only thing I can’t seem to get right is the consistency of the base. Yours looks super smooth like the oils have released from the cashews and been absorbed by the coconut, mine still looks very coconuty – I was blending it for ages, continuously scraping down the sides and it just wouldn’t turn to paste. I put it together the way it was and it was still amazing and seemed to hold together OK! Thank you thank you! I am officially in love with your blog and recipes!

  • Jody

    Do you melt your coconut oil first before measuring?

  • Deejai W

    I am so in love with your website! I discovered it by chance a few days ago and am reading through it every chance that I get! Your writing is so vey real & heartfelt and I find myself loving the stories as much as the recipes (which are just brilliant!). I agree with your thought that it’s more the way siblings are raised rather than the age gap. My darlings have just over a 2 and a half year gap, we would have been happy if it was smaller, but they get along so beautifully (mostly!!) that we’re happy with how it turned out 🙂 Thank you for the wonderful stories, recipes & inspiration!

    • Thank YOU so much!!!!!! What a lovely message! I am glad you found us too. I really appreciate you taking the time to write. I hope you continue to enjoy my recipes and ramblings. Bianca. x

  • Luella

    Made these last night and it was all gone in a flash! Love your recipes and your book!

    • Thank you so much!!! I really appreciate that! I am glad the bars were hit and that the book is being enjoyed. xx

  • Treena

    Do you soak the cashews first? I couldn’t get my mixture to form a thick paste.

    • I don’t but you could try that, or add a little coconut oil?

  • Emma Rulach

    I cannot stop making these! I gave up sugar earlier this year so these are a great thing to have in the freezer when I feel like a sweet treat. They are amazing! I add some desiccated coconut into the coconut/cashew paste for a bit of texture. I’ve also used macadamias – but it’s very oily from the nuts and coconut, still delicious!
    Your website is great and I can always find something to make with the things in my pantry!
    Thanks again Bianca!

    • Thank you so much. I really appreciate the feedback. I am glad you enjoy them. x

  • Leisa K

    First child (boy) born 1999, second child (boy) born 2001. He was our ‘last baby’. Until… third child (girl) born 2012, and fourth child (boy) born 2013. So we now have 13 and 15 year olds, and 1 and 2 year olds. I like that each of them has a sibling close in age, but I also like that there are two much older than the youngest two. It’s a great lesson for them, in so many different ways, to play with, care for and love the littlies. Each pair means the world to the other.

    • That sounds great!!! Thank you for sharing. x

  • Arlette

    Can anyone recommend a substitute for the cashews? Would love to be able to make these for a school lunchbox treat but the school is a no nut school.

  • Maree

    Is there another nut that can be used instead of cashew? My girl is allergic to cashew, peanuts and pistachios but would love to try this :). Thanks

  • micha

    I’d like to try this with Cacao butter and Maple syrup instead of Coconut oil and Honey. Would they be a simple 1:1 substitution?

    • I am not sure sorry, I would start with that, but as I haven’t tested it out myself I wouldn’t like to say for sure. x

  • nkingston

    Thank you so much for yet another delicious recipe. I double it, literally doubled everything and used my Thermomix to process then set it in a slice tray. Perfect!

    • Thank you!!! I am rapt that you like it and I really appreciate you sharing your pic and tips. x

  • nkingston

    Pic of delicious perfection

    • Tatjana Lukic-Co

      This looks so good. Well done. Did you do the chocolate mixture in the thermie? Did it get stuck much?

  • Jozlyn

    Hiya, I was wondering it there was an alternative to the nuts? We’re nut, seed & grain free, but they sound SO good 🙂

    • The only thing I can think of is increasing the coconut and perhaps adding a small amount of coconut oil but I have not tested this out myself.

  • Lauren

    This recipe is perfect. The flavours, the textures & the sheer ease & speed with which you can make your day brighter! I think this might be my favourite recipe yet.

    • Fabulous!!!! Thank you!!! I am rapt that you like it! Thanks for writing. Be sure to let me know how you go with anything else that you try. xxx

  • Lauren

    This recipe is perfect. The flavours, the textures & the sheer ease & speed with which you can make your day brighter! I think this might be my favourite recipe yet.

  • Kate

    Just made this tonight for something sweet-delicious!! So quick & simple & everything was already in the cupboard! x

    • Perfect!! Thank you. I am glad you liked it. x

  • Marisa

    I tried making these and I blitzed coconut/cashews for such a long time and couldn’t get it to go to a paste .. It’s like a crumbly wet mix .. Any ideas ?? Thanks 🙂

    • I would still put it in the fridge as per the recipe, I think it will be fine once it sets.

      • Candice

        Mine did the same thing 🙁 not sure whether to put the topping on or if this will be a waste of ingredients.

        • I would press it firmly into a tin and add the topping once it sets. That way if it doesn’t work you have not wasted anything. However, I think it will be ok.

  • Shivani Harland

    Amazing, amazing! I already started eating it before it went in to the fridge…

    • Fantastic!! Thank you. I am glad you like it.x

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  • Guest

    Loooveee these! quick and easy to make and taste delicious!

    • Thank you so much! I love the pic. I am glad you have enjoyed them. x

  • mel

    These are great!! I had to swap cashews for a couple of dates as nuts are treated like biological hazard material at our school! I’m sure it would have been lovely with cashews but was still fabulous with dates. my kids loved it!

    • YUM!!!! Thank you. I am glad you enjoyed it and I appreciate the tip. x

  • Carrie

    Hi Bianca. Love your website, you are making my family very happy with many of your recipes! I made these recently but despite having the ingredients in the food processor for maybe 10 minutes, the base stayed crumbly, not paste like. I pressed it into my dish and put the topping and it came out nice, but I’d like to get that softer texture. Any tips? Roughly how long do you keep the mix in your food processor? Maybe mine is not as powerful? (Didn’t stop the family devouring them either, thank you!).

  • Suzie Woods

    Has anyone done this in the Thermie? Would live to make these on the weekend. TIA

    • Hi Suzie, you will be fine, just keep an eye on it. Maybe 20 seconds, speed 9….. I don’t know but I am confident that you won’t have any problems. x

  • VeronicaV

    Do you think you could make these in individual portions in a silicon mini muffin tin?

    • Absolutely, that would be great. I hope you enjoy them. x

  • Shani Boag

    So I made this last night. It was 10pm, and having stumbled onto my late mum’s all-time favourite treat, I could not go past the temptation to try this! Big excitement — a moment to share on my own with mum’s memory. No pressure..
    Hmmm.. first pass on the pantry? No cashews… hmm… maybe up the back behind the… nope. Hmmm.
    Macadamias… they’re kind of similar right? They’ll do.
    Next… coconut… check. Processor. Unpacked from the recent move? Yes – check. On a roll now!
    Honey? Uhhhh….. Maple! That’s similar right?! Sugary…. yeah… it’ll work. Mum would be proud.. look at me go!
    Ok… processor…. do your thing… perfect. Almost a paste… that’ll set lovely. Oh wait, the hun– *ahem* maple syrup. Right… surely mixing that in with a wooden spoon will be fine? Oh what the heck, come this far! Ok – fridge — you’re up next — Chill out man!
    Chocolate… dairy free chocolate block? Check. Thank goodness this was invented. Must remember to look that genius up one day and thank them.
    Melt. Oh wait… no stove top… hmm.. microwave? Yeah, you’ll do the trick. You’ve melted every other thing I put in there (instead of cooking it). Do your thing, hot stuff!

    Ok. Chocolate is melted (and weird looking, like an aero chocolate bar- oh i miss those… wonder if there is a recipe for that – SHANI — STAY ON TRACK. FOCUS.) and the chocolate is ready to go. Oh look… the honey… was left on the bench… So this is what happens when you try recipes at the last minute at 10pm… log that away in the mental cooking journal…
    Honey… ok… well…. can’t hurt to add a small dollop between the coconut base and chocolate goop.. right…. Right? Here goes. Thanks squeegee honey. Teehee… never get over that sound!!!

    Ok Chocolate. On you get, you’re on top. Fantastic. Oh look, Honey is giving you a hug! Nawww….
    Ok… now wait for several hours for you all to set. Ok. Sleep time for me.

    Goodnight last minute bounty bar adventure.

    *sleep* *Next evening with the man of the house (moth)*

    “Wow, these are great”. (YES!!!! Sucess!!!) “What are they meant to be?” (slightly disheartened feeling.. uh oh…. maybe the macadamias don’t work like cashews!?)

    I gotta try it now (move over man!) Nibble, nibble, bite, bite, munch, mu- oh that went quick!. Tastes AMAZING! Can’t believe this worked. At all!!

    Worst thing about this attempt – the honey was a noticeable taste.
    The best thing — the maple was not noticeable, and it tasted like a bounty bar with honey drizzled on top. Win!!

    High 5, mum!!

    PS — Hello Bianca, this is my first time here, and you and your recipes are freaking amazing. From a 25yo who never got to learn mum’s secrets due to her illness the last 13 years, and only recently learning I’m gluten and dairy intolerant, this is now my saving grace. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! Even if the moth doesn’t recognise the intention of the recipe, he still enjoyed it. That’s the cherry on the cake in my opinion. 🙂

    • I love it! This made me laugh!!! Thank you. I am glad it was fun and enjoyed!!!! Be sure to let me know how you go with any other late night adventures. x

  • Anna Livingstone

    Like others that have commented before me, my base did not miraculously turn into a paste. While I am confident that the bars will still be delicious, I have had this problem with other recipes of yours (which I love by the way!)
    What food processor do you use as I’m guessing it is a machine issue over an ingredient one.
    Thanks.
    And thank you so much for all the amazing recipes!

    • Thank YOU!! If you decide to make them again I would add some coconut cream, I hope that helps.
      In regards to processors I have had great feedback on the magimax, thermomix, thermochef, bellini and the high end breville range. I think you would get good results with all of these. I hope that helps.

      • Anna Livingstone

        Just about to try the coconut fudge and I’ll try adding a little coconut cream. Seems like a better (more economical) place to start than buying a brand new processor. Thanks

        • E

          Just skimmed past your comment and i thought it worth mentioning that my food processor is 35 years old and only about 400w and i make this recipe and other similar ones with complete success…the key? a long blending time! and i mean long…like 10 – 15 minutes long. seems a little ridiculous but it truly does “miraculosly turn to a paste” 🙂 good luck!

  • clean_eating_eloise

    I used the bounty bar recipe to create these little hearts (using a silicone mould). I love how quick and easy the recipe is and that is used wholefood ingredients. Macros per heart (my mixture made 20) is 116 kcals, 10g fat, 7g carbs and 2g protein.
    Thank you Bianca for your wonderful recipes! I am working through your collection and will post them on my instagram for others to see and on here 🙂
    Eloise

    • Thank YOU!!!! I love the pic and really appreciate the Macros! I am glad you are enjoying the recipes and I look forward to seeing what you whip up next. x

  • AmandaSwan

    I think doubling or tripling the amount will work better in my blender. I often make nut butters in my Sunbeam cafe series blender and if I don’t have enough mixture to weigh it down onto the blades it takes forever….stop, scrape sides, blend….repeat x9. Others may also find it works better if they make a larger quantity.

  • Jacqueline

    I absolutely love these! Thinking I might have to make them a regular in my diet!

    • Your pics are fabulous!!! I am loving seeing everything that you have made! I really appreciate the feedback and I am glad that you have found a few recipes that you like. I look forward to seeing what comes next. xxx

  • Justine

    I found the base to be too dry so I added a couple of tablespoons of coconut cream to the mixture and blended further. Voila a thick paste. Delicious and thank you!

    • Perfect! Thank YOU. I am glad you enjoyed them. x

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  • Me

    My girls made a double batch of this today. So yummy! Definitely won’t be the last time we make this!

  • Amanda

    These are so yummy and also foolproof! Thank you xx

    PS my kiddies are 2 years +2 weeks apart. I’d love another with the same gap…but my husband might just divorce me 🙂

    • Laughing!!!

      I am glad you liked the recipe! I really appreciate the feedback and the fabulous images! I am glad you enjoyed it. x

  • Carmen

    Wow! I made this today and it is absolutely divine! I used half a cup of oats in place of the cashews and that worked perfectly! Thank you Bianca!

    • Perfect!!! Thank YOU so much!! I really appreciate the feedback and I am sure others will too. x

    • Natalie Kimble

      Oh, I’m so glad you said that. I want to try it with oats since I can’t have cashews. Thanks!

  • Heidi Melville

    Thanks for creating this awesome recipe!!! Love it! 🙂 Decided to add a base…it worked out well!