3 Ingredient Mounds Bar

In the bustling world of culinary delights, there’s something truly magical about creating something decadent with minimal effort. Today, I’m thrilled to share a recipe that’s as simple as it is indulgent: the 3 Ingredient Mounds Bar.

This delightful treat marries the exotic allure of coconut with the rich, velvety smoothness of chocolate, offering a taste of paradise in every bite. Whether you’re a seasoned confectioner or a novice in the kitchen, this recipe promises to impress with its simplicity and elegance.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of melted milk or dark chocolate, depending on your preference for a deeper cocoa flavor or a creamier taste.
  • 3 cups of coconut flakes, which will form the body of our bars, giving them a tropical texture and sweetness.
  • 1 cup of sweetened condensed milk, to bind our coconut and add a silky, rich sweetness that complements the chocolate perfectly.

Instructions:

  1. Begin by mixing the coconut flakes with the sweetened condensed milk in a large bowl. This combination should be well incorporated, ensuring each flake is coated in the creamy sweetness of the condensed milk.
  2. Take this mixture and shape it into oblong forms. This is where your culinary creativity can shine – make them as uniform or as rustic as you like, depending on your aesthetic.
  3. Place these shaped mounds on a tray lined with parchment paper and freeze for about 20 minutes. This step is crucial, as it solidifies the shape and makes the dipping process smoother.
  4. While your mounds are setting, melt your choice of chocolate until it’s smooth and glossy. This can be done using a double boiler or a microwave, but remember to stir frequently to avoid any burning.
  5. Once melted, take each coconut mound and dip it into the chocolate, ensuring a generous coating that envelops the coconut in a chocolate embrace. Let the excess chocolate drip off for a clean finish.
  6. Place the chocolate-coated mounds back on the parchment paper and allow them to set. This can be done at room temperature or in the refrigerator if you’re short on time.