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Keto Bounty Bars

I remember eating Bounty bars aka Mounds bars when I was a kid. I used to adore them. My keto & paleo version of this popular treat is nowhere as sweet as the original Bounty bars but if you follow a healthy ketogenic diet, your palate will adjust.

You won't crave sugar and may even realise that you don't need any sweeteners. I love how toasting the coconut enhances the favour but you can keep the bars simple just like Vivica of The Nourished Caveman did in her Coconut Chocolate Bars.

In this recipe I used dark chocolate because it's low in sugar. If you prefer to use unsweetened chocolate, remember to add extra sweetener.

I made several versions of my healthier Bounty bars and they were always a big hit even amongst my non-keto friends. In fact, they are so good that I included a cherry-flavoured version of these bars in my upcoming Fat Bomb Cookbook. If you are looking for more ideas, Elviira of Low-Carb, So Simple used orange zest and spirulina powder in her version of Mounds Bars. The options are endless!

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Serving size bar

Allergy information for Keto Bounty Bars

✔  Gluten free
✔  Dairy free
✔  Egg free
✔  Nut free
✔  Nightshade free
✔  Pork free
✔  Avocado free
✔  Fish free
✔  Shellfish free
✔  Beef free

Nutritional values (per serving, bar)

Net carbs4 grams
Protein5.7 grams
Fat24 grams
Calories269 kcal
Calories from carbs 6%, protein 9%, fat 85%
Total carbs8.3 gramsFiber4.3 gramsSugars2.3 gramsSaturated fat17.7 gramsSodium7 mg(0% RDA)Magnesium45 mg(11% RDA)Potassium222 mg(11% EMR)

Ingredients (makes 12 bars)

Chocolate coating:


  1. Prepare the coconut cream a day before by following the instructions on How to Cream Coconut Milk. Keto Bounty Bars
  2. If you don't have powdered Erythritol, place some granulated Erythritol in a food processor or a coffee grinder and pulse for a few seconds. Keto Bounty Bars
  3. Toast the coconut in the oven at 175 °C/ 350 °F (fan assisted), or 195 °C/ 380 °F (conventional) for 5-6 minutes. Remove from the oven and let it cool down for 10 minutes. Keto Bounty Bars
  4. Mix the toasted coconut, Erythritol, vanilla, coconut cream and coconut oil. If the mixture is too sticky, place it in the fridge for 10-15 minutes before forming the bars.
    Note: Based on feedback, if the mixture is too dry or too wet, it's down to the shredded coconut (some products may be drier and contain less fat than others, and will therefore absorb different amounts of liquids). If too wet, add more shredded coconut (doesn't have to be toasted) or a small amount of coconut flour. If too dry, add a few more tablespoons of coconut milk or coconut cream. Keto Bounty Bars
  5. Using your hands, create 12 bars and place on a tray lined with baking mat or parchment paper. Place in the fridge for 30-60 minutes.
    Keto Bounty Bars
  6. Meanwhile, melt the dark chocolate and cacao butter in a double boiler or a glass bowl on top of a small saucepan filled with a cup of water over a medium heat. Once completely melted, mix well and turn off the heat. Set aside to cool down before using it for coating.
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  7. Use a wooden stick to hold the coconut bars so you can coat in dark chocolate mixture from all sides. Place on a tray lined with baking mat or parchment paper. Drizzle any remaining chocolate on top. Keto Bounty Bars
  8. Place in the fridge for 30-60 minutes before serving. Keep refrigerated for up to a week, especially if you use coconut oil instead of cocoa butter (coconut oil melts at room temperature). Keto Bounty Bars For longer storage, freeze for up to 6 months. Enjoy! Keto Bounty Bars

Ingredient nutritional breakdown (per serving, bar)

Net carbsProteinFatCalories
Coconut, dried, desiccated, shredded (organic, unsweetened)
1.4 g3.8 g2.4 g63 kcal
Erythritol (natural low-carb sweetener)
0.2 g0 g0 g1 kcal
Vanilla extract, powder (vanilla bean)
0 g0 g0 g1 kcal
Coconut cream, creamed coconut milk (organic, unsweetened)
0.9 g0.7 g6.9 g66 kcal
Coconut oil, extra virgin
0 g0 g4.5 g41 kcal
Extra dark chocolate, 90% cocoa (cacao)
1.6 g1.2 g6.7 g67 kcal
Cocoa butter, organic (cacao butter)
0 g0 g3.5 g31 kcal
Total per serving, bar
4 g5.7 g24 g269 kcal

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Martina Slajerova

I changed the way I ate in 2011, when I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s, an autoimmune disease that affects the thyroid. I had no energy, and I found it more and more difficult to maintain a healthy weight.

That’s when I decided to quit sugar, grains, and processed foods, and to start following a whole-foods-based ketogenic approach to food.

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Comments (79)

I have made these several times.  They are fabulous.  I am glad I came here to read the reviews.  I had no idea you actually had an ap. Thank you!

Thank you so much! Yes, it was first made available 12 year ago! We've come a long way to get here 😊

These turned out ok. I wish they were chewier and gooey inside, like a real bounty bar. These are too hard inside (probably from the coconut oil). I think using a thick keto syrup with fiber in the recipe (like chocolate zero vanilla) would have made them gooey.

Or you could try Allulose syrup. I wish all these options were available back when I created this recipe! You could skip the powdered sweetener and just use the syrup, it will be amazing, I'm sure 😊

Same for me, Terri. I used coconut cream and it didn't come out anything like the picture or the way I needed it to. In an effort to salvage mine, I'm going to try refrigerating the mixture to see if it will firm up and then just spread it in a pan and pour the coating on top. Maybe it will all ce together and I didn't waste expensive ingredients to make it 😊😊 If not, it's actually still delicious and I'll stuff it in a zip lock and eat a spoonful a day 🤣🤣

I'm sorry it didn't work Robyn! Was it too wet to form the bars? Some of the other people that reported issues said the opposite (mixture too dry). The only reason I can think of (assuming you used the correct amounts) is that the shredded coconut. I noticed that some shredded coconut products were somewhat finer (smaller shavings, more powdery), drier (less fat) and may have absorbed more moisture while some (larger shavings) contain more fat (that is what I used). I will need to put a note in the recipe steps just to prevent this from happening. I've made these so many times with different flavors (matcha, orange, cherry and lemon were some of them) and it always worked. I hope you managed to salvage it and still make something delicious out of it!

Your site won't let me give it 1 star.  Stays at 4.5

There is no "half" and you can only rate 1-2-3-4 or 5. If you wonder why it doesn't show 1-star that's because this recipe has been rated by 700+ people. I'm not sure why you expected your rating to have a higher value.

I'd actually rate this 10 if I could, that is how delicious these bars are. I've been making them for years and they never fail.

This was a total flop.  Coconut mixture is WAY too wet to form bars.  Followed instructions as given.  Also I don't see how to rate it.  I would give it one star.  Any idea  how to salvage the ingredients now?

Dear Terri, I'm sorry this didn't work for you but I'm absolutely certain my recipe is not the issue. Don't take my word for it, you can see it in the video recipe and also from the many positive reviews by others. I totally get your disappointment but maybe you should consider the fact that you may have measured it wrong or that you used a different ingredient. My best guess is that you used a very runny coconut milk, not real coconut cream. The only way to salvage it would be to add more dry ingredients like shredded coconut, or more coconut oil which will make it solid once it chills.

I’m curious how you came up with the sugar and carb amounts. For keto you’re not supposed to count erithrytol as a sugar because it doesn’t get absorbed into the blood stream. I want to make these but the macros seem off to me.

Hi Amanda, in all blog and app recipes we use verified food databases to calculate macros (you can see that when you click on individual food entries at the bottom of the post). If your tracker app gives you different results, it's  more than likely incorrect.
Here's what we've done in our app to make sure users get more accurate results: Activity Tracking is Now Available in the KetoDiet App!
Our app is free to download:
As for Erythritol, most of it is not digested, and only about 20 kcal per 100 g are digested. From this, 20 kcal = 4 grams of effective (net) carbs per 100 g. When it comes to sweeteners, it's better to be safe than sorry so we make sure that all calories are accounted for. That's why it's not "zero". I hope this helps!

i opened the can of savoy coconut cream...its not cream..its more like milk. didnt work. So, not all equal.

So true! I have a few brand that I've been using for years. Some products are simply too runny. It helps if you refrigerate the cream so that any solid parts (what you need here) can easily be scooped out of the can.

I made these this morning and they taste great! I only used about 1 tbsp of erythritol and 4 squeezes of stevia liquid. One thing though....I made 28 bites instead of 12 bars and when I entered all the ingredients in my app to get the macros, they came out to be very similar to yours. BUT I made 28, not 12. I'm wondering how you got them to be only 4 net carbs each by making only 12 bars. Had I made only 12 they would have been about 8 carbs each! I'm a little sad because I did them smaller as to avoid eating 4 carbs at once but turns out I haven't avoided that at all. lol. Thanks for the recipe anyway. I'll have to seriously control my eating of these. But if you have any tips on how (or what) you used that made these so much lower in carbs than mine, that would be awesome.

Thank you Sam! All nutrition facts are calculated with our KetoDiet App and they are always shared via the app too. I assume you are using another app - not our app? Our app is
Unfortunately, this is a common issue with many apps and websites. The reason is that most use crowdsourced data and there isn't much they do to prevent errors. Their priority is quantity rather than quality. As a result, you may end up with missing or inaccurate macros. I explained more about what we do in our app to prevent this in this post: Barcode Scanning and Food Database in the KetoDiet App
We use verified sources so our calculations are accurate. I hope this helps!

Thanks so much for your response! I noticed afterwards that for some reason although I entered 1 cup of shredded coconut, the app calculated that as almost 700g which was way off lol. I corrected that and now the carbs are correct. I'm using a different app called Carb manager, but I'll check out your app! Thanks again for the response 😊

That makes sense! So the reason is that they likely have the wrong weights per cup (thus the 700 g) - in this case it's easy to spot an error like that but in many cases the differences are not so obvious. I'm glad we figured it out! 😊

Hi there,
I’m in the middle of making your bounty bars! My wet mixture is a bit dry and not coming together very well, I have more oil but sadly no more coconut cream. Any suggestions of what I could add to make it more like it should be? Normal cream? Or more oil? Thanks in advance. Dave

Hi Dave, I think the shredded coconut may be too dry (it can vary with brands). I'd use a little more coconut oil or even melted coconut butter (here's a recipe: Foolproof Homemade Coconut Butter). I hope this helps!

Hi Martina,
I love all the recipes that I have made and I have made a lot 😊  however, I have never made any of the deserts, so I tried these coconut bars just now as my husband wanted something sweet.  I didn't have any of the sweetener substitutes you mentioned and so I didn't add any and although they were too difficult to bind together (probably because they were missing an ingredient) I decided to make it into a slice instead and it was delicious.  Any suggestions on how to make them into bars if I don't add the sweetener?
Thanks for making such amazing recipes 😊

Thank you for your kind words, Sheila! These can definitely be made without any sweeteners (it depends on your palate which changes on a low-carb diet as you get used to foods that are less sweet). I don't think that the binding issue is linked to the omitted sweetener so I would try adding a little more coconut cream or coconut oil. Maybe the shredded coconut was more absorbent than usual and needed a little more moisture? I hope this helps!

Such a Great recepie!!I tried and didn't toast the flakes because i Really like it to be gooey! What does the toasted Version have?
And i highly recommend Not to use Coconut oil for the coating when u have a Heat wave coming to ur city 😁👍
Thank you so much!!

Thank you for your kind words! If you never tried toasting coconut then you need to do it right now 😊 They are so much more flavourful - toasting won't make it less gooey. I would still keep them in the fridge even if you use cacao butter (there is coconut oil inside so they would be too soft if left at room temperature).

I added the recipe to my fitness pal and the calorie and macros are very different than what this page suggests. I'm very confused.
236 cal/18.7C/17.7F/1.5P
It also says it has 3g fibre so that means 15.7C!
Could you please tell me how did you calculate the nutrition values? I was very careful with the ingredients I chose and the amount I entered to MFP to do the calculation

Hi Laura, this is a common issue with many apps. The reason is that most apps use crowdsourcing to build their food databases and there isn't much they do to prevent errors. Their priority is quantity rather than quality. As a result, you may end up with missing or inaccurate macros. I explained more about what we do in our app to prevent this in this post: Barcode Scanning and Food Database in the KetoDiet App
We use verified sources so our calculations are accurate. I hope this helps!

While I love these, they were a bit dryer/crumbly than I prefer.  Getting ready to make my next batch I have come up with a solution for my preference.  Instead of the Swerve, I’m going to use your Keto condensed milk for the sweet and gooey factor.  Easy enough, since I keep it around for my coffee.  Will probably need to freeze before coating, which may result in a thicker chocolate coating, but sacrifices must be made.  🤗

I love the addition of keto condensed milk!

Hi, thank you for this recipe, they are very delicious. How long are the bars savable?
Thank you and best regards,

Thank you! I keep them in the fridge for up to a week or freeze for up to 6 months.

Oh. My. Goodness!!! All is I can say is thank-you thank-you thank-you. This changes everything!!! They turned out  A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!! I made mine a bit smaller I guess getting a total of 17 bars. I’m trying to figure out the net carbs if I got 17 instead of 12?

Thank you! 17 bars would result in only 2.8 g per serving 😊

Made these few days ago and they are fantastic.. Delicious.. My favorite keto dessert

Made these last night and they were a massive hit at work! Will definitely be making again! So quick and easy! Thanks 😊

I can only have stevia, not the (¼ cup powdered Erythritol or Swerve).  Suggestions?  These look amazing!!  I love your BLOG!!  Just found you!!

Thank you Renee! You could even skip the sweetener - or use stevia to taste 😊

Hi Martina!
Is it possible to use desiccated coconut instead of the shredded one? It's very hard to get shredded coconut in the UK unless you order it online 😞

Hi Paulina, yes, you definitely can! Both will work great in this recipe.

Hi Martina, I did my keto bounty bars ;) And the result was amazing. Thank you very much for this awesome blog Thank you!  Thank you!! Thank you!! Ivana Samour

Thank you for your kind words, Ivana!

Could these be done with a freshly shredded coconut ? If so, I guess it should be toasted a little longer because it's very moist ? 😊

I this that should work. Yes, I think the coconut will need more toasting/dehydrating on low temperature, although it may even work with fresh (not toasted) coconut. Let me know if you try it 😊

Hi Martina,
I am from France, I know your blog for a while and I bought your book recently (in french Yeah !).
I have tried these Bounty Bars and they are just amazing ! I brought some at work and my coworkers just loved them !
Thank you for your work !!!

Thank you so much, I'm glad they did! These are popular amongst my "non-keto" friends too 😊

Could I use Swerve to replace the ErythritolI cant wait to try these, I have been using your iphone app, i just got an ipad, and wondering if the app is different or should i just stick to iphone app 😊
Thanks luv you are awesome

Hi Cindy, yes you can do that. I actually forgot to add it as an alternative but it's in the list of ingredients now. Swerve is slightly sweeter than Erythritol and if you prefer it less sweet, start with 3 tablespoons and see if you need more.
There are two apps: KetoDiet Basic which is the one you have, and KetoDiet that also includes the tracking feature. You can read more about the difference, our current and future plans in this post: KetoDiet App FAQ I hope this helps 😊

Just made these and.... they are DELICIOUS!   Just one filled me up and was BETTER than the original Mounds bar.  I really appreciate all of your hard work on these recipes.  Thank you!  Thank you!! Thank you!!

Thank you so much for your kind words, Sophie! 😊

Thank you!! It is SO rare to find a recipe that actually turns out to look just like the pictures, and this one did! So delicious, a wonderful find now that my husband and I are on a ketogenic diet for health reasons. (Btw, our first "lifeline" to any sweets was your Ultimate Keto Chocolate Brownies recipe, so thank you for that as well!!)
My question has to do with shelf life. I made my bars slightly smaller so I yielded 16. Will these hold okay for a couple weeks or more in the fridge? Would they freeze okay?

Thank you so much Marcy, I really appreciate that! I'm glad you both liked my recipe! 😊 I'd keep them for up to a week in the fridge (coconut milk may not last for two weeks). You can freeze the remaining bars for up to 3 months - I keep them in a ziploc bag.

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