Gluten-free and Egg-free Recipes (with some Dairy-free options)

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Chocolate Coconut Bars – Gluten-free and Vegan

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For a while now I’ve had this recipe for homemade ‘Bounty’ Bars devised by someone on Facebook called ‘Aldi Mum’. The recipe uses dairy so I figured I’d use the principle of the recipe and convert it to make it vegan. There are only three ingredients and they are so easy to make. I’ve realised that my phone pic above is quite blurry so I need to take clearer pictures and post later.

Ingredients

305 g tin of sweet condensed coconut milk (I use the Panaroo brand)

190 g packet of shredded coconut (I use the Aldi one as the amount of shredding is perfect for this recipe and the 190 g size is exactly right too)

400 g dairy-free chocolate (I used Aldi dark chocolate which says it may contain traces of milk. This is fine for our family who don’t have a dairy allergy but obviously this would be unsuitable for anyone with an anaphylactic dairy allergy. In Big W stores you can buy Kinnerton chocolate which is gluten, dairy, egg and nut-free. Always check the ingredient list!)

Method

  1. Add the coconut to a medium sized bowl and add the tin of condensed coconut milk. Ensure it is thoroughly mixed together.
  2. Form into small logs. I used two silicon ice-cube trays that I bought from Woolworths. With this amount, I had a little left over so used a silicone mini-muffin tray for the extra amount.
  3. Freeze until firm.
  4. Melt the chocolate in a bowl over a pot of boiled water.
  5. Dip the frozen bars into the melted chocolate and place on a baking tray lined with baking paper.
  6. Refrigerate until set then place in a container and keep refrigerated.

Here is a picture of the trays:

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