If you like Mounds Bars (or Bounty Bars) you’ll love this recipe for Homemade Coconut Mounds Cups. These delectable, dark chocolate cups are filled with a sweet & creamy coconut filling and topped with toasted coconut. Once you try them, you’ll never go back to the store bought again!
Mounds bars have always been a favorite of mine. I adore dark chocolate and coconut. They don’t make Mounds in England. Here, they have bounty bars which are pretty much the same thing, You can buy them in milk or dark chocolate, but the dark chocolate are really hard to find. This recipe makes it easy for me to get my fix when ever I have a craving.
This recipe starts with making the creamy coconut filling. It’s super easy. It’s made from shredded coconut, condensed milk and a bit of golden syrup. Golden Syrup is common in English baking and I’ve fallen in love with it since moving here. I know it can be hard to find in the US, but you can get it from my Amazon Shop here on Erren’s Kitchen. You’ll find it under Decorating Products & Ingredients. If you require a substitution, in this recipe corn syrup can be used in it’s place.
To make these, I used 2 inch silicone liners. If you’re in the US, you can one like mine from my Amazon Shop here on Erren’s Kitchen. You’ll find it under Baking Pans & Molds. If you’re in the UK, click here.
The next step is painting the with cup liners with melted chocolate. I find the easiest way to do this is to take a 1/2 teaspoon of the melted chocolate, drop it into the liner. and using a clean, small paint brush (that’s never been used with paint), spread the chocolate over the liners. This is a much faster process than you would imagine. It took me about an hour to make 60 cups and that was including hardening the chocolate before filling them.
Once the cups are covered with the chocolate, put them in the fridge to set for 15 minutes. Once set, they are filled with the coconut filling and finished with another layer of chocolate and a sprinkle of coconut (I’ve done both toasted and plain.
Once they are assembled, you can place them back in the fridge to set. This should take about an hour,