Homemade Bounty

It’s really close to Christmas now and I’m desperately trying to get into a Christmasy mood, but without success. This year something is lacking, maybe I’ve hade too little Christmas candy? Hmm, I’ll just take a bite of these homemade Bounties and listen to another Christmas carol.

    Homemade Bounty
    (makes 25-30 balls)

    200 gram unsweetened desiccated coconut
    100 ml double cream
    70 gram (150 ml) icing sugar
    70 gram unsalted butter
    optional (omit if you want a taste closer to Bounty): max 1 ml rhum extract (Dr Oetker)
    200 gram milk chocolate

    In a bowl, combine coconut with icing sugar. Heat cream and butter on low heat until the butter has melted. Add rhum extract and pour the mixture over the coconut and icing sugar. Combine well.

    Form small balls (around 1 tbsp each) with your hands. It will be messy and you won’t be able to roll the balls, but rather press them together. Put them on a sheet with parchment paper. Cover with cling film and let stiffen in the fridge for at least 1 hour.

    Melt the milk chocolate, I prefer to do it in the micro wave. Dip each coconut ball in the warm melted chocolate and cover it completely, use a tooth pick when dipping. Let all excess chocolate drip back in the bowl and then put the ball on a parchment paper. Repeat until all coconut balls are covered. Let stiffen in the fridge for around 30-60 minutes before serving.

    Keep in the fridge.

27 Responses to “Homemade Bounty”

  1. Céline
    December 18th, 2007 11:22


    I’ve made such homemade Bounty and they were really good!
    It’s a good recipe!


  2. cammu
    December 18th, 2007 12:16

    Can i have one?

  3. Rosa
    December 18th, 2007 12:28

    They look gorgeous and I bet they taste just as good as they look!



  4. Pille
    December 18th, 2007 16:16

    What a great idea! And your Bounty balls looks wonderful, Dagmar!

  5. Imma
    December 19th, 2007 03:07

    These are just wonderful!!! They are a perfect gift to make for Christmas! Thanks

  6. Karolina
    December 19th, 2007 08:35

    I’ve never heard of homemade Bounty before, wonderful idea!!!

  7. Paula from Only Cookware
    December 19th, 2007 10:36

    These look devine. I am going to print this one out to try. They sound really easy to make and I love ‘easy’.

  8. Anne
    December 19th, 2007 14:47

    Yum, that looks delicious! Bounty is one of my favorite candy!

  9. Sally Parrott Ashbrook
    December 19th, 2007 17:30

    Yum. I can’t have cow dairy, but I’m going to try making these with coconut milk and dark chocolate. Thanks for sharing them!

  10. Cheryl
    December 21st, 2007 22:06

    This make me want to be a bounty hunter. Sorry couldn’t help myself.

  11. Deborah
    December 21st, 2007 23:20

    These look delicious! I’ve been having a hard time finding the Christmas spirit this year as well – maybe I need to make some of these right away!

  12. Tartelette
    December 22nd, 2007 04:02

    Looks wonderful! Bounty is one of my favorites. Anything with coconut and milk chocolate. Have a wonderful Christmas!

  13. Dagmar
    December 24th, 2007 14:16

    Thank you all for your kind compliments! Happy Holidays!

    Sally: coconut milk and dark chocolate sounds like a great combo!

  14. Viktoria Schiöler
    January 6th, 2008 14:24

    My husband is addicted to Bounty, I’ll surprise him with some homemade – thank you!

  15. Dagmar
    January 6th, 2008 22:13

    Viktoria: I hope that he will like it!

  16. Viktoria Schiöler
    January 7th, 2008 21:20

    Dagmar, he loves them (and so do I)!

  17. Karolina
    January 13th, 2008 12:05

    I’ve made them with white chocolate, they’re absolutely delicious!!! I posted the recipe on my blog too. Hope you don’t mind?

  18. Dagmar
    January 14th, 2008 00:13

    Viktoria: I’m very happy that you love them!

    Karolina: Mmmm, white chocolate! Great idea!!! Of course I don’t mind.

  19. Jelly
    January 21st, 2008 08:07

    I’ve made them…they are great!!!
    Thank you for this fantastic recipe!

  20. Dagmar
    January 26th, 2008 13:47

    Jelly: I’m glad that you liked them, thanks for the feedback!!!

  21. carmen
    March 7th, 2008 02:45

    i love this recipe thanks

  22. ideas
    February 6th, 2010 10:48

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    April 28th, 2010 17:00

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  24. Arizona Solar
    April 30th, 2010 17:45

    I’ve never made homemade Bounty but it is my mother in laws absolute favorite. I can’t tell you how much I hear from my husband about all this Bounty.. so even though it’s not Christmas, I think I’ll take this on for her birthday. Can’t be that hard right? :) Thanks for the tips. Your pictures are beautiful.

  25. passionista
    December 13th, 2010 21:33

    In my country there is no such a thing as double cream… So i used 33% cream. I hope it will be good. They are now resing in a fridge, next step is cover them witc chocolate put it in the fridge and DONE. fingers crossed.

  26. charlotte
    October 8th, 2011 11:59

    Thanks so much for this recipe! i have looked everywhere for a coconut ice recipe that didnt contain sweetened condensed milk ( i live in a tiny village in england, even if i drive to the town i wont find sweetened condensed milk at a sensible price) but this looks even nicer than coconut ica and i can easily source double cream!! thanks! <3 xx -__-

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