Sunday, December 25, 2011

A bountiful of Christmas wishes with Bounties

If you like Bounty, you will love these. :) Christmas is a time to relax, spend time with loved ones, catching up with old friends and reminisce good old times. Bounty is one of my favourite childhood chocolate bars and they are perfect to be served on occasions like Christmas and Valentine's Day. It is eggfree, gluten-free and you don't need an oven to make this. Even people who may not love bounty will be blown away by these homemade bounty balls. I could not stop licking the spoon and my fingers, while I was making these. If you want to shine with a recipe, this is it. :) And with this post, I want to wish you, one and all, a very merry Christmas!

200 g desiccated coconut flakes
3/4 cup fresh heavy cream (35-40 %)
50 g butter
1/3 cup maple syrup
1/3 cup icing sugar

150-200 g semisweet chocolate

In a large cooking pot, melt the butter at below medium heat. Once the butter has melted, add the cream, maple syrup and sieve the icing sugar. Mix well and cook at medium heat, stirring in between, for about 6-8 minutes till the mixture thickens. Then add the dry coconut flakes and mix well for a couple of minutes till it is really thick firm and then take the cooking pot away from the stove. Allow to cool. When it has cooled down, cool enough for you to handle the mixture with your hands, take one tablespoon of the mixture and place it on a cool parchment paper or shape into small balls, and place them on parchment paper over a steel sheet. Allow the bounty balls to cool and stiffen for minimum one hour before coating them with chocolate. I put them in the refrigerator overnight to set.

Melt the semisweet chocolate over a hot-water bath or in microwave. Before melting, chop the chocolate evenly. Bring 1 inch of water to boil in a cooking pot, and place a heat-proof bowl over it. Make sure there are no water stains in the glass bowl it has to be completely dry, and the bottom should not touch the water beneath. Place the chopped chocolates in a glass bowl and let it melt. Melt the chocolate over low heat, and while melting over hot-water bath, stir frequently, until the chocolate has melted. If you melt them in the microwave, follow the same instructions. Chop the chocolates evenly and heat them in the microwave. If you heat the chocolate in the microwave, it would be a good idea to not heat all the chocolate at once. Heat the chocolate in two batches. Take the chocolate out in between and stir. Stick a tooth pick in the bounty balls and then coat with chocolate, by dipping the balls in the melted chocolate and place them back on parchment/bakery paper. Coat all the Bounty balls and let them cool and stiffen before refrigeration. Keep these goodies in the fridge and serve them cool. Good luck!


Sangeetha M said...

Merry Christmas to you n your family!
I too love bounty bars, this recipe sounds so yummy n easy too...thanks for sharing!! It would be even more great if you would have shared the picture too :)
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Only Fish Recipes said...

Merry christmas to u n ur family :-)u hav explained the steps very nicely...will definitely try it out sometimes :-)

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Unknown said...

Brilliant idea with Bounty bars!! Happy NEw Year

Rathai's recipe said...

Congrats and thank you for the award, Sonali. :) It is my first award.

I will take some photos and upload them soon. :)

Malli, thank you and happy new year to you too. :)

Aarthi said...

First time here..You have lovely blog with awesome recipes…I am your new follower..Do check my blog if you have time..


Raksha said...

superb post. thanks for sending it to CEDD5 :)

Sangeetha M said...

wow...bounties looks so perfect n yumm...great job dear!!
thanks for sharing the pictures :)
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Mahi said...

Looks Rich n delicious!

Unknown said...

That looks so good I can hardly stand it! Thanks for sharing at Overflowing with Creativity! I’m excited to continue being inspired by you in 2012!!! XO, Aimee

Amy said...

Looks so delicious. Thanks a lot for sharing....

Rathai's recipe said...

Thank you everyone. :)

Sudha said...

I can't believe that you made these at home,Rathai!What a fabulous cook you are - awesome!!I wish I was your next-door-neighbor - of course, I had to keep my calories on check, if only I could;)

Rathai's recipe said...

Sudha.. lol. I wish you WERE my next-door-neighbour as well because there are few with a sweet tooth in my family. :(