Stunning low-carb bounties from 5 ingredients. Mouth open, eyes closed!
W hen colleagues with a Tupperware can make their own home at the desk, that can not end so well. I know what I'm talking about. My colleagues are still traumatized by the wonderfully bitter salt chocolate that I kindly brought them some time ago. I thought that was one of my absolutely brilliant weekend projects. The colleagues did not think so ...
"Would you like to try one?" It asks next to me as I am currently engrossed in a particularly boring and extensive cost estimate. Distraction most welcome! My colleague Jessica unfolds a blue Tupperbox in front of my nose. "What's that?" I want to know. "Homemade bounties," Jessica says cheerfully. I am sceptical. I do not like supersweet things that much. And the original chocolate with coconut is spicy sweet. But there is this box and Jessica looks expectant - so I grab one of those brown things and bite in.
The bounties are to my surprise absolutely delicious! Not too sweet, cool and juicy, with a shell of dark chocolate. WOW! I make appreciative noises with my mouth full. "They are low carb", Jessica puts it one step further. "Nah! Really? "I'm delighted. "Göpschte mia baff recipe?" I chewing chewing in the box, how many are still left. Jessica grins. "Clear. I put the rest in the fridge first. For later. "
Two minutes later, an e-mail with the recipe plugs into my inbox. I read: dark chocolate, grated coconut, coconut milk, protein powder, xucker or stevia. That's all? I want to do that too! Same weekend!
But now I have something urgent to do close to the fridge ...
Here's the recipe for 8 delicious low carb bounties
100g grated coconut in a bowl 100 ml creamy coconut milk , 30 g protein powder vanilla and 1 tbsp Xucker , Stevia (note the instructions for use, the amount should correspond to 1 l of sugar) or another sweetener Mix the choice well. Put in the fridge for 30 minutes.
Make 8 finger-long bars from the coconut mixture with lightly moistened hands and squeeze well. Put it back in the refrigerator.100 g dark chocolate 80% (preferably organic and/or fair trade without soy lecithin and other additives) in a water bath. Allow the melted chocolate to cool slightly with stirring so that it is not too liquid.
Place the coconut bars one after the other in the chocolate, turn them briefly, lift them out with a fork and drain on a grid or baking paper. Sprinkle with grated coconut and let it set in the refrigerator.
Store the bounties in an airtight container in the refrigerator and eat within 3-4 days. (Do not worry - they are usually all gone long before).
Tip: There are different qualities of protein powder. You can use the commercial Muckibuden powder if you do not mind the sweeteners and flavors contained there. Alternatively, you can look for suitable organic products with little additives or - quite puristically - flavor simple protein powder from the grocery store with a vanilla pod or ground vanilla.
And another tip: Attention with designated "low carb protein powders" necessarily on the contained carbohydrates.