Coconut Chocolate Mounds Candy

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This sweet and delectable Chocolate Mounds Candy recipe is based on the Mounds Bar.  It is not exactly a copy-cat recipe but it is surely inspired by The Almond Joy and the Mounds Bar.  So simple and you do not have to cook to any specified temperature.  We are loving them and I don’t think they will make it to the freezer.

Chocolate Coconut Mounds Candy

Prep Time: 45 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Yield: 36 Candy Balls

Serving Size: Oh, 1 or 2


1/2 cup vegan butter, melted

2 cups Organic Powdered Sugar

3 cups unsweetened shredded coconut

16 ounce package Chocolate Chips


Place a piece wax paper in a cookie sheet (baking sheet). Set aside.

Melt the vegan butter in the microwave. It only takes seconds.

Mix the melted butter, powdered sugar and shredded coconut in a Large Mixing Bowl.

Roll into about 36 balls.

Place back into the large bowl and refrigerate for about an hour. Until firm for rolling in chocolate.

Melt the chocolate. You can use a microwave or over a hot water bath.

Roll each ball in the chocolate, quickly, and lift with two forks. Place on the waxed paper that is on the cookie sheet.

Fill up the pan. You may need more than one. Try not to let them touch.

Place in the refrigerator when all done so that the chocolate can harden.

Keep them in a container in the refrigerator and place out to serve to company.

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  2. Made these the other day, I made a mistake though when reading the recipe and added too much sugar, than had to thin it down with a bit of coconut milk. Still came out great, just had more filling than chocolate and had to melt more chocolate. Oh well, operator error. I am not vegan, but a co-worker is and I wanted to make something she could enjoy at the potluck and these were a hit with everyone! (except the coconut haters, boo!)

  3. these look great. I made a raw version of this recently, and another suggestion, which I did, is to roll each ball (or set of balls) in something different. As someone suggested already, I rolled some in chopped nuts, another set in coconut, some in chocolate ‘chips’ (broken off bits of a dark chocolate bar), and because I used almond meal (almonds ground down – you can buy in health food stores) – I rolled some in those. I don’t use sugar, but can roll a few in powdered sugar, as the recipe calls for using that. Mine looked really great! And people loved them. (sorry- usually don’t boast). It is fun, and people are shocked – in a good way – that vegan food can be beautiful and very tasty.

  4. Can Coconut oil be substituted for the vegan ‘butter’? I have both Earth Balance ‘butter’ sticks and Spectrum organic coconut oil. Would the coconut oil add to the coconut flavor? The chemistry might be different… Just wondering. Thanks for this delightful source of creative and delicious vegan food ideas.

    • I think I would stick to Earth Balance. The ‘butter’ hardens up at a higher temperature and the oil might keep it too wet. I don’t think the flavor would matter at all especially since there is so much coconut in there anyway. If your house is coolish or if you keep the candy in the fridge then you could try the coconut oil. If you try it let me know what you think. :)

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  8. I usually make these the traditional way using sweetened condensed milk because the texture was yummy, im not familiar with vegan butter, is the texture goimg to be the same or dryer?

    • It is just like the original. Love it. Earth Balance vegan butter is in lots of grocery stores now. I buy mine at Safeway. They don’t advertise it as vegan – it just is. :) Oreo’s are vegan too! Yahoo!

  9. Years ago I delivered mail to an older couple who made this for Christmas every year. The only difference was they put a Marachino Cherry in the center. They were the best, but they would not give out the recipe to anyone. I will follow your recipe as is except for 1 or 2. Many thanks for the recipe, I’m heading for the store.

    • This is that very old Christmas recipe that many added the Marachino cherry in the center. JUST REMEMBER when adding the cherry make sure you let them drain well on a paper towel or cloth to get all the juice out or they will be soggy.

  10. melt 1/2 stick parafin wax with chocolate before dipping will help chocolate set quickly and make them shine like purchased does not affect taste

    • Julia! You made my day. I am working on one right now. It is a long process and my first draft is due Feb. 15th. Then they have to edit etc. but, believe me, you are on my list to contact when it comes out. Thank you so much!

  11. I love the mounds recipe and look forward to making them this Christmas. Can I make these a little ahead and freeze them? Thanks again.

  12. If you don’t want to use the butter you can use leftover mashed potatoes. Real good. I also add a little bit of almond extract.

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