Friday, October 21, 2011

Homemade Mounds Candy Bars

There is that saying..."you always want what you can't have".

I spent several days without an oven and all I wanted to do was bake!

Without an oven I'm left with my microwave and crockpot. 

Here's what I made instead.

This little copy cat version of the Mounds candy bar has been on my list of things to make for awhile.

No baking required for these yummys!

We all thought that they tasted pretty close to the real thing.

I've got a couple of crockpot recipes I'll share with you in the next post!

Let's Get Started:

Homemade Mounds Candy Bars

7 ounces sweetened condensed milk
2 cups powered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 (14 ounce) bag flaked coconut
24 ounces dark chocolate chips

Mix the first four ingredients together.  The mixture will be very firm.

Form into desired shape (I formed mine into an oval shape). Place on cookie sheet and cover with plastic wrap. 

Refrigerate for about an hour.

Melt chocolate chips in the microwave on 10 second intervals in a microwave safe bowl.

Dip coconut bars into melted chocolate.  After covering each bar with chocolate I placed them on the end of a fork and tapped them on the side of the bowl to remove the excess chocolate.

Place each bar on wax paper and allow chocolate to harden.

I got 25 candy bars out of this mixture.


  1. Looks awesome. I'll be right over to get my mounds candy bar. Will have to try this. Thanks for another awesome recipe.

  2. I love Mounds!! I bet these are even better homemade!

  3. Is it inappropriate to say I love you for this?!

  4. I love anything with chocolate and coconut. YUM!

  5. I LOVE homemade versions of classic candies! These look delicious, great job!

  6. Cool! I love mounds and the homemade version looks really great! I love that it seems pretty simple too with just a few ingredients. I would love to make these too soon, but I'm sure come next week that I'll have more halloween candy than I know what to do with!

  7. So so true! I couldn't imagine living without an oven, even if i don't actually use it all the time! :D I haven't heard of mounds bars before, but after seeing this I would love to try- it looks delicious!! (I LOVE coconut!)

  8. Mounds are my favorites! Now I have to make these!

  9. Love mounds! Got to make these, but was wondering if you used your microwave to heat the sweetened condensed milk and sugar.