Strawberry Bounty Bites (Gluten Free, Dairy Free + Paleo!)
Happy (soon-to-be) Valentine’s Day! 💗 Today we have a very special recipe… just for you!
Say hello to our Strawberry Bounty Bites AKA the Valentine’s gift we would always be happy to receive 😉 Seriously though, whether you’ve got a special someone this year or are celebrating your awesome self… we’ll take any excuse to enjoy these bounty-bar reminiscent treats!
On top of being super yummy (think: bounty bar x cherry ripe), these treats are also gluten-free, dairy-free and 100% paleo approved. But wait… there’s more! This recipe is also refined sugar free and does not include the use of dates or other high sugar fruits commonly used in paleo desserts and raw treats. Instead, these Strawberry Bounty Bites are held together using coconut butter and desiccated coconut (making for a low carb, high healthy fat option!).
This recipe also calls for pink dragonfruit powder (AKA pink pitaya powder) for the pink colouring. If you’re from Australia, we buy ours from The Source Bulk Foods, however you can also purchase this product online (here!). And if you can’t get your hands on dragonfruit powder, feel free to substitute for 1-2 tbsp beetroot juice or beet powder to achieve a similar result!
- 100g coconut butter
- 1 1/2 cups desiccated coconut
- 1 cup fresh strawberries
- 1 tbsp stevia
- 1 tsp vanilla bean paste
- 1 tbsp pink dragonfruit powder (we buy ours from The Source Bulk Foods in Australia! Also available online here)
- 60g dark chocolate (80% or higher!)
- If the coconut butter has separated in the jar, start by weighing and gently warming 100g in a small pan until smooth and well combined.
- Chop the strawberries into halves.
- In a food processor, add the coconut butter, strawberries, stevia, vanilla bean paste and dragonfruit powder. Process the ingredients for 1-2 minutes, or until well combined and even in colour. Be careful not to over-process the mixture to retain a “bounty-bar” texture!
- Line a tray or plate with baking paper. Using clean hands, roll and shape the mixture into 1-inch, bite sized pieces and place on the paper. The mix should yield approx. 14-15 pieces.
- Pop into the freezer to set for 10-15 minutes.
- Meanwhile, melt the dark chocolate in pan on medium heat.
- Remove the bounty bites from the freezer and roll in the chocolate. Place back onto the baking paper.
- Set by popping into the freezer for another 10-15 minutes.
- Once set, they’re ready to eat! Store in the fridge for up to a week (if they last that long!)