These healthy vegan Bounty balls are super easy to make with just 4 ingredients! Bursting with delicious coconut flavor, our homemade recipe tastes almost like the “original” but is made with real food instead.
These homemade Bounty balls are a healthier version of the chocolate bars you might know from the store but still melt-in-your-mouth delicious.
They can be enjoyed as a tropical cold treat in the summer or as a snowy and healthy Christmas treat (great edible gift idea, by the way) to keep you away from store-bought sugar-laden truffles — plus, our Bounty bliss balls are ridiculously easy to make.
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You can either coat them in melted dark chocolate or leave them uncoated, in which case the vegan bliss balls are more like Raffaello-type truffles.
Luckily, these indulgent little treats are so easy to make vegan and even low-sugar which makes the homemade version even better than store-bought Bounty bars in our opinion.
Why you’ll love them
- Easy 4-ingredient recipe
- Tastes just like the “original”
- Undetectably vegan
- 15 minutes of prep time
- Rich, decadent and intensely coconutty
- Bite-sized portable treat
- Perfect for meal prep
- No-bake Christmas truffles
- Beautiful edible gift idea
Our homemade Bounty balls are a family favorite and couldn’t be easier to make!
In terms of kitchen equipment, you need a food processor, a medium-sized bowl with a lid or some foil, two small bowls, a spoon for scooping and some parchment paper.
- Shredded Coconut — this creates our beautifully textured Bounty bliss ball base.
- Coconut Milk — use the canned variety and make sure that it’s refrigerated so that it’s nice and thick!
- Rice Syrup — any liquid vegan sweetener will do here; for a super low-carb and syrup-free version, you can use stevia!
- Dark Chocolate — for the delicious Bounty-style coating! Feel free to double for an extra rich treat.
- Vanilla Extract — recommended to support the subtle sweetness and it definitely adds to the truffle experience.
That’s pretty much it! You can find the exact amounts in the recipe card below. We’ll share some tips and adjustments (including flavor options!) in just a bit.
Here’s how easy it is to make these Bounty balls.
How to make Bounty balls
Create the coconut base
Get your food processor and add the four main ingredients (everything except the dark chocolate) to it. Pulse 2-3 times to incorporate.
You should be left with a homogenous, firm texture. Transfer it into a bowl, cover with a lid or some foil and place it in your fridge for around an hour to let it thicken.
Form bliss balls
Once this time has elapsed, remove your coconut base from the fridge and use a spoon (or better, ice-cream scoop if you have one) to scoop the mixture.
Wet your hands and form little bliss balls, placing them next to each other in a bowl or on a plate.
Coat with coconut and chocolate
Now, get two little bowls and put shredded coconut in one, melted chocolate in the other. This way, you can create both Raffaelo-style and Bounty-style balls!
Feel free to use only one type of coating to simplify this process.
- Make Raffaelo bliss balls: roll half of your balls in shredded coconut
- Make Bounty balls: dip the other half of the balls into the melted chocolate and sprinkle with some shredded coconut for decoration if wanted
Chill the bliss balls
Line all of your coated bliss balls next to each other on some parchment paper on a plate. Once you have used up all of your coconut base, put the plate in the refrigerator for about an hour to let everything set.
Serve your Bounty balls chilled and enjoy them straight from the fridge!
Storage & serving
Our vegan bliss balls can be kept in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week. Although we haven’t tried freezing them, they are probably very freezer friendly!
The Bounty balls taste great on their own, with some almond milk latte, a glass of vanilla soy milk or fresh seasonal fruit!
FAQs & tips
Let’s go over some questions and customization ideas — if you want to learn more, check my full guide on how to make bliss balls here.20+ Vegan Bliss Balls →
Can I make this sugar-free?
Sure, even though our Bounty balls require a rather small amount of syrup, you can use any sugar-free sweetener, like stevia, instead.
Can I make these in less time?
Yes, put your coconut base and rolled bliss balls in the freezer for around 10 minutes instead of the fridge to be able to enjoy them sooner!
How to make more authentic Raffaelo balls
You could just roll your coconut base in more shredded coconut or add a few drops of almond extract or rum flavoring for an extra authentic truffle taste! Also, hide one hazelnut in each bliss ball for a crunchy filling and voilà, you have some better-than-the-original Raffaello balls.
How to melt dark chocolate
Break the dark chocolate into small-ish pieces and put them in a small glass or metal bowl. Place the bowl over a saucepan on the stove with barely simmering water and gently stir with a spatula or spoon.
You can also use your microwave to melt the chocolate!
How do I create homemade Bounty bars?
Instead of rolling your coconut base into bliss balls, make bar shapes that you can then coat with melted chocolate! Feel free to increase the amount of chocolate and double coat your coconut filling for a super chocolatey result.
More vegan chocolate treats
We love creating easy, healthy and delicious vegan chocolate treats like these Bounty balls! Try these recipes next:
- 2 cups shredded coconut (160 g)
- 1 cup coconut milk, refrigerated (240 g)
- 1 tbsp rice or agave syrup
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- ⅔ cup dark chocolate, melted (100 g)
- Shredded coconut (about ½ cup)
- Hazelnut for filling
- Almond or rum extract
- Add the four ingredients for the balls to a food processor and pulse two or three times to incorporate everything. You should be left with a rather firm texture.
- Transfer the mixture into a bowl, cover with some foil and refrigerate for an hour to let it thicken.
- Remove from the refrigerator and use an ice-cream scoop or a spoon to scoop the mixture and form little balls using your hands.
- Add shredded coconut into a bowl and melted chocolate into another.
- Roll half of the balls in shredded coconut to create the Raffaello bliss balls.
- For the bounty bliss balls, dip the other half of the refrigerated balls into the melted dark chocolate to create a coating. Decorate with some sprinkled coconut shreds if you like.
- Line all of the bliss balls on a plate with some parchment paper and refrigerate for another hour to let them set.
- Serve chilled or keep them in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week.
- You can melt the chocolate either in the microwave or a hot water bath before coating your coconut bliss balls.
- For a super-duper bounty bliss ball experience, increase the amount of chocolate for the coating and make two layers!
- Instead of bliss balls, you can create bar-shaped bounty treats, too!
- For a deeper flavor, add some almond or rum extract. To create a crunchy surprise, fill your coconut-coated bliss balls with a hazelnut.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1 ball
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 208Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 66mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 3gSugar: 14gProtein: 2g
Nutrition information is a rough estimate calculated automatically, their accuracy is not guaranteed. Just focus on whole plant-based foods and eat until satiety!