Monday, 12 October 2015

Rainbow Coconut Bars


Mrs U Makes... Rainbow Coconut Bars #mymrsumakes #nobake @MrsUMakes

With the cold weather setting in, I can now make a few chocolate based treats for the tripolatas (and for me too). Since the middle of spring I've had a few ideas floating around, and these Rainbow Coconut Bars are one of the simplest to whip up.



Like all great recipes, they are no bake and require only three ingredients, some food colouring, and a baking dish or mould to set them in.

Here's what you'll need: makes approx. 24 bars

400g condensed milk
200g desiccated coconut
250g-300g of chocolate (milk or dark)

Here's what you'll need to do:

1. Pour the condensed milk into a bowl then add the coconut and stir, If the mixture is extremely soft, add more coconut.

Mrs U Makes... Rainbow Coconut Bars #mymrsumakes #nobake @MrsUMakes

2. Divide the mix between three or four small bowls and add your chosen colours. I wanted pastel tones so only dabbed in a little of the gel colours. You can go as bright and bold as you want for your Rainbow Coconut Bars.

3. Layer the mix into baking dish or mould lined with cling film. Place it in the fridge for a few hours or overnight to firm up.

Mrs U Makes... Rainbow Coconut Bars #mymrsumakes #nobake @MrsUMakes
I used a brownie tray. The mix was divided across six moulds

4. Take the coconut out of the fridge and cut into slices (I cut each mould into four). Place these into the freezer to harden.

Mrs U Makes... Rainbow Coconut Bars #mymrsumakes #nobake @MrsUMakes

 5. When you're ready, melt the chocolate either in the microwave or in a clean bowl over boiling water. Using a fork, dip each bar into the chocolate then set aside whilst the chocolate sets.

Mrs U Makes... Rainbow Coconut Bars #mymrsumakes #nobake @MrsUMakes

6. Once all the coconut bars have been dipped you can place them in the fridge to set faster, if necessary. These are best stored in a cool dry place or in the fridge.

Eat and enjoy

Mrs U Makes... Rainbow Coconut Bars #mymrsumakes #nobake @MrsUMakes

Surprisingly the tripolatas had never had one of these before and, as with all my recipes, they bombarded me with questions about how I made it (not that they will ever want to make it themselves).

There was a  little chocolate left over so I used it to make a small block of chocolate bark, layering it with cereal hoops, fudge and sprinkles. It's sort of a mini version of my Triple Chocolate Bark

Mrs U Makes... Rainbow Coconut Bars. Chocolate bark #mymrsumakes #nobake @MrsUMakes

What's you favourite chocolate treat?

6 comments:

  1. I love that there are only three ingredients in this recipe. The colors are very cute. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Whoo I like the sound of these, yummy :)

    Great recipe ..

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    1. Thanks Claire, they really are tasty. I ended it more than the kids.

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  3. Mmm, these sound yummy! Thanks for sharing with us at the Merry Monday Link Party! Hope to see you again on Sunday night! :0)

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Tiffany, I'll definitely be there.

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