If you just now realized that tomorrow is Mothers Day and have yet to do anything for your respective maternal figure, don’t worry. I’ve got just the solution to your procrastinatory, slack-alicious problem: these mini homemade mounds bars. Or as I prefer to call them, “Mounds Bites,” since they’re just little nuggets of candy. Because moms like chocolate and moms like coconut and moms like things that are homemade. And because these are quick and easy and have garnered rave reviews for me the past couple of days and since they’re bite-sized, it makes for easier portion control. Also, did I say they were delicious? Cause they are.
So make a quick trip to the store, throw a batch together, nestle them into a pretty container and let your mom know how much you care…about her having delicious eats. Do it for the noms. I mean, moms. Do it for the moms.
Homemade Mounds Bars
Adapted from Epicurean.org
8oz sweetened condensed milk
1 tsp vanilla
2 c. powdered sugar
14oz flaked or grated unsweetened coconut
24oz or so semisweet chocolate chips
1tbsp canola or vegetable oil
Combine milk and vanilla; slowly stir in sugar until smooth. Add coconut and combine thoroughly. You’ll get a firm-ish, sticky mixture. Pat into a greased 9×13 pan and let chill for a couple of hours. Cut into about 12 bars (might be a bit crumbly).
Melt chocolate in a double boiler and add in oil until the chocolate is just thin enough for drizzling. Dip coconut bars into chocolate, coating thoroughly, and place on a sheet of wax paper to set for several hours. Cut bars into quarters. Eat. Share. Love.