I found this recipe on another site that I love (www.thenourishinggourmet.com). They are "healthy" mounds bars made out of all-natural ingredients, including coconut oil! Coconut oil has been shown to be a great immune booster, not to mention the evidence that those who live in tropical climates and have a diet that is high in coconut oil are healthier, have less heart disease, cancer, colon cancer, etc.
The great thing is that you won't really even feel guilty when you eat them!! YUM!!! Here's a not-so-good picture of the smaller ones I just made for our "Pastor's Wives Retreat" that I am going to Seattle for with Kristyn Brown and Karla West tonight (mostly this "retreat" will involve eating, shopping, movies, etc) :
"Mounds" Candy Bars
1 1/3 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
1/2 cup of coconut oil
1/4 cup honey
1 tsp almond extract (i didn't have this and didn't use it)
almonds (about 36), left whole OR chopped
1. Melt coconut oil and honey over low heat until just melted. Whisk to combine. Add the almond extract and coconut flakes.
2. Now take out muffin tins (I use the small ones) - in each compartment, place 2 or 3 almonds or divide the chopped almonds. Then divide the coconut mixture over each compartment, making sure you get an even mixture of coconut flakes and coconut oil. Place in freezer on a flat surface and freeze until hard (about 30 minutes).
3/4 cup cocoa powder (not dutch cocoa)
1/4 cup honey
1 cup coconut oil
1 Tbsp Vanilla extract
3. Combine these ingredients in a glass 2 cup measuring glass and place in a pot of simmering water. Heat until everything is just melted and remove from heat. Either wisk briskly or use a hand held blender to combine well.
4. Take out the frozen coconut flake mixture and divide your chocolate mixture over each compartment.