- 1 ½ cups unsweetened shredded coconut , plus more for topping
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- 2 tbsp coconut butter (homemade or storebought)
- 2-4 tsp rosewater
- ½ tsp beet juice
- 1 100g bar of dark chocolate , chopped
- Rose petals , for topping
Rose Flavored Bounty Bars
You know Valentine’s Day is all about the roses right? It’s a tradition! But who says that roses should only be given in a bouquet on the day of Love?
I believe we should even eat them!
I think romance can be incorporated in all sorts of creative ways! I have always been a believer that a homemade dessert is the way to the heart of a loved one… Actually, fun fact: in the first year or two that I was dating my boyfriend, I made him a HUGE 10-serving size of my signature cake (at the time): tiramisu! And guess what – he loved it!
It was a gift that was thoughtful, made by my hands, unique and delicious on top of that!
In honor of Valentine’s Day that is just around the corner, I wanted to create a recipe that was super simple to make, but that also incorporated some Valentine’s Day elements and lastly, that looked a little fancy and impressive.
That is how I came up with these bars. I know there are a gazillion recipes of vegan bounty bars on the web, so I was not sure you guys would find it unique, BUT, I thought that by adding a bit or rose and coloring the coconut filling, these treats would be great show stoppers!
These bars have such lovely flavors. I love the rich coconuty filling which, by the way, just goes so so well with the delicate rose flavor! As for the silky chocolate coating, it is just the perfect blanket to that satisfying filling!
Lastly, you might wonder, how I created the pink hue. Well, it is actually 100% natural and SO CHEAP! I did not use any food coloring AND I also did not use any special powders like pitaya powder. The color comes 100% from beet juice! I simply grated a raw peeled beet using a microplane grater and squeezed out the juice from the beet shreds. I used about 1/2 teaspoon of that juice in this recipe and TADA! Naturally colored coconut.
I really hope you try making these bars – either for Valentine’s Day as a treat to a loved one or YOURSELF or simply as a dessert to have on hand if you enjoy the rosewater flavor!
If you do decide to make this recipe, make sure to let me know your thoughts below and share your creations on Instagram by tagging me (@muriellebanackissa).