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Vegan Mounds Bars

Traditional Mounds bars are delicious but full of dairy products. Change out some ingredients to make these into vegan dessert bars.

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Mounds bars are a delicious combination of coconut and chocolate but they aren’t vegan friendly. While the candy bar is good, I liked the idea of making it a more versatile dessert bar. By making it on a graham cracker crust and using dairy-free options you can make vegan mounds bars.

For Easter this past year, we were invited to dinner at our friend’s house. It was a wonderful evening full of delicious food and lots of laughter. To end the evening, we shared some vegan mounds bars. I’m slightly allergic to dairy, but my friend is extremely allergic to dairy so she can’t even have one bite.

I had a recipe for making homemade mounds dessert bars, but it wasn’t dairy-free as originally written. We took that recipe and made some adjustments to it. Everyone loved these and they didn’t last long at all. I could have eaten the whole pan that night (thankfully I shared so didn’t have all the calories myself!).

Vegan Mounds Bars Step by Step

Ingredients

  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup melted vegan butter
  • 1 can sweetened condensed coconut milk
  • 2 cups coconut flakes
  • 10 oz vegan semisweet chocolate chips

Preparation

Preheat the oven to 350F.

In a medium mixing bowl, combine the graham cracker crumbs, sugar, and melted butter.

Pat into the bottom of a greased 9×13 pan.

Bake for 15 minutes, until the crust is hardened.

In a medium mixing bowl, combine the sweetened condensed coconut milk and flaked coconut.

Spread it over the warm crust.

Bake for another 15 minutes, until the coconut just starts to brown.

Spread the chocolate chips over the top.

Bake another 3 minutes to soften the chocolate chips, then use a rubber spatula to gently spread the melted chocolate over the coconut layer.

Let cool and cut into bars.

Vegan Mounds Bars Leftovers

Store any leftover vegan mounds bars in an airtight container. We live in a very humid climate so found these did better in the refrigerator.

Recipe

Originally Published On: July 25, 2022

Pile of vegan mounds bars on a round white plate with a white cloth and glass of milk behind on a white surface

Vegan Mounds Bars

Traditional Mounds bars are delicious but full of dairy products. Change out some ingredients to make these into vegan dessert bars.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course:
Dessert
Cuisine:
American
Diet
Vegan
Keyword:
coconut
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dessert bars
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graham crackers
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vegan
Dietary Needs:
Dairy-Free
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Egg-Free
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Nut-Free
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Vegan
Servings: 12 bars
5 from 13 votes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegan butter (melted)
  • 11.6 oz sweetened condensed coconut milk
  • 2 cups coconut flakes
  • 10 oz vegan semisweet chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350F
  • In a medium mixing bowl, combine the graham cracker crumbs, sugar, and melted butter
  • Pat into the bottom of a greased 9×13 pan
  • Bake for 15 minutes, until the crust is hardened
  • In a medium mixing bowl, combine the sweetened condensed coconut milk and flaked coconut then spread it over the warm crust
  • Bake for another 15 minutes, until the coconut just starts to brown
  • Spread the chocolate chips over the top
  • Bake another 3 minutes to soften the chocolate chips, then use a rubber spatula to gently spread the melted chocolate over the coconut layer
  • Let cool and cut into bars
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Nutrition Facts
Vegan Mounds Bars
Amount Per Serving (1 bar)
Calories 428 Calories from Fat 306
% Daily Value*
Fat 34g52%
Saturated Fat 21g105%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Sodium 160mg7%
Potassium 191mg5%
Carbohydrates 34g11%
Fiber 5g20%
Sugar 21g23%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 51mg5%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

All nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and should be considered estimates. Actual nutrition content will vary based on brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes, and more.

26 thoughts on “Vegan Mounds Bars”

  1. We would refrigerate them too. Glad you found a vegan option for the mounds bars that came out so delicious. I’m sure it was a WELCOME addition to the visit. 🙂

  2. 5 stars
    Holy. Moly. I will eat my weight in Mounds, so I am extremely excited to give this recipe a try. The flavors sound exactly like them!

  3. 5 stars
    There is no occasion and Christmas is long overdue and over but it’s never too late for chocolate vars, especially for Vegan Mounds Bars. My family loves chocolate recipes!

  4. I should be honest when I first heard about vegan food, I didnt like the concept but eventually when I tired few things, it is not that bad. I would love to try out these bars. These look yummy and delicious.

  5. I’m not the biggest coconut fan so I’m not too sure if this would be the one for me. But there are so many things I’d happily swap the coconut for haha x

  6. 5 stars
    That’s interesting. I’ve never tried sweetened condensed coconut milk. Didn’t know it was available. These sound like they’d be delicious.

  7. These bars looks really so delicious. It’s good that it is vegan I can try it too for my friend who is also a vegan. I will love to try this recipe soon.

  8. These look delicious! While I’m not vegan, I have friends and family that are. So, I’m always looking for delicious vegan recipes for our get-togethers. This is definitely one that I will be incorporating in the near future. It’s perfect for everything from a potluck dessert option to a quick snack when hanging out around the bonfire.

  9. 5 stars
    These sound like a fun and tasty recipe. It’s great that you can adjust to make them vegan although I’d probably just do the normal version. I love that they have coconut. Yum!!!!

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