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Indulge Without Guilt: A Healthy 4-Ingredient Twist on a Popular Candy Bar

Are you one of those folks who’s been trying to steer clear of the candy aisle but can’t shake off the craving for your favorite treat? For me, it’s those irresistible Mounds bars, with their luscious coconut filling enrobed in smooth chocolate. Oh, the struggle!

But fear not, fellow sweet tooth sufferers! There’s a light at the end of the tunnel—a healthier, homemade version that’s just as satisfying without the guilt trip. And guess what? It’s a breeze to whip up and doesn’t even require firing up the oven. Every mouthful is not only delicious but also nourishing. No more post-indulgence regret or sugar crashes. Just pure, unadulterated yumminess.

With just four simple ingredients and a few easy steps, you’ll be well on your way to candy bar bliss!

Give Lindsay’s (@lindsay.keosayian) recipe a whirl and treat yourself to the gooey goodness you’ve been missing, without an ounce of guilt. Trust me, your taste buds—and your waistline—will thank you later!

Recipe from Lindsay Keosayian


  • 14 medjool dates, pitted

  • 1 cup shredded coconut

  • 1/3 cup coconut milk

  • dark chocolate chips


1. In a small bowl, combine your shredded coconut and coconut milk until you reach a filling-like texture.

2. Stuff each date with the coconut mixture and place them in the refrigerator while you melt the chocolate.

3. Remove them from the refrigerator and dip each date in the melted chocolate.

4. Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

5. Sprinkle with additional shredded coconut (or sea salt) if desired.

6. Freeze for about 15 minutes and enjoy!


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