Mr.CBB’s Festive Coconut Balls

Mr.CBB's Festive Coconut Balls

Mr.CBB’s Festive Coconut Balls

These Festive Coconut Balls also called snowballs for some are part of our family tradition each year. Just before the Holidays arrive we load up the kitchen with baking ingredients and get to work. If you like coconut cookies or better yet chocolate coconut cookies you will love these coconut balls. The great thing about these treats are not only are they cheap to make they are an easy no-bake coconut balls recipe. So no need to turn on the oven to heat up the house and send your smart meter into overdrive.  If there is one thing I like in the kitchen it is no bake recipes or no bake foods which keeps it simple, at least for me.  Just last week we whipped up a few batches of no-bake chocolate peanut butter balls but we have to hide them because they are so popular around here.

All you need is a double boiler or a pot and a stainless steel bowl and you are ready to make these elegant treats flavoured with a sweet condensed milk. You can wrap these chocolate coconut balls up for friends and family or place in the centre of a table for your holiday guests. Another great thing about making homemade treats for the holidays is that it’s a conversation piece. Have you ever sunk your teeth into something you love and want to know the who, what, where, when and How. That’s what I mean, so get ready for some real super charged conversations with these easy coconut balls. The fun part is rolling them into the coconut!

Some of our friends make no bake balls like ours but they are coconut balls dipped in chocolate which you could essentially do with these as well for more pizzaz. If you are wondering where we picked up the awesome Santa Boxes to pack our coconut balls and other cookies we made for friends it was at Dollarama! So $1.00 and some homemade treats equals some happy friends and family.

So here is our famous Festive Coconut Balls recipe just for you… you read it first here on Canadian Budget Binder…. enjoy!

Mr.CBB’s Festive Coconut Balls Recipe

Yield: 36 medium sized Balls (smaller than a timbit for all you Tim Horton’s Fans)

Tools:

  • Double Boiler or a Pot with  Stainless Steel Bowl that fits over
  • Mixing spoon
  • Tray for the coconut ( I use a tin foil lasagna tray)
  • Food Processor to grind Graham Crackers if you have them whole

Ingredients:

  • Sweetened condensed milk 1 can
  • 2 pkgs of sweetened coconut
  • 2 squares of semi-sweet chocolate or 2 tablespoons of cacao
  • 1 jar of maraschino cherries chopped small
  • 2 1/2 cup of ground Graham cracker crumbs or if whole blend in the processor to make 2 1/2 cups (these must be fine)
  • 1 cup of chopped walnuts Note: (bash them about so they are small as you don’t want big nuts you must have small pieces of nuts)
  • Chopped Dates (optional) add 1/2 cup

Procedure:

  • In a double boiler or a pot half filled with hot water and a stainless bowl over top, melt your chocolate squares. If you don’t have the squares and you have the cocoa add in your sweet condensed milk first then the cocoa.
  • Once the chocolate squares are melted slowly add in your can of condensed milk and mix together.
  • Remove your pot from the heat now.
Add Cherries, Walnuts and Mix for Coconut Balls

Add Cherries, Walnuts and Mix for Coconut Balls

  • Add in your Graham cracker crumbs and mix to blend
  • Add in your cherries and walnuts and mix to blend
  • Cover with cling wrap and put it in the refrigerator for about 1-1.5 hours to chill. This makes them a bit easier to roll.
  • Take the bowl out of the refrigerator and with a spoon take out some of the mixture and roll it into a ball
Roll coconut balls in coconut

Roll coconut balls in coconut

  • Immediately roll it into the coconut and if you have to put some of the coconut in your hand and roll it around the ball so it clings to it.
  • Line them all on a baking sheet with parchment paper, then put in the freezer for at least a day to freeze solid.
  • When frozen you can put in a container until you are ready to take out and serve. They last in the freezer up to 3 months. Let them come to room temperature before you serve them.
  • That’s it.. how easy was that!!!

If you liked this recipe make sure you check out all the other holiday treats that have been made in the CBB Kitchen as well as the food recipes that I’ve created all year-long. Please Share or Pin these recipes to help me spread the word about our awesome blog here at CBB that you are a part of. Join me every Sunday on the blog where we put Budgets to rest and pull out the FOOD!! All money talk and no fun can get boring so join in and share your recipes and enjoy mine like this holiday coconut balls recipe!

Happy Holidays!

-Mr.CBB

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I’m from the UK and now a recent permanent resident in Canada. I bought my first house at the age of 21 after University then my second at the age of 24. I’ve always been fascinated with personal finance, savings, learning to make money and watch it grow while combating debts along the way. Canadian Budget Binder is a place where I get to share my experiences with personal finance and learn about yours along the way. I hope you stick around and check me out on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest where I am active on all social media sites. Cheers, Mr.CBB
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Comments

  1. the farmgirl files says:

    These look wonderful.
    This winter we are having a more healthy menu planning and less chocolate and things I normally would not buy, like coconut. That said my teenager has already made three different chocolate treats and froze them for if and when visitors arrive. Bless her.I won’t have to worry about last minute stuff. I am serving brunch here at the farm on the 22nd for 22 people. A headache after being up at 4am and milking 48 cows, and tending to sheep, but I have it down to a science of making most of the brunch ahead of time and slipping it into the wood cookstove enough to warm for brunch.I perfec the company without eating then the serving of food by yours truly!

    • Sounds like you will have plenty of fun and food in the upcoming week. Your life seems so different than ours and it’s intriguing to say the least. You work very hard on your farm and I can tell how proud you are from your words. Farming is a life that I would love to experience one day as I don’t think many fully appreciate all the work that goes into it. Happy Holidays to you and your family! Mr.CBB

  2. Hi, week not good but had to stop by, I live in CT. Friends are what keep us Grounded. Thank You :-)

  3. Oh, I need to stop visiting this site when you put out the recipes. These look awesome and thank you again for sharing.

  4. Christine Weadick says:

    Looks good!!! Memory serves me I have a coupon for the condensed milk, guess I’ll have to look. I’m not one for walnuts so much…. wonder how almonds would work??? I’d be using the cocoa as I have lots of that around so use it up. My coconut is the unsweetened kind…..it should work.The trick will be finding room in the freezers for them!!

    • Hi Christine,
      I personally wouldn’t use almonds in place or walnuts or pecans as they don’t have the meaty texture. If anything leave them out and add more cherries or dates if you like. You can use unsweetened coconut if you like it’s up to you. Let me know what you think. They are a lovely ball.

  5. Ooh, these sound really good. I just saw some gluten free graham crackers in the grocery store the other day too. I may have to give these a shot next weekend!

  6. Another good one, Mr. CBB. Of all these, which is your absolute favorite?

  7. These look amazing!

  8. My mum makes something very similar to these every year and they are so tasty. Sometimes she makes these ones with apricots which I love but no one else seems to like much :(

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