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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Mr.CBB’s Weekly Blog Post Picks Dec 14,2012- Tek Who?

Mr.CBB's Weekly Blog Post Picks

This is one of the last couple of weekly blog post picks for the 2012 year. Yes we all know the Holidays are going to be kicking it into high gear soon for most but for TekSavvy Customers the Grinch may have stole Christmas or at least put a bit of a damper on it for some.

Is there a good reason though? To Voltage Pictures, studio for The Hurt Locker they think so. The law is the law and they want to know. If  a court order is produced forcing TekSavvy to hand over contact info of customers who may have engaged in copyright infringement this would be the biggest of its kind. If an IP address matches that of a customers they say the customer may be part of this request.. OUCH! I hope for all involved they sort this out for the best.

You can read the full story here.

Although TekSavvy has retained a legal counsel they are saying if a customer is caught up in this they might want to seek legal advice.  I can only imagine the legal fees  for some of these customers let alone the company. Will this hurt business for TekSavvy? Who knows? Ah well, glad I was able to haggle a good deal with Rogers as I almost jumped ship although I don’t download music and movies.

What do you think about all of this?

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Mr.CBB’s Coconut Balls

Mr.CBB’s Top Blog Post Picks of the Week

Wow, I read alot this week and picked out a few posts from some of the blogs I read to share with you! This is like the Holiday Edition bringing you the best of the best~

In no particular order, sit back, go ahead grab a cuppa tea and one of those delicious looking festive coconut balls. If you want the recipe come back this Sunday when it will be on the blog.

This is a list of some of the posts that I read this week and hope you enjoy. I don’t use a reader (I know silly, maybe soon though) so if you don’t have an email subscription on your blog that may be why I don’t visit.

Thanks to all of you for sharing my page with your fans and taking the time out to drop in and comment on my post.

Recipes of the Week:

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Twitter  Personal Finance #PF  and Other Peeps to Check Out!

This is a list of the Twitter Tweeps That I Follow that Tweeted 2 times or more from Friday to Friday my own Canadian Budget Binder Blog Posts. I’m almost at 800 Followers with my goal being 1000 for the end of December but I’m always optimistic! Thanks for your support!

Facebook Follow Friday

Almost to 3000 Facebook Fans as that is my goal for 2012. I’m holding out that it will happen so please share! Here are a few awesome Facebook Fan Pages to Check out! These page owners came around, chatted and shared my posts with their Facebook Fans! If I miss you..tell me as I can’t always see the Page owner posts you share on Facebook.

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