Holiday Baking With Festive No-Bake Coconut Balls
These no-bake Festive Coconut Balls, also called Snowballs, are part of our Christmas family tradition.
Just before the holidays, we load up the kitchen with our Christmas baking ingredients and get to work.
You will love these coconut balls if you like coconut cookies or chocolate coconut cookies.
The great thing about these treats is that they are cheap to make and an easy no-bake coconut balls recipe.
Perhaps you have an upcoming employee Cookie Christmas Exchange that you want to participate in but don’t have lots of spare cash.
These coconut balls will be a crowd-pleaser and inexpensive to make so perfect for the tight budget.
Also, there’s no need to turn on the oven to heat the house and send your smart meter into overdrive.
If there is one thing I like in the kitchen, it is no-bake recipes that keep baking simple, at least for me.
Last week we dipped our way into a few batches of no-bake chocolate peanut butter balls, but we have to hide them because they are so popular around here.
No-Bake Coconut Balls Using a Double Boiler
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 sweetened condensed milk.
You can wrap these chocolate coconut balls up for friends and family or place them in the center of a table for your holiday guests.
Another great thing about making homemade holiday treats is that it’s a conversation piece.
Have you ever sunk your teeth into something and wanted to know the who, what, where, when, and How?
That’s what I mean, so get ready for supercharged 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 do with these as well for more pizazz.
Decorative Holiday Boxes or Cans For Christmas Cookies
To dress up our holiday treats we bought cute Santa boxes to pack our coconut balls at our local Dollarama store.
So for only $1.00 and some homemade treats equals some happy friends and family.
Below is our famous Festive Coconut Balls recipe from our family to yours.
How To Make No-Bake Festive Coconut Balls
Yield: 36 medium-sized Balls
- Double Boiler or a Pot with Stainless Steel Bowl that fits over
- Mixing spoon
- Tray for the coconut
- Food Processor to grind Graham Crackers or use Crumbs
- One can of Sweetened condensed milk
- 2 100g packages of sweetened shredded coconut
- 2 squares of semi-sweet chocolate or 2 tablespoons of cacao
- 1 jar of red maraschino cherries chopped into small pieces
- 2 1/2 cups of ground Graham cracker crumbs or blend whole crackers in the food processor.
- 1 cup of chopped walnuts Note: (Ensure the walnuts are small pieces)
- 1/2 cup Chopped Dates in small pieces
- 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 your sweet condensed milk first then the cocoa.
- Once the chocolate squares are melted slowly add in your can of condensed milk and mix.
- Remove your pot from the heat now.
- Add your graham cracker crumbs and mix
- Follow with cherries and walnuts pieces and mix
- Cover with cling wrap and put it in the refrigerator for about 1 hour to chill making them easier to roll.
- With a spoon take out a small scoop and roll it into a ball.
- Do your best to keep your coconut balls uniform in size.
- Immediately roll the ball into the coconut.
- Put some of the shredded coconut in your hand and roll it around the ball so it clings to it.
- Line the finished coconut balls on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
- Store your coconut balls in the freezer for at least a day to freeze.
- When frozen you can put them in a container until you are ready to serve.
- Coconut balls last in the freezer for 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 Festive Coconut Balls recipe make sure you check out all the other holiday treats in my Free Recipe Index.
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