No Bake Coconut Snow Balls

This recipe, courtesy of thekitchn.com is so simple and delicious–the perfect recipe for the busy Christmas season. It’s no bake and caters to most dietary needs: it’s raw, vegan, gluten-free and nut-free. Not to mention, unlike most sugary Christmas treats, it actually has nutritional value!

  • The coconut is a great source of healthy fat and fiber, it aids digestion and has natural anti-bacterial properties.
  • Maple syrup (my sweetener of choice) has less calories than honey, agave, or corn syrup, and is packed with vitamins like manganese, riboflavin and zinc.
No-bake Coconut Snowballs: Raw, Vegan, Gluten-free, Nut-free, Delicious!

No-bake Coconut Snowballs: Raw, Vegan, Gluten-free, Nut-free, Delicious!

You can view the original recipe here.

Coconut Snowballs

Makes 12 balls

1 3/4 cups unsweetened* shredded coconut, divided
2 teaspoons coconut oil
3 tablespoons maple syrup
2 tablespoons unsweetened coconut milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon sea salt

Place 1 cup of shredded coconut in a food processor along with the coconut oil. Process on high speed, scraping down the sides periodically, until it reaches a paste-like consistency. (It does not have to be completely smooth like butter; some coconut texture is good.)

Add the maple syrup, coconut milk, vanilla, cinnamon, and salt and process until well combined. Add 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons of shredded coconut and pulse until just combined.

Shape the mixture into 12 (1-inch) balls and coat with the remaining shredded coconut. Refrigerate for at least an hour and up to 5 days. Bring to room temperature before eating.

*It’s very important to use unsweetened coconut. It has a completely different texture than its sticky, sweetened counterpart.

**I quadrupled this recipe and am giving them out as gifts this year!

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4 comments

  1. My daughter (Inion), is totally bugging on these and will be trying these out very soon! She’s flirting with Vegan lifestyle so this couldn’t have come at a better time! Will be sharing this with our blogging friends! Thx.

  2. I love these cakes! I used to have one of these for my breakfast, hehe. 🙂

    Subhan Zein

  3. YUM!! I’d say, send the leftovers to Union County, New Jersey, but I doubt there will be leftovers! 🙂

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