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Coconut Snowballs

Written by COA Nutrition Team On December 25, 2020

These no-bake, healthy Coconut Snowballs are easy and delicious! Make this pretty holiday dessert to share with friends and family at your next holiday gathering.


  • 2 teaspoon coconut oil
  • 1 3/4 cup coconut flakes
  • 3 tablespoon honey
  • 2 tablespoon coconut milk, unsweetened
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon sea salt


  1. Melt the coconut oil and place it with 1 cup of the shredded coconut in a food processor. 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 coconut butter; some texture is good.)
  2. Add the honey, 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.
  3. Shape the mixture into 12 (1-inch) balls and coat with the remaining 2 Tablespoons of shredded coconut. Refrigerate for at least an hour and up to 5 days. Eat cold or bring to room temperature before eating, depending on personal preference.
  4. Makes 12 Coconut Snowballs.
  5. Swap the honey with pure maple syrup to make them vegan.

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