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Coconut Balls Recipe

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No Bake Coconut Snowballs

This coconut balls recipe is an easy to make no bake version with a crunchy almond center. These coconut snowballs are sweet and yummy with loads of coconut flavour and a surprise crunch in the middle. Some people call them no bake coconut snowball cookies, or you can call them coconut ball candy, either waythese coconut balls are a sweet treat perfect for the holidays.

A stack of homemade coconut balls or or coconut snowballs being served on a white platter. There are two coconut snowballs in front one has been opened to show an almond center.

This year I am making a few candy recipes, but all of them are super simple to make. This one is no bake and only takes one bowl. How sweet is that?

Coconut Balls Recipe Ingredients

1/2 cup unsweetened coconut

1 can sweetened condensed milk

2 tbsp icing sugar

4 tbsp instant milk

whole natural almonds, roasted

pretty candy cup paper liners

Coconut Snowballs Instructions

These coconut balls feature a crunchy almond center. The addition of instant milk and icing sugar thickens the recipe so it holds it shape at room temperature,while allowing it to stay silky smooth.

So simple to make a candy recipe that requires no boiling.

Place the condensed milk in a medium sized bowl, add icing sugar and instant milk. Stir to combine. Add the coconut (don’t substitute for sweetened) and mix well.

Using a small cookie scoop, scoop the coconut mixture onto a parchment lined cookie sheet. Place an almond on top.

A tray of coconut snowballs have are closed the other half are showing the almond center before closing.

With greased hands pinch the coconut mixture over the almond. Roll to form a ball.

A coconut ball being pinched to close around an almond center.

Place a half cup coconut in a small bowl, roll each ball into the coconut and place in a paper liner.

A bowl filled with shredded coconut with a snowball filling being rolled in it. Making a coconut ball recipe.

Chill until firm, about half an hour.

Two coconut snowballs one is whole the other has a bite out of it showing a almond center. The coconut snowballs are sitting on a red fabric background.

These candies are solid enough to served at room temperature.

Storing a recipe for coconut balls , each coconut snowball is in a paper wrapper, and placed in a plastic container with parchment paper between layers.

Store in fridge for 3 or 4 days or freeze in an air tight container layered with parchment paper for up to 3 months.

These little coconut balls are pretty and for those with allergies, contain no eggs, flour, or chocolate.  I am certain your family will love them as much as mine did.

A stack of bright white coconut covered homemade snowball candies.
Two coconut snowballs one is whole the other has a bite out of it showing a almond center. The coconut snowballs are sitting on a red fabric background.

Coconut Balls Recipe

Easy no bake coconut ball recipe featuring lots of coconut and a crunchy almond center.
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Prep Time:30 mins
Chilling Time:30 mins
Total Time:1 hr

Ingredients

  • 3 ½ cups unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 tbsp icing sugar
  • 4 tbsp instant milk
  • 24 whole natural roasted almonds
  • 24 paper candy liners

Instructions

  • Place the condensed milk in a medium sized bowl, add icing sugar and instant milk. Stir to combine. Add the coconut (don’t substitute for sweetened) and mix well.
  • Using a small cookie scoop, scoop the coconut mixture onto a parchment lined cookie sheet. Place an almond on top.
    A tray of coconut snowballs have are closed the other half are showing the almond center before closing.
  • With greased hands pinch the coconut mixture over the almond. Roll to form a ball.
    A coconut ball being pinched to close around an almond center.
  • Place a half cup coconut in a small bowl, roll each ball into the coconut and place in a paper liner.
    A bowl filled with shredded coconut with a snowball filling being rolled in it. Making a coconut ball recipe.
  • Store in fridge for a week or freeze in an air tight container layered with parchment paper for up to 3 months.
    Storing a recipe for coconut balls , each coconut snowball is in a paper wrapper, and placed in a plastic container with parchment paper between layers.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, Canadian
Servings: 24 cookies
Cost: $6

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