Sunday, December 26, 2010

Coconut Snowballs for a Snowy Day!!

We were wondering what to do on such a lovely lazy snowy day....... Let's make snowballs!!! Yep - edible kind first then a good round of the throw-able kind this afternoon!!

Here's what our day looks like here.

These are no -bake "cookie kinda candies" - just yummy things and great for kids to make.

You will need just a few basics:

4 cups powdered sugar
1/4 cup margarine or butter
1/4 cup soy milk or regular milk
1/2 cup candy bits - chocolate chips, crushed candy canes, - here we used Heath bar bits.
1/2 tsp vanilla
Shredded coconut

Let the margarine sit at room temp until soft then beat it up with a whisk.

Slowly add the powdered sugar, about a 1/2 cup at a time and whisk until powdery. I did this step without the kids due to great fear of powdered sugar all over the place!!

It should look like it is still just powdered sugar when you have it all mixed in.

Next add in the milk, vanilla and candy pieces and mix well - work the mixture, switching from the whisk to a spoon or spatula, until you have a uniform smooth "dough". Now call in reinforcements for the making of the snowballs (kids work well for this!!!)

Roll the dough in to nickle sized balls and lay out on wax paper.

Pour the shredded coconut onto a plate and using your hands roll each ball in a good amount of coconut so that it sticks all over.

Then you must get bored with just plain white coconut - so pull out the food coloring and color some coconut red, green or whatever you like. Then roll out some colored snowballs!!!

Then get even more bored with that, and pull out the sprinkles and mix any variety of them into the coconut and then roll out "super duper colored sprinkled snowballs".

Then cleanup all the coconut that ended up all over the floor - Lily sweeping and Neil ready with the dust pan.

Now show off the finished plate full of snowballs and try a white one, a red one, a green one, a red one with sprinkles and finally a green one with sprinkles. Wait for the full effect of the mighty sugar buzz that will ensue and then run them outside to make real snowballs!!!

Enjoy and have a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!!


  1. Aww,,, they are lovely! And it looks like everyone had a great time making them! Very festive!

  2. I agree with Jenn. Diet, sigh... But these look like a wonderful, snowy day treat! And, I love a heath bar wherever you can fit it. Kids: adorable AND good cleaners! Nice.