Coconut Snowballs

A perfect holiday treat!  The pepperminty coolness  of these pretty little coconut balls make them a wonderful party contribution or holiday gift.  This recipe is a simpler version of a recipe in my raw book.  The raw recipe begins with a whole fresh coconut.  This one uses dried flaked or shredded coconut.  Simple, beautiful and tasty- just what we need at the holidays!

quick and easy gluten free desserts - coconut snowballs

Snowballs3 cups coconut flakes or unsweetened shredded coconut

3 Tbsp. coconut oil

1/3 cup honey

1/8 tsp. sea salt

1/2 tsp. peppermint extract

Add all ingredients to a food processor and process until mixture begins to form a ball (check that it holds together when pinched).  Use a small cookie scoop or a teaspoon to shape into little snowballs.  Refrigerate.  Best served directly from the refrigerator.

Optional:  Hidden treats– Tuck a chocolate chip into each snowball as you form it.

Optional Chocolate Topping: This is my lazy method (instead of melting in a pot)-  Put about 2 Tbsp. chocolate chips in a food storage bag and place in a Pyrex pitcher of very hot water.  After the chips melt, snip a small tip of the bag and squeeze a small stream of chocolate onto the tops of the snowballs.


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Kim Wilson


  1. Carissa on December 11, 2012 at 11:47 am

    YAY! I am so glad to have the “easier” version, as I have yet to figure out how to conquer the whole coconut. Thank you!

    • Kim Wilson on December 14, 2012 at 4:50 pm

      Hope your family loves them!

  2. Cara on December 11, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    Hi Kim! What do you use for choc. chips? Have you found any without refined sugar? thanks! Cara

  3. Barbara on December 12, 2012 at 1:19 am

    I love your “lazy method”! They aren’t lazy at all. Very practical. Keep ’em coming! Thank you!

    • Kim Wilson on December 14, 2012 at 4:47 pm

      Thanks. Efficiency rates very high in my priorities.

  4. PattyLA on December 21, 2012 at 12:04 am

    This is a great recipe! I would love it if you would share it on the Grateful GAPS Holiday Foods Blog hop. Grateful GAPS Holiday Foods

    • Kim Wilson on December 27, 2012 at 3:34 pm

      Thanks for the suggestion. I’m glad you enjoyed the recipe.

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