Easy No Bake Snowball Cookies

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This Easy No Bake Snowball Cookies recipe is just the thing you need when the cravings kick in. The most important step in these easy homemade cookies is to combine all the ingredients well and to let them sit overnight so that the flavors bind well. The flavors of cream cheese, pineapple bits and pecans wonderfully come together. You can serve these snowballs either cold straight from the fridge or at room temperature. They also freeze well for up to three months, so it is a great make-ahead treat. During Christmas, you can add a splash of rum or brandy into the mixture before you roll them into balls for adding a festive touch of flavors. You can also use this recipe for gifting purpose or for cookie swaps at a workplace. Sometimes you just need to steer away from an exhausting list of ingredients and painstakingly time-consuming recipes to be able to enjoy simple no bake treats that still taste as delicious. These snowball cookies make a perfect comfort dessert when you want to eat something that’s easy and quick to make.

The fabulous part about this recipe is that you can combine another choice of ingredients to produce a taste as per your liking. For example, adding raisins, cranberries or goji berries can not only make them healthier but also change the taste ever so slightly. You could also add mint extract or a trace of almond extract, or nut butter of your choice to add a natural source of protein. On special occasions like anniversaries and kids’ birthday parties, you can coat these balls with rainbow sprinkles or add white chocolate, and marshmallow fluff with dark chocolate ganache drizzled over on top. If you want, you can lightly toast the coconut flakes to add a touch of nutty flavor to the snowballs but remember they will no longer be white to add to the snow effect. Make sure not to overcook the coconut flakes while toasting them or they could burn. Using a good quality vanilla extract will impact the flavour to a large extent in this recipe. Always choose the vanilla extract with no additives like corn syrup etc. The ingredients list on the product should read as 100 percent pure vanilla. Alternately, you could also add coconut extract to this recipe to give an elevated taste of all coconut to the snowballs.

If you want these snowball cookies to be slightly healthier, you can choose unsweetened coconut flakes instead of the sweetened ones to the recipe. You can purchase unsweetened coconut at any whole foods or baking store and sometimes it is called as ‘desiccated’ coconut. You can make all natural shredded coconut in your kitchen by tossing dried coconut bits into a blender or a coffee grinder and crush them until you get a coarse texture. Besides the essential health benefits that unsweetened coconut nutrition has to offer, it is also antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal. Another great way of sweetening these snowballs the natural way is to add a bit of honey, agave or maple syrup to the recipe in the place of granulated white sugar.

Thank you to the website Budget 101 for sharing this No-Bake Coconut Snowballs recipe with us. Do visit the Budget 101 website for more recipes for easy homemade cookies that are perfect for all occasions. Also on this website, you will find information about frugal home, gardening, DIY, crafts, tips and tricks and so much more. This Snowball cookies recipe is a beautiful little surprise your family will enjoy. Make them today and enjoy with your loved ones!

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