Coconut snowballs

Coconut snowballs

5 from 1 vote
Recipe by Tara Weaver Course: DessertCuisine: InternationalDifficulty: Easy
Servings

15

balls
Prep time

30

minutes
Resting time

1

hour 
Total time

1

hour 

30

minutes

Today our imagination ran a bit nuts… coconuts! So we decided to play along and prepare a coconut dessert that just melts in your mouth. Oh, right, it also reminds us of winter, snowballs to be precise.

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Ingredients

  • 5.5 oz 5.5 shredded coconut

  • 2 tbsp 2 melted coconut oil

  • 3 tbsp 3 date or maple syrup

  • 2 tbsp 2 unsweetened coconut milk

  • 1/2 tsp 1/2 bourbon vanilla

  • 1/2 tsp 1/2 cinnamon

  • 1/8 tsp 1/8 himalayan pink salt

Directions

  • Mix 80 g of shredded coconut and melted coconut oil in a food processor.
  • Mix on high speed until you get coconut paste (not necessary totally smooth). While mixing, from time to time scrub edges of container.
  • Add syrup, coconut milk, vanilla, cinnamon and salt to the coconut paste and mix.
  • Last but not least, add remaining shredded coconut and mix as long as needed.
  • Form approximate 12 balls and roll them in shredded coconut.
  • Chill them in the fridge for at least 1 hour.

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FAQ about vegan coconut snowballs

What can I use shredded coconut for?

Shredded coconut is a very versatile ingredient that is used to make a variety of dishes, mainly desserts. It is incorporated in recipes which need a coconut texture and flavor or as a topping or coating on desserts. It enhances the taste of any dish and makes it even more delicious and healthier.

Is shredded coconut the same as coconut flakes?

No, both shredded coconut and coconut flakes differ even when they are the products of the same item. Also known as desiccated coconut, shredded coconut is boiled raw coconut that has been boiled, grated, and then dried, while coconut flakes, on the other hand, are a larger type of shredded coconut that is not granted; instead, they are made by cutting boiled coconut meat into substantial flakes. Apart from the difference in shape and appearance, shredded coconut and coconut flakes taste the same.

Is shredded coconut healthy?

Yes, shredded coconut has several health benefits that common people might not know about. Having about 4 grams of dietary fiber per serving, which, when consumed regularly, relieves constipation, and reduces the risk of hemorrhoids. It is also a good source of iron, with about 1.8 mg of iron per serving. It also reduces the risk of heart disease, and the zinc in it takes care of your immune system.

Is coconut oil vegan and cruelty-free?

Yes, coconut oil is completely vegan and cruelty-free as it is extracted from the coconut’s meat, making it a vegan alternative to other non-vegan oils. Besides being delicious and aromatic, the oil has several benefits and is also gluten-free, making it a great option for people with celiac disease.

Is coconut oil healthy or unhealthy?

With coconut being one of the healthiest fruits, coconut oil is healthy as well when consumed in moderation. It has several health benefits, including enhanced heart health, improved immunity, cell repair, etc. Coconut oil is also used for cosmetics.

What is the difference between coconut butter and coconut oil?

While coconut oil is the oil extracted by cold pressing method, coconut butter is regarded as the peanut butter of the tropics; it is made by puréeing the entire coconut meat along with oil. Coconut oil has a mild coconut odor and flavor. Coconut butter has a strong coconut flavor and odor.

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Tara Weaver
Tara Weaver

I’m Tara, and I’m not just a wife and mom who loves her family and pets. I’m an aspiring chef who’s passionate about food, crystals and sharing my experiences with everyone!