Coconut Snowballs Recipe

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Some special recipes go from being seasonal favorites to family traditions. This is one at our house. My whole family looks forward every Christmas to these rich, once-a-year sweets.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + standing
MAKES:30 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + standing
MAKES: 30 servings


  • 1 package (12 ounces) vanilla wafer crumbs, crushed
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
  • 1/2 cup Dr Pepper
  • ICING:
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/3 cup Dr. Pepper soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups sweetened shredded coconut

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 174 calories, 9g fat (4g saturated fat), 7mg cholesterol, 75mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the first five ingredients. Roll into 3/4-in. balls. For icing, in a large bowl, combine the confectioners' sugar, butter, soda and vanilla; beat until smooth. Dip balls in icing; shake off excess. Roll in coconut. Place on waxed paper; let stand until set. Store in an airtight container. Yield: About 5 dozen.
Originally published as Coconut Snowballs in Country Woman Christmas Annual 2005, p49

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harv614 User ID: 107350 76749
Reviewed Nov. 30, 2011

"I added some chopped maraschino cherries (that I dried out on a paper towel) to this recipe ~ sooo good!!! Thanks"

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