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Pineapple Coconut Snowballs Recipe

Pineapple Coconut Snowballs Recipe

Marlene Rhodes shares a three-ingredient treat she quickly whips up in her Colorado Springs, Colorado kitchen. Canned pineapple adds refreshing taste to the frosty-looking finger food.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling YIELD:24 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 can (8 ounces) crushed pineapple, well drained
  • 2-1/2 cups flaked coconut

Directions

  • 1. In a small bowl, beat cream cheese and pineapple until combined. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • 2. Roll into 1-in. balls; roll in coconut. Refrigerate for 6 hours or overnight. Yield: about 2 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 67 calories, 5g fat (5g saturated fat), 1mg cholesterol, 55mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (0g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein Diabetic Exchanges:1/2 fruit, 1 fat

Reviews for Pineapple Coconut Snowballs

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paulafay
Reviewed Dec. 21, 2014

"Very easy to make...and my family and friends Love them !!!!"

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sulynn051467
Reviewed Dec. 11, 2014

"Very easy to make and tasty! I use a teaspoon to measure out mixture for 1 inch balls and works great! Have to let sit 6 hours or even better overnight."

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gosuzanna1
Reviewed Dec. 20, 2013

"A friend recommended these and they sounded wonderful with all the flavors I love. They were such a hit at a recent party that several guests have called and asked for the recipe."

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mugscie
Reviewed Jul. 7, 2013

"These were awful. They were really pretty but tasted gross. I threw the whole batch out. I really hate to waste food. The look on my husbands and my face when we bit into them must have been priceless."

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smirkitty
Reviewed Dec. 23, 2012

"If you actually follow the instructions, and don't try "taste testing" before the product is finished, you'll love this recipe. A few helpful hints:

1. An inch is much smaller than you think, seriously, check a ruler.
2. After you mix the drained crushed pineapple and softened cream cheese, don't taste it. It's cream cheese and pineapple, really.
3. After you shape the balls, roll them in coconut, don't taste them. It is now cream cheese, pineapple and coconut. Really.
4. If you made your snowballs SMALL, and they've chilled over night (or at least 6 hours), the pineapple and cream cheese have "married", and are delicious.
If you're expecting coconut macaroons, perhaps you should look for a recipe for coconut macaroons. These aren't really cookies, they're more like palate cleansers.
A bright little nibble, quite delicious, and a hit at the office party."

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mrs_eck2001
Reviewed Dec. 22, 2012

"reviews are right....definately have to doctor this recipe....only tastes like cream cheese. I added 1/2 tsp. vanilla and 1/2 tsp. orange extract..(next time I will save some of the pineapple juice to use instead)..added 1/2 c. powdered sugar and about 1 1/2 c. of the coconut before putting in the fridge....DELICOUS now!"

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RTlady
Reviewed Dec. 18, 2012

"I tasted the mixture once it was cold before rolling them and UGH - didn't want to throw the whole thing out so I added icing sugar and orange flavoring before rolling them in the coconut. Don't think I'd bother making them again though."

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jij280
Reviewed Dec. 17, 2012

"I changed this a bit because even after doctoring it up, it still needed some help. So I rolled them into balls, rolled them in coconut and froze them overnight. Then I covered them in vanilla candy coating and topped them with a bit of toasted coconut. I gave one to my mother-in-law, who is my toughest critic, and she claims that it's the best thing I've made this holiday season. So who knows, maybe they'll be on my cookie tray again next year."

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jij280
Reviewed Dec. 16, 2012

"I tasted it before I took it out of the bowl as I was very skeptical of just cream cheese and pineapple. I am glad I did. I added about 3/4 cup of powdered sugar and a handful of coconut flakes and now they aren't so bad, but I wouldn't make them again."

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Newfieman30
Reviewed Dec. 16, 2012

"They were AWFUL....the taste was just ewwwww. I would not tell anyone to make them. I dont know who came up with this recipe but Whoever it is dont post no more please if its much like this one...GROSSSSSS"

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katto
Reviewed Dec. 6, 2012

"Made this as a shot glass dessert. Crushed vanilla wafers in bottom of shot glass, top with the snowball, make a pineapple sauce, and top with whipped cream and a marshchino cherry. Have to make the snowballs a bit smaller. A big hit - delicious!"

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JoanMyrtle
Reviewed Dec. 6, 2012

"These were awful - looked wonderful but too tart - what would you suggest that we add to these to make them better?"

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mcarrie88
Reviewed May. 4, 2010

"this is very good"

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zrada
Reviewed Apr. 15, 2009

"i also made these coonuts i too add vanilla wafer too it for our block party that was a hit kids love then too

janet winona,mn"

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youngster346
Reviewed Aug. 4, 2008

"These were awful! I threw out my entire first batch. After adding about 3/4 cup of crushed vanilla wafer cookies to my second batch, they had a much better flavor and texture."

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Candice A
Reviewed Dec. 19, 2007

"These snowballs are cool, creamy and refreshing, a great not-too-sweet dessert. I made these for teachers and staff last Christmas along with Shortbread logs and fudge and received many requests for the recipe."

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