Snowball Recipe
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Snowball Recipe

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I've been making these popular treats for 40 years, much to my family's delight. They look impressive with chocolate and coconut wrapped around a chewy marshmallow center, yet they're surprisingly simple to assemble.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + freezing
MAKES:36 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + freezing
MAKES: 36 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 3 tablespoons baking cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs (about 32 squares)
  • 3-1/2 cups flaked coconut, divided
  • 32 to 35 large marshmallows

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 145 calories, 7 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 11 mg cholesterol, 95 mg sodium, 19 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.

Directions

  1. Line a baking sheet with waxed paper; set aside.
  2. In a large saucepan, combine the butter, milk, cocoa and vanilla. Cook and stir over medium heat until butter is melted and mixture is smooth. Remove from the heat; stir in cracker crumbs and 1-1/2 cups coconut. Let stand until cool enough to handle.
  3. Using moistened hands, wrap about 1 tablespoon of mixture around each marshmallow (dip hands in water often to prevent sticking). Roll in remaining coconut; place on prepared baking sheet. Cover and freeze until firm. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator or freezer. May be frozen for up to 2 months. Yield: about 3 dozen.
Originally published as Snowballs in Country Woman Christmas Annual 2001, p37

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 145 calories, 7 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 11 mg cholesterol, 95 mg sodium, 19 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.

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Reviewed Jul. 3, 2014

the best snow balls love them

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 2, 2013

I made these a few days ago 12/30/2012,

I thought that the whole marshmallow was too much so I cut the marshmallow in half.

I found the snowball was a bit difficult to cover and roll, I did keep my hands moist but still... maybe I need more practice.

MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 9, 2012

I made these for a party and I had people begging for the recipe. They're so good!!

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 22, 2011

Easy and very kid-friendly! I didn't have any graham crackers on hand, so I used crushed Oreo cookies instead and they turned out great.

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 3, 2011

I always have to make batches throughout the season! My kids never get sick of them!

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