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Snowball Cookie

 Snowball Cookie
I like to make these coconut-covered balls when the snow is flying outside. I've shared the candies with many of my friends and family members, an everyone loves them.
18 ServingsPrep: 45 min. + standing

Ingredients

  • 2 cups nonfat dry milk powder
  • 1 cup chunky peanut butter
  • 1 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 8 ounces white candy coating, coarsely chopped
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 3 cups flaked coconut
  • Assorted food coloring, optional

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the milk powder, peanut butter, honey and
  • vanilla. Shape into 1-in. balls. Place on a waxed paper-lined baking
  • sheet. Let stand, uncovered, for 30 minutes.
  • In a microwave-safe bowl, melt candy coating and shortening at 70%
  • power for 1-2 minutes; stir until smooth. If desired, tint some of
  • the candy coating with food coloring. Dip balls into coating, then
  • roll in coconut. Return to baking sheet; let stand until set. Store
  • in an airtight container at room temperature. Yield: 3 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (2 each) equals 359 calories, 19 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 3 mg cholesterol, 182 mg sodium, 42 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 9 g protein.