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Coconut Snowballs

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
    About 5 dozen


  • 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


  • 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.

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