Crispy Coconut Balls
For satisfying a sweet tooth, these light, bite-size snacks are our favorite on-the-road treats. I like the fact that they're quick and easy to make.—Elaine Wilkins, Jasper, Alabama
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 20 min.
Makesabout 3 dozen
- 1/4 cup butter, cubed
- 40 large marshmallows or 4 cups miniature marshmallows
- 5 cups crisp rice cereal
- 1 cup sweetened shredded coconut
- Melt butter in a saucepan over low heat. Add marshmallows and cook, stirring constantly, until marshmallows are melted. Remove from heat; stir in cereal until well-coated. With buttered hands, shape into 1-in. balls. Roll in coconut, pressing gently to coat.
Nutrition Facts2 each: 127 calories, 4g fat (3g saturated fat), 7mg cholesterol, 118mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.
Originally published as Crispy Coconut Balls in Taste of Home December/January 1995