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Pineapple Coconut Snowballs

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
  • Makes
    about 2 dozen


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


  • In a small bowl, beat cream cheese and pineapple until combined. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • Roll into 1-in. balls; roll in coconut. Refrigerate for 6 hours or overnight.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 67 calories, 5g fat (5g saturated fat), 1mg cholesterol, 55mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 fat, 1/2 fruit.

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  • Linda
    Dec 16, 2020

    I’m assuming the ones that didn’t have this receipt turn out didn’t drain enough juice out of their pineapple I squeezed mine with a tea towel nice and dry this is perfect for keto or gluten free diet

  • fayegouliquer
    Nov 26, 2019

    Can these snowball. Be frozen

  • paulafay
    Dec 21, 2014

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

  • sulynn051467
    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.

  • gosuzanna1
    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.

  • mugscie
    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.

  • smirkitty
    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.

  • mrs_eck2001
    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!

  • RTlady
    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.

  • jij280
    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.