Snowball Cookie Recipe

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Snowball Cookie Recipe
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Snowball Cookie Recipe

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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.
MAKES:
18 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 45 min. + standing
MAKES:
18 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 45 min. + standing

Ingredients

  • 2 cups nonfat dry milk powder
  • 1 cup chunky peanut butter
  • 1 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 8 ounces white candy coating, coarsely chopped
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 3 cups sweetened shredded 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.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Peanut Butter Snowballs in Country Woman Christmas Annual 2006, p66

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 359 calories, 19g fat (10g saturated fat), 3mg cholesterol, 182mg sodium, 42g carbohydrate (37g sugars, 2g fiber), 9g protein.

  • 2 cups nonfat dry milk powder
  • 1 cup chunky peanut butter
  • 1 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 8 ounces white candy coating, coarsely chopped
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 3 cups sweetened shredded coconut
  • Assorted food coloring, optional
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Peanut Butter Snowballs in Country Woman Christmas Annual 2006, p66

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Phyllis Beverly User ID: 2655031 158010
Reviewed Dec. 31, 2009

"Very time consuming but VERY worth the effert. I wasn't sure about the dry milk but it does not taste like it is in there. It is solid to the touch and I thought it would crumble away. It does not. The taste is not overly sweet and I like that very much. They were loved by all."

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