Tuesday, December 10, 2013

No Bake Gluten Free Coconut Snowballs

image from the Kichn

I made these coconut snowballs for a party last weekend, and they were a big hit. They are really nothing more than coconut, coconut oil and maple syrup, but they taste delicious like chilled macaroons. They are no bake, gluten free and also free of refined sugar, yet they are a sweet treat you can enjoy even on a restricted diet.

I used a recipe from the Kitchn but realized just now that I accidentally used tablespoons of coconut oil instead of teaspoons as the recipe intended. Well, it worked anyway - they are just not quite as healthy with that extra fat in there. I doubled the Kitchn's recipe, which I heartily recommend doing since they will go quickly. I cut back on the maple syrup, though, and they still tasted plenty sweet. I used regular milk since I didn't feel like having a half an open can of coconut milk laying around afterward, but if you want to make them dairy free, then go ahead and use the coconut milk. Finally, keep in mind that though they don't require baking time, you should plan for the time spent time rolling out each snowball and chilling in the fridge.

Coconut Snowballs 
Adapted from the Kitchn

3 cups unsweetened shredded coconut
4 tbsp coconut oil
4 tbsp maple syrup
4 tbsp milk
2 tsp vanilla
1 tsp cinnamon

Place 2 cups of shredded coconut in a food processor and process until finely ground. Place coconut oil in a small saucepan and heat over low until coconut oil is melted. Remove from heat. Add to the saucepan 2 cups of finely ground coconut, 1 cup of shredded coconut, maple syrup, milk, vanilla and cinnamon. Stir together until combined. Shape into 1-inch balls and coat with remaining shredded coconut. Refrigerate for at least an hour before serving.

1 comment:

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