Coconut Snowballs

Last night we had our first snowfall of the season! I woke up this morning to a light dusting of snow – and a layer of ice on my car windows! Although the snow melted quickly, it looks as if there is more to come this afternoon!

To commemorate the first snowfall, here is a simple and healthy treat:

Coconut Snowballs   

Vegan, Raw; Free of: soy, dairy, gluten, grain

Makes @ 9    1” snowballs

1 cup unsweetened coconut chips or 1/2 cup shredded unsweetened coconut

+ more for rolling

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

1/3 cup golden raisins*

3 Tablespoons almond butter (or other nut butter)

Pinch of salt

Chocolate chips, allergy-friendly (optional)

  1. If you are using coconut flakes, place the coconut flakes in a food processor and process until shredded. If your coconut is already shredded, you can skip this step.
  2. Add in all the other ingredients (except chocolate chips) and process well until the mixture sticks together in a course dough.
  3. Use 1 tablespoon dough and roll into balls. You can tuck some chocolate chips in the center if you want a hit of chocolate. Roll the balls in more shredded coconut, and enjoy! Store these in the fridge.

*Golden raisins have a bit of tartness, but they give the snowballs a lighter color. If you want the snowballs sweeter, try using red raisins or dates (they will be a darker color).



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