Traditional Newfoundland Snowballs
Snowballs are small round coconut covered chocolate balls, they are usually made at Christmas time in most Newfoundland homes. These chocolate delights are so good it's hard to only have one, most people like them frozen to eat because of its texture.
This recipe I have been making for years and they make a delightful Christmas gifts for your family or friends if you are looking for a gift ideas.
- White Sugar - 2 cups
- Butter - 3/4 cup melted
- Evaporated milk - 1 1/4 cup
- Unsweetened Coconut - 2 1/2 cups
- Cocoa - 12 Tbsp
- Vanilla - 1 Tsp
- Rolled oats - 3 1/2 cups
Extra 1 1/2 cups of unsweetened coconut to roll snowballs in when made.
- In a large saucepan, combine sugar, butter and evaporated milk.
- Start the boiling on these ingredients on medium heat for 5 minutes until all the mixture reaches 230°f on a candy thermometer or until bubbling.
- Turn off heat then start mixing the dry ingredients in with the wet mixture, oat, 1 cup coconut, and Cocoa continue mixing until all ingredients are combined then let cool for at less 2 hours.
- Then roll your mixture in 1 inch balls, then roll the snowballs into your 1 1/2 cups of extra coconut until all your mixture are completed.
- Makes about 5 dozen snowballs, store your snowballs in the fridge or freezer.
Please Note: You can substitute evaporated milk with another milk type.
The amount of time to make the snowballs including cooling time will be about 2 1/2 hours.
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This is a fun recipe to make with your kids because they can make little snowman from the cookie dough.
Also you can wrap the dough around a marshmallow and cut them in half and they also makes a delicious cookie.Add to Favourites