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Newfoundland’s Spectacular Snowballs

This candy-like treat is perfect for a dessert platter or cookie exchange.

November 13th, 2015

By LeeAnne Wright

These traditional, no-bake East Coast specialties whip up pretty easily. But be forewarned, they're totally addictive!
Makes about 48
Prep Time
Prep to table: 10 minutes + chilling time
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups milk
  • 3 cups large rolled oats
  • 1 cup unsweetened fine coconut
  • 3/4 cup cocoa, sifted
  1. 1 Melt butter in a large saucepan. Stir in sugar and milk. Bring to a boil and reduce temperature slightly to prevent boiling over. Once mixture begins to boil it is very important not to stir.

  2. Continue to cook for about 10 minutes, or until mixture reaches about 230-deg. F on a candy thermometer. You can also test by dropping some of the mixture in cold water. If it forms a soft ball, it is ready.

  3. While the mixture comes to temperature, mix together oats, coconut and cocoa.

  4. Add the boiled mixture to the dry ingredients and mix until well combined. Chill in the bowl for a few hours or until it can be rolled into 1-1/2-inch balls.

  5. Roll the balls in coconut to coat.

Newfoundland’s Spectacular Snowballs
Photo by Michael Alberstat, Prop Styling by Arren Williams

One response to “Newfoundland’s Spectacular Snowballs”

  1. Ted says:

    Definitely popular. Definitely addictive. Definitely candy more than cookie.

    However, unless you have a commercial “blast freezer” it took us 4 hours in a regular chest freezer until they could be formed into balls.
    Great recipe, just took a lot more time than listed.

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