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Friday, April 8, 2011

Key Lime Coconut Snowballs

I have had the recipe for years and I am not real sure where online I got this from. I did goggle it and saw several versions of it. With that said, this is one of my favorite little desserts! The best part is that you can make them ahead of time and pop them into the freezer until they are ready to be served!

Here ya' go!

Key Lime Coconut Snowballs

Makes about 5 dozen

5 cups sweetened, shredded coconut
1 1/4-ounce can sweetened condensed milk (regular, low fat or fat-free)
1/3 cup light corn syrup
2 tbsp key lime juice
1 tbsp vanilla extract
1 tbsp grated fresh lime rind
1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs
1 pound confectioners' sugar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Spread 2 cups of the coconut on a baking sheet and place in the preheated oven for 5 to 7 minutes or until lightly toasted. Toss the coconut once to twice during baking to ensure even browning. Be careful not tot let it burn. Transfer the coconut to a bowl to cool completely.

In a large mixing bowl, combine the remaining coconut, sweetened condensed milk, corn syrup, lime juice, vanilla, lime rind and graham cracker crumbs. Beat by hand or with an electric beater until well blended. Slowly add the powdered sugar and beat for 2 more minutes. Place in the refrigerator until cold.

With your hands, form the chilled mixture into 1-inch balls, then roll each one in toasted coconut. Make sure each ball is generously coated. Place them on a large platter in the freezer for at least 1 hour before serving.

Store the snowballs in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 1 month.

These always get rave reviews when I take them to parties!
If you make these let me know what you thought about them!

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  1. I am not a coconut eater (unless it is coated on shrimp) but I know the last time you made these for school, they were eaten up!

  2. Yum! Thanks for stopping by my blog yesterday. Yours is super-cute. I love your header, too. I'm following along now! Yay!


  3. Mmmm, these look yummy! Similar to something my family made recently except we didn't have the added sweetness of key lime! Can't wait to try these!

    I'm your newest follower. Stop by my blog when you get a chance. These would be perfect to share with my new linky party So Sweet Sundays!

  4. This sounds amazing! I love coconut!
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  5. I wish I would have found these sooner! Have a party this afternoon! I'm following along with you! Stop by my blog hop this weekend - I just posted the Easter butter lamb - Hope you can stop by!

  6. So cute - I love it!! Thanks for linking up to Foodie Friday. Oh, and if you haven’t done so already - don’t forget to pop on over to Little Brick Ranch to enter the GIVEAWAY!!! I’ll give you a hint...Homes, Food, and all things Frugal!!

  7. I can't wait to try these! I LOVE coconut, and key lime added to it is an added bonus of yummy goodness. Your newest follower and I found your post on Little Rays of Sunshine. Thanks so much for sharing!


  8. I love coconut and this sounds so good! Thanks for sharing and linking to my party...

  9. I saw your link at Tatertots & Jello and these sound delicious! I've had a similar cookie that was orange flavored, but I think I'd like this even better.

  10. These look great! My husband hates coconut, so I would have to eat these all myself....I'm willing to live with that! lol

  11. You had me at key lime! These look fantastic! must get some shredded coconut stat!! I am actually doing a So Delicious Coconut giveaway on my blog if you want to stop by and enter! I'm not allowed to or I would totally be trying to win! haha =)

    Jenn @ Peas & Crayons

  12. These sound DEVINE!!! I hope you'll stop by the Tuesday To Do party and share it!


  13. These look soooooo good. Thanks for sharing this delicousness. I'm a new follower & would love it if you follow me back.

  14. Oh my goodness those look delicious! You had me at key lime and coconut, but then I saw sweetened condensed milk too...can't wait to try these out!

  15. oooohhhh!!! definetly bookmarking these to try! they look yummy! thanks for sharing!

    found you via fingerprints on the fridge! :)

  16. put the lime in the coconut...what a great combo!

    Thanks for linking up to Creative Juice Thursday! Hope to see you back this week...

  17. Key Lime? Coconut? GENIUS! Two of my favorites! Thanks for sharing and also stopping by 'Just Dream, Jelly Bean!' Visit anytime! :)
    I'm your newest follower...
    ~ Jill