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Coconut Almond Snowballs (Paleo, Vegan, G.F)

Coconut Almond Snowballs make tasty little treats for Christmas or to enjoy at any time of year. These snowballs are versatile little foodie gifts to suit a variety of diets. G.F, D.F, Vegan and Paleo friendly.

These coconut almond snowballs make a fun, easy snack or treat. Enjoy as a bliss ball or make a batch to give out as festive goodies or take along to a Christmas party.

I love my no bake treats because they can be made so quickly and easily! These fun little treats are super easy to make,  kids love them and can help make them too!

I have drizzled dark chocolate over these snowballs to make them into more of a treat but you can easily leave this off and enjoy them as a snack.

As the name suggests these balls have a strong almond flavour – it is slightly reminiscent of marzipan – but definitely more healthy with way less sugar!

How to make Coconut Almond Snowballs

They really are super easy to make!

1. Place all of the ingredients into a food processor or high speed blender. If the weather is chilly where you are and your coconut oil is solid then melting it before hand and leaving it to cool slightly once you it is liquid is a good idea. 

2. Add all of your ingredients to a food processor or high speed blender. Blitz until you have a dough.

Dough in food processor for coconut almond snowballs

3. Place the dough on a tray or plate on top of some baking or parchment paper and pop in the freezer for 10 minutes. This step is not 100 % necessary but I find it makes it easier to make smooth, even, balls – particularly if the weather is hot – like it is here at the moment! If the climate you are in is too hot the dough can become a little sticky and hard to roll.

Dough on baking tray for coconut almond snowballs
4. Remove the dough from the freezer. Roll into approximately 2.5 cm/1 inch balls.

Coconut almond snowballs rolled into balls on tray

5.  Place 1/2 cup of desiccated coconut on a plate. Roll the balls in the coconut coating them.

6. Place the snowballs in the fridge and then prepare your chocolate drizzle. I use the double boiler method or alternatively you could use a microwave. To use the double boiler method – place the chocolate in a glass bowl over a saucepan with boiling water. Gently melt the chocolate and oil stirring until you have a smooth liquid. Set aside for a couple of minutes to thicken. With a teaspoon drizzle the chocolate over the balls.

Melting chocolate in double boiler for coconut almond snowballs
7. Place the balls in the fridge to set for 5 minutes until the chocolate drizzle has hardened.

Coconut almond snowballs drizzled with chocolate on tray
8. Keep the snowballs in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.

Additional Recipe Tips and FAQ

  • You may use almond extract or almond essence to make these balls. Almond extract can have a stronger flavour then the essence. I would suggest starting with 1 tsp, tasting and adding more if desired. I personally like the strong almond flavour so I prefer to add 2 tsp. 
  • If you are dairy free or strictly Paleo then look for an allergy friendly dark chocolate or chocolate chips.
  • Can I use another oil rather than coconut oil?
    No, coconut oil works best as it hardens when set in the fridge and helps hold them together.

 

Vertical image of coconut almond snowballs on white platter with red and white background.

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Serves 25 balls

Coconut Almond Snowballs

Easy no bake Almond Coconut Snowballs. A fun Christmas treat. Gluten free, Dairy Free, Paleo & Vegan friendly.

15 minPrep Time

30 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

    Almond Snowballs
  • 2 cups almond meal
  • 2 cups desiccated coconut, unsweetened
  • 1/4 cup coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2 Tbsp coconut oil
  • 1-2 tsp almond extract
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Coating
  • 1/2 cup desiccated coconut, unsweetened
  • 1/4 cup dark chocolate (45gm/1.5oz)

Instructions

  1. Place all of the ingredients into a food processor or high speed blender.
  2. Add all of your ingredients to a food processor or high speed blender. Blitz until you have a dough.
  3. Place the dough on a tray or plate on top of some baking or parchment paper and pop in the freezer for 10 minutes. This step is not 100 % necessary but I find it makes it easier to make smooth, even, balls - particularly if the weather is hot - like it is here at the moment!If the climate you are in is hot the dough can become a little sticky and hard to roll.
  4. Remove the dough from the freezer. Roll into balls then roll the balls into another layer of desiccated coconut.
  5. Place the snowballs in the fridge and then prepare your chocolate drizzle. I use the double boiler method or alternatively you could use a microwave. To use the double boiler method – place the chocolate in a glass bowl over a saucepan with boiling water. Gently melt the chocolate and oil stirring until you have a smooth liquid. Set aside for a couple of minutes to thicken. With a teaspoon drizzle the chocolate over the balls.
  6. Place the balls in the fridge to set for 5 minutes until the chocolate drizzle has hardened.
  7. Keep the snowballs in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.

Notes

Note 1 - If the weather is chilly where you are and your coconut oil is solid then melting it before hand and leaving it to cool slightly once you it is liquid is a good idea.  Note 2 - You may use almond extract or almond essence to make these balls. Almond extract can have a stronger flavour then the essence. Start with 1 tsp taste and add more as desired. Note 3 - If you are dairy free or strictly Paleo then look for an allergy friendly dark chocolate or chocolate chips. Note 4 - This nutritional information is an estimate only and is provided as a courtesy to readers. It was auto-generated based on serving size, number of servings, and typical information for the ingredients listed in the recipe card. Please feel free to use your preferred nutrition calculator. Please consult your doctor about any specific dietary requirements.

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Occasions
Christmas
Courses
Snack
Dessert
Diet
vegetarian
lacto vegetarian
pescetarian
Paleo
Vegan
Allergy
dairy free
egg free
soy free
seafood free
sesame free
mustard free
Gluten-Free
Wheat-Free

Nutrition

Calories

137 cal

Fat

12 g

Carbs

7 g

Protein

3 g
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