Prep 10M | Chill 3H | Enjoy in 3H 30M
Newfoundland has some iconic food, but there’s nothing we love more than their classic holiday treat, snowballs. These soft, fudgy coconut balls are aptly named, because St. Johns is one of the snowiest places in Canada. Thankfully the kind people and good food make the rock feel warm and cozy all year long.
3 cups sugar
¾ cup melted butter
1 ¼ cups milk
3 cups large rolled oats
1 cup unsweetened fine coconut, plus 1 ½ cups extra coconut for rolling
12 tbsp cocoa
- Combine the sugar, butter and milk in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil and let simmer for 5 minutes or until the mixture reaches 230°F with a candy thermometer.
- In a large bowl, mix together the oats, 1 cup of coconut and the cocoa. Add the boiled mixture to the dry ingredients and mix until well combined. Cool in the fridge for approximately three hours or until the mixture is chilled and firm to the touch.
- Roll the mixture into 2-inch balls and then roll the balls in 1 ½ cups additional coconut so they are covered in ‘snow’. The mixture should make 3-4 dozen balls.
- Enjoy! Snowballs should be stored in the fridge or frozen—they taste great either way!