These are made with or without nuts and can even be coated in chocolate. However, after the long week I have had, I stuck to a nut-less and without chocolate coconut ball! They contain only 3 ingredients and are healthy! Boom, another win, win in my book!
Nonetheless, make these as a part of your Christmas cookie platter for your next festive get together!
Only three ingredients?
A delicious cookie like dessert with only three ingredients? Yup, and these coconut balls deserve the street cred! I am super partial to anything with coconut in it, but these are so good! In addition, they only take about 10 minutes to make and 30 minutes to set in the fridge!
- Unsweetened coconut
- Unsalted butter
- Confectioner’s sugar
Are these healthy for you?
Different variations for coconut ball
My coconut balls were made with just the three ingredients. However, you could spice them up and make them less healthy by covering them in chocolate. Yummy!
Also, other recipes have also suggested adding either almonds or macadamia nuts to the center.
How do I store them?
Fresh coconut balls can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week. If want to keep longer put in freezer!
How to make coconut balls
- Gather ingredients and put in bowl: Gather all three ingredients and put in medium sized bowl. Mix until well combined. Divide coconut into two separate bowls and the smaller bowl is used for coating.
- Mix ingredients together and roll into balls: Mix all ingredients until well combined. Roll into little balls.
- Coat the coconut balls: After rolling the balls, coat them again in more coconut. Set on plate!
- Refrigerate and serve! Put the coconut balls in the fridge to set for 30 minutes and then serve!
Easy dessert recipes to try!
- mixing bowl
- 1¾ cup unsweetened coconut divided
- ¾ cup confectioner's sugar
- 5 tbsp unsalted butter melted
- In a medium sized mixing bowl, combine the confectioner's sugar, melted butter and 1¼ cup of coconut. Using a spatula, mix together until all combined.
- In another small bowl, add ½ cup of the coconut. Roll the combined mixture into little balls and dip in the extra coconut in the bowl.
- Place balls on a plate and put in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to set. Serve and enjoy!
fun fact of the day!
A coconut is not a nut, it is botanically a drupe. Great, what the heck is a drupe!