These coconut snowballs are bursting with sweet coconut flavor from their creamy centers and delicious vanilla almond bark coating.
Prep Time10 minutesmins
Chill Time1 hourhr
Total Time1 hourhr10 minutesmins
Keyword: Coconut Snowballs Recipe
4ouncescream cheese,softened to room temperature
¼cupunsweetened coconut cream,see tips
4cupssweetened shredded coconut,divided in half
1cupfinely ground almond flour
10ouncesvanilla almond bark
Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, beat together, using a handheld mixer on medium speed, the softened cream cheese, powdered sugar, unsweetened coconut cream, and coconut extract for 2 minutes or until smooth and thickened.
To the cream cheese mixture, add 2 cups of the sweetened shredded coconut and the finely ground almond flour until all the ingredients are thoroughly combined.
Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
Using a 1½-inch cookie scoop, scoop out the coconut snowball mixture and form it into a ball. Place the ball onto the parchment-lined rimmed baking sheet. Repeat until all the coconut snowballs have been formed.
Place the coconut snowballs back into the refrigerator to stay cold while you prepare the vanilla almond bark and coconut coating.
Place the vanilla almond bark into a microwave-safe bowl and heat for 1 minute. Stir and repeat in 30-second increments until your almond bark is melted and smooth. You are best to follow the directions on the packaging for melting according to the brand of almond bark you are using.
Add the remaining 2 cups of sweetened shredded coconut to a separate bowl.
Remove the coconut snowballs from the refrigerator. Using a fork, dip one coconut snowball into the melted vanilla almond bark, be sure to tap the fork onto the side of the bowl to remove any excess, then drop it into the bowl of the sweetened shredded coconut to coat the entire coconut snowball.
Place the coated coconut snowball back onto the parchment-lined baking sheet to allow the vanilla almond bark to harden and set. Repeat until all the coconut snowballs have been coated.
Place your coconut snowballs back into the refrigerator for another 30 minutes to firm up completely before serving or storing them.
Make sure that you are using coconut cream, NOT cream of coconut or coconut milk. Coconut cream is used in baking as an alternative to heavy whipping cream (which you can use if you can not find coconut cream). Cream of coconut is lower in fat and is very sweet, which is why you will see it often used in tropical drinks. Coconut cream is unsweetened and has a much higher fat content. You will need to stir the layer of coconut solids into the liquids when you open the can. From there, you can measure it out just like heavy cream.
Make sure your cream cheese is at room temperature, or you will end up with lumps in your creamy filling.
You can transfer your remaining coconut cream to a sealed jar (mason jars work great) and keep it refrigerated for up to 5 days. You can use it in frostings, baking, and other cooking applications.
Be very careful when melting the almond bark, as it can burn very easily.