It's almost officially summer!! With heat waves begining to suffocate us, I decided to make something reminding myself that hot weather is far better than cold. Even if it's unpleasant, heat doesn't threaten to cause frostbite or hypothermia.
I looove coconut!! Unfortunately for me, many members of my family despise it. For their sake, I usually try to avoid this ingredient in most recipes. However, coconut is a key factor in Snowballs. Without it, they would be plain no-bake cookies, or worse, mud puddles. Coconut makes everything (or at least this) better!!
Yield: 4 dozen
Time: 2 hours
Prep: 15 min
Chill: 105 min
2 cups sugar
3/4 cup melted butter
1 1/4 cup milk
3 cups large rolled oats
1 cup shredded coconut
10 tablespoons cocoa
1 1/2 cups extra coconut to roll the balls
In a large saucepan, combine sugar, butter, and milk.
Boil together gently over medium high heat for 5 minutes, or until mixture reaches about 230 degrees F on a candy thermometer.
In a seperate bowl, mix togeher oats, 1 cup coconut, and coco.
Add boiled mixture to the dry ingredients, fold together until well combined, and chill until mixture is able to be shaped into 1 1/2 inch balls.
Roll balls in additional coconut. Store in fridge or freezer.