Monday, December 13, 2010

Coconut Snow Ball

A few years ago for Christmas, one of my husband's coworkers gave him this cute snowman cheese ball plate because she knew I would love it!

How wonderful is that!?! 

I do like the plate with its adorable  mitten and boot spreaders. It's a Hallmark plate and with it came this recipe for a Coconut Snowball.

This is fun to make and serve even if you don't own a cute plate that's begging to have a big cheese ball belly! 

Obviously, this is a sweet cheese ball and is good served with graham crackers, cookies and fresh fruit. Running out of dipping options the other night, I served it with unfrosted sugar cookies which worked really well!

Coconut Snowball

8 ounces softened cream cheese
4-5 cups powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup flaked coconut plus enough for coating the ball.

Beat sugar and cream cheese together in a bowl. Add vanilla and coconut. Cover mixture and chill until firm to make it easier to handle.

Shape into a large ball or 2 medium sized balls and roll in coconut. Chill.

Serve with fresh fruit, cookies or graham crackers. 

When I made this to serve to guests the other night, I thought it would be fun to make a pile of little snowballs instead of big ones. So fun!

**This recipe makes a LOT! I usually make 2 medium-large size cheese balls. It freezes well and also makes a yummy gift!


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I found this recipe overly sweet so the next time I made it, I cut the sugar in half. It was still plenty sweet!