Monday, December 13, 2010
Coconut Snow Ball
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!
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!