Coconut Date Snowballs are a great treat that the kids can help you make. They have a surprise in the center.
At the holidays I am always looking for ways to involve the kids. They love getting their hands in everything and this is a perfect opportunity.
The center of these snowballs is a date filled with a pecan. It does have some sugar but it also has nutrition and fiber.
My mother-in-law gave me some of her old cookbooks to look through and there was a magazine ad from the 70s that was for condensed milk recipes. This recipe was on there but I had to alter it a little bit.
I will warn you these got pretty messy when we did them. It didn’t take long to realize that more coconut was needed than what the original recipe called for.
The kids seemed to enjoy squeezing the coconut mixture between their fingers which was not enjoyable to me.
I definitely recommend using small paper liners for serving these. Some of the condensed milk settled to the bottom of the liners.
- 6 oz pitted dates
- pecan halves
- 14 oz condensed milk
- 2 cups unsweetened coconut
- Cut the dates open and stuff each one with a pecan half.
- In a bowl combine the condensed milk and coconut.
- Dip the dates in the coconut mixture and place in a paper liner.
- Sprinkle a little bit of extra coconut on top.
You can use whatever nut you prefer. Walnuts work great for this.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 138Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 31mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 2gSugar: 17gProtein: 2g