I’m so happy to report that it’s 56 degrees outside right now. Yeah yeah, I know I sound crazy but it’s nice to have some cooler refreshing weather! The low is 44 tonight, which is the coldest it’s been since February of this year.
When the weather gets colder (or I should say cooler), it always puts me in the mood to make seasonal-inspired foods.
So I made some coconut snowballs being that it finally feels like winter.
But, being that I’m a Florida gal, I had to incorporate some tropical flavors. So these taste like a tropical winter. If someone dropped you off on an island somewhere in the Caribbean, and it was in the middle of December, they would serve you these little coconut dudes. Sorry for my weirdness, but it comes along with the blog.
Point being, these snowballs are super easy and deliciously yummy! The good thing about them is that they are gluten-free, and keto compliant. That also makes them low in carbs, and higher in fat. At 130 cals per ball, they really do make for a great sweet-tooth snack. This was also my first time actually using cashew butter in a recipe. I’ve experimented with almond butter and peanut butter, but I knew that since I was using coconut, cashew butter was the way to go.
I opted for the coconut flour and coconut oil since I wanted this to be extra coco-nutty. Coconut is one of my favorite fruits, and I loved smelling the flavors of the coconut come together.
Quick to note though: These are slightly sticky to the touch, which makes it the right consistency for rolling them in the extra coconut flakes, BUT! I don’t recommend chilling them too long at first. These definitely need to be kept in an air-tight tupperware container so they don’t become hard.
I threw in some cacao nibs, but those are completely optional. Also, I used all-natural cashew butter with nuts in it. You’re free to use creamy if you like, just make sure it has the natural oil in it, otherwise it might make them too dry.
But my oh my, these taste heavenly! And the best part about making fun little balls like this, is that I don’t have to feel so damn guilty about eating them afterwards. The sugar content is super low, (0.7 grams per ball), and they’re also low in carbs using the coconut flour.
I’ll make these again and again during the holiday season. They were exactly what I was craving, easy to make, and healthy!
I hope y’all enjoy these coconut snowballs as much as I enjoyed creating them! Please let me know what you think of them by leaving a comment below!
Kisses and hugs, love bugs!