3 Ingredient Paleo Vegan Coconut Snowball Cookies (Keto, Sugar Free, No Bake)

3 Ingredient Paleo Vegan Coconut Snowball Cookies (Keto, Sugar Free, No Bake)- An easy, 5-minute recipe for soft coconut snowballs, but made in a cookie shape! No condensed milk, sugar, or dairy needed. 

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Although I grew up in a country void of snow, coconut snowballs were a festive holiday treat I’d always enjoy. Back then, we’d order it from a special local bakery which actually didn’t sell any bread- Just cakes, muffins and every cookie you can think of.

paleo vegan no bake snowball cookies

While said bakery is no longer in action, I’ve been able to recreate my favorite holiday cookie with a healthy twist!

Ironically, I really didn’t need to do much for this recipe. If it looks familiar, it is- I swapped out just ONE ingredient from my no bake coconut cookies and voila- A completely different textured and flavored cookie!

I’m not going to pretend or trick you into thinking my homemade no bake coconut snowballs are anything like the ones you’d find at bakeries or dessert shops. Those cookies are traditionally based on the main generic cookie ingredients (butter, several forms of sugar, etc), but mine contains none of that- It’s simply two types of coconut (shredded/desiccated and milk!), along with some granulated sugar-free sweetener! 

You won’t find any condensed milk or dairy either! 

no bake paleo vegan snowball cookies recipe

How to make coconut snowball cookies

When I say this recipe takes 5 minutes and is fool-proof, I ain’t joking around- It’s a simple 3-step process! 

  1. Add ingredients
  2. Mix (see below)
  3. Form into cookies and EAT! 

These no bake snowballs cookies are not only soft and slightly chewy, they are also diet-friendly. While being naturally paleo, vegan, gluten-free and keto-friendly, they are also 100% sugar free. I used my favorite low carb sweetener, but really, any granulated sweetener of choice works. 

What kind of shredded coconut?

Any kind of unsweetened coconut works well. 

  • Coconut Flakes- Thick coconut flakes will require you to blend longer, as there are larger particles to condense. Just be patient with it, and if continues to be too crumbly, add a little extra coconut milk.
  • Shredded Coconut (often referred to as desiccated coconut)- Using shredded coconut will be less time consuming than the flakes, but will still require you to scrape down the sides. 
  • Finely Milled Coconut- This is my favorite of all three- Macaron style coconut flakes is super fine and almost powder-like, which makes blending (or mixing!) a breeze!

Regardless of which type you use, just be sure it is 100% unsweetened. There are several brands out there which actually pre-sweetened them! 

Blender, Food Processor, or Mixing Bowl? 

If you have a choice, definitely opt for using a blender or food processor. By doing so, you are ensuring that you can achieve a really durable dough.

If you don’t have either of those, this definitely works by hand. You will just need to use the finely milled shredded coconut, or else you may be in for an arm workout! 

easy no bake coconut snowball cookies recipe

When to enjoy no bake snowball cookies

These cookies may be more prominent during the holiday season, but don’t let it put you off- They can be enjoyed year-round and even make a healthy low sugar, low carb snack or dessert. Heck, when I need a satisfying snack between meals, you bet I’ll be making a batch of these. 

Healthy fats, no sugar, and the delicious coconut overload? Count me in! 

More delicious no bake cookie recipes 

Watch how to make no bake white chocolate cookies in the recipe video below- It’s a little bit tricker than the coconut snowball no bake cookies, but one to add to your collection! 

3 Ingredient Paleo Vegan Coconut Snowball Cookies (Keto, Sugar Free, No Bake) adapted from my No Bake Coconut Crack Bars and Coles Magazine, Australia (p.23, January 2016). 

no bake coconut snowball cookies recipe

3 Ingredient Paleo Vegan Coconut Snowball Cookies

3 Ingredient Paleo Vegan Coconut Snowball Cookies (Keto, Sugar Free, No Bake)- An easy, 5-minute recipe for soft coconut snowballs, but made in a cookie shape! No condensed milk, sugar, or dairy needed. 
4.75 from 72 votes
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Course: Dessert, Snack
Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 4 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 40 cookies
Calories: 40kcal
Author: Arman



  • In a high-speed blender or food processor, add your unsweetened coconut and blend for 1-2 minutes, until a fine texture. Do not over blend otherwise you will be left with coconut butter.
  • Add your granulated sweetener and coconut milk (and optional extract) and blend until a sticky, thick batter remains. If the batter is too crumbly, add a little extra milk of choice.
  • Transfer to a large mixing bowl. Lightly wet your hands and form the batter into small balls. Place on a lined baking tray or plate. Press each ball into a cookie shape. Sprinkle with extra coconut or granulated sweetener (this is what I used) and refrigerate until they firm up slightly. 


3 Ingredient Paleo Vegan Coconut Snowball Cookies can be kept at room temperature, covered. They are freezer friendly too. 
Nutrition Facts
3 Ingredient Paleo Vegan Coconut Snowball Cookies
Amount Per Serving (1 cookie)
Calories 40 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Fiber 2g8%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin C 3.3mg4%
Calcium 30mg3%
Iron 0.2mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 40kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Fiber: 2g | Vitamin C: 3.3mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 0.2mg
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    23 thoughts on “3 Ingredient Paleo Vegan Coconut Snowball Cookies (Keto, Sugar Free, No Bake)

    1. These look delicious!
      Off topic: how come you have started changing all of your recipes to keto? Is this something that you have started to follow- What are the benefits of eating a keto diet?

    2. How many cookies does this recipe make? Any idea how many grams per serving (cookie)? Thanks for any additional info! They look great!!!

    3. These are not sticking together…it never got sticky. I wasted all my ingredients. Even put it in the freezer to see if it would help.

    4. The same thing just happened to me and I realized I purchased a sweetener but the one I went with is not considered a “sticky” sweetener it is more of a lighter syrup for beverages. So be sure to get a sticky sweetener (I cannot find the monk one mentioned in our supermarket).

    5. So….not sure why you don’t bake these, but I made them and since I LOVE a warm, fresh from the oven cookie, I decided to experiment. O.M.G. Baked for 15 minutes at 350 until they got a but firm on top and slight golden brown on edges. Slightly Crunchy outside soft on inside. Yumm. Like a macaroon without all the egg white hustle. I did modify recipe to add a tsp. of coconut extract, half tsp. Vanilla extract and a dash of salt to enhance flavors.

    6. The unsweet coconut I have is DRY( think shredded paper), so here is what I did. Chopped in the processor as fine as I could. Mixed my sweetener(granulated erythritol) and 3/4 cup (maybe a little more) of coconut cream in a sauce pan and warmed to just a simmer. Added my coconut to the pan and let it cool almost completely. After it had cooled I put it back i the processor for a couple of seconds. I then formed them into cookies and popped then in the refrigerator. They were amazing! I can’t wait to play with the flavors, maybe lime and dark chocolate….yuuum.
      Thank you so much. Keep it keto!

    7. I love your blog and recipes but I have a problem. When the videos jumps to full play I can’t scroll through the page any more. The placement of the video is such that the close option is hurried under the header. Only way to keep scrolling is to turn me tablet sideways. Just thought you should know. It happens on several pages.

    8. looks delicious but I was wondering why a granulated sweetener is necessary? would subbing in maple syrup or applesauce ruin the shape?

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