Coconut Snowball Cookies (No bake)


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These coconut snowball cookies are a low carb and no bake twist on traditional snowballs! Made with just 3 ingredients, they are loaded with coconut flavor! 

When it comes to holiday baking, I love making English toffee, brownie bites, and these no bake coconut snowballs.

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I’ve put a spin on classic snowball cookies by making a no cook version, but still with the full coconut flavor. These no bake snowballs are soft and doughy coconut flavored cookies, and take minutes to make! I love enjoying them straight from the freezer, whenever the post dinner sweet tooth strikes!

Naturally keto and sugar free, they also happen to be vegan and gluten free, too!

How do you 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! Add the ingredients into your mixing gadget of choice, pulse, and form into cookies! 

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! 

Coconut Snowballs Ingredients and Substitution Tips

  • Shredded Coconut
  • Granulated Sweetener of choice
  • Coconut Milk

Shredded Coconut Options

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!

Granulated Sweetener Options

Either erythritol or monk fruit sweetener can be used. I prefer the monk fruit, as it has the most accurate texture and flavor to white sugar. 

Milk Options

Any milk can be used. I prefer coconut milk, as it is thicker than the others. Almond milk, cashew milk, etc, can all be used too. 

If you don’t follow a low carb or keto diet, you can also use coconut condensed milk. This will be much thicker and sweeter. 

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Coconut Snowballs Tips

  • To make it easier to form cookies, lightly wet your hands first. 
  • Depending on the type of shredded coconut you use, you may need more milk than is recommended. Feel free to add more as needed.
  • You can freeze the cookies to firm up if you’d like them to firm up more quickly.
  • If you don’t follow a keto or low carb diet, you can replace the coconut milk with coconut condensed milk. 

Coconut Snowball Cookie Storage Tips

  • To store: No Bake coconut snowballs must be stored in the refrigerator at all times, as they are incredibly fragile. Keep them covered or in a sealable container. They will keep for at least 2 weeks. 
  • To freeze: You can freeze snowballs for up to 6 months, either in a ziplock bag or freezer friendly container. 

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No Bake Snowball Cookies

4.93 from 144 votes
3 Ingredient Coconut Snowball Cookies that are soft, thick and loaded with coconut flavor! Naturally keto and low carb, these coconut snowballs are dairy free, perfect for a vegan and gluten free diet!
Servings: 40 cookies
Prep: 1 minute
Cook: 4 minutes
Total: 5 minutes



  • 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 and refrigerate until they firm up slightly. 


TO STORE: No Bake coconut snowballs must be stored in the refrigerator at all times, as they are incredibly fragile. Keep them covered or in a sealable container. They will keep for at least 2 weeks. 
TO FREEZE: You can freeze snowballs for up to 6 months, either in a ziplock bag or freezer friendly container. 


Serving: 1cookieCalories: 62kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 1gFat: 6gSodium: 3mgPotassium: 50mgFiber: 2gVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 4mgIron: 1mg
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Author: Arman Liew
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Arman Liew

I’m a two time cookbook author, photographer, and writer, and passionate about creating easy and healthier recipes. I believe you don’t need to be experienced in the kitchen to make good food using simple ingredients that most importantly, taste delicious.

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  1. 5 stars
    Hi Arman,
    I just discovered your
    site. And I love it. I just made the no bake snowball coconut cookies. Next I’ll make the banana cookies. I like how U think outside the box when creating your baked goods. I got kind of tired of recipes made only with almond flour or coconut flour. You have alot more variety. I think I’ll only be using your recipes from now on.

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

  3. 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.

  4. 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!

  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 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).

  7. 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.

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

  9. Snowball cookies were one of my favorites as a kid! I can imagine how delicious they all taste. No-bake makes everything even better too!

  10. 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?

    1. Hi Devin! I never realised many of my recipes were naturally keto and upon request, I’ve ensured to include it! Enjoy!