Need an easy-peasy cookie recipe fit for a Winter Wonderland?
Well, you won't find anything simpler than these Allergy-Friendly White Chocolate Peppermint Snowballs!
With just 4 ingredients and no baking required, you can whip up batch after batch for parties, snow days, kids, and grandkids with very little time and effort. Because they're super-duper allergy-friendly (no nuts, peanuts, dairy, eggs, soy, grains, or gluten!!!), they're one way to guarantee that no one feels left out.
And with less than 1 teaspoon of honey per snowball, these are a low-sugar indulgence as well!
Raw cacao butter and unsweetened coconut ensure that these healthy no-bake treats are loaded with nourishing fats. (Not a coconut fan? No worries… the white chocolate-peppermint flavor overpowers all hints of coconut!)
Finally, peppermint essential oil provides a burst of cool flavor. Peppermint + white chocolate = a heavenly holiday match!
Just be sure to make plenty… You wouldn't want a snowball fight! 😉
Allergy-Friendly White Chocolate Peppermint Snowballs
With just 4 ingredients and no baking required, you can whip up batch after batch of these cookies for parties, snow days, kids, and grandkids with very little time and effort.
- 2-1/2 cups unsweetened shredded coconut (plus extra, for garnish)
- 1/4 cup mild raw honey
- 3 tablespoons cacao butter melted but not hot
- 2 to 3 drops peppermint essential oil or 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract see below
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Place all ingredients in a high-speed blender or food processor.
Process on medium speed until the ingredients come together to form a dough that folds in on itself.
Use a 1-tablespoon cookie dough scoop to scoop up balls of dough and place them on the lined baking sheet.
Next, roll each dough ball in a bit of extra coconut, or sprinkle the top of each ball with a bit of coconut. This gives a fluffy, flake-y, snowball appearance.
Place the baking sheet in the freezer for 10 to 15 minutes.
Serve and enjoy!
Store these snowballs in the freezer.
Prefer not to use peppermint essential oil? Substitute peppermint extract instead, starting with 1/2 teaspoon and adding more if stronger peppermint flavor is desired.
This recipe cannot be made with stevia. The honey acts as a "glue" to hold the snowballs together, so there would not be enough stickiness if stevia were used. However, there is less than a teaspoon of honey in each bite, so indulging in 1 or 2 is probably ok. 😉
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- Put the Lime in the Coconut
- Strawberry Lemonade
- Avocado Mint Chip
- Orange & Dark Chocolate
- Coconut Craze
- Salted Caramel & Dark Chocolate
- Sweet Superfood (with goji berries & chia seeds)
- Chocolate-Covered Cherry
- Blueberry, Lemon, & Mint Bliss
- Buttered Caramel Cashew
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Do you have an easy, go-to holiday treat recipe? Will you try these snowballs?
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