Snowballs

6
Alice May Matulevich

By
@villagechick1

They're not what you think they are (hint: not a cupcake!). These snowballs are a delicious refrigerated dessert made with vanilla wafers, pineapple filling, Dream Whip, and coconut.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

What a delicious treat these snowballs are. Different than anything we've ever made. The Nilla Wafers become softened while in the fridge but they're not soggy. Sweet and tart pineapple filling pairs well with the flaky sweet coconut. These snowballs are a nice, light, festive, and fluffy treat that everyone will love. They're so adorable too! The Test Kitchen


Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
42
Prep:
2 Hr
Method:
No-Cook or Other

Ingredients

  • 1/4 c
    softened butter
  • 2 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 c
    sugar
  • 2 can(s)
    crushed pineapple, 20 oz each
  • 1 c
    walnuts
  • 2 box
    vanilla wafers
  • 2 box
    Dream Whip
  • 2 bag(s)
    coconut

How to Make Snowballs

Step-by-Step

  1. Create the filling: Mix 1/4 cup of softened butter, 1 tsp of vanilla extract, 1 cup of sugar, walnuts, and crushed pineapple (well-drained).
  2. Stack each snowball 4 wafers-high putting filling in between.
  3. Mix the frosting: Prepare 2 boxes of Dream Whip according to directions on the box and add in 1/4 cup sugar and 1 tsp vanilla extract. You may need less frosting given that vanilla wafers are made so small these days (they were a lot bigger when I first made this recipe 55 yrs. ago!).
  4. Spread the frosting generously over each snowball. Roll them in coconut. Crown with a cherry on top. Refrigerate for 24 hrs. Then, they can be frozen.

Printable Recipe Card

About Snowballs

Course/Dish: Other Desserts
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: American
Collection: Holiday Baking




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