Key Lime Coconut Snowballs

Use regular limes if the Key limes are not available. Unsweetened coconut is often labeled "desiccated" or "pulverized," and is often sold in health-food stores.

Yield: 12 servings (serving size: 2 balls)
Recipe from Cooking Light

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 121
  • Calories from fat: 20%
  • Fat: 2.7g
  • Saturated fat: 2.1g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 0.3g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.2g
  • Protein: 1.4g
  • Carbohydrate: 23.2g
  • Fiber: 0.8g
  • Cholesterol: 1mg
  • Iron: 0.4mg
  • Sodium: 40mg
  • Calcium: 30mg

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup graham cracker crumbs (about 4 cookie sheets)
  • 6 tablespoons fat-free sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 teaspoon grated Key lime rind
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh Key lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup shredded unsweetened coconut, divided
  • 1 1/4 cups powdered sugar

Preparation

  1. Combine crumbs, sweetened condensed milk, rind, juice, and vanilla in a medium bowl. Add 2/3 cup coconut, and beat with a mixer at medium speed for 1 minute or until no longer grainy. Add sugar, 1/4 cup at a time, beating until well combined. Cover and chill 20 minutes.
  2. Shape crumb mixture into 24 balls, about 1 teaspoon each. Place remaining 1/3 cup coconut in a shallow bowl; roll balls in coconut.
  3. Note: Refrigerate balls in an airtight container for up to one day.
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