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Eskimo Snowballs

  •  4.4 stars stars based on 79 reviews
  •   89% would make this again
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Quick no-bake snack with oats, rolled in either chopped nuts or coconut.

Makes about 30

1 cup butter or margarine, softened
4 tablespoons water
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
6 tablespoons cocoa powder
1-1/2 cup granulated sugar
4 cups quick-cooking oats
powdered sugar
flaked coconut
chopped nuts

Cream butter with water and vanilla. Add sugar, cocoa, and oatmeal, mix well. Roll into 1-inch balls. Add more water if necessary to make the dough stick together. Divide the balls in half. Roll half the balls in confectioners sugar and coconut, then roll the other half in the chopped nuts. Refrigerate until serving.

Note: This is a no-bake recipe.

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Reviews of Eskimo Snowballs:

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  A cookie baker  Dec 21, 2015
Would make this again.
A family favorite. I make a large batch every year. I've never been able to get the coconut to stick well though and the powdered sugar dissolves some sometimes. I bring a little baggie of powdered sugar to spruce them up when I bring them to parties. 5 stars

  A cookie baker in Toronto  May 23, 2015
Would make this again.
I have been making this for years at Christmas time. It as become my grandson's favorite cookie. He requests it all the time. It is a good snack because it is nut and gluten free. 5 stars

  PrincessButterfly  Dec 23, 2012
Would make this again.
Love this recipe. Been a tradition to make at Christmas and this year was the only food my sister requested I bring for Christmas. We like them best only rolled in powdered sugar and I don't even use nuts or coconut any longer. Revommeded but most either love or hate them. 5 stars

  James in Ohio  Jun 24, 2012
Would make this again.
I remember this recipe from the 1970's and my Grandmother before that. We, the kids and I, rolled them into balls by hand and then refridgerated them. After an hour or so we used the powdered sugar on them and put them back in the freezer for whenever we wanted a yummy snack. 5 stars

  A cookie baker  Dec 24, 2011
Would make this again.
So yummy. Hard to find a lactose free cookie recipe (just substitute margerine for lactose free margerine) that tastes good. As long as you chill them in the fridge for an hour or so, they are awesome! 5 stars

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