Festive Snowballs

These no-bake festive snowballs really do look the part with their ‘surprise’ bright red centre. They make a healthy alternative to give to Santa on Christmas Eve as he finishes the big job of delivering all the presents. These snowflakes also make a beautiful Christmas gift or centrepiece stacked up in the shape of a Christmas tree. Extra bonus (but mighty important), make these ahead of time for less stress during the festive season.

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Prep Time

10 mins

Cook Time


15 balls


  • 3 cups desiccated coconut
  • 1 cup (90g) cup brown rice puffs
  • 3 tsbp coconut oil
  • 3 tbsp rice malt syrup
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 tbsp coconut milk
  • 5 frozen raspberries


  1. In a food processor, place the rice puffs with 2 cups of desiccated coconut. Blitz on HIGH until the mixture resembles fine crumbs.
  2. Add the rice malt syrup, vanilla extract, coconut oil, and coconut milk then blitz until the ingredients are well combined. If the mixture is a little too dry, add some extra coconut milk until you get a perfect consistency.
  3. Refrigerate the mixture for 15 minutes before rolling it into bite-size balls.
  4. Take one tablespoon of mixture and carefully place a raspberry in the centre, then roll into a small ball. Continue until you have made 15 balls.
  5. Roll each ball into the remaining coconut, cover evenly and refrigerate a further 60 minutes.
  6. Store your snowflakes in a sealed jar, cellophane bag with ribbon or a chocolate box. Remember to keep them refrigerated until they are ready to be enjoyed.

Recipe Notes

  • The centres can be replaced with any freeze-dried fruit or small fresh or dried fruit pieces. Raspberries are perfect for that festive look.
  • The flavour combinations for this recipe are endless. You could swap the rice puffs for sunflower or pumpkin seeds if you prefer.
  • For a little crunch, roll them in white chia seeds instead of coconut.
  • Freeze-dried fruit can be added when combining all the ingredients to give more natural sweetness and different flavour combinations. Freeze-dried fruit comes in a range of flavours including raspberry, banana, apple, strawberry, and mango.
  • Store your bliss balls in the refrigerator for up to a week or in the freezer for up to 3 months.

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