Rice Krispie Coconut Snowballs

Rice Krispie Coconut Snowballs
Do you love coconut as much as I do? If you do, then these Rice Krispie Coconut Snowballs are going to make you smile. The Rice Krispies become this sugary coconut delivery system. What could be more perfect?

Now, my husband, he completely dislikes coconut. It kills me! I don't know how he lives...(he'll love that I said that too). I guess he could never live in the South with all the amazing Coconut Cream Pie he'd have to turn down. And then there's the most amazing Coconut Cake I've ever made. Swoon! He'll never know what he's missing. More for me.

 Rice Krispie Coconut Snowballs Mixing Bowl
This is truly a quick and easy recipe, perfect for the cookie platter. The sugary whipped egg whites keep the mixture together, letting you form the mixture into little snowballs.

Rice Krispie Coconut Snowballs Baking Tray
During a holiday season so full of red and green, the snow white color is a welcome reprieve. It gives balance to the Christmas crazy that can sometimes take over the house. I find these cookies to be an elegant reminder of the serenity of wintertime. 

Rice Krispie Coconut Snowballs In Hand
Coconut love!!

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Rice Krispie Coconut Snowballs

Recipe from: Created by Noble Pig | Serves: About 40 Snowballs


  • 3 large egg whites
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar plus more for sprinkling
  • 2 cups sweetened shredded coconut
  • 2 cups rice krispies cereal
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch


  • Preheat oven to 200 degrees F. Make sure oven racks are placed in the upper and lower thirds of the oven. Line two rimmed baking trays with parchment.
  • Using the whisk attachment on your mixer, beat the egg whites and salt on medium speed until the egg whites are thick and foamy (it helps if your eggs are not extremely cold from the refrigerator). Add the confectioners' sugar and mix on low speed until incorporated. Beat at high speed until firm and glossy, about 5 minutes.
  • In a medium bowl, toss together the coconut, rice krispies and cornstarch. Gently fold the egg whites into the cereal mixture with a rubber spatula.
  • Drop heaping teaspoons of the mixture about 1" apart on the cookie sheets. Bake for one hour until firm and dry to the touch. They will firm up more once removed from the oven. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and remove from baking tray to cool completely.

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11 Comments and 9 Replies

  1. Miz 1

    Im so old school.
    I printed the recipe :-)

    • Margaret 2

      It’s not that I’m “old school”, but I use the print function to save recipes in PDF on my SD card. The card is easy to transfer from one computer to another, and doesn’t depend upon wifi, which is not always available when I travel.

  2. Ashley 3

    You had me at snowballs! haha I love coconut – these sound so good, and easy!

  3. Annabelle 5

    I’m going to make these today….all my favorites…rice krispies, coconut…powder sugar topping…what’s not to love? Thanks for this one.

  4. OH MY…these cookies are right up my alley!! I love coconut and the texture of these sounds perfect.

  5. Carla 9

    So I have egg whites in the fridge and I love rice crispies. Guess what I may make this weekend :)

  6. peabody 11

    Ohh, yum! I love all things coconut but only have one coconut eater in my bunch. Makes me sad.

  7. Nancy 12

    Mm, mm, mmm! That sounds amazing.

  8. Oh my word I need these cookies!

  9. Beverly 15

    I doubled the recipe and the second batch are in the oven right now. They are delicious! Definitely something different to break up all the heaviness of the other holiday treats I made (fudge and Oreo balls). Thanks Cathy!

  10. Daveen 16

    Made these today added a ltlle vanilla to the egg whites and they turned out great!

  11. Luci 17

    Can’t wait to try! Any left overs? Can they be frozen?


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