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Mom's Best Newfoundland Snowballs

A delicious and easy no bake cookie that everyone will love! Full of chocolate flavour with a delightful chewy texture from the oatmeal and coconut. Bonus: They're also gluten free!

Servings 36 cookies


  • 2 1/2 cups quick cooking oatmeal (not instant)
  • 1 scant cup medium unsweetened coconut, plus 1-2 cups extra for rolling
  • 1 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup carnation milk or 10% m.f. cream
  • 1/2 cup salted butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder


  1. Whisk together the sugar and cocoa powder in a large pot. Turn the heat to medium high and add the butter. Stir until all mixed together and free of lumps. Add milk and vanilla and bring to a simmer and cook until sugar is dissolved, about a minute. Add the coconut and oats, stirring together quickly for 1 minute, then remove from heat. Let stand in the pot until cool enough to handle. Grease your hands then roll mixture into balls, about the size of a heaping teaspoon (or to your desired size). As you work, roll the balls into coconut and place on a baking sheet to cool. Enjoy!!