The Perfect Newfoundland Snowballs

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Newfoundland Snowballs -. Soft chocolate fudge balls with the goodness of oatmeal and coconut. These freeze exceptionally well and my kids actually prefer to eat them frozen, just like I did as a child.


  • 3 cups sugar
  • ¾ cup melted butter
  • 1¼ cups milk
  • 3 cups large rolled oats
  • 1 cup unsweetened fine coconut
  • 12 tbsp cocoa
  • 1½ cups extra coconut extra coconut to roll the balls (approximately)


  1. In a large saucepan, combine the sugar, butter and milk. This mixture will foam up while boiling so a larger pot is recommended.)
  2. Boil together gently over medium heat for 5-6 minutes or until mixture reaches about 230 degrees F on a candy thermometer. (The 5 to 6 minutes cooking time is usually quite accurate for me but don’t start timing it until the mixture is fully at a rolling boil and don’t stir the mixture while it boils.)
  3. Mix together the oats, 1 cup coconut and cocoa.
  4. Add the boiled mixture to the dry ingredients until well combined and chill well in the fridge, until mixture is able to be shaped into 1½ inch balls. The mixture will be quite soft and sloppy while it is still hot. It will not firm up until it is very well chilled.
  5. Roll the balls in additional coconut.
  6. Makes about 4 dozen. These should be stored in the fridge. These freeze very well

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