No Bake Nanaimo Balls are a twist on the classic Canadian dessert recipe, Nanaimo bars. Making this sweet confection, a bite-sized treat.
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Nanaimo Balls

Nanaimo Balls are a twist on the classic Canadian dessert recipe, Nanaimo bars. Making this sweet confection, a bite-sized treat.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Christmas dessert, nanaimo balls, no bake
Prep Time 2 hours
Freeze time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours
Servings 40 balls
Calories 145kcal
Author Randa Derkson

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 cup sweetened grated coconut
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup + 2 tbsps melted butter
  • 2 tbsps cocoa powder

Filling

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 2 tbsps cream
  • 2 tbsps vanilla pudding mix

Chocolate Coating

  • 8 ounces semi-sweet chocolate
  • 1/2 cup butter
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Instructions

  • In a large bowl add the graham cracker crumbs, coconut, pecans, melted butter, and cocoa powder. Stir and set aside.
  • In a smaller bowl, mix up the filling ingredients.
  • Take the filling, roll in a ball that's about 3/4". Sprinkle the chocolate coconut mixture on top and roll until the filling is surrounded.
  • Once all the balls are rolled out and placed on parchment paper, stick them in the freezer for 30 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, place a glass bowl over a boiling pot of water and add the semisweet chocolate and butter. Stir until smooth and glossy.
  • Remove the balls from the freezer and roll in the melted chocolate. Place back on the parchment paper and top with any additional coconut mixture.
  • Let stand a few hours until chocolate is set, or toss them in the freezer to speed it up.
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Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 145kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 70mg | Potassium: 56mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 190IU | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 0.6mg