Saturday, August 27, 2011

Coconut Cream Cheese Balls (AKA Heaven)

I love my new town!

It's full of Victorian houses, side roads filled with gravel, a cute little downtown of "mom and pop" stores, greenery everywhere, etc.  But, the best part about it is the feeling I get when I drive around the area.  For me, it's a sort of nostalgic feeling.  I couldn't describe it myself, so I looked it up and I think this is perfect: "I think it's the feeling you get when you are overwhelmed with passion and longing for the favorite things from your youth. And the satisfaction you get when you re-live them."

I spent my Saturday exploring and just taking it all in.  Please indulge me and check these out (all via Google... none of these are mine):

To top off all this goodness, I made my moms Coconut Cream Cheese Balls.  They are the best quick and easy dessert ever. I'm not exaggerating.  Unless you don't like cream cheese or coconut, you will agree with me and I guarantee that.  These are heaven in a small bite-sized ball.  Please try them... they won't disappoint you!

What do you guys love about your town?
Give links to your favorite fast and easy desserts!

Coconut Cream Cheese Balls

1 8 oz. block of cream cheese, room temperature
5 cups powdered sugar (*If you don't want these super sweet, sub 1/2 cup flour for 1 cup powdered sugar)
1-2 cups shredded coconut
1 teaspoon vanilla
*1 cup pecans, optional

1. Beat the cream cheese until it's smooth.
2. Slowly, cup by cup, beat in the powdered sugar, until it reaches a semi-doughy consistency.  It will be a bit gooey, but still hold it's shape when formed into a ball.
3. Beat in vanilla.  If using pecans, fold them in now.
4. Roll each ball in the coconut.
5. Chill for about an hour before serving.


  1. Yummy!! Wish I was there to share them with you....

  2. Yay! Thank you so much for sharing. I'm always on the hunt for gf desserts and i absolutely love both cream cheese and coconut!

  3. I have EVERYTHING on hand for this and I adore nuts, coconut and cream cheese so really...cant lose can you! They look oh-so cute too :) Gorgeous little recipe, sometimes simple is oh so good!

  4. Very nice town indeed, where is it?
    What I like about my town is the large park that's near my apartment, my nature heaven in an urban area.
    Your bites look so smooth!

  5. that's perfect!
    they're seriously addictive. be careful! :)

  6. Parkville, MO.
    ahhh that sounds pretty :)

  7. These look wonderful! My go-to quick dessert is Whole Wheat (or not) Chocolate Chip Blondies. I can literally have them in the oven in less than 10 minutes. ( Speaking of which, I'd better not think about that too much right now. Between that and your heavenly coconut creation, I'm sorely tempted to hit the kitchen now.

  8. You're right - your new town is so cute! I'm so glad you're enjoying it. These cream cheese balls look so delicious!

  9. So cute! I love those buildings. Wow, coconut cream cheese balls?! Fabulous.

  10. These balls look beautiful! If you want a link to another quick and easy sweet recipe, try these homemade ferrero rocher So simple, and absolutely delicious :-)

  11. thanks!!
    i actually checked those out the other day! they look so yummy

  12. thanks!! 
    those look SO good!! seriously!


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