Crispy Treat Snowballs, for a Snowy Day!

When there is snow on the ground, you don’t have to go outside to make snowballs. Make these Crispy Treat Snowballs instead!

Baby, it’s COLD outside!!! Time for Crispy Treat Snowballs!

Y’all, winter has officially arrived, weather-wise, in central Arkansas! We had our first snow of the season this morning. 1-2 inches!!! I know for my friends in the northern states, that’s laughable. But for us in the south . . . well . . . schools closed, streets are slick . . . people are staying home in front of their fireplaces. Need I say more??? It IS cold . . . 14 degrees as I type this post. That’s cold for us. Just saying! But, it was a great day to think of some “snowy” treats, like these Crispy Treat Snowballs . . . besides . . . who doesn’t like Rice Krispie Treats? As far back as I can remember, from my own childhood on, everyone made these tasty little marshmallow cereal treats. So, when I found a recipe for some rolled into balls, I decided to make them into “snowballs”.

“Crispy Treat Snowballs”, and “Winter Wonderland of Sweets” . . .

I actually made this recipe for the first time on another “snow day” a couple of years ago. We had just moved into our new house. Snow was on the ground, so I made several “snowy” treats for my grandchildren, and whoever else wanted them.

I was working on a new e-book, “Winter Wonderland of Sweets”, to add to my collection on Amazon. This e-book has 35 delightful treats for the winter season. And, there are several “snowy” desserts. After all, there is generally “snow in winter”:) These Crispy Treat Snowballs are included in this e-book.

Making the Crispy Treat Snowballs . . .

My inspiration for these little Crispy Treat Snowballs was actually from a magazine that Trey and Jennifer gave me of Sandra Lee’s (Semi-Homemade). I liked her idea, so I adapted it to make a “snowy” treat.

The basic recipe is that of the Rice Krispie Treats, except I used less of the cereal. I then added coconut and rolled the “snowballs” in powdered sugar to make them look “snowy”. If your family doesn’t like coconut, leave it out. It was just a white addition to these treats that added a little different flavor.

These Crispy Treat Snowballs were a delightful treat on this “snowy day”. They are delicious, and will surely disappear from your cookie platter as quickly as you make them.

What do you make for a “snowy” treat?

Other “snowy” treats you might be interested in are Snowy Chocolate Kiss Cookies, and Snowy Apricot Dream Cookies.

Crispy Treat Snowballs

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Crispy Treat Snowballs Recipe

We’ve all made “Crispy Treats” for our children over the years. It is a favorite of just about everyone. For a winter treat, roll them into balls, then into coconut and powdered sugar. Delicious and your children will LOVE them!






  • 5
    crispy rice cereal
    (We use Rice Krispies)
  • 3
  • 1
    (10-ounce) package
  • Sweetened flaked coconut
  • Powdered sugar


  1. Place butter in a large saucepan over low heat and melt.

  2. Add marshmallows. Stir until all are completely melted. Remove from heat.

  3. Add crispy rice cereal and stir until the cereal is well coated with the marshmallow mixture.

  4. Coat your hands with butter, then scoop up about ½ cup measure of the mixture. Shape into a ball (snowball).

  5. Roll in sweetened coconut until well coated.

  6. Sprinkle snowballs with powdered sugar.

Recipe Notes

NOTE: These probably won’t keep well long, so it would be best to make them on the day you will be serving them. 



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