Candy Cane Snowballs

Gluten-Free Vegan Candy Cane Snowballs Recipe {Think Raffaellos, but healthier ;-) }

Looking for something to do with all that candy cane? This gluten-free vegan candy cane snowballs recipe might do the trick ;) .

Gluten-Free Vegan Candy Cane Snowballs Recipe

There’s nothing I love more than a super simple yet impressive-looking recipe, and these little balls of cuteness are actually a festive variation of one of my easiest and most favorite recipes on the blog to date — these raw coconut snowballs.

Gluten-Free Vegan Candy Cane Snowballs Recipe

These candy cane snowballs can be made and ready within minutes, are easy and fun to make with kids, and make a scrumptious quick treat, a holiday table dessert, or a lovely gift.

Gluten-Free Vegan Candy Cane Snowballs Recipe

Think Raffaellos, but healthier ;)

Gluten-Free Vegan Candy Cane Snowballs Recipe

Note: this recipe is from before I went totally refined sugar-free.

Candy Cane Snowballs


  • 6 candy canes
  • ½ cup shredded coconut for rolling
  • 1 cup coconut butter {also called coconut manna}
  • 1 cup more unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 23 tbsp maple syrup {or liquid sweetener of choice}
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract


  1. Process candy canes in a food processor into a fine crumble {a few larger bits here and there are ok — the consistency is up to you: if you want more crunch in your balls, grind the mixture a little coarser; or grind into dust for pretty candy cane flecks}. Remove about a third of the candy cane crumble and mix with the 1/2 cup shredded coconut for rolling. Spread on a plate and set aside.
  2. Add all other ingredients {except the shredded coconut and the candy cane crumble reserved for rolling} into the food processor and process until everything is combined and the mixture begins to form a ball.
  3. Form bite sized balls out of the dough by shaping and rolling them with your hands {they may seem a little moist while rolling, but that’s ok — they will dry up instantly once coated}, and then give them a roll on the shredded coconut and candy cane plate to coat them.
  4. Serve/eat right away or refrigerate for a few minutes to make them slightly firmer. They can be made ahead too and store well in the fridge {or can be frozen}. Enjoy!

Gluten-Free Vegan Candy Cane Snowballs Recipe


xo Audrey


Disclaimer: This post contains an affiliate link to the coconut butter used.

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