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Pineapple Christmas Balls

Deck the halls with a taste of the tropics! Our Pineapple Christmas Balls bring a burst of holiday cheer with the tropical sweetness of pineapple. These delightful bite-sized treats are not only visually festive but also a unique addition to your Christmas celebrations. Get ready to impress your guests with this unexpected twist on the traditional holiday fare!

Exciting Story: In our household, the Pineapple Christmas Balls have become synonymous with the joyous season. I vividly remember the first time I introduced these to our holiday dessert spread. The combination of pineapple’s zesty goodness and the festive decorations made them an instant hit. Now, as we gather around the Christmas tree, these little gems are a must-have, adding a touch of the exotic to our festive traditions.

Why These Pineapple Christmas Balls Are the Perfect Holiday Treat

Selling Points:

  1. Tropical Holiday Fusion: Infuse a bit of the islands into your holiday celebrations with the delightful flavor of pineapple.
  2. Kid-Friendly Fun: The bite-sized nature and colorful decorations make these a hit with kids and adults alike.
  3. Simple Elegance: Impress your guests with a dessert that looks intricate but is surprisingly easy to make.


  • For a boozy twist, add a splash of rum or coconut rum to the mixture for an adult-friendly version.
  • Store the Pineapple Christmas Balls in the refrigerator, and they can be made a day in advance.
  • Get creative with decorations; crushed nuts or white chocolate drizzle also make for wonderful toppings.


Q: Can I use fresh pineapple instead of canned? A: While canned pineapple is convenient, you can use fresh pineapple if desired. Ensure it’s finely chopped and well-drained to achieve the right consistency.

Q: Can I freeze these for later? A: Absolutely! Freeze the undecorated balls, thaw in the refrigerator, and then roll in powdered sugar and decorations before serving.

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Pineapple Christmas Balls

Pineapple Christmas Balls

Recipe by Alexandra
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  • can (20 oz / 567g) crushed pineapple, drained

  • cups (300g) vanilla wafer crumbs

  • cup (240g) powdered sugar

  • cup (240g) shredded coconut

  • /2 cup (120g) unsalted butter, melted

  • teaspoon vanilla extract

  • /2 cup (60g) powdered sugar (for coating)

  • Red and green decorating sugar or sprinkles for decoration


  • In a large mixing bowl, combine crushed pineapple, vanilla wafer crumbs, powdered sugar, shredded coconut, melted butter, and vanilla extract. Mix until well combined.
  • Shape the mixture into small balls, approximately 1 inch in diameter.
  • Roll each ball in powdered sugar until fully coated.
  • Place the coated balls on a parchment-lined tray and refrigerate for at least 1 hour or until firm.
  • Before serving, roll each ball in red and green decorating sugar or sprinkles for a festive touch.
  • Arrange on a serving platter and enjoy the tropical holiday delight!

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