SNO Ball Brownies


Embark on an enchanting culinary adventure where cherished memories blend with inventive flair to create the delightful Sno Ball Brownies. Drawing inspiration from the classic Hostess Sno Ball snack cakes, this recipe marries the deep, chocolatey pleasure of brownies with the lush, sweet embrace of marshmallow buttercream, all finished with a whimsical sprinkle of coconut. Perfect for coconut lovers or those in search of a dessert that stands out, these Sno Ball Brownies are sure to captivate. Whether it’s for a casual get-together, a festive occasion, or to add a playful touch to Easter celebrations, this recipe offers a universally appealing treat that transcends generations.

Sno Ball Brownies Recipe


  • 1 family-size brownie mix (for 13×9 pan)
  • Egg, oil, and water for brownie mix
  • 1 16-oz. can of vanilla cake frosting
  • 1 7-oz. jar marshmallow cream (or “fluff”)
  • 3 cups sweetened flaked coconut
  • 4-8 drops of hot pink food coloring


  1. Prepare the Brownies: Bake the brownies in a 13×9 pan according to the package instructions and allow them to cool completely. For easy removal, line the pan with foil or parchment paper.
  2. Marshmallow Buttercream: Combine the vanilla cake frosting and marshmallow cream in a bowl, mix well, then spread over the cooled brownies.
  3. Color the Coconut: Place the coconut in a bowl and add 2 drops of food coloring. Use a fork to mix until the color is evenly distributed. Add more food coloring, 2 drops at a time, until the coconut is bright pink.
  4. Assemble: Sprinkle the colored coconut over the frosting layer on the brownies. Cut into squares and serve.


  • To easily spoon out the marshmallow cream, microwave the jar (without the lid) for 20-25 seconds.
  • Start with two drops of food coloring and adjust as needed depending on the concentration of the color.
  • The recipe author used McCormick’s Neon Food Color and Egg Dye (pink).
  • Storage preference is up to you; these brownies can be kept at room temperature or in the refrigerator in an airtight container.


Q: Can I use homemade brownie mix instead of store-bought? A: Absolutely! Using a homemade brownie mix will add a personal touch and may even enhance the flavor. Just ensure it’s suitable for a 13×9 pan.

Q: Is there a substitute for marshmallow cream? A: While marshmallow cream is unique in texture and flavor, in a pinch, you could try a homemade marshmallow frosting. However, the consistency and taste might vary slightly from the original recipe.

Q: Can I make these brownies without coconut? A: Yes, you can skip the coconut if you’re not a fan. The marshmallow buttercream-topped brownies will still be delicious, though you’ll miss out on the full Sno Ball experience.

Q: How long do these brownies keep? A: Stored in an airtight container, these brownies can last up to a week at room temperature or refrigerated. The texture and moisture level may change slightly over time.

Q: Can I freeze Sno Ball Brownies? A: Yes, these brownies freeze well. Wrap them tightly in plastic wrap and then in foil. When ready to enjoy, thaw at room temperature for a few hours or overnight in the refrigerator.


Sno Ball Brownies offer more than mere indulgence; for some, they’re a nostalgic journey, while for others, they represent an exciting new culinary delight. This recipe celebrates the art of baking and the magic of transforming basic ingredients into extraordinary creations. Perfect for any event, a family surprise, or simply to spread joy, these brownies are destined to charm. So, turn on your oven, assemble your ingredients, and prepare to embark on a delightful baking adventure that’s as enjoyable to create as it is to savor. Happy baking!

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