I had so much fun turning oatmeal cookies into a bowl of oatmeal, I thought I would try again with the snowballs my mom used to make when I was a kid. This is my attempt.
1/2 - 3/4 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup cocoa powder
6 cups water or milk
1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut (I used medium), plus extra for sprinkling
3 cups old fashioned rolled oats
Combine ingredients into a pot and cook until it has reached desired consistency. Dish up into bowls and sprinkle coconut on top to serve.