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Chocolate Orange Balls

Chocolate Orange Balls

Chocolate Orange Balls

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Chocolate Orange Balls
4.2 rating based on 12,345 ratings
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Course: Ball Cookies, No-Bake CookiesDifficulty: Easy



A no-bake chocolate ball flavored with orange.


  • 1 9-ounce box of vanilla wafer cookies

  • 2 cups powdered sugar

  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 1/3 cup frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed

  • 1/4 cup light corn syrup

  • 1-1/2 cups pecan pieces

  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar


  • In a food processor, combine the vanilla wafers, 2 cups of the powdered sugar, cocoa powder, orange juice concentrate, and corn syrup. Process until the cookies are ground to crumbs and mixture is evenly blended. Add the pecan pieces and pulse process until the nuts are finely chopped. Transfer the mixture to a bowl and form into 1″ balls. Roll balls in 1/4 cup powdered sugar to coat. Store in an airtight container in refrigerator for up to 1 month.


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I think these cookies are great, although maybe a little on the sweet side. If you dont have a food processor, dont panic. DONT use the blender, here is what I did and it worked. Use your hands to crush the vanilla wafers (only) in a bowl. the crumble easy so it is very convienient. Then add all the dry ingredients, mix, then all the wet ingredient, mix. Voila!! Perfectly easy. (: and yum.
- Kelsey

These cookies turned out fine & the orange flavor comes through fantastically in combo with the chocolate .... but WHY?? would you put corn syrup in the food processor like this? I had to pick the thickened ball cookie batter out of my Cuisinart blade for 20 min., and to me it makes just as much sense to food process the dry ingredients & then mix them in a bowl with the OJ & corn syrup.
- Laurie

These were very sweet for my taste, and others agreed. The 2 cups of confectioners sugar was too much, and made the dough very dry. If I made it again, I'd use less sugar and perhaps add some Grand Marnier (orange liqueur).
- A Baker

I have made a recipe almost exactly like this for many years. They are absolutely fantastic and a family favorite. I think they're best when the vanilla wafers are as fine as possible. I also prefer chopped, toasted walnuts in them versus pecans. I've always rolled mine in regular sugar. Store them tightly sealed at room temperature, and let them cure for a few days before you eat them. They're heavenly.
- A Baker

I have made this recipe every year for 6 years now and my friends and family look forward to 30 more! It's fast, easy, and delicious.
- Jeannie
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