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Chocolate Orange Balls

  •  4.5 stars stars based on 28 reviews
  •   91% would make this again
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Makes about 60

1 9-ounce box of vanilla wafer cookies
2 1/4 cups confectioner's sugar
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/3 cup orange juice concentrate
1/4 cup light corn syrup
1 1/2 cups pecan pieces

In a food processor, combine the vanilla wafers, 2 cups of the confectioner's 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 confectioners' sugar to coat. Store in an airtight container in refrigerator for up to 1 month.

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Reviews of Chocolate Orange Balls:

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  Kelsey  Dec 18, 2011
Would make this again.
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. 4 stars

  Laurie in NC  Dec 15, 2011
Would make this again.
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. 4 stars

  A cookie baker  Dec 14, 2011
Would not make this again.
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). 3 stars

  A cookie baker  Dec 6, 2011
Would make this again.
I haven't seen a 9oz box of vanilla wafers. Only 11oz. Don't have a scale, very inconvenient to figure out how many cookies to use. 5 stars

  A cookie baker in ontario  Nov 18, 2011
Would make this again.
I would never make any cookies without a photo.
A photo speaks volumes when you are baking or cooking.
You should add photos to all your recipes.
5 stars

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