Easy No-Bake Orange Balls Candy

No-Bake Orange Balls
Orange Balls. Diana Rattray
  • 10 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins,
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 36 servings
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These orange ball confections are wonderful for any party or occasion, and they are very easy to prepare. No baking required! 

I first had orange balls when I lived in Mississippi, and I fell instantly in love with them. I had to have the recipe! They're similar to bourbon balls in the way they're made. Thawed frozen orange juice concentrate gives them their vibrant orange flavor.

What You'll Need

  • 12 ounces vanilla wafer cookies (finely crushed)
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar (plus more for coating)
  • 1/4 cup butter (softened)
  • 1/2 cup orange juice concentrate (thawed)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup pecans (chopped)
  • 1/2 sifted confectioners' sugar (or coconut for coating)

How to Make It

  1. Combine the vanilla wafer cookie crumbs and 1 cup confectioners' sugar.
  2. Add the butter to the crumbs and blend in.
  3. Stir in the thawed orange juice concentrate; add vanilla and nuts. Mix with your hands.
  4. Shape mixture into balls about the size of walnuts; shake in food storage bag with sifted confectioners' sugar or coconut.
  5. Arrange orange balls in single layer on waxed paper-lined cookie sheet; store uncovered overnight in the refrigerator for best flavor.

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