No-Bake Cookie Balls Recipe
- 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
- 3 cups confectioners' sugar
- 1-3/4 cups crushed vanilla wafers (about 55 wafers)
- 1 cup chopped walnuts, toasted
- 1/3 cup orange juice
- 3 tablespoons light corn syrup
- Additional confectioners' sugar
- 1. In a large microwave-safe bowl, melt chocolate chips; stir until smooth. Stir in the confectioners' sugar, vanilla wafers, walnuts, orange juice and corn syrup.
- 2. Shape into 1-in. balls; roll in additional confectioners' sugar. Store in an airtight container. Yield: 5 dozen.
1 ball: 69 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 1mg cholesterol, 12mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.
Reviews for No-Bake Cookie Balls
"Just made these with my youngest. They turned out well, though we used pecans instead of walnuts. Very fudgy! I a not a huge chocolate fan but all my boys seem to enjoy them. So a winner here."
"Best BALL'S ever!"
"Finely chop the walnuts and instead of orange juice add 1/3 c. rum or bourbon! Yummy!"
"it was ok, a little too sweet for my taste"
"great and easy. Everyone wanted this recipe."
"My My! These are sooo easy and delicious. Gave some to friends on cookie gift plates...it was fun to watch them looked shocked when I told them they were "no bake"!"
"These are very good; should the conf. sugar been sifted? I had a bowl of chocolate powder. The only way a ball could be formed was with warmth of my hands and unable to roll them round and round to make a smooth ball."
"The next time, I am going to substitute honey for the corn syrup. Otherwise a great recipe!"
"These were ok, but if I make these again I would cut down on the amount of nuts. I found them to be hard to roll."
"I was not sure if it called for vanilla wafers (Nilla Wafers) or vanilla wafers that are like sandwich cookies (pink, cream, and chocolate)."
"I agree with others who think these taste more like candy than cookies. I made these with milk chocolate chips and replaced the orange juice with citrus flavored rum. They are quite tastey, but I still feel that I need to play around with the recipe a bit more. Not my favorite....yet!"
"I changed the recipe a little by substituting vanilla wafers with Graham Cracker Crumbs, used Filberts (Hazelnuts) and replaced the Orange Juice with Triple Sec (Orange Liquer) and added plus 2 Tbsp. Orange Rind. Wow - this is more like sinking your teeth into candy. Everyone gives it 5 stars in this family!!"
"Very, very sweet. I would agree and put it in the candy category before I would call them cookies. Good and easy though."
"Was really easy to make, but tasted horrible."
"This recipe was so quick and easy to make. I made some rolled in the confectioner's sugar and some in the extra vanilla cookie crumbs I had. If I were to make these again I would try rolling in crushed nuts."
"Takes too long to form and roll. Tastes more like candy than cookies."
"Very good cookies. They are easy and very tasty."
"Thanks for the recipe. These sound really good. Can't wait to try them."
"Excellent, will definitely be a Christmas favorite."
"So you use sugar wafers or the cookie wafers?"
"Made these and the eggnog thumb print cookies for my kids' preschool class cookie party. Everyone liked them"
"These were great! I added some dark rum in place of the orange juice for a grown-up treat. So yummy!"
"Amazing, I made these for my sister and me, they were gone in a week!"
"these were so easy! make great gifts"
"My family has made these every year for over 40 yrs. SO GOOD! We roll them in white, red, and green colored sprinkles. They can sit for over a week for flavor-blending, and this is suggested. Great make-ahead, great gift!"
"Wow, are these good and so easy to make. I substituted pecans for walnuts and I skipped rolling them in powdered sugar. Love the hint of orange and I got 4 dozen out of the recipe. I placed each ball in a Holiday mini cupcake liner for a pretty presentation."
"These cookies are very very good, and my family and I will be making them for many years to come. They are delicious."