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No-Bake Cookie Balls

Total Time

Prep: 25 min.


about 5 dozen

I go for these quick bites when I'm short on time or don't want to turn on the oven. I make them a day or two ahead to let the flavors blend. —Carmeletta Dailey, Winfield, Texas
No-Bake Cookie Balls Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 cup 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 microwave, 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.

Nutrition Facts

1 ball: 69 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 1mg cholesterol, 12mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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  • lvarner
    Nov 2, 2018

    This is a nice recipe to make and have on hand for holiday time. These treats store well, and they look and taste great. I used pecans instead of walnuts since that's what I had on hand.

  • Wygal
    Nov 22, 2016

    Can't wait to try these. Wondering if you are a long lost relativeMy maiden name is Dailey :)

  • randcbruns
    Jul 23, 2014

    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.

  • kidfarm
    Dec 21, 2013

    Best BALL'S ever!

  • Seeker of Knowledge
    Dec 21, 2013

    Finely chop the walnuts and instead of orange juice add 1/3 c. rum or bourbon! Yummy!

  • queenpenguin
    Dec 15, 2013

    it was ok, a little too sweet for my taste

  • mrsnelson1530
    Feb 13, 2013


  • kgidden
    Jun 18, 2011

    great and easy. Everyone wanted this recipe.

  • ILoveYouThisMuch
    May 31, 2011

    No comment left

  • Trish725
    Jan 3, 2010

    My My! These are sooo easy and delicious. Gave some to friends on cookie gift was fun to watch them looked shocked when I told them they were "no bake"!