Chocolate Covered Orange Balls

Chocolate Covered Orange Balls


"A friend gave me this recipe at a cookie exchange party in 1981. I won a 2nd place in a cookie contest with this recipe. It's a GREAT holiday cookie!"


servings 495 cals
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Original recipe yields 18 servings



  • Calories:
  • 495 kcal
  • 25%
  • Fat:
  • 24.2 g
  • 37%
  • Carbs:
  • 66.3g
  • 21%
  • Protein:
  • 5 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 22 mg
  • 7%
  • Sodium:
  • 124 mg
  • 5%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a large bowl, combine the confectioners sugar, vanilla wafers, walnuts, butter and orange juice. Mix well and shape into 1 inch round balls; allow to dry for 1 hour.
  2. Place chocolate chips in top of double boiler. Stir frequently over medium heat until melted.
  3. Dip balls into melted chocolate and place in decorative paper cups.
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  1. 70 Ratings


These were very good. At first I had a difficult time coating the balls with chocolate. I offer the following suggestions: 1. I used a 12 oz. bag of semi-sweet chocolate chips and melted the...

Ok, I just made these, and this is the suggestion I have to appease those cooks who say the mix is too sweet. It started out as my mess up, to which I added too much orange juice, as my can was ...

WOW! These were so delicious. Unlike another reviewer, I thought the orange flavor was very subtle and not overpowering. Here are some things to consider for ensuring the least mess and the most...

To make the chocolate coat easier add a tablespoon or two of vegetable oil to the chocolate mixture. The first year I made these I nearly pulled all of my hair out while trying to coat these. ...

These were so good! My family loved them. The orange flavoring is just right in them. I made them a couple of weeks before Thanksgiving and they freeze wonderfully. They make alot more than 16...

These are very rich and delicious. I solved the chocolate dipping problem by using the kind of chocolate designed for dipping and coating rather than baking chips. Since they're so rich, I sug...

I was disappointed with these, too. The orange taste is too strong, like cheap candy, and they were VERY hard to coat with the chocolate. They're too big for mini-cupcake liners and too small ...

Absolutely wonderful! The orange taste is intense, and yet natural- not like orange flavoring at all. These got rave reviews, and were really simple to make. For all of those who had chocolat...

Sorry but I didn't like this recipe at all, the balls were hard to coat with chocolate and i was a bit dissapointed the the finished product.