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"Pomanders are one-of-a-kind, no-bake chocolate cookies. This recipe has been handed down from many generations in our family. As a tradition, Grandma has made Pomanders for us nearly every Christmas, but they are great year-round! The longer you let these no bake cookies set the better they taste. So, make them a few weeks before you plan to eat them, hide them from your family and friends, and have patience! Store in tight containers for two to three weeks to let the flavors fully cultivate and intensify. You can eat these right after they're made, but for best taste let them sit at least two weeks."


35 m servings 108 cals
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Original recipe yields 36 servings



  • Calories:
  • 108 kcal
  • 5%
  • Fat:
  • 4.3 g
  • 7%
  • Carbs:
  • 17.4g
  • 6%
  • Protein:
  • 0.8 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol:
  • < 1 mg
  • < 1%
  • Sodium:
  • 40 mg
  • 2%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Combine the chocolate chips, sugar, corn syrup, and water in a glass or metal bowl. Place the bowl over a pot of simmering water to melt the chocolate chips, stirring occasionally. Once the chips are melted, stir the orange flavoring into the mixture and remove from the heat.
  2. Meanwhile, mix together the vanilla wafers and hazelnuts in a bowl; set aside. Pour the chocolate mixture into the bowl; mix until evenly coated. Shape the mixture into small balls; decorate with the candy sprinkles.
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  1. 18 Ratings


This was so easy and really tasty. I made them for a holiday cookie contest at work and took home 2nd place... not too shabby! A little tip- Make the chocolate mixture in the microwave on hi...

This recipe is similar to one my mother made for decades--we use orange juice, walnuts, and roll in regular sugar. Love them.

This was a great recipe, and I had a number of people ask me for the recipe and we're impressed with how simple they are to make.

So I am a skeptic, especially where AR is concerned- I read tons of reviews before trying a recipe. Made these 10 days ago, wondered if they would be as good as the reviews. Tasted the first one...

I made these a few times for different holiday parties, they went fast!! I've learned to make double batches!! Had to hide them from the kids, even though they helped make them! I also used peca...

Not a knock-out. Probably won't make again. Expected them to be tastier!

This was my favorite as a child. My mother, who as a young bride in the 1950's, found it in a newspaper! She would make Pomanders every year just for me. :-) One variation from above is that...

Oh these are our family's favorite Christmas treat! My mother also found this recipe in the newspaper, I actually have the original cutout too. We made them yearly without fail and now my chil...

Sometimes naysayers have not made the recipe according to directions, they add this or that or make substitutions so the recipe turns out all wrong. These are wonderful if the recipe is followed...