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Christmas Orange Balls

"My mom makes these for Christmas every year. The holiday isn't complete without them! Kids can make them too since there is no baking involved."
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servings 629 cals
Original recipe yields 6 servings (2 to 3 dozen)


  • Calories:
  • 629 kcal
  • 31%
  • Fat:
  • 26.5 g
  • 41%
  • Carbs:
  • 96.1g
  • 31%
  • Protein:
  • 6.5 g
  • 13%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 20 mg
  • 7%
  • Sodium:
  • 403 mg
  • 16%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. In a medium bowl, stir together the graham cracker crumbs, confectioners' sugar and pecans. Make a well in the center and pour in the orange juice concentrate, corn syrup and melted butter. Mix well by hand until dough forms. Roll into 1 inch balls and roll the balls in confectioners' sugar. Store at room temperature in an airtight container. Put a sheet of waxed paper between layers to prevent sticking.

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  1. 20 Ratings

Most helpful positive review

excellent taste! loved them

Most helpful critical review

Though tastey, the cookies need some spice.

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excellent taste! loved them

Though tastey, the cookies need some spice.

These have the most original taste of anything I have ever made! I did put the "dough" in the fridge for 1/2 hr before I made it into balls. Kept my hands coated with 10x sugar while I rolled ...

A bit time consuming to make. I found it difficult to roll them into balls, and hold the shape. But the taste after setting for a day or two is great.

These are delicious! Very moist, and I love the flavor! I wonder if they can be baked without ruining them? As is, it seems kind of like eating dough.

I love these at Christmas and they are so easy to make.

Good flavor but I diliked the texture so much that I did not serve them. Since it was the holidays I didn't have time to experiment. Maybe using this mix as a baked pie crust would be good.

EASY to prepare. I think frozen lemonade could be used also. Still undecided if I like them or not. very different flavor. Great to make with kids as they require no cooking.

This recipe is one of our favorites for Christmas. We give holiday gift baskets to friends and family, and this cookie is always included. It is easy to make and not too sweet, so it is easily m...