Pomanders Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Pomanders Recipe
  • READY IN 35 mins

Pomanders

Recipe by  

"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."

Back
Next
+ Recipe Box + Shopping List + Menu Print

Ingredients Edit and Save

Original recipe makes 3 dozen cookies Change Servings
ADVERTISEMENT
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins
  • READY IN

    35 mins

Directions

  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.
Kitchen-Friendly View
ADVERTISEMENT

Reviews More Reviews

Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 17, 2008

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 high for about 30 seconds, stir well- saves time and dishes.

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 14, 2010

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

 
Dec 16, 2008

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

 
Dec 07, 2010

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.

 
Feb 03, 2011

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 today, and these are simpy amazing! I wish I'd made 3 x as much! I used Fiori di Sicilia from KAF- about 1/4 tsp. and 1 tsp vanilla. These things are simply amazing! Found some pretty gold metallic fancy sugar to roll in and they look like chocolate dusted with gold. Making more for New Year's TODAY!!! Don't wait to try these- they will be a new family favorite! Edit: After giving these on my Christmas cookie plates, the consensus is that it's better to roll them in plain cocoa than any sugar- cocoa deepens the flavor and the texture is better. Still love these, just with cocoa not sprinkles or sugar!

 
Nov 25, 2012

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 pecans, they're our favorites

 
Dec 03, 2012

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 she would crush the vanilla wafers until very fine. (She used a blender and crushed the cookies in small batches.) The same was done with pecans. Today I crush the ingredients as fine as I can with a food processor. One final note, we rolled them in red or green colored sugar (red made them pomanders and the green for Christmas!) They were stored in one tin for each color. I now make them for grandnephews and nieces. They don't expect smooth creamy "rum balls" but rather, those wonderful "textured" orange chocolate things! They know they are POMANDERS! Enjoy the tradition.

 
Nov 28, 2011

Delicious and easy!

 

Rate This Recipe

Glad you liked it! Your friends will, too:
ADVERTISEMENT

Nutrition

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

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

See More

About the Cook

 
ADVERTISEMENT
Go Pro!

In Season

Dinner in the Fast Lane
Dinner in the Fast Lane

Get quick & easy recipes for your busiest days.

Football Food for the Win
Football Food for the Win

All the game-day eats you need to crush the tailgate competition.

Subscribe Today! Only $7.99
Subscribe Today! Only $7.99

Delicious recipes, party ideas, and helpful cooking tips! Get a year of Allrecipes magazine for just $7.99!

Related Videos

Thin Mint Crackers

These delicious chocolate-covered crackers are so easy to make.

Cookie Balls

See the trick to making incredibly easy cookie balls.

Robbi’s M&M Cookies

This old-fashioned favorite is crispy and chewy with a candy-coated surprise.

Related Menus

Sorry, there are no related menus here yet.

Recently Viewed Recipes

 
ADVERTISEMENT
Argentina  |  Australia & New Zealand  |  Brazil  |  Canada  |  China  |  France  |  Germany  |  India  |  Italy  |  Japan  |  Korea  |  Mexico

Netherlands  |  Poland  |  Quebec  |  Russia  |  SE Asia  |  United Kingdom & Ireland  |  United States