Homemade Orange Balls

This has been a cold winter with lots of snow! At least for where we live. All this snow makes me think of these Homemade Orange Balls.

Homemade Orange Balls - Nourishing Plate Series. A sweet, simple, yet delicious treat made by my sweet Grandma. http://thelittlemomma.com

Don’t they look a little like snow balls?

Well, I’m starting off the Nourishing Plates series with these yummy Homemade Orange Balls. Recipe courtesy is from my Grandma, who was kind to let me share it! These have become a favorite of some members of my family! And hopefully yours too, when you try them. Whenever we have them around, they get gone quick!

They are a sweet treat and so simple to make. They’re made with orange juice concentrate, crushed vanilla wafers, chopped nuts, melted butter, powdered sugar, and coconut. When I made these, I made nearly 36 balls. They stay in the freezer so they’re the great snack if you’re craving something sweet but don’t want to make an entire pan of dessert.

To make these Homemade Orange Balls, all you need to do is crush the vanilla wafers and then add in all the other ingredients minus the powdered sugar. Combine well. Roll into 1 inch balls (or larger or smaller depending on your preference). Then roll those balls in powdered sugar. Place in an airtight, freezer friendly container and store in the freezer until ready to serve.

Homemade Orange Balls - Nourishing Plate Series. A sweet, simple, yet delicious treat made by my sweet Grandma. http://thelittlemomma.com

Such a great dessert to treat yourself and your loved ones to! Hope you enjoy eating these simple yet yummy orange balls as much as we did! And thanks to my lovely Grandma for letting me share this recipe. More delicious Nourishing Plate recipes are to come!

~TLM

Homemade Orange Balls

My Grandma's recipe for delicious and simple homemade orange balls. 

Course Dessert
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 3 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 12oz package of vanilla wafers
  • 3/4 cup chopped nuts
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1 6 oz can frozen orange juice concentrate (thawed)
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut (optional)
  • 1 cup powdered sugar

Instructions

  1. Crush vanilla wafers in a large bag, bowl, or food processor. 

  2. Add chopped nuts, melted butter, orange juice concentrate, and coconut. Mix well to combine.

  3. Form into small balls. Roll in additional powdered sugar and freeze until ready to serve.

 

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