Have you finished your holiday baking? I have a no-bake cookie that is an oldie but a goodie! I was first introduced to this cookie at one of my bridal showers, back when Vanilla Wafers came in 12 oz. instead of 11 oz. boxes, and were larger than they are now. :)
I used to make two recipes of these Coconut-Orange Snowballs for our store’s annual Christmas open house, which was approximately 10 dozen cookies. They were always consumed down to the last flake of coconut and we were always copying the recipe for our customers.
Like all snowballs, they need a cold environment! Store these cookies in the refrigerator and serve them chilled. They freeze great and you can even keep a stash in the freezer to pull out a few at a time if you have cookie or snowball emergency. :)
No-Bake Coconut Orange Snowballs, Makes approximately 5 dozen
1 box vanilla wafers, crushed
1/2 c. (1 stick) butter, melted
1 lb. box powdered sugar
1 (6 oz.) can frozen orange juice, thawed
1 tsp. vanilla
1 c. chopped pecans
8 oz. pkg. shredded coconut
Pulse vanilla wafers into fine crumbs in food processor. In a large bowl, add sugar and chopped nuts to wafers, stirring together to combine. Add melted butter, vanilla, and thawed orange juice concentrate and mix together. (Mixture will be sticky.) Scoop out by large tablespoons and roll into bite size balls. Roll balls in coconut. Keep refrigerated.
This a great little no-bake treat to enjoy year round, not just during snowball season!
You can find a printable recipe, HERE.