Easy No-Bake Orange Balls Candy

No-Bake Orange Balls
Orange Balls. Diana Rattray
Ratings (6)
  • Total: 10 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 36 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
66 Calories
5g Fat
4g Carbs
1g Protein
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

These orange ball confections are wonderful for any party or occasion, and they are very easy to prepare. No baking required! 

I first had orange balls when I lived in Mississippi, and I fell instantly in love with them. I had to have the recipe! They're similar to bourbon balls in the way they're made. Thawed frozen orange juice concentrate gives them their vibrant orange flavor.


  • 12 ounces vanilla wafer cookies (finely crushed)
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar (plus more for coating)
  • 1/4 cup butter (softened)
  • 1/2 cup orange juice concentrate (thawed)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup pecans (chopped)
  • 1/2 sifted confectioners' sugar (or coconut for coating)

Steps to Make It

Combine the vanilla wafer cookie crumbs and 1 cup confectioners' sugar.

Add the butter to the crumbs and blend in.

Stir in the thawed orange juice concentrate; add vanilla and nuts. Mix with your hands.

Shape mixture into balls about the size of walnuts; shake in food storage bag with sifted confectioners' sugar or coconut.

Arrange orange balls in single layer on waxed paper-lined cookie sheet; store uncovered overnight in the refrigerator for best flavor.

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