No-Bake Coconut Orange Snowballs

60 servings
30 min

This no-bake cookie recipe checks all the boxes! In addition to being no-bake, these snowballs are a crowd-pleaser with a delicious combination of coconut and orange, can be made ahead, and stored in the refrigerator or freezer until ready to gift and serve!

This recipe 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. :)

This a great little no-bake treat to enjoy year round, not just during snowball season!

Feel like baking? These Snowball Cookies are melt-in-your-mouth tender and buttery, filled with finely chopped pecans and covered with a blizzard of confectioners’ sugar.

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No-Bake Coconut Orange Snowballs
Recipe details
  • 60  servings
  • Prep time: 30 Minutes Cook time: 0 Minutes Total time: 30 min
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  • 12 oz. box vanilla wafers crushed
  • 1/2 c. (1 stick) butter, melted
  • 1 lb. box powdered sugar 3 cups
  • 6 oz. can frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 c. chopped pecans
  • 8 oz. pkg. shredded coconut (there will be some left over)

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 between hands.
Roll balls in coconut. Keep refrigerated.
  • If you don't have a food processor, crush cookies with a rolling pin in a plastic tip top bag.
  • Makes approximately 5 dozen cookies.
Mary @ Home is Where the Boat Is
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