Orange Drops

Christine Whisenhunt


This is yet another recipe from that cookbook that my great aunt gave me that was compiled for her local high school homecoming reunion. These sound good! I'm definitely going to add these to the Christmas goodie list! I'm not a big coconut fan (I like the flavor, but not the texture), so I thought I would drop it completely, and the nuts just seem kind of weird to me in this, so I was thinking I would swap them out for some mini chocolate chips, cuz I LOVE orange and chocolate together! YUM! So, I've changed this up to suit my tastes, but whatever way you decide to go, I think they will be awesome. I've listed a few ideas below. Be brave, mix it up! Enjoy!

Note:Photos borrowed from the internet.

**Original recipe is from the Plummerville Homecoming Cookbook, 1994, and the recipe credit goes to Larae Shipman.**


★★★★★ 2 votes

20 Min


  • 12 oz
    vanilla wafers, crushed
  • 2 c
    powdered sugar
  • 1/4 c
    butter, melted
  • 8 oz
    can frozen orange juice, thawed
  • ·
    nuts, chopped (optional)
  • ·
    coconut (optional)
  • ·
    mini chocolate chips (optional)

How to Make Orange Drops


  1. Mix all ingredients except whatever you're going to roll them in. Shape into balls and roll in whatever coating you choose.
  2. Original recipe:
    Mix in 1 cup chopped nuts, roll into balls, then roll in coconut.

    Other ideas:

    Idea #1:
    Mix in mini chocolate chips and roll into balls OR roll into balls and then roll in the mini chocolate chips.

    Idea #2:
    Roll into balls and then coat in melted chocolate. If desired, roll in nuts, or coconut, or both.

    Idea #3:
    Roll into balls and then roll in coconut OR coconut and nut mixture.

    The options are endless! Play with flavors you love and various presentations. Have fun!

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About Orange Drops

Course/Dish: Cookies, Candies
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids

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