Orange Snowballs - Dee Dee's

Orange Snowballs - Dee Dee's Recipe

No Photo

Have you made this?

 Share your own photo!

Diane Atherton


These quick and easy "Orange Snowballs" are a beautiful winter candy/cookie with a refreshing orange flavor and a coating of shredded coconut.

This is one of my favorite Christmas Cookies!


★★★★★ 2 votes

3 dozen
15 Min
15 Min
No-Cook or Other


  • 1 box
    vanilla wafers, crushed
  • 1 stick
    butter, melted
  • 1 small
    can (6-ounce) frozen orange juice, concentrate, thawed
  • 1 box
    (1-lb box) confectioners' sugar (powdered)
  • 1 c
    pecans chopped
  • 1 c
    finely shredded sweetened coconut
  • 1 c
    confectioners' sugar (powdered)
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp
    orange juice

How to Make Orange Snowballs - Dee Dee's


  1. In a large bowl, mix together the wafer crumbs, melted butter, powdered sugar, orange juice concentrate, and chopped nuts. Stir until the mixture is well-combined. If it is too soft to roll into balls, refrigerate for 30 minutes or until firm enough to shape.
  2. Using a teaspoon, roll the candy into small balls between your palms and place them on a baking sheet covered with foil.
  3. In a small bowl, blend together the 1 cup of powdered sugar and 1 1/2 Tbsp orange juice with a handheld electric mixer. It should be fluid but not too runny; adjust the amount of sugar or juice as necessary to get a good dipping consistency.
  4. Dip a ball in the sugar-juice mixture until it is well-coated, then roll it in the shredded coconut. Replace the ball on the baking sheet and repeat with remaining cookie/candy.
  5. Refrigerate the balls to set them, then store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
  6. NOTE: To crush the wafers, you can either use a blender or food processor, or place them in a large Ziploc bag and crush them with a rolling pin. Be sure that the cookies are in small crumbs, not large chunks.

Printable Recipe Card

About Orange Snowballs - Dee Dee's

Course/Dish: Cookies, Candies
Main Ingredient: Non-Edible or Other
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

Show 25 Comments & Reviews

18 Best Christmas Cookies For A Cookie Exchange Recipe

18 Best Christmas Cookies for a Cookie Exchange

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Don’t be that person who shows up to the Christmas cookie exchange with store-bought cookies. Even if you put them on a plate, people know! There’s just that special something...

Simple Christmas Cookies For A Cookie Exchange Recipe

Simple Christmas Cookies for a Cookie Exchange

Kitchen Crew

One of the highlights of the holiday season, for me, is making Christmas cookies. It reminds me of being a kid in the kitchen with my mother. Every year I...

C Is For Cookie Recipes Everyone Will Want To Eat

C is for Cookie Recipes Everyone Will Want to Eat

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Let's chat cookies. From chocolate chip to sugar and cream filled, they're a dunkable treat that can't be beat. Here are 14 cookie recipes that'll quickly become a family favorite....