This is a great old Texas recipe. Everyone seems to like it, but it's obviously only for grown-ups.

Angie

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Recipe Summary

Servings:
48
Yield:
4 dozen
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Ingredients

48
Original recipe yields 48 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Using a food processor or blender, process all of the vanilla wafers and pretzels to fine crumbs.

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  • In a medium bowl, combine all of the crumbs with the confectioners' sugar. In another bowl, mix together the cream cheese, margarita mix, tequila and Grand Marnier, stir into the crumb mixture. Divide dough into two pieces, wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.

  • Divide the white sugar into two small bowls. Add the zest of 1 lime to each bowl. Stir the food coloring into one of the bowls. Unwrap dough and roll into walnut sized balls. Roll half of the balls in the green sugar, and the other half in the white sugar. Store in the refrigerator in the unlikely event that there are any left!

Nutrition Facts

106 calories; protein 0.7g 1% DV; carbohydrates 19.6g 6% DV; fat 2.7g 4% DV; cholesterol 3.9mg 1% DV; sodium 62.4mg 3% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (6)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/23/2003
Very Good and VERY SWEET! Might consider cutting back on the powdered sugar next time. I made them for a family pool party and the in-laws love them! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
05/06/2006
I just did not enjoy the texture of these I had an idea of what the flavor may be and I was disappointed. I thought the taste of a margarita would be more apparent it just was not there. Read More
(4)
8 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
06/23/2003
Very Good and VERY SWEET! Might consider cutting back on the powdered sugar next time. I made them for a family pool party and the in-laws love them! Read More
(11)
Rating: 2 stars
05/06/2006
I just did not enjoy the texture of these I had an idea of what the flavor may be and I was disappointed. I thought the taste of a margarita would be more apparent it just was not there. Read More
(4)
Rating: 3 stars
12/17/2002
These were an interesting change of pace. Just enough alcohol not overpowering. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/14/2007
Awesome! I made them for a party and I have already given out the recipe to 3 people. We used different color food coloring for a rainbow effect. Read More
(3)
Rating: 2 stars
07/14/2009
I followed the reciepe to the letter- but came out simular to cookie dough(soft&gooy) in texture- I figured would have the same texture as the no-bake rumball reciepe off this site- guess I'll keep searching for other margarita ball reciepe Read More
(1)
Rating: 3 stars
01/16/2016
I chilled the filling in small batches to help make the soft sticky dough easier to roll which worked well enough. I really wanted to like these and I keep trying them all day at the potluck but the balance of sweet/salty/lime just seemed off to me and I couldn't quite pinpoint a fix. I suspect it depends a lot on the margarita mix you use. Read More
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