I can't remember where I got this recipe but it was one we used to make at Christmas with my family growing up. This recipe has been in the family approximately 30 years.

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Recipe Summary

Servings:
45
Yield:
45 balls
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Ingredients

45
Original recipe yields 45 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a medium bowl, mix together the coconut, vanilla wafer crumbs, pecans, orange juice concentrate, vanilla and bourbon. Cover and refrigerate for several hours or overnight.

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  • Roll the dough into 1 inch balls, and roll in confectioners' sugar. If not serving right away, give them a fresh roll in the sugar just before serving.

Nutrition Facts

79 calories; protein 0.7g 1% DV; carbohydrates 10.7g 4% DV; fat 3.6g 6% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 25.4mg 1% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (6)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/05/2006
I think I would assemble them this way to make sure the flavors were evenly distributed: Mix together the orange juice concentrate vanilla extract and whiskey. Add the other ingredients and stir until blended. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/29/2008
had a hard time getting these to set!! Were very sticky when I was trying to roll into the balls!!! Read More
(3)
6 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
09/05/2006
I think I would assemble them this way to make sure the flavors were evenly distributed: Mix together the orange juice concentrate vanilla extract and whiskey. Add the other ingredients and stir until blended. Read More
(11)
Rating: 3 stars
12/29/2008
had a hard time getting these to set!! Were very sticky when I was trying to roll into the balls!!! Read More
(3)
Rating: 4 stars
01/14/2014
The first time I made these I followed the recipe. Yuck-- the oj concentrate burned my mouth. Next time I added fresh orange zest (a whole orange worth) a couple tablespoons fresh squeezed oj(juiced the orange I had just zested) and about 1/4 cup orange marmalade (actually I had some x-mas marmalade with cranberries in it too). Tossed all into a food processor and omg! So good I did not want to share. Was able to shape immediately and roll in powdered sugar. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/06/2007
Good - something a little different from our usual. They did not freeze well for me but that is probably my fault. Everyone who tried one said they were great but no one ate more than a couple. I had lots of leftovers that had to be trashed after a big Christmas party followed by my unsuccessful freezing attempt. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/22/2008
these were ok. not a huge fan of the flavors i guess i'd rather do a rum ball! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
09/18/2006
We found this to be just too strong. I loved the idea just found that they didn't appeal to anyone - sorry! Read More
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