Rating: 4.11 stars
46 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 20
  • 4 star values: 17
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 0

Right up there with Rum Balls.

Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
24
Yield:
4 dozen
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Mix 1 box (12 oz) vanilla wafers, crushed into crumbs, with 1/2 lb ground blanched almonds.

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  • Melt four 1 oz squares white chocolate according to package directions.

  • In blender, process tequila, orange marmalade, and light corn syrup until smooth. Stir, along with melted chocolate, into crumb mixture.

  • Shape into 1-inch balls and coat with sugar. Store in refrigerator.

Nutrition Facts

166 calories; protein 3g; carbohydrates 18g; fat 9.2g; cholesterol 1mg; sodium 50.9mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (39)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/18/2015
I found a simple way to add the perfect amount of lime. I changed the re pie by adding a box of lemon frosted cookies and the grated rind of one fresh lime to the mix. I adjusted the tequila until the mix was wet enough. The final touch was to mix one box lime jello with 1/3 cup powdered sugar and 1/3 cup whit sugar to roll the balls in. The lime jello gives just the right kick! I was asked for the recipe several times! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/06/2002
Awfully "liquory" but generally an interesting treat for an all-adult party. Read More
(7)
46 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 20
  • 4 star values: 17
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
01/18/2015
I found a simple way to add the perfect amount of lime. I changed the re pie by adding a box of lemon frosted cookies and the grated rind of one fresh lime to the mix. I adjusted the tequila until the mix was wet enough. The final touch was to mix one box lime jello with 1/3 cup powdered sugar and 1/3 cup whit sugar to roll the balls in. The lime jello gives just the right kick! I was asked for the recipe several times! Read More
(59)
Rating: 4 stars
05/05/2007
I used the back end of a large ladle to pulverize the wafers in the wax bag they came in - kept things from getting too messy. After considering other reviewers' comments, I elected to add a shot of Cointreau to the mixture (for additional moisture and more orange flavor). I found them to be delicious and the smell was wonderful. I also found that the mixture was easier to work with when making the balls on the smallish side, and to dip my fingertips in water about every ½ dozen or so (the extra moisture helps when forming them!) I'm bringing them to a Cinco de Mayo cocktail party tonight and will give a couple dozen of these as a hostess gift. Thanks for a unique and tasty treat. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/06/2002
I think these are just okay, but I'm not allowed to make anything else for our company get togethers. Ever. Read More
(29)
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Rating: 5 stars
10/15/2009
I make these every Christmas to give as little gifts. I think the most important thing is to make them at least 4-5 days before you plan on serving them. Store in fridge. The longer they sit the better they are. I also always add a little extra tequila to the mix! Read More
(13)
Rating: 4 stars
01/05/2009
I thought this recipe was good not amazing but good. I didn't have any problems with them being crumbly or dry. I used my blender to crush up the cookies very fine and my pampered chef chopper to chop up my sliverd almonds. (I think getting these ingredients very fine is key) I added a shot of Grand Mariner (didn't have Contreau as suggested)and I used 6oz of white choc. (the whole box- hey why not the more chocolate the better right I dipped them in colored decorators sugar (green pink & white) they were pretty & sparkley. Everyone loved them. I wraped them up in celophane and tied them w/ a pretty bow and put them in a fun martini glass (didnt ahve a margarita glass) and gave as gifts. they got rave reviews!! Read More
(11)
Rating: 4 stars
05/11/2010
Several people told me that these were wonderful. I followed the original recipe but added a squeeze of lime and a shot of cointreau- delicious! Also as someone else suggested I let these sit in the fridge for 5 days and they DID get better with time! yum yum. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/06/2002
Awfully "liquory" but generally an interesting treat for an all-adult party. Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
12/01/2005
I have been making these for the past 5 years they are the BEST! The recipe is very easy and the finished product is always a huge hit. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/09/2005
This gets 5-stars on easy AND taste. Quite the hit at the office party let me tell ya! Read More
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