No-Bake Cookie Balls

These little cookies don't require any baking. The chocolate chips are melted in the microwave oven, and the food processor is used to crush the vanilla wafers, so these are a super easy treat to put together. My recipe is from the Taste of Home Cookies cookbook.

No-Bake Cookie Balls
1 3/4 cups crushed vanilla wafers (about 55 wafers)
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
3 cups confectioners' sugar
1 cup chopped walnuts, toasted
1/3 cup orange juice
3 tablespoons light corn syrup
Additional confectioners' sugar (for rolling)

Crush the vanilla wafers in the bowl of a food processor. In a large microwave safe bowl, melt the chocolate chips, stir until smooth. To the melted chocolate, add the crushed vanilla wafers, confectioners' sugar, walnuts, orange juice, and corn syrup; stir until blended. Roll into 1-inch balls; roll in additional confectioners' sugar. Makes 5 dozen. Store in an airtight container.

Mix all the ingredients with the melted chocolate chips. The cookie dough will be stiff and thick.

Make dough into small balls, then roll the balls in confectioners' sugar. Place the finished cookies on a wax paper lined sheet pan.

The recipe is supposed to make 5 dozen, but I must have made mine a little larger, because I only had 4 dozen.

These are very tasty little cookie bites.


  1. Anita, they look fabulous. I've bookmarked them to try soon. We're heading into our summer here and there'll be a time when I won't want to start up the oven. The kids love rolling cookie balls too. Thanks!

    Anne @ Domesblissity xx

  2. These look so yummy. I love how my daughter could do practically the whole thing herself with little help from me.

    I hope you can join my linky party, Crazy Sweet Tuesday, sometime. :)

  3. Mmmm....the first part reminded me of making Bourbon Balls. I'll have to put that recipe up for the holidays. These sound yummy!

  4. Mmmmm, these look delish, and I love how easy they are to make.

    Pinning on pinterest. :)

    Tracy Screaming Sardine

  5. These look delicious! I love the idea of a no-bake cookie. Sometimes, you just don't want to have to heat up the oven. Thanks for sharing on Sweet Indulgences Sunday.

  6. These would make a great addition to a Christmas cookie box! Thanks for sharing on Crazy Sweet Tuesday! :)

  7. "No Bake" - my favorite! These look really delicious! Thanks for sharing :-)

  8. I LOVE this idea - quick and delicious is what I love best. Thanks - So glad you shared.

  9. My daughter-in-law has moved into a new house in which the oven does not work. She would love these, I know! Her two little munchkins would certainly help her with them, to stay on her diet! ;) Thanks!