Recipe By Paula Cronin
Published Aug 9th
Prep 30m Cook - Additional - Ready In 30m
Servings 4 dozen Calories 166

Right up there with Rum Balls.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 (12 ounce) package vanilla wafers
  • ½ pound ground almonds
  • 4 ounces white chocolate
  • ¼ cup tequila
  • ¼ cup orange marmalade
  • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Mix 1 box (12 oz) vanilla wafers, crushed into crumbs, with 1/2 lb ground blanched almonds.
  2. 2 Melt four 1 oz squares white chocolate according to package directions.
  3. 3 In blender, process tequila, orange marmalade, and light corn syrup until smooth. Stir, along with melted chocolate, into crumb mixture.
  4. 4 Shape into 1-inch balls and coat with sugar. Store in refrigerator.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 166
  • Carbohydrate 18 g
  • Cholesterol 1 mg
  • Fat 9.2 g
  • Fiber 1.4 g
  • Protein 3 g
  • Saturated Fat 2.1 g
  • Sodium 50.9 mg
  • Sugar 5.6 g


  1. 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 - Read more ...
  2. 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.
  3. 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!
  4. 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 - Read more ...
  5. 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 - Read more ...
  6. This gets 5-stars on easy AND taste. Quite the hit at the office party let me tell ya!
  7. 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.
  8. Awfully "liquory" but generally an interesting treat for an all-adult party.
  9. I think these are just okay, but I'm not allowed to make anything else for our company get togethers. Ever.

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