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Chocolate-nut Balls

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Chocolate-Nut Balls

Make these treats by yourself once you've read the recipe with an adult


66 vanilla wafers

1 cup walnuts

1 cup sifted powdered sugar

1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

1/3 cup orange juice

3 tablespoons honey

1/2 cup sifted powdered sugar


measuring cups and spoons


heavy plastic bag

rolling pin

mixing bowls

wooden spoon

STEP 1 Put half the vanilla wafers into a heavy plastic bag; push air out and close tightly. Use a rolling pin to crush wafers into tiny crumbs. Pour into large bowl. Repeat with remaining wafers. You should have a little less than 3 cups of crumbs.

STEP 2 Put the walnuts into the plastic bag and close tightly. Use rolling pin to crush the walnuts into tiny crumbs. Add to the crumbs in bowl.

STEP 3 Use a wooden spoon to stir in the 1 cup powdered sugar and the cocoa powder. Add the orange juice and honey. Stir till well mixed. Add 1 or 2 tablespoons more orange juice, if needed.

STEP 4 Use 1 tablespoon mixture for each cookie. Shape into balls with your hands. Put the 1/2 cup powdered sugar into small bowl. Roll balls in powdered sugar to coat, shaking off any extra sugar. Store in airtight container.

Makes about 40.

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