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Made these for a cookie swap, and they were a real hit! I used lemon marmalade instead of orange, and then added about a tablespoon of triple sec, but that's the only change I made. I ended up making much smaller cookies, and had over 5 dozen. For Christmas, it adds a festive touch to roll the cookies in red and green colored sugar - very, very nice! Thanks, Reelani, for such a delicious, no-bake recipe!
Yummy! Such a surprising taste when you put it in your mouth! They were a hit at our house. The orange marmalade seemed a little too strong for my taste (overpowered the other ingredients) - maybe it was the brand I used. Might try to cut it in half next time and substitute something else to keep consistency. Quite a bit of prep time involved with blanching almonds, crushing and blending ingredients...but, they were definintely worth the trouble.
Yummy, we love them, I did add a little more tequila,I bought almonds that were already blanched. Easy to make. The recipe is a keeper. I am taking them to a Christmas Eve Party.
I saw this and just couldn't wait to try them. They turned out great. They were so easy to make.. and no baking required.
Wasn't too impressed with these. Was expecting more of a margarita flavor than what these were. They were tasty, but not even close to what I would expect with the tequila/lime taste of margaritas. More of an orange ball than anything.
Before you make them, check the weight on the vanilla wafers. A box of Nabisco's used to be 12 oz...they're now 11 oz. That missing 1 oz makes a difference. I made Jack Daniels Balls recently and they turned out mushy...didn't realize the weight difference until it was too late.<br/><br/>Making this recipe this weekend.
Yum! Made as instructed. Lime or lemon marmelade is a good suggestion and also some triple sec could help for more margarita kind of zesty flavor. Rolling the balls in citrus infused sugar with a pinch of salt might be great, too.
These were quit a hit at my job too.However I joking told everyone not to eat them till they're shift was over,because we drive for a city transit company.These are delish!!! I think for the full flavor one must use only the best ingredients.I have used lesser quality marmalade and bottled lime juice and that was a mistake.I also think letting them mellow in an airtight container for a few days makes even better