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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!

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Lizzie-Babette December 28, 2002

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.

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~~June~~ December 15, 2002

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.

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Barb Gertz December 20, 2002

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.

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luvmybge November 23, 2002

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.

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oregonian_pjb December 27, 2003

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.

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wtchywmn9 December 26, 2013

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.

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rosslare September 02, 2012

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

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regina rose December 14, 2008
Margarita Balls