Orange Coconut Balls

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This post is sponsored by Dixie Crystals. All opinions in the post are my own.

This orange coconut balls recipe is a classic that has been around for years. A delicious sweet treat that is the perfect addition to any dessert table.

Coconut balls in a bowl and slices of orange.


If you enjoy coconut balls you will love this orange version. Made with super simple ingredients, this is sure to be a hit with family and friends.

You can find the complete recipe on Dixie Crystals site. The full list of ingredients and directions are at Dixie Crystals Orange Coconut Balls Recipe.

Why you will love these

  • A simple, no bake dessert recipe that is perfect for a quick party treat.
  • This recipe makes around 50-60 balls so enough to feed a crowd.
  • Bright, citrus flavor with the help of orange juice concentrate.

Ingredients needed

Orange juice concentrate – You only need 3/4 cup of the concentrate. Make sure to thaw before mixing.

Powdered sugar – This adds sweetness to the coconut balls.

Cookie crumbs – Use vanilla wafer cookies. You can pulse them in a food processor to make crumbles.

Pecans – This is optional but adds a nice little crunch. Use chopped pecans or even chopped walnuts.

Butter – Unsalted, softened butter.

Vanilla extract – Adds an extra layer of flavor.

Orange zest – This is optional but adds more orange flavor.

Sweetened coconut flakes – This is used to cover the orange balls.

Bowl of powdered sugar, cookie crumbs, coconut flakes, vanilla, and butter.

How to make orange coconut balls

Find the full recipe at Dixie Crystals.

Step one: Place orange juice concentrate, powdered sugar, orange zest, pecans, vanilla, cookie crumbs, and softened butter in a bowl.

Step two: Stir to combine with a spatula or an electric mixer.

Bowl of orange juice concentrate, sugar, pecans, and cookie crumbs.

Step three: Scoop the mixture with a cookie scoop or spoon. Roll into balls and then roll the ball in flaked coconut.

Step four: Place balls on a baking sheet lined with wax paper. Place in the refrigerator until cooled.

Coconut balls on a baking sheet.

Recipe tips

  • I recommend chilling the balls before serving. This way the will hold their shape for a longer period of time if they are sitting out at a party.
  • These are made with orange juice concentrate but you could also use lemonade concentrate for a lemon flavor.
  • If you want a super orange color, add a few drops of orange food coloring to the mixture.

How to store

Store any leftover in an airtight container in the refrigerator. They can also be frozen for up to 3 months in a freezer safe bag or container.

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***Food Lovin’ Family has been compensated by Dixie Crystals for this post. All opinions are my own.


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