ORANGE BLOSSOMS (no baking needed!)
1 12-ounce bag of semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup white sugar
3 tbsp. corn syrup
1/2 cup orange juice (frozen, concentrate or fresh)
2 1/2 cups crushed vanilla wafers
1 cup finely chopped nuts (I use pecans)
Melt over hot water (not boiling) chocolate chips. Remove from heat, stir in sugar and corn syrup. Add orange juice, mix until well blended. Allow to cool slightly (about 5-8 minutes), then add vanilla wafers and nuts, stir until well combined.
When mixture is cool enough to handle, form into one-inch balls; roll in colored sugar, chocolate jimmies or my personal favorite, NesQuik!
Seal tightly in foil or a tightly closed container, refrigerate. These are best made a few days before, and keep for up to two weeks. People love them and they're very cute in a holiday box or tin!