Golden Citrus No-Bake Cookies

Citrus No Bake Cookies“These are so good.” That was the word around the test kitchen. The orange zest adds just enough zip to make them sweetly refreshing.


1 cup crispy rice cereal
1 cup pecan pieces
zest from one large orange
1/2 cup butter
1 cup golden raisins, chopped
2 egg large yolks
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Combine the cereal, pecans, and orange zest in a 2-quart mixing bowl. Toss just enough to blend the ingredients. Set the bowl aside.
  2. In a 2-quart saucepan combine the butter, raisins, egg yolks, and sugar.  Bring the mixture to a boil over medium heat; boil for 2 minutes, stirring frequently. Remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla.  Pour the hot mixture over the cereal mixture; mix thoroughly, and let the mixture sit until it is cool enough to handle.  Roll into 1 1/2-inch balls and place on a platter.