Monday, December 13, 2010

Rum balls
photo by James Ballantine


Serves/Makes: 48


3 1/4 cups crushed vanilla wafers
3/4 cup confectioners' sugar
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
3 tablespoons light corn syrup
1 1/4 cup rum

In a large bowl, stir together the crushed vanilla wafers, 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar, cocoa, and nuts. Blend in corn syrup and rum. Shape into 1-inch balls, and roll in additional confectioners' sugar, OR crushed pecans, almonds, or shredded coconuts. Store in an airtight container for several days to develop the flavor. Roll again in confectioners' sugar before serving.

Submitted by Linda Lee Harper of South Carolina

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