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Friday, December 19, 2008

Another Holiday Treat Recipe

A big favorite at holiday time for us is Rum Balls. They're super easy and SO-O-O-O-O good.

Rum Balls

2 C vanilla wafer crumbs (I just run some Nilla Wafers through the food processor)
2 C powdered sugar
2 C chopped nuts (I use pecans and just run 'em through the food processor)
1/4 C cocoa powder
1/4 C light corn syrup
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 C light rum
1 tsp. vanilla extract

Powdered sugar for coating

Combine all ingredients, crumbs through vanilla. I use a mixer, but you can mix by hand. Shape into bite-sized balls and roll in powdered sugar. Store in a tightly covered container.

Since these are uncooked and the rum retains some potency, I wouldn't recommend them for the kiddos.

Alternatives to rum include bourbon, red wine, or this - a new favorite of mine. You can also omit the cocoa and use a dry white wine, then roll them in coarse sugar (extra large crystals, in the cake decorating aisle at the grocery) instead of powdered sugar.

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Anonymous said...

Yum! OK, I am all in on this recipe.

Desmond Jones said...

One of my former co-workers used to bring in rum balls every Christmas. I tell you, you had to be sure to have enough other food with those, or you might fail a breathalyzer on the drive home. . .

And I would always affect a sad-faced, sympathetic look and lament, "poor little rums. . ."

garbonzo said...

Why am I not surprised that you are all about the balls?

TROLL said...

Hey, you're finding things you LIKE about Charleston! Cool.

Vixen said...

LOL you answered my question I was thinking as I was reading....
"Hmm....can my kids eat these". Maybe not. Unless it's been one of *those* kind of days.


LOL But, so my REAL question, do you think you can make them with out the nuts?