Rum Ball Recipes by kmorris

posted by kmorris 11-24-99 11:11 PM

Chocolate Rum Balls

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

Combine crushed vanilla wafers, 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar, cocoa and nuts. Blend in corn syrup and rum.

Shape into 1-inch balls; roll in additional confectioners' sugar. Store in an airtight container several days to

develop flavor. Roll again in confectioners' sugar before serving.

Cherry Rum Balls

1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup rum
1/4 cup light corn syrup
3 cups fine vanilla wafer crumbs
1 1/2 cups finely chopped pecans
1 cup confectioners' sugar
24 red candied cherries, halved

Melt the chocolate chips and stir in the rum and corn syrup.

Stir together the vanilla wafer crumbs, pecans and 1/2 cup of the confectioners' sugar. Drizzle the chocolate mixture over the crumb mixture and stir until blended.

Shape mixture into 1 inch balls. Roll balls in the remaining confectioners' sugar. Place cherry half in center of each cookie, pressing down lightly.

Store in an airtight container for several days to develop flavor.

Makes 48

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