Friday, December 14, 2012

Christmas Treat #1: Why is the the rum gone?

The rum is gone because I made RUM BALLS!

Quite possibly everyone's favourite... ;-) I make these early so they have a week or two to mature...

2 1/2 cups Nilla Wafers (about one 11 oz box)
1 cup confectioner's/powdered sugar
3/4 cup pecan pieces
2 tablespoons cocoa
3 tablespoons corn syrup
1/4 cup rum

Crush/Crumb Nilla wafers in food processor/blender until fine (Should measure 2 1/2 cups after crushed). Place in large bowl. Chop pecan pieces in food processor/blender until fine (again 3/4 cup measure should reflect after being chopped/ground up).  Add to bowl. Add the rest of the ingredients to the bowl. Mix, using hands is probably best (kneading together the ingredients until thoroughly combined). Form into balls about 1" in diameter by rolling between palms, and then coat in topping (ground nuts, sprinkles, cocoa, powdered sugar) by rolling in a bowl or plate of the topping. (May have to add more rum as necessary to maintain desired consistency).

For best flavour, let mature a week or so in a sealed container.

1 comment:

  1. That sounds pretty amazing. :-) I might need to make those.