Thursday, December 13, 2007

My Dad's (infamous) Holiday Rum Balls

Every Christmas my Dad whips up a batch of the most delicious rum balls you will ever taste. They are an old family tradition, and I look forward to them every year (it is just not Christmas without these, or my Mom's Cherry Icebox Cake, which I will post later...). He has kindly emailed the recipe to me today, so I thought I should share. Remember, these are NOT cooked, so the DO still contain alcohol, albeit a small amount per serving.

Dad's Rum Balls

2 cups vanilla wafers (all crushed up---Cuisinart does great for this)
1 cup finely chopped pecans or walnuts
1 cup confectioners sugar
2 tablespoons cocoa
2 tablespoons white corn syrup
1/2 cup Rum (or you can use Brandy, Cointreau, Bourbon)--Dad prefers dark rum

Mix all ingredients well, keeping confectioners sugar aside in bowl for rolling the rum balls in...
Shape by teaspoonfuls into firm balls
Roll in confectioners sugar
Store in a tightly covered container
Separate layers with parchment or wax paper so they do not all stick together

No comments: