Rockin' Rum Balls

Rum Balls are a curious thing.  Are they for adults or can children enjoy them too?  Who knows.  All I know is, this recipe rocks.  I love it, my neice loves it, and my friends love it too.  The best part is there is no baking involved and they sit in the fridge like champs.
So... pull out your hoiday baking bowl (mine is a big, bright red ceramic one), mix up a batch and when friends or family drop by, you will have fudgy, rum-y, sweet confections that makes people of all ages happy!

Rum Balls

1 c. crushed Nilla wafers
1 c. chopped pecans
1 c. powdered sugar
2 T. cocoa
1 ½ T. corn syrup
¼ c. spiced rum

In a bowl combine the wafers, pecans, powdered sugar, and cocoa.  Stir until well combined.  In a small bowl, mix together corn syrup and rum.  Pour rum mixture into wafer mixture and mix with your hand until the dough holds together well.  Let the mixture sit for 15 minutes.  If the dough is still dry, slowly add more rum until it holds together well.  Roll dough into bite sized balls.  Roll balls in additional powdered sugar.  Store in an airtight container.             



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