Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Christmas Cookie Week Day 2: Rum Balls

These are the most perfect after dinner treat. They are sweet but salty and flavorful. The best part about them is they are super easy. If you are looking for an impressive dessert for a last minute get together and only have a short time to spare, this recipe will be your go to everytime. Try them once, and I promise you will be hooked.

Recipe yields 16 balls

1/2 cup crushed vanilla wafers
3/4 cup chopped pecans
1 tbsp cocoa powder
1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
1 tbsp light corn syrup
2 tbsp rum

Place your vanilla wafers in a ziploc bag. Using a hammer of sorts, crush the cookies into fine crumbs.

In a mixing bowl, combine cookie crumbs, finely chopped pecans, cocoa powder and confectioners' sugar. Whisk together to mix well.

Add your corn syrup and rum and mix well. Make sure all dry ingredients are coated.

Using a cookie scoop (or your hands) form 1 inch balls with the mixture.

Roll the balls in the remaining chopped pecans to coat them on all sides. Place the coated treats on a piece of wax paper and put in the refrigerator for at least 20 minutes or until you are ready to serve.

Remove from the refrigerator and enjoy your perfect bite sized treat!

No comments:

Post a Comment