Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Cookie Week at Cafe 305: Rum Balls


I confess, these are not my thing. I make them every year because Greg at the office requests them. (He actually begs, so how could I say no?) I always warn him not to eat too many of these before driving home. They're potent!

I'm sure you've seen these a thousand times. I'm not a fan of the texture. Crushed up Nilla wafers mixed with nuts and cocoa and corn syrup and booze - I'll often use bourbon instead of rum, because I like bourbon better. But for me, they're just too sweet and mooshy. I don't like fudge either. These would be in that family. So if you like fudge, and booze, you'll probably love these. They're fast and easy. Like you will be if you have too many of them. Did I mention they're potent?

  • 3      cups          vanilla wafer crumbs
  • 3      Tbs           cocoa
  • 1      cup           toasted pecans, chopped
  • 1      cup           powdered sugar
  • 3      Tbs           dark corn syrup
  • 1/2  cup           Dark rum (or bourbon)

Blend all ingredients together. Form into balls.

If you'd like to booze up some vanilla wafers, here's the .pdf.

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