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debidkh



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This is so easy, and they're eaten pretty fast, too.

1 box Nilla Wafers, crunched as fine as possible
1 tbsp rich cocoa powder, sifted through wafer crumbs
1/4 cup karo syrup, mix in as best you can
1/4 dark rum, mixed in well

Roll into tight balls, then drop in powdered sugar

For variety, you can use Kahlua, Malibu Rum or another flavored liqueur that you think might lend itself to the chocolate flavor.

Season's eatings...
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They're even easier if you use those nabisco famous chocolate wafers in place of nillas and cocoa
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I had some of those last year! I had them for a couple hours...until the DOGS ate every one of them! My husband had decided to store them on a paper plate on the counter. I never even got to taste them. Sad But now that I have the recipe I can whip up a batch or 7 and store them where the dogs can't get them. Thanks for the recipe debidkh.
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My pleasure. I started holiday baking already and last night sat on the coach and rolled these out.

Any ideas on other liqueurs that would be good?

Ginjg... Thanks for the tip on the choco wafers. Duh! I can't believe I looked right at them last night at Safeway and didn't put two and three together. I will on the next batch. Thanks!
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Amaretto would be good, Creme de Banana too, mmmmm! Maybe even butterscotch schnapps.
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Ok, I found the recipe I use. It's about the same as Debbi's:

mix in a bowl:
2 Cups finely crushed crumbs:
famous choclate wafers, vanilla wafers, graham cracker, even sponge cake or gingerbread
1 C powdered sugar
2 T unsweetened cocoa (optional)
1 C finely chopped nuts (optional)

combine:
1 1/2 T orange blossom honey
1/4 C liquor of your choice: Rum, brandy, applejack, scotch, bourbon, etc.

Slowly add the liquid to the dry ingredients, mixing with your hand until the consistancy feels that the mixture will hold its shape.
Shape the balls and roll in powdered sugar or cocoa powder

If you need more liquid use straight liquor a few drops at a time as there's no need to make it sweeter

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Ooh, that sounds good, too.

I just made a batch with Malibu Rum. They taste like Mounds bars. Maybe the next one I'll chop some almonds into a fine powder and add that and make Almond Joy rum balls.
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And, if you're one of those plan way ahead frugal ocd types, you can dump the cookie crumbs from each package/batch consumed during the year into a freezer container. Then you have the primary ingredient all ready for baking season.
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I think I'll try this with some Navan (Vanilla Cognac) ...
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I made these (finally!), but I used 3 Tablespoons of cocoa and a combination of Bailey's and Kahlua. YUMMMMMM!!!
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Ginjg wrote:
And, if you're one of those plan way ahead frugal ocd types, you can dump the cookie crumbs from each package/batch consumed during the year into a freezer container. Then you have the primary ingredient all ready for baking season.


I resemble that remark. Embarassed Not really, but kinda sorta of? Laughing
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Karin wrote:
I made these (finally!), but I used 3 Tablespoons of cocoa and a combination of Bailey's and Kahlua. YUMMMMMM!!!


With my mom visiting, I thought I'd catch hell for the rum balls on the counter. (The kid being able to eat them, you know) I was so surprised when she ate about half dozen of them and asked for my recipe. Wow, wonders never cease.
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