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Part candy, part cookie, this recipe is from food blogger "Lisa's Kitchen":

I made these rum balls a few years back for a Christmas treat and have made them every Christmas since. They are somewhat like truffles, only stronger in taste because of the rum. Yum! I suggest you use a nice dark Jamaican rum for this recipe. If you want to include crushed nuts, substitute 1 cup of the wafers for 1 cup of nuts, such as hazelnuts. I have submitted this recipe to Food Blogga who is currently showcasing Christmas cookies from around the world.


  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate
  • 1/2 cup of milk chocolate
  • 1/2 cup of icing sugar
  • 3 tablespoons of corn syrup
  • 3 cups of vanilla wafers, crushed into crumbs
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla
  • 1/3 - 1/2 cup of dark rum
  • powdered sugar, rice flour, cocoa for coating


  • In a heavy pot, melt the chocolate on low heat.
  • Remove from the heat and stir in the icing sugar and corn syrup.
  • Beat in the vanilla wafers (and nuts if you are using them).
  • Next stir in the salt, vanilla and rum until well combined.
  • Refrigerate the mixture until firm.
  • Roll the mixture into small 1 inch balls. Roll in the coatings of your choice. I like cocoa and rice flour.
  • Makes roughly 3 dozen rum balls.

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