Rum Balls

1 package chocolate wafer cookies (11 ounces) finely crushed
1 1/2 cups finely chopped pecans
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1/4 cup light or dark rum (see Note)
1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar (see Serving Tip)

  1. In a large bowl, combine the crushed cookies and pecans; mix well. Stir in the corn syrup and rum until thoroughly combined.

  2. Place the confectioners’ sugar in a shallow dish. Roll the cookie mixture into 1-inch balls then roll the balls in confectioners’ sugar until completely coated.

  3. Serve, or store in an airtight container at room temperature until ready to use.

Notes: When serving these cookies, be sure to offer an alternative for children and anyone else avoiding alcohol.

Serving Ideas: These tend to absorb much of the confectioners’ sugar right after coating, so be sure to coat them heavily. You might even want to coat them again just before serving.