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Holiday Rum Balls

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Ingredients

1 package (12 ounces) vanilla wafers, finely crushed
2 cups confectioner's sugar
1 cup finely chopped walnuts
1/4 cup baking cocoa
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1/4 cup rum
Additional confectioners' sugar

Instructions

In a large bowl, combine the crushed wafers, confectioners' sugar, walnuts and cocoa; mix until blended. In another bowl, mix the corn syrup and rum; stir into crumb mixture. Shape into 1-inch balls. Roll in additional confectioners' sugar. Store in airtight container.

Mary Ann Wilder, Andalusia



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