This is one of the first things I made that totally impressed my Mother. I'm not sure it was the rum part of it...but they sure are tasty. Keep in mind these are not baked, so the alcohol is not baked out...and once you store them (for up to 3 weeks) they FERMENT and get stronger. This is not one for the kiddies.
2 Tbl cocoa
1 cup powdered sugar + extra
1/4 cup rum
2 Tbl light corn syrup
2 & 1/2 cups vanilla wafers-crushed
1 cup chopped pecans
1.Sift together the cocoa and the 1 cup powdered sugar
2.Combine & stir rum with corn syrup.
3.Add the crushed wafers and pecans. Mix well.
4.Roll into small balls, then dip each ball into the extra powdered sugar.
5.You can also roll the balls into granulated sugar instead of the powdered sugar. Keep in mind you will need to roll them again if they have been stored.
6. Makes approximately 25 balls.