Royal Rum Balls

Royal Rum Balls

Gingersnap crumbs and chocolate wafer crumbs form the base of these truffle-like cookies, coconut and ground pecans provide the texture, and dark rum contributes the distinctive flavor. Rum balls are a popular Christmas treat in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the United States, and a number of countries in Eastern Europe. These treats are a snap to make. And the longer they sit, the better it feels!

2 cups gingersnap crumbs
2 cups chocolate wafer crumbs
1 1/2 cups sifted powdered sugar
1 cup flaked coconut
1 cup ground pecans, toasted
1/3 cup pitted dates, chopped
1/3 cup dark rum
3 tablespoons light corn syrup
2 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Additional powdered sugar or gingersnap crumbs

How to Make It
Step 1
Position the knife in the food processor bowl; add the first 6 ingredients. Process until mixed; add rum and 3 further ingredients. Process until the mixture is fused.

Step 2
Shape into 1 1/4" balls. Roll the ball with extra powdered sugar or ginger crumbs. Repeat the rolling procedure.

Step 3
Note: If Royal Rum Balls are made in front, reroll balls in powdered sugar or ginger crumbs before serving to refresh the coating.

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