(This recipe is an old Pillsbury recipe. Actually it’s not that old, I came across it when I was food editor at a newspaper.
It’s become a family favorite. My kids hated them when they were little, but as they grew older and acquired a taste
for “spirits” these kind of grew on them. My husband, whose drink of choice is Rum and Coke, still hates them).
2 cups crushed vanilla wafers
1 cup powdered sugar
½ cup finely chopped candied red or green cherries (I omit these)
½ cup finely chopped walnuts or pecans
¼ cup rum
3 tablespoons corn syrup
2 tablespoons butter, melted
¼ cup powdered sugar
Combine crushed vanilla wafers, 1 cup powdered sugar, cherries and pecans. Add rum, corn syrup and butter; blend
well.* Shape mixture into 1-inch balls; roll in ¼ cup powdered sugar. Cover tightly and let stand at least 24 hours to
allow flavors to blend. *I mix all the ingredients in a food processor.
Submitted By Phyll