These dense, moist treats are irresistible. Wrapped in a pretty box, they make a great gift, too. We recently served these at a holiday party and people gobbled them up. Like the headline reads, don’t skimp on the booze. You want these little balls to be potent.
Makes about 40
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips (about 6 ounces)
1 cup sugar
3 tablespoons light corn syrup
½ cup dark rum
2/12 cups finely crushed vanilla wafer cookies (about 10 ounces)
1 cup finely chopped walnuts
Stir chocolate in top of double boiler set over simmering water until melted and smooth.
Remove from over water.
Whisk in ½ cup sugar and corn syrup, then the rum.
Mix vanilla wafers and walnuts in medium bowl to blend; add chocolate mixture and stir to blend well.
Place remaining ½ cup sugar in shallow bowl. For each rum ball, roll 1 scant tablespoon chocolate mixture into generous 1-inch ball. Roll balls in sugar, powdered sugar or cocoa powder, just remember to coat evenly.
Cover and refrigerate at least overnight and up to 5 days.