Chocolate rum balls: The classic candy recipe (1982)

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Make these melt-in-your-mouth classic chocolate rum balls with powdered sugar — candies with a little rum kick — with this retro recipe from 1982. (You can get more great

Chocolate rum balls with powdered sugar (1982)

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Chocolate rum balls

Yield: 42 candies
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Additional Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

How to make the homemade chocolate candy that has a little rum kick!

Ingredients

  • 3-1/2 cups vanilla wafer crumbs
  • 1 cup finely chopped pecans
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 1/3 cup light or dark rum
  • 1/3 cup Karo light or dark corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup confectioners sugar

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, stir together vanilla wafer crumbs, finely chopped pecans, confectioners sugar, and unsweetened cocoa.
  2. Stir in light or dark rum and corn syrup until well blended.
  3. Shape into 1-inch balls.
  4. Roll in 1/2 cup confectioners sugar.
  5. Store the rum balls in a tightly covered container.

Notes

Chocolate bourbon balls: Follow basic recipe. Substitute 1/3 cup bourbon for rum.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 42 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 85Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 28mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 0gSugar: 11gProtein: 0g

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