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Cherry Rum Balls

Cherry Rum Balls Recipe

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Ingredients:
  • 1 cup HERSHEY'S SPECIAL DARK Chocolate Chips or HERSHEY'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
  • 1/2 cup rum
  • 1/4 cup light corn syrup
  • 3 cups fine vanilla wafer crumbs(about 80 cookies, crushed)
  • 1-1/2 cups finely chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • Additional powdered sugar
  • Red candied cherries, halved (optional)

Directions:
  • 1. Place chocolate chips in small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at MEDIUM (50%) 1 minute; stir. If necessary, microwave at MEDIUM an additional 15 seconds at a time, stirring after each heating, until chips are melted. Stir in rum and corn syrup.
  • 2. Stir together vanilla wafer crumbs, pecans, and 1/2 cup powdered sugar. Drizzle chocolate mixture over crumb mixture, stirring until well blended. Shape mixture into 1-inch balls; roll in powdered sugar. If desired, place cherry half in center of each cookie, pressing down lightly.
  • 3. Store in airtight container several days to develop flavor. Before serving, roll balls in additional powdered sugar, if desired. About 4 dozen cookies.

Cherry Rum Balls

Cherry Rum Balls

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  1. Review 4/25/2012 12:48:56 PM by :
    I always make this for Christmas, however I omit the cherrys. Tastes great roll in powdered sugar again, right before serving.

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