Cherry Rum Balls

Cherry Rum Balls

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SKILL LEVEL : intermediatePREP TIME : 25  Minutes

Ingredients

  Amount Per Serving % DV *
Calories90
Calories from Fat40
Total Fat4 g7% DV
Saturated Fat1 g8% DV
Trans Fat0 g
Cholesterol5 mg2% DV
Sodium20 mg1% DV
Total Carbohydrates12 g4% DV
Dietary Fiber1.0 g4% DV
Sugars9 g
Protein1 g
Vitamin A0% DV
Vitamin C0% DV
Calcium0 mg0% DV
Iron2% DV
  Amount Per Serving % DV *
Calories90
Calories from Fat40
Total Fat4 g7% DV
Saturated Fat1 g8% DV
Trans Fat0 g
Cholesterol5 mg2% DV
Sodium20 mg1% DV
Total Carbohydrates12 g4% DV
Dietary Fiber1.0 g4% DV
Sugars9 g
Protein1 g
Vitamin A0% DV
Vitamin C0% DV
Calcium0 mg0% DV
Iron2% DV
  • 1 cup HERSHEY'S SPECIAL DARK Chocolate Chips or HERSHEY'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar for second rolling additional
  • 48 red candied cherries , halved*
  • 1/2 cup rum
  • 3 cups vanilla wafer crumbs fine (about 80 cookies, crushed)
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup light corn syrup
  • 1-1/2 cups pecans finely chopped

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.
Ingredients sitting on a table

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