The adults on my Mom’s side of the family exchange cookies instead of gifts so each year I have the opportunity to try out some new cookies and make some old favorites.
This recipe falls into the “new” category but they’ll definitely be making repeat appearances. They’ve got a lot going for them:
- I love anything involving rum. These are nice and rum-y.
- They involve no actual cooking.
- If you use a food processor, they come together very quickly.
- Did I mention they’ve got rum in them?
(from Taste of Home)
2-1/2 c. crushed vanilla wafers (roughly one box)
1 c. ground pecans
1 c. confectioners’ sugar
2 T. plus 2 t. baking cocoa
1/4 c. rum
3 T. honey
2 T. water
Additional confectioners’ sugar and/or crushed vanilla wafers
In a large bowl, combine the wafer crumbs, pecans, confectioners’ sugar and cocoa. Combine the rum, honey and water; stir into crumb mixture.
Shape into 1-in. balls. Roll in additional confectioners’ sugar and/or wafer crumbs. Store in an airtight container.