Gregory is the rum drinker in the house. He's also not into sweets and I wanted to make something for him and rum balls not only keep, they get better with age.
There is no source for this recipe. It's been around for ages. I'm sure you can find many variations but this is the standard recipe that you can find in any cookbook.
1 11 oz package vanilla wafers ( original recipe calls for 12 oz but everything you buy now has been downsized)
1 cup finely ground pecans ( can use walnuts- I prefer pecans)
2 heaping tablespoons cocoa
1 cup powered sugar
1/4 cup Karo corn syrup
1/2 cup rum ( used dark rum)
Mix all ingredients together and roll into 1 inch balls.
Roll balls in granulated sugar.
Store in a airtight container.