Cherry Rum Balls
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup rum
1/4 cup light corn syrup
3 cups vanilla wafer crumbs
1 1/2 cups chopped pecans
1 cup confectioners' sugar
24 red candied cherries, halved
Melt the chocolate chips and stir in the rum and corn syrup.
Stir together the vanilla wafer crumbs, pecans and 1/2 cup of
confectioners' sugar. Drizzle the chocolate mixture over the crumb mixture and
stir until blended.
Shape mixture into 1 inch balls. Roll balls in the remaining
confectioners' sugar. Place cherry half in center of each cookie, pressing down
lightly. Store in an airtight container for several days to develop flavor.
Makes 48 cookies