These balls are so quick and easy to make. They make a nice addition to the baked goodies that you give as gifts. Make these about a week before you want to serve them as they mellow and the sharp strong alcohol taste blends in more with the other ingredients. Store in a tin with a tight lid. This year I couldn't find the Vanilla wafers so I used chocolate and I like them even more. To form the balls I use two teaspoons as the dough is quite moist. I store them in the freezer - they don't go hard and they are so good ice cold
- Sift the cocoa with 1 cup sugar.
- Stir in the spiced rum mixed with the syrup.
- Add crushed vanilla wafers and nuts.
- Mix thoroughly.
- Shape mixture into walnut sizes balls and dredge with remaining sugar or leave them plain.
- Store in a tin.