Prep 45 mins
Cook 0 mins
I found this recipe in the Woman's Day Cooking Encyclopedia. . .one of those buy-a-volume-a-week things from the mid-Sixties. . .but these will never be out of date.
- 1 cup crushed vanilla wafer
- 1 cup confectioners' sugar
- 1 1⁄2 cups finely chopped pecans
- 2 tablespoons cocoa
- 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
- 1⁄4 cup dark rum
- 1⁄4 cup extra finely granulated sugar
- Mix crushed wafers, confectioner's sugar, 1 cup of the pecans and the cocoa.
- Add the corn syrup and rum.
- Mix well.
- Roll into 1" balls.
- Roll half in the granulated sugar and the other half in the remaining pecans.
This is my grandma's recipe, except that she rolled hers in confectioners' sugar. I made them for the first time this Christmas and they were darn good!
too nutty and sticky. NOT IMPRESSED!!!
Aren't those Woman's Day Cookery Encyclopedias THE BEST? Just like this recipe. This is so good that my sister's co-workers starting checking in to make sure they'll be getting these about a month before the holidays. Crush the wafers in the food processor, or seal them in a ziploc and use a rolling pin. The rest is a snap.