Emeril's Rum Balls

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  • Into a large bowl, sift together 1 cup of the confectioners' sugar, the cocoa powder and allspice.
  • Stir in the rum and corn syrup.
  • Stir in the vanilla wafers and walnuts, and mix well.
  • Place in the refrigerator to firm up slightly, about 30 minutes.
  • (The mixture may appear crumbly and dry; this is O. K.) Place the remaining 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar in a shallow bowl or dish.
  • Using a tablespoon, scoop out portions of the chocolate mixture and press into 1-inch balls.
  • Using your hands, roll the balls in the confectioners' sugar, coating evenly.
  • Place on a baking sheet, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.
  • Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks, placing waxed paper between the layers to prevent sticking.

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  1. Didn't have the runniness problem of another reviewer. They were a slightly sticky, but once rolled in the confectioners sugar they were quite easy to handle. Let them set for 24 hours in the refrigerators. Everyone raved about these at work. There were a lot of happy people around here that day!
  2. These were good, but I was a little disappointed. It was runnier than other recipes I've tried. I mixed it all together & had to refrigerate for over 24 hrs before I could work w/it. Next time I'll probably add another cup or 2 of wafers. Otherwise they were fine & everyone loved them.
  3. I made these last night for Christmas in 5 days because rum balls usually best after they've set for about a week, but I honestly don't know if they are going to make it until christmas!!! They are absolutely fabulous!!! I may have to have my husband hide them somewhere where I don't know where they are because he has more self control than I do... Thanks for a great recipe... Delicious!!!!!!!
  4. i have made these twice. and they are without doubt one of my favorite holiday treats!! i usually add more rum. which seems to give the rum balls a softer/fluffier feel. oh did i mention the extra rum helps get you through the holiday as well?



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