Rum Balls - A favorite holiday treat!
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup white sugar
3 tablespoons corn syrup
1/2 cup rum
2 1/2 cups crushed vanilla wafers
1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
1/3 cup confectioners sugar
Melt chocolate chips in a microwave safe dish. Heat for
1 minute to start off stir well, then heat in 30 second
intervals, stirring in between and continue until
smooth. Blend in sugar, corn syrup and rum. Mix in the
crushed wafers and nuts and stir until those are evenly
spread out through the mixture.
Cover dish and
refrigerate until it seems firm enough to shape. Roll
into bite sized balls between the palms of your hands.
Then roll the balls in powdered sugar.
If you like more nuts you can roll them in a mixture of
chopped nuts and sugar. Store in a sealed container for
about a week to get the best flavor before eating and
handing out these goodies.
Candy Cane Brittle
Candy cane lovers are going to enjoy this delicious
holiday treat! Watch for those candy cane sales.
2 pounds white chocolate
30 peppermint candy canes
*(If it's not the holidays get a bag or two of the red
and white swirly peppermint candies!)
First we're going to smash up those pretty candy
Put them in a large Ziploc bag and do whatever you want
to do to smash them up, hit them with a meat mallet,
smack them off the counter, drop them, whatever gets
them broken into pieces.
The kids will be sure to want
to help with this step.
Melt the chocolate. This can be
done in the microwave. Start off with 1 - 2 minutes.
Stir. Heat for another minute. Stir. Continue doing this
until you have completely melted and smooth white
Stir broken candy pieces into the melted chocolate and spread the mixture
evenly into a jellyroll pan.
*Tip ~ line the jellyroll
pan with foil first for easy removal and clean up. Chill
until set, at least one hour but probably more. Break
into pieces and store in a sealed container.