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The Tack Room Suite at Cheesecake Farms
Sometimes you just want a quick little, something fancy, something to spruce up the cookie tray. These make wonderful gifts, too.
Nice wrapped individually in colored cellophane.
But for-go foil. The alcohol will pit it.
Yummy Honey Rum Chocolate Balls
An adult, make ahead cookie that's a must on every southern table.
Don't waste these on the kiddies!
Makes 2 1/2 dozen (1 inch) cookies
No baking required but cookies need to mellow at least 1 week before serving
1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
3 tablespoons honey
2 3/4 cups plain vanilla cookies (crushed into fine crumbs - like Nilla wafers, Pecan Sandies or similar cookies)
1/2 cup powdered sugar (sifted)
1 cup walnuts (chopped)
1/2 cup dark rum (approximately - we used Meyers brand)
Put chocolate and honey into a microwave safe bowl. Heat until just melted - about 2 minutes.
Stir in remaining ingredients adding enough rum to make a mixture that you can form into 1 inch balls.
Roll balls in powdered sugar or dip into additional melted chocolate.
Refrigerate or freeze at least 1 week before serving to let the flavors mellow.
At serving time, roll powdered sugar coated balls in additional sugar.
Karla's Cookie Tip
If the mixture is a little too soft to form into balls because you've added a bit too much rum, simply add additional cookie crumbs to thicken it.
If it's too dry to hold its shape, add a touch more rum.