- 2 C raisins
- 2 C walnuts or pecans
- 1 lb vanilla wafers
- 2 C powdered sugar
- 2 T cocoa
- 3/4 C rum or bourbon, or other flavorful liquor
- 1/3 C light corn syrup
- More powdered sugar, for coating
Grind together raisins, nuts and cookies. Mix in remaining ingredients. Roll into 1" balls and roll in additional powdered sugar. Makes dozens.
Notes: I put half the raisins, half the nuts, and half the cookies into my food processor and grind them together then repeat with the rest. Pour everything into a big big bowl, it will make it a lot easier to get your hands or a big wooden spoon in to mix everything together. Sometimes (okay, most times) I use more liquor than called for. I also double the cocoa sometimes, which would make a lot of sense if you are using a flavored liquor like Sabra where you want to bring out the chocolate flavor. Also if you are using Sabra, you could use a couple of tablespoons of finely grated orange rind.