Use a food processor or blender to crush vanilla wafers and pecans into powder like mixture. Using a mixer or a food processor, combine vanilla wafers, pecans, corn syrup, rum, cocoa powder, coffee, and coconut extract. Coat hands with confectioners sugar and roll mixture into balls.
For a quick finish, roll balls in confectioners sugar.
For a nice candy like finish, melt chocolate chips of desired flavor and shortening together on low heat using a small sauce pan or a double boiler. If chocoate gets too thick, more shortening may need to be added. Gently roll balls in chocolate mixture and place on waxed paper or a greased glass dish to dry.
Rum balls should be refrigerated and last for approximately one month.
This recipe takes one and one half standard size boxes of vanilla wafers.
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|Serving Size: 1 Dozen (369g)|
|Recipe Makes: 4|
|Calories from Fat: 627 (38%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 69.7g||93 %|
|Saturated Fat 16.3g||81 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 38.1g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 11.9g|
|Cholesterol 2.4mg||1 %|
|Sodium 763.5mg||26 %|
|Potassium 454.7mg||12 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 238.7g||70 %|
|Dietary Fiber 7.6g||30 %|
|Sugars, other 231.1g|
|Protein 13.1g||19 %|
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Calories per serving: 1669
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