Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Treats for the Holidays


by Maggie Sefton                                                                                              




Apologies to all of the Cozy Chicks Blog readers and fans for the late hour of this post.  My mistake.  I erroneously assumed that Dru would post her regular monthly mystery book reviews today, December 15th.  But her schedule has gotten even more hectic, and she's had to make some changes.  I would have discovered it earlier today, but I got busy with my "Fudge Pot" this morning.   Making Maggie's Chocolate Mint Fudge for family and close friends.

I have posted my fudge recipe here on the Blog in years past, and it's available in our Cozy Chicks Kitchen cookbook.  Have I mentioned what a wonderful holiday gift idea our cookbook is?   :)   Forgive me.  I can't help bragging about our cookbook AND  our new Tea Time with the Cozy Chicks which is filled with new recipes as well as memories, anecdotes, and family stories.

So---today I thought I'd share another holiday recipe----Chocolate Pecan Rum Balls.   These are great family favorites and they ship beautifully.  And----they're better if you make them ahead.  That way the flavors will develop even more.  They will be deadly by next week.

  
CHOCOLATE PECAN RUM BALLS

2 cups crushed vanilla wafers
2 cups confectioners’ sugar
3 cups chopped pecans
4 Tablespoons cocoa
4 Tablespoons light corn syrup
½ cup dark rum
½ cup fine granulated sugar


Combine fine crumbs and confectioners’ sugar, then add chopped pecans and cocoa.  Mix well.  Add corn syrup then rum and mix well.  Shape into 1-inch balls.  Roll in granulated sugar.  Then place in covered container and store in refrigerator until ready to serve---or mail as  presents..  Makes approximately 4 dozen.  (Storing in airtight container allows the flavors to become stronger and even more delicious).   Enjoy!