Saturday, January 27, 2007

Butter Pecan Rum Balls

The Altitude Adjustment Section
And now for a nice, sweet winter recipe that requires no actual baking. You mix stuff up and form it into balls and roll. These would be quite delicious with a cup of hot cocoa.

12 ounce box of vanilla wafers or brown edge cookies - 3 cups crushed fine in the food processor
2 cups finely chopped pecans - use food processor
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 tablespoons unsalted butter melted
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons sweetened condensed milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon butter pecan extract
1/4 cup dark rum
confectioners sugar for rolling cookies at the end

In a large bowl, stir together the cookie crumbs, pecans, and salt. Stir in the butter, condensed milk, vanilla, butter pecan extract, vanilla, and rum. Mix till smooth and evenly moist. Form into balls, using a small scoop. Roll the balls in confectioners sugar. Store in airtight container.