Christmas Rum Balls (Or Bourbon Balls)

Makes 24

2 1⁄2 cups vanilla wafers, crushed (a 250g box of Christies vanilla wafers equals 2 1/2 cups)
2 tablespoons cocoa
1 1⁄4 cups icing sugar
1⁄2 cup spiced rum (the rum is called Spiced Rum) or 1⁄2 cup Bourbon
2 tablespoons white corn syrup (one brand is Karo)
1 cup pecans or 1 cup walnuts, broken

Sift the cocoa with 1 cup sugar. Stir in the spiced rum mixed with the syrup.
Add crushed vanilla wafers and nuts. Mix thoroughly. Shape mixture into walnut sizes balls and dredge with remaining sugar or leave them plain. Can also use powdered sugar to coat. Make A week before consuming so the rum flavor mellows a bit. Store in a tin.