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Rum Balls

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Ingredients

1 package (7-1/2 ounces) vanilla wafers
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup chopped nuts
1/4 cup melted butter
1/4 cup rum
Powdered sugar for rolling

Instructions

Roll wafers with rolling pin or form crumbs in blender. Pour crumbs into bowl, add the remaining ingredients and blend with fork or hands. Form mixture into small balls and roll in powdered sugar. Store in airtight container.

Carol McDowell
Taylor Ridge



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