1 ½ cups confectioners' sugar

½ teaspoon ground allspice

2 tablespoons of cocoa powder

2 tablespoons light corn syrup

½ cup gold or dark rum

2 ½ cups finely crushed vanilla wafers

1 cup of chopped toasted walnuts


Sift the cocoa powder, one cup of confectioners' sugar and allspice together into one bowl. Slowly stir in corn syrup and then the rum. Mix well, pour in the vanilla wafers and walnuts and stir until combined. Place the mixture in the refrigerator for 30 to 45 minutes.

Scoop out the mixture and shape into small balls on a baking sheet. Roll them in confectioners' sugar and place them on a baking sheet. Let them refrigerate overnight. To store them, place them in an airtight container or cover them with plastic wrap with layers of wax paper between them so they don’t stick together.

Eat and be very merry.