Christmas Balls and Hazelnut Rings

Christmas Balls


1-3/4 cups vanilla wafer crumbs
1 small package chocolate bits
3 tablespoons light corn syrup
1 cup finely chopped walnuts
3 cups sifted confectioners' sugar
2 tablespoons rum (optional)
2 teaspoons instant coffee dissolved in 1/3 cup hot water
Additional sugar
Red or green food coloring


Crush vanilla wafers into fine crumbs. Melt chocolate in double boiler; remove from heat and add corn syrup, nuts, confectioners’ sugar, rum, instant coffee, and the wafer crumbs. Form into 1-inch balls and roll in sugar colored with red or green food coloring. Store in airtight container.

Hazelnut Rings


4-1/2 dozen balls; 3 dozen rings


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