<midnight rum balls>
- oreo cookies - 8.5oz
- powdered sugar - 1/2 cup
- finely chopped nuts - 1 cup (optional)
- cocoa powder - 3 tbsp
- corn syrup - 2 tbsp
- rum - 1/3 cup
- granulated sugar
put whole cookies in food processor and whiz until finely crushed. in a medium bowl, combine crumbs, powdered sugar, nuts, and cocoa. fold in corn syrup and rum.
wet hands (or use gloves) and shape mixture into one inch balls. roll in granulated sugar and store covered in a cool dry place. they will mature and taste better after one or two days.
original recipe from [chowhound.chow.com]
marinate cherries in rum or kirsch for 1-2 weeks. drain cherries well and pat dry, wrap mixture around cherries and roll in sugar as above.