Haven’t made these in a long, long time. My recipe dates back to the forties. Might be just what you’d like to try. Let me know how it works out for you.
1/2 lb. Vanilla Wafers
1 Cup pwd. Sugar
2 TBLSP Cocoa
1 Cup finely chopped nuts (preferably pecans)
1/2 Cup Light Corn Syrup
1/4 Cup Rum
Roll wafers into very fine crumbs. Mix with cup of pwd. sugar & cocoa. Add chopped nuts, syrup, and rum. Stir until blended with a stiff texture. Shape into 1 inch balls. Let stand 1 hour and roll in pwd. sugar and put nut on top. Put sugar on hands when shaping balls. Keep in tightly closed can for three days before using.
Photo by Mary Anne Whitchurch Tuck