About this recipe:It isn't Christmas without these! Make them one year, and you'll find that next year you'll have several requests for more. They make great food gifts and are impressive when entertaining.
Elaine L. Smith
175g plain chocolate, chopped
200g caster sugar
3 tablespoons golden syrup
450g crushed vanilla wafers
125g chopped walnuts (optional)
5 tablespoons icing sugar
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Method Prep:10min › Cook:2min › Extra time:6days24hr48min › Ready in:7days
Place chocolate into a microwave-safe medium bowl. Heat in the microwave for 1 minute, stir and then continue to heat at 20 second intervals, stirring between each, until melted and smooth. Stir in sugar and golden syrup. Blend in rum. Add crushed vanilla wafers and chopped nuts. Mix until evenly distributed. Cover and refrigerate until firm.
Roll the chilled chocolate mixture into bite-size balls. Roll balls in a mixture of ground nuts and icing sugar, or just plain icing sugar. Store in a covered container for a week before serving to blend the flavours.
I made these at the weekend to bring to a work christmas do. Fantastic! they were surprisingly easy considering how impressed everyone was. I used green and blacks and i think that was important to the final outcome. Thank you! - 08 Dec 2008
I also followed the recipe to the letter and there were FAR too many wafers. Mine was like chicken food too - I resorted to adding warm water to be able to make them into something resembling a ball but gave up. A total waste of time. - 12 Nov 2012