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In honor of "National Rum Day" and the fact that EVERYTHING goes better with bacon here's a recipe you may enjoy but remember to eat responsibly!
Bacon Walnut Rum Balls
5 oz can evaporated milk
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup spiced rum
1 package vanilla wafers, crushed very fine
2 cups finely chopped walnuts
1 cup confectioners’ sugar for rolling
1 lb hickory bacon, cooked, chopped
Line a baking pan with foil and lay your bacon strips on it. Place it in the oven then turn the oven to 400. Cook for 17-20 minutes. Drain grease from bacon, chop, and set aside.
In a food processor, chop up the vanilla wafer until they are in tiny pieces.
Melt chocolate chips and evaporated milk in a bowl over a boiling pit of water, stirring frequently until smooth. Remove from heat.
Stir in the crushed vanilla wafers, bacon, and rum until well blended.
Roll the dough into small balls and roll the balls in chopped walnuts, then repeat in confectioners’ sugar.
Store covered in the refrigerator.