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Strawberry Rum Balls

Make The Jam:

-4 cups crushed strawberries (about 2 quart boxes)

-4 cups of sugar

Directions: 

Mix. Bring to full boil, stirring constantly until thick. Remove heat & skim. Put in container and cap, process 5 min. in boiling water bath.

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Make The Balls:

-3 tbs light corn syrup 

-1-6 ounce bag of semisweet chocolate chips

-1/2 cup dark rum or bourbon

-dash of cinnamon & nutmeg

-2.5 cups vanilla-wafer crumbs (run them through a food processor to get the right consistency)

-1/2 cup sugar

-1 cup chopped walnuts (or whatever nut you prefer)

Directions: 

Melt the chocolate in a saucepan over low heat. Add the corn syrup and liquor and stir. Take the pan off the heat and add the rest of the ingredients. Mix everything together and let it sit for about 30 minutes until firm. Form the mixture into balls and roll them through the sugar. Make them a few days in advance.  On day of serving, pour hot jam on your rum balls.

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1) Florence + The Machine - Last Christmas

  Florence and The Machine - Last Christmas by manuelatparis

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2) Fitz & The Tantrums - Santa Stole My Lady

Santa Stole My Lady by Fitz and The Tantrums

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3) Rilo Kiley - Christmas Cake

01 - Rilo Kiley - Christmas Cake by user6526141

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4) Best Coast & Wavves - Got Something For You

Best Coast & Wavves - Got Something for You by bandalismo

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5) Bright Eyes - God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen

08 - Bright Eyes - God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen by user6526141

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6) Summer Camp - Christmas Wrapping

Summer Camp - Christmas Wrapping by agcschristmas

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7) Coconut Records - It's Christmas

Coconut Records - Its Christmas by handclapmovement

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8) My Morning Jacket - Xmas Time Is Here Again

My Morning Jacket "Xmas Time Is Here Again" by backdownsouth

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9) Julian Casablancas - I Wish It Was Christmas Today

Julian Casablancas - I Wish It Was Christmas Today by Shakia Chanel

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