Chocolate Sugarplums

1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, melted 1/2 cup confectioners sugar 1/4 cup light corn syrup 1/3 cup water, plus 1 tsp. rum or almond extract 2 1/2 cups finely crushed vanilla wafer crumbs 1 cup pecans, crushed 1/2 cup granulated sugar

Line cookie sheets or trays with waxed paper. Melt chips in microwave, starting with 25 seconds, stirring and going again for 10 seconds each time, then stirring again until melted. In a medium sized bowl, mix melted chips, confectioners sugar, corn syrup and water with extract with a wooden spoon.

Stir in cookie crumbs and pecans until blended. Shape by rounded teaspoonfuls into balls. (if too crumbly add a tiny amount of water). Roll in granulated sugar. Place on cookie sheets. Store in airtight container.

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