Halloween Rum Balls
10 oz pumpkin sandwich cookies
1 cup toasted Dickey Farms pecans
3/4 cup powdered sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1/3 cup spiced rum
1/2 tsp cinnamon
2 tbsp pure maple syrup
1 cup melted dark chocolate
2 tbsp black and orange nonpareils
If pecans are not already toasted: Place pecans on a baking sheet and roast at 350°F for 6-8 minutes, or until fragrant and slightly browned. Remove from oven and set aside to cool.
In the bowl of a food processor, process pumpkin cookies and pecans until finely ground. Set aside.
In a large bowl, sift together powdered sugar, salt, and cinnamon. Stir into cookie and nut mixture until thoroughly combined.
Combine rum and maple syrup in a small bowl, then add to cookie mixture. Mix well.
Chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
Melt dark chocolate and set aside to cool slightly.
Scoop out portions and roll into balls.
Use a fork to lower into chocolate and turn to coat all over, then lift out of bowl with fork, dragging the bottom of the tines across the edge of the bowl to remove any excess chocolate.
Place on parchment-lined baking sheet, cover with sprinkles, and let them sit at room temperature for about an hour to allow the chocolate to set.