“I saw the recipe for Christmas rum balls in this morning’s Sunday Telegram. I must print because my cursive writing is illegible. I am 89 years old and now reside in assisted living in Casco, Maine.

“For several years, I have (been) making rum fudge from a secret recipe that could only be found on the back of a 1-pound Domino Confectioners 10X Sugar box. The only change I made: Changing the vanilla extract (1 tablespoon) to 1 tablespoon of rum extract.”—NANCY POLAND, Casco


Recipe courtesy of Domino. Nancy Poland says, “Only add nuts if you like.”

Makes 2 dozen

1 pound Domino Confectioners 10X Sugar

6 tablespoons butter or margarine

½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder

¼ cup milk

1 tablespoon rum extract

¼ teaspoon salt

1 cup chopped pecans

In a medium saucepan, heat sugar, butter, cocoa, milk, rum extract and salt over low heat, stirring until smooth. Stir in nuts if you like. Spread mixture quickly in buttered 9 by 5-inch loaf pan. Cool. Cut into squares.

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