You can also use bourbon if you
3 cups finely rolled vanilla
1 cup powdered sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons cocoa
1 1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts
3 tablespoons white Karo
1/2 cup rum or bourbon
Mix all ingredients together
and shape into balls. Roll in powdered sugar.
Store in a tight container.
At least one of these candy recipes is easy and doesn't
require too much science.
you want a nice, inexpensive, comprehensive guide try
Ultimate Candy Book.