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Chocolate Rum Balls

Rum Balls are a pretty popular holiday treat. Thanks to Christie for sharing her recipe for Chocolate Rum Balls – yummmm… To make Coconut Chocolate Rum Balls, substitute Coconut Rum for the dark rum.

Chocolate Rum Balls

½ cup (1 stick) of butter, softened
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 egg yolk
1 tablespoon dark rum
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup all purpose flour
¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 cup finely chopped walnuts or pecans
Powdered sugar

Combine butter, granulated sugar and egg yolk in large bowl; beat until light and fluffy.  Add rum and vanilla; mix well.  Add flour and cocoa; stir until well blended.  Stir in nuts.  Cover; refrigerate 1 hour or until firm.

Preheat oven to 350ºF.  Lightly grease cookie sheets or line with parchment paper.  Shape dough into 1-inch balls; place 2 inches apart on prepared cookie sheets.  Bake 15-20 minutes or until firm.  Transfer to wire racks; cool 5 minutes.  Roll warm cookies in powdered sugar.  Cool completely on wire racks.

Smallest Bar in Key West

Duval Street in Key West is on the to do list for most Key West vacationers. The street is lined with bars, live music, restaurants and shops and is a great place to pull up a bar seat and do some people watching. One popular activity for some visitors is the Duval Crawl, or bar-hopping on Duval Street. Upon inquiry, we were told that this means trying to visit as many Key West bars in one night as you can handle!

We were in Key West for several nights, so we took our time and sampled some of the best known bars while keeping our eyes open for the smaller, lesser known bars.

One very small, but not necessarily lesser known bar that we enjoyed was the Smallest Bar in Key West. Yes, that’s the name and for good reason. The bar is – at the most – 8 feet wide, has about 4 barstools, the bar and the bartender. Don’t come here looking for much more than a frosty beer, but do stop by if you want to enjoy some conversation with some instant friends! Everyone in the bar beckoned passer-bys to come in and instantly started up a conversation with whomever ventured in. We only hung around for about 20 minutes, but really enjoyed our time at the Smallest Bar in Key West.

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Still room for a few more! It was chilly that evening….

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Some of our new Smallest Bar in Key West friends!

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Visit their website to find out more: Smallest Bar in Key West

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