Two kinds of Christmas cookies have been a tradition in my family for as long as I can remember. Rum Balls and Adventures were made every year. These recipes were handed down from my Grandmother who lived 'up north' so she was used to some very cold Winter weather. Both recipes invoke a little 'tropical' feel. I can't help but wonder if she dreamed of a vacation at Myrtle Beach Resorts on one of those long Winter nights.
The thought of trading snow for sandy beaches at a Oceanfront Myrtle Beach Resorts is a wonderfully tempting idea. I once drove there overnight with a group of friends and arrived just in time to see the sunrise over the Atlantic Ocean. We had breakfast on the beach. Doughnuts and milk; not the most elegant of meals, but the ocean view made it special.
Now that I'm thinking about it, maybe I'll check out some Beach Resorts Myrtle Beach. Christmas on the beach! Now there's a new tradition in the making. But, I'll have to pack some Adventures first. I'm not sure where the name originated, but our family recipe goes back to the 1930's. The dates and coconut invoke thoughts of travel and adventures far away from cold Winter nights.
1 pound chopped dates
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter
1 egg, beaten
1 tablespoon cream
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla flavoring
2 cups Rice Krispies
1 cup chopped nuts (pecans or walnuts)
1 cup coconut
In heavy saucepan, mix dates, sugar and butter over low heat. Cool mixture at room temperature. Add beaten egg, cream, salt, and vanilla. Stir well and cook over low heat until egg is cooked - about 2 minutes. Add Rice Krispies and nuts. Form into small balls and roll in coconut. Store in air tight container in refrigerator.