Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer Cookies

Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer Cookies

Make a sweet festive treat using Red Vines California Collection! The reindeer sugar cookies are sure to be a hit at any holiday party.

Ingredients

1 slice and bake sugar cookies
½ cup Chocolate frosting
½ cup Vanilla frosting
32 Candy eyeballs
16 Red bites from the Red Vines California Collection
Black icing (optional)

Directions

Preheat your oven according to the cookie package directions.

Slice the cookie dough into 16 pieces and arrange them 2 inches apart on a large baking sheet.

Bake the cookies according to the package directions, between 11 and 16 minutes, until the cookies are just golden around the edges. Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet.

Rudolph Cookies in progress 1

Meanwhile, mix the chocolate frosting and vanilla frosting in a bowl. Add more vanilla frosting for a lighter brown or more chocolate frosting for a darker brown.

To make the reindeer antlers, slice the black licorice twists in half lengthwise, then slice each piece in half crosswise. To split the antlers, cut each licorice section in half lengthwise again, leaving the bottom half-inch in tact.

Rudolph Cookies in progress 2

When the cookies have cooled, spread a spoonful of frosting on top of each one. Press two antlers onto the top of each cookie, followed by two candy eyeballs and a red licorice bite for the nose. If you’d like, use black icing to draw mouths beneath the noses.

Rudolph Cookies in progress 3

Homemade Grape Soda

Homemade Grape Soda

Looking for a refreshing alternative to store-bought sodas? Try making your own soda with Grape Vines as an accent straw. It doesn’t get much sweeter than this!

Ingredients

1 lb Concord or Thomcord grapes
½ cup Sugar
½ cup Water
Sparkling water or club soda

Directions

Combine the grapes, sugar and water in a large skillet.

Bring to a simmer over medium-low heat and cook for 20 to 25 minutes, until the grapes have softened and broken down. Use a large spoon to smash the grapes against the side of the skillet. Remove from heat.

Place a fine mesh strainer over a bowl. Pour the grapes through the strainer to collect the grape juice concentrate. Press down with a spoon to extract as much liquid as possible from the grapes. Discard the grapes and set the concentrate aside to cool. You should be left with about 6 ounces total.

Fill a glass with ice. Pour 2 ounces of grape juice concentrate into the glass and top off with sparkling water or club soda. Insert a Red Vines Grape Twist into the glass, stir, and enjoy. Store leftover grape juice concentrate in the fridge.

Red Licorice Cranberry Sauce

Red Licorice Cranberry Sauce

Impress your Thanksgiving guests with an unexpected twist on a holiday staple. Try something new this year with this cranberry sauce with a sweet twist.

Ingredients

20 oz Cranberries, fresh or frozen (5 cups)
1 cup Orange Juice
½ cup Water
¾ cup Sugar
1 Cinnamon stick
10 RED VINES® Original Twistschopped into ½-inch pieces

Directions

Rinse and drain the cranberries and pick out any undesirable pieces.

Place a large skillet over medium heat and pour in the orange juice, water, and sugar. Bring to a gentle simmer and stir to dissolve the sugar. Add the cinnamon stick and turn heat to medium-low.

Add the cranberries to the skillet and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes, until most of the cranberries have broken down and the mixture has thickened. In the last 3 minutes of cooking, add the Red Vines Original Twists to the skillet. Remove from heat and discard the cinnamon stick.

Transfer the Red Licorice Cranberry Sauce to a serving bowl and garnish with orange zest. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Pumpkin Spice Milkshake

Pumpkin Spice Milkshake

It’s finally pumpkin spice season and we’re ready to celebrate with this delicious Pumpkin Spice Milkshake! Try a fun take on that pumpkin spice flavor that we all love so much. And it’s even better with Red Vines Black Licorice.

Ingredients

2 tsp Pumpkin spice mix, plus more for dusting
2 cups Vanilla ice cream
cup Pumpkin puree
1 tbsp Maple syrup
½ cup Milk
Whipped cream
For the pumpkin spice mix:
1 tbsp Cinnamon
½ tsp Nutmeg
½ tsp Ginger
Pinch of cloves
Pinch of allspice

Directions

Make the pumpkin spice mix by combining all of the ingredients in a small jar. Place the lid on and shake to combine.

Add the vanilla ice cream, pumpkin, maple syrup, 2 teaspoons of pumpkin spice mix, and milk to your blender. Blend on low until thick and smooth. Add more maple syrup for extra sweetness or more pumpkin spice mix for more pumpkin spice flavor.

Pour the milkshake into a glass. Top with whipped cream, dust with additional pumpkin spice mix, and garnish with a Red Vines Black Licorice straw.

Red Vines Donut Holes

Red Vines Donut Holes

Enjoy a cute little donut hole filled with sweetness. These little treats will combine the familiar goodness of donuts with the classic flavor of Red Vines Twists.

Ingredients

1 ⅓ cups All-purpose flour
½ cup Sugar
1 ½ tsp Baking powder
½ tsp Salt
½ cup Milk
½ tsp Vanilla extract
¼ cup Unsalted butter, melted
1 Egg
12 RED VINES® Original Red Twistschopped into small pieces
½ cup Water
1 tsp Sugar
For Topping:
¼ cup Melted butter
½ cup Sugar
1 tbsp Cinnamon

Directions

Preheat oven to 375F degrees and spray a mini muffin tin with cooking spray.

In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.

In a smaller bowl, combine the milk, vanilla extract, melted butter, and egg. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix to fully combine.

Add a tablespoon of donut batter to each mini muffin tin slot. Bake for 16 to 17 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the middle of a donut hole comes out clean. When cool enough to handle, transfer the donut holes to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

While the donut holes bake, make the filling. Combine the Red Vines Original Twists, water, and sugar in a skillet over medium-low heat. Simmer, stirring frequently, until the Red Vines have completely softened and broken down, about 10 minutes. Scoop the melted Red Vines into a piping bag fitted with a circular tip.

Using a sharp paring knife, make a small “X” in the bottom of each donut hole and fill with the melted Red Vines. Melt the butter for the topping in a small bowl and combine the sugar and cinnamon in a medium bowl.

Brush each donut hole with melted butter and roll in the cinnamon sugar mixture. Enjoy immediately.