by RedVinesWP | May 23, 2022 | Recipes, Winter Holiday Recipes
2 cups Red Vines Original Red Winter Twists, chopped
4 cups of fresh or frozen cranberries
½ cup sugar
1 cup water
1 orange juiced and zested
1 tablespoon orange zest
1 cinnamon stick
2 Puff Pastry sheets
4 oz cream cheese, room temperature
¼ cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
½ cup of powdered sugar
1 tablespoon milk
1 tablespoon of water
01. Step One – Preheat Oven and Prepare Filling
Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
If puff pastry sheets are frozen, set them out now before preparing the filling.
In a sauce pot, add cranberries, water, cinnamon, orange juice, zest, and sugar. Simmer for 10 minutes over medium heat.
02. Step Two – Add Red Vines Candy to Sauce
Once the cranberries have dissolved, add in RED VINES candy and cook for 2 minutes.
When the sauce has thickened, set aside and let cool to room temperature.
03. Step Three – Mix Cream Cheese, Sugar and Vanilla
In a bowl, mix together cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla until creamy and smooth.
04. Step Four – Unroll Puff Pastry Sheets
Unroll the puff pastry sheets and spread the cream cheese & sauce, leaving less than ½ of an inch on the sides.
05. Step Five – Roll Up Dough
Starting on the long edge, roll up the pastry dough into a log.
06. Step Six – Arrange Circle and Brush with Egg Wash
Cut the log into 16 equal pieces and arrange in a circle on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
Brush each of the rolls with the egg wash and bake for 20 – 25 minutes.
07. Step Seven – Drizzle Glaze Over Danish
Mix together powdered sugar and milk to make the glaze.
When finished, let cool for 10 minutes and drizzle with glaze.
by RedVinesWP | May 22, 2022 | Recipes, Winter Holiday Recipes
String Light Holiday Cake Pops
Boxed spiced cake mix
1 tub icing
Red Vines Mini Bites
Chocolate candy melts
01. Step One – Bake and Cut Cake
Follow the directions on the cake mix, but leave out the oil.
Bake the cake and let cool completely.
When the cake is cool, cut into large chunks.
02. Step Two – Mix Cake and Icing to Form Dough
Place in a food processor and pulse until evenly crumbled.
Place the crumbled cake into a mixing bowl, and add half of the tub of icing. Mix together until a dough-like consistency is formed.
03. Step Three – Scoop Cake-Icing Mixture to Form Balls
Using a spoon or cookie scoop, scoop out the cake-icing mixture and form into balls.
04. Step Four – Create Top of Bulb with Red Vines Bites
Use icing and Red Vines Bites to create top of bulb.
05. Step Five – Melt Colored Candy Melts
Melt 2 or 3 different color candy melts in 15 second increments.
06. Step Six – Dip Cake Pops in Holiday Colors
Dip the cake pops.
It may be helpful to use a fork to help hold the bottom the the cake pop to keep it from falling completely into the chocolate. Place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper and cover in sprinkles as needed.
07. Step Seven – Drizzle Green Chocolate to Form Light String
On a platter, drizzle green chocolate to form the “string” of the lights.
When the chocolate is hardened, place the cake pops around the string to be the light bulbs.
by RedVinesWP | May 22, 2022 | Recipes, Winter Holiday Recipes
White Chocolate Peppermint Mini Bites
1 cup Red Vines Mini Bites
4 ounces white chocolate chips or melts
¼ cup crushed candy canes or peppermint candy
01. Step One – Chop White Chocolate
If using white chocolate melts or a white chocolate bar, chop the chocolate into small pieces.
02. Step Two – Melt White Chocolate
In a microwave-safe container, melt the white chocolate in 30 second bursts until smooth, stirring between cycles.
Cover a small baking sheet with a piece of parchment paper or wax paper.
03. Step Three – Dip Mini Bite Licorice in Chocolate
Using a fork, dip the Mini Bite licorice piece into the chocolate, then lift it up and tap the tines of the fork against the rim of the container to shake the excess chocolate off.
04. Step Four – Sprinkle with Crushed Peppermint
Place the chocolate-coated Mini Bite onto the baking sheet.
Sprinkle with crushed peppermint.
05. Step Five – Repeat and Enjoy
Repeat with the remaining Red Vines Mini Bites and enjoy!
by RedVinesWP | May 19, 2022 | Recipes, Winter Holiday Recipes
Red Vines Reindeer Cookies
1 package slice and bake sugar cookies
½ cup chocolate frosting
½ cup vanilla frosting
32 candy eyeballs
01. Step One – Slice and Bake Cookie Dough
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.
02. Step Two – Make Chocolate Frosting and Reindeer Antlers
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.
03. Step Three – Frost and Decorate Cookies
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 piece of chopped red licorice for the nose. If you’d like, use black icing to draw mouths beneath the noses.
by RedVinesWP | Apr 13, 2022 | Recipes, Winter Holiday Recipes
Holiday Strawberry Lights
In separate bowls, melt down the candy melts in the microwave per the directions on the package.
Dip 4 strawberries into the red candy melts, sprinkle with multi-colored sprinkles and let them set on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Repeat this process with the blue, green and yellow candy melts.
Transfer baking sheet to the refrigerator for 10 minutes.
Cut the Black Licorice Twists into ½ inch pieces. Break toothpicks in half and insert into each piece of licorice.
Cut off the stems from each strawberry.
Transfer melted black candy melts to a zip top bag and cut off a bottom corner for piping. Pipe out melted black candy melts around the base of each piece of licorice. While the black candy melts are still warm and melted insert the black licorice into the tops of the strawberries.
Using the black candy melts, pipe out a zigzag line onto a platter. Connecting the top of the strawberries to the line, place the strawberries onto the platter to form a string of holiday lights.