Red Vines Danish Wreath

Red Vines Danish Wreath

Red Vines Danish Wreath

Ingredients

4 cups Fresh or Frozen Cranberries
½ cup Sugar
1 cup Water
1 OrangeJuiced and Zested
1 tbsp Orange Zest
1 Cinnamon Stick
2 Puff Pastry Sheets
4 oz Cream Cheese (Room Temperature)
¼ cup Granulated Sugar
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
For the Glaze
½ cup Powdered Sugar
1 tbsp Milk
1 Egg
1 tbsp Water

Directions

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.

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.

In a bowl, mix together cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla until creamy and smooth. Set aside.

Unroll the puff pastry sheets and spread the cream cheese & sauce, leaving less than ½ of an inch on the sides.

Starting on the long edge, roll up the pastry dough into a log.

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.

Mix together powdered sugar and milk to make the glaze.
When finished, let cool for 10 minutes and drizzle with glaze.

String Light Cake Pops

String Light Cake Pops

String Light Cake Pops

Ingredients

1 Box of Spiced Cake Mix
1 Tub of Icing
1 Package of RED VINES Mini BitesOr chop up RED VINES Original Red Twists
1 Package of Chocolate Candy Melts
1 Shaker of Sprinkles

Directions

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.
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.

Using a spoon or cookie scoop, scoop out the cake-icing mixture and form into balls.

Use icing and RED VINES Bites to create top of bulb.

Melt 2 or 3 different color candy melts in 15 second increments.

Dip the cake pops.
It may be helpful to use a fork to help hold the bottom the the cake pop.

Place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper and cover in sprinkles as needed.

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. Enjoy!

White Chocolate Peppermint Mini Bites

White Chocolate Peppermint Mini Bites

White Chocolate Peppermint Mini Bites

Ingredients

1 cup RED VINES Holiday Mini Bites
4 oz White Chocolate Chips or Melts
¼ cup Crushed Candy Canes or Peppermint Candy

Directions

If using white chocolate melts or a white chocolate bar, chop the chocolate into small pieces.

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.

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.

Place the chocolate-coated Mini Bite onto the baking sheet.

Sprinkle with crushed peppermint.

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.