Craisin Nests

It’s been a week of relative relaxation for Sweet Jumbles.

On the marshmallow front, after a whirlwind month of December fulfilling Christmas and New Year’s Eve orders, January is much quieter.  This lull is proving to be a great opportunity to try new recipes and prepare for Valentine’s Day, which will be here before you know it.

Sweet Jumbles did have the honor of being mentioned (and pictured) on The Flair Exchange, a blog featuring really unique and classy party decor.  Check them out!

In keeping with the “low maintenance” mood, this week I made Craisin Nests – a super easy and foolproof recipe.  (Plus, I love cranberries….)  There is also a lot of room for adjustment in this recipe.  You can use any flavor of Craisin (I used the original), and for the granola I happened to find Archer Farms Blueberry Granola, which sounded like a good pairing with Craisins.  The choices are up to you!

Craisin Nests
Adapted from Ocean Spray

Craisin Nests

¼ c honey
¼ c heavy cream
12 oz white chocolate baking chips
3 c chow mein noodles
1 c Craisins (any flavor)
1 c granola cereal
½ c slivered almonds (optional)

  • Line 2 large baking sheets with waxed paper.  Set aside.
  • Combine honey and heavy cream in a medium saucepan.  Cook over medium-low heat until bubbly.  Add chips and continue to cook, stirring regularly until chips are melted.
  • Combine remaining ingredients in a large bowl.  Pour cream mixture over dry mixture and stir until evenly coated.
  • Drop heaping tablespoonfuls onto waxed paper.  Let stand until set.
  • Store loosely covered.

Serves: 30 cookies
Calories: 128 (varies considerably based on your granola choice)

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2 Responses to Craisin Nests

  1. Carol McCall says:

    Kristin, these look like the perfect thing to take to church dinners and meetings!
    I love your blog.
    Mrs. McCall

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