Reasons to choose Craisins over raisins:
- vibrant red color with a sweet, tangy taste
- double the antioxidants of raisins
- can be added to everything from snacking to baking, salads to cereals
- available in four flavors
- one serving equals on serving of fruit and they are a good source of fiber
Recipe: Oatmeal Craisins Chocolate Chunk Cookies
2/3 cup butter, softened
2/3 cup brown sugar
2 large eggs
1&1/2 cups old-fashioned oats
1&1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
5 oz package of Ocean Spray Craisins Dried Cranberries
2/3 cup white or semi-sweet chocolate chunks or chips
Preheat oven to 375.
Using an electric mixer, beat butter and sugar together in a medium mixing bowl until light and fluffy. Add eggs, mixing well. Combine oats, flour, baking soda, and salt in a separate mixing bowl. Add the butter mixture in several additions, mixing well after each addition. Stir in dried cranberries and chocolate chunks.
Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls into ungreased cookie sheets. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on wire rack.
Makes approximately 2 &1/2 dozen cookies.
Results: These cookies were a huge hit with my family. I was quite surprised that they liked the Craisins as much as they did. The cookies were a really nice blend of sweetness with the tart taste of the Craisins plus the stabilizing oats. This recipe went right into my recipe book and will definitely be baked again and again!
No one in my family is a huge fan of raisins and when I had my children try the raisins and then the Craisins, the Craisins won the taste-test hands down! I love the way they are sweet and tart at the same time. They taste AMAZING in salads and now I am thrilled that I have found out how delicious they are in baked goods!
Buy it here: You can find Craisins at your local grocer's dried fruit aisle.
Win it here:
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