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Ama-Zing Ways to Serve Craisins

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Craisins are a great product to have on hand for snacks, but did you know you could make so many delicious things with them? Enjoy this yummy list Craisins recipes!A recipe I was making called for dried cranberries, so I headed to the store to buy some Craisins® Dried Cranberries. Okay, so I buy these every now and then and tend to buy several packages to have on stock–well, I didn’t realize all the new varieties they have! All the new flavors and products made me want to make even more recipes with Craisins®.

Cranberries have always been a deliciously sweet and tart treat. I used to eat them by themselves or add them to baked goods. Lately I’ve been excited to add them to salads and even tried an entree with them! My youngest son, S, absolutely loves the cherry variety! We purchased Craisins® Reduced Sugar, Cherry, Pomegranate, and Blueberry varieties and even picked up one of their brand new Craisins® Fruit Clusters products (we chose Cranberry Granola, but they also have Cranberry Almond.)


Craisins Dried Cranberry Snacks


We found these delicious dried cranberry products in the snack aisle with the dried fruit, across from the bread. As you can see, they come in a variety of sizes. I went with the smaller bags so I could get more flavors.

Craisins® are the perfect way to add some “zing” to your day, whether as a snack or in your favorite recipe. They are so versatile, especially because they have so many flavors. I am totally used to just regular dried cranberries , but I’m going back through some of my favorite recipes that use it and trying the different flavors to see how the taste changes! Did you know that 1/4 cup of Craisins® gives you 1/2 cup serving of fruit! I am all about nutrition, so I absolutely love this. My boys eat the reduced sugar variety like candy, so we can easily get in one of their daily fruit servings.


Craisins Fruit Clusters


Are you excited to make some recipes with dried cranberries now? I know I am. I have a handful that I use already, but I wanted more so I asked some fellow bloggers to let me share some of their favorite recipes. If you find yourself snacking as you prepare these, have some Craisins® Fruit Clusters on hand!




Add Craisins to the most important meal of the day with these Craisins Breakfast Recipes.

Cranberry Walnut Oatmeal (Pictured above)

Easy Whole Wheat Cranberry Walnut Bread (from A Mind “Full” Mom)

Breakfast Cookies (from Coffee With Us 3)

Pumpkin, Pepito, and Cranberry Cookies (from Sugar Spice and Glitter)


Snack Time


Satisfy your snack cravings with these delicious Craisins snack recipes.


Valentine’s Day Trail Mix (from Thrifty Jinxy)

Baked Cranberry Almond Granola (from Lemon Peony)

Blue Ribbon Granola Bars (from Paper and Glue)

Fruity Granola Bites (from Coffee With Us 3)

Cranberry Pretzel Cheerio Bars (from Must Have Mom!)

Coconut Cranberry Chia Seed Granola (from A Cedar Spoon)




Add some zing to your lunch and dinner with these delicious Craisins entree recipes.


Chicken Cranberry Quinoa (pictured above)

Moroccan Couscous and Chickpea Salad (from Paper and Glue)

Sweet Potato Chicken Skillet (from My Natural Family)

Turkey Cranberry Wraps (from This Mama Loves)


Sides and Salads


Dried cranberries pair so well with pasta and salads. Try these tasty Craisins side and salad recipes.


Fruit and Nut Salad with Cranberry Balsamic Vinaigrette

Bacon, Cranberry, and Pecan Green Beans (from A New South Charm)

Fruity Green Salad with Honey Vinaigrette (from Coffee With Us 3)

Broccoli Waldorf Salad (from Coffee With Us 3)

Butternut Squash and Quinoa (from Coffee With Us 3)

Brewster Salad (from Housewives of Frederick County)

Cranberry Walnut Quinoa Stuffing (from My Suburban Kitchen)

Cranberry Pecan and Orange Orzo Pasta Salad (from A Cedar Spoon)




Boost nutrition by adding dried cranberries to your desserts. Here are some great Craisins dessert recipes to get you started.


Sweet and Fruity Bread Pudding

Decorating Gingerbread Men (from Play & Learn Everyday)

Cranberry and White Chocolate Cookies (from Sweet Little Pretties)

Oatmeal Craisin[s®] Cookies, Egg-Free (from Simplistically Living)

Cranberry White Chocolate Oatmeal Cookie in a Jar (from Thrifty Jinxy)

Cranberry Pecan Pie Sugar Cookie Cups (from Mostly Homemade Mom)

Orchard Harvest Fruit Pie (from Mostly Homemade Mom)

White Chocolate Cranberry Bark (from House of Fauci’s)

Heart Shaped Rice Krispie Treats with Craisins (from Who Needs A Cape?)

Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies (from Sugar Spice and Glitter)

No-Bake Cranberry Cheesecake Parfait (from Ann’s Entitled Life)

Cranberry Noels Cookies (from Ann’s Entitled Life)


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What is your favorite way to enjoy Craisins®? I’d love to hear from you in the comments below!

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  1. Pam Robinson Stultz

    Thank you so much for including our Brewster Salad. It’s delicious! Great list of recipes here.

  2. Delicious! My toddler is obsessed with raisins, we need to try Craisins too!

  3. Wow! 36 awesome recipes. I’m thinking I need to do one of these a day for the next 36 days! Thanks for collecting these for us. #client

  4. Thanks for sharing my Cranberry Bread–love all these recipes!

  5. I’d love to try the cherry juice infused Craisins. I never noticed these. I am totally in love with dried cherries, but they are so expensive. They’d be perfect for some of these recipes, a nice way to celebrate fall coming!

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