Monday, December 1, 2014

Mulled Wine Cranberry White Chocolate Squares


Sue and I are very excited to be posting this recipe today.
See, Hershey's Canada has sent us a package with 20 bags of Chipits to use to come up with some cool holiday baking recipes to share with our readers. They are also, very generously, going to send one of our readers a Chipits package of their own!! (Sorry, Canadian residents only!)
Yeah.
So, anyway, it was seriously like Christmas morning when our package arrived. I mean - check out this photo - 


So many holiday baking recipes to be made!!
We have decided to make this week Chipits week on our blog so we can share as many of our new recipes as possible.
(**We were compensated for this post and received free Chipits products BUT, as always, our opinions are our own!!**)
Starting with my favorite new recipe: Mulled Wine Cranberry White Chocolate Squares. 
With it's cheery color, spicy flavors, and the smooth white chocolate - this is sure to become a new Christmas favorite. 


Mulled Wine Cranberry White Chocolate Squares

Ingredients
Base/Topping
2 1/4 cup flour
2 cups old fashioned oats
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 Tbsp baking powder
pinch salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1 small orange (zest only/reserve juice for filling)
1 cup butter, chilled
1 (8 oz) pkg cream cheese, room temp

Filling
2/3 cup honey
1 cup red wine
juice from small orange (about 1/4 cup)
3 cups cranberries (fresh or frozen)
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground cloves

Directions
Preheat oven to 350. Line a 9 X 13 pan with parchment paper, set aside. 
Prepare Base/Topping -  In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, oats, sugars, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, orange zest, and Chipits White Chocolate Chips. 


Stir to combine. 
Cut in butter using 2 butter knives until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
Next, using your hands, mix in the cream cheese until a soft, crumbly dough forms. 
Press 2/3 of the dough into the prepared 9 X 13 pan. Set aside.
Set aside the remaining 1/3 of the dough for topping.


Prepare Filling - In a medium saucepan over med/high heat, Combined honey, wine, orange juice, cranberries, and spices. 


Bring to a simmer, turn down heat, cover, and let simmer for 10 minutes. 
Remove cover, stir, and let simmer for another 10 minutes or so, stirring often, until mixture is thickened and cranberries have all popped.
While filling is simmering for the second ten minutes, place the 9 X 13 pan with the base in it into the oven to bake for 10 minutes.
After the 10 minutes is up - remove base from oven and set on cooling rack. Evenly spread the filling mixture over the base.


Crumble the remaining 1/3 of the oat/flour mixture over the filling evenly.


Bake at 350 until topping is browned and dish is bubbling, about 30 to 40 minutes.


Let cool completely. Run a knife around the edge of the pan to loosen the square from the pan then, using the parchment paper "handles", lift the square out of the pan.


Slice and serve.


Perfect for a more adult oriented Christmas party! 
Orange, cranberry, wine, spices - tastes like Christmas to me.

Now, you are probably wondering about how to get in on that giveaway...
One lucky reader will be drawn at random to receive a Chipits holiday baking package from Hershey's Canada (Canadian residents only!). 
Contest runs from December 01, 2014 to December 10, 2014 (7:00 am).
Thank you to all who entered!!



66 comments:

  1. i followed on facebook, already follow on blogspot, and pinned it. my fav chipits product is prob the dark chocolate chips if i had to pick just one...they are all delish!

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  2. This recipe is so awesome! I've always loved cranberries and white chocolate together, and crumble is pretty much the best thing ever, so I will definitely try this out!
    Also, I
    Followed and Pinned on pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/397583473328382689/
    Followed on instagram: @radiantrachels
    Followed on twitter: @radiantrachels
    Followed/Liked Facebook: radiantrachels
    And for the last entry: favourite chipit product is definitely the semi-sweet chocolate chips because they are so versatile for any type of baking!!

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  3. So making this when I start my holiday baking Thursday!!! Love cranberries and chocolate!! And winning something would be nice too. Keep up the great work guys, love your blog.

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  4. Thanks :) 8 out of 9 , Instagram is next
    will be trying this recipe soon

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    1. oh and favorite Chipit if I can only choose one??/ Reeses

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    2. Thanks Melissa :) (I love the Reeses ones too!!)

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  5. I follow your blog
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  6. I follow joandsue.blogspot.com on Facebook
    angela marriott

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  7. I follow joandsue.blogspot.com on Instagram
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  8. I follow joandsue.blogspot.com on Pinterest
    angela marriott

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  9. I follow on Google Plus
    angela marriott

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  10. Pinned on pinterest
    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/220183869257649269/

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  11. tweet
    https://twitter.com/flower_child_23/status/540133993883004928

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  12. I love Chipits milk chocolate chips.

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  13. I like you on Facebook as Brenda Penton

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  14. I follow on instagram as newfiechic

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  15. I follow on Pinterest with the username newfiechic

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  16. I am following on Google Plus as Brenda Penton

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  17. I pinned this post to Pinterest http://www.pinterest.com/pin/251286854184485283/

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  18. My favourite chipits product is Reese Peanut Butter Chipits

    Forgot to put my email in the other entries: brendapenton(at)gmail(dot)com

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  19. I follow you on twitter as @nicolthepickle.
    nicolthepickle(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  20. I follow you on Pinterest as nicolthe pickle.
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  21. I follow on google + as nicolthe pickle.
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  22. My tweet https://twitter.com/Nicolthepickle/status/540160166151200768
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  23. My favourite Chipits are The Semisweet Chocolate Chipits, but I'd settle for Milk Chocolate Chipits too. :p
    nicolthepickle(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  24. For some reason two fo my comments didn't post. So i'll try again.
    I follow via GFC (join this site) as nicolthepickle.
    nicolthepickle(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  25. My pin :). https://www.pinterest.com/pin/328833210267145054/
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  26. I follow you on facebook as well as Nicole Graham.
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    1. I follow on facebook, instagram, pinterest and your blog (Nicki Bavis). I also pinned your post and I am now commenting :)

      I prefer anything with peanutbutter aka reece pieces!!

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  27. Good afternoon love bloggers!
    I follow your blog, Facebook, instagram and pinterest. Thank you for all the great recipes. We are still using the california sushi roll salad recipe - love it! Thank you. April

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  28. I followed your Facebook/Twitter/Pinterest page. Unfortunately, I'm not a Canadian residence :( But I still followed anyways because I'm a huge fan of your goodies! :)

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  29. I follow on Twitter @glogirl3

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  30. I follow on Instagram @glogirl31

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  31. I follow on Pinterest~ http://www.pinterest.com/glogirl31/

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  32. Tweet~ http://twitter.com/glogirl3/status/541073831037632513

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  33. My favourite Chipits product is Skor bits.

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  34. I just have to say. ..wine IN dessert...yes please. Absolutely! Love the color and great picture.Thanks for sharing!

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  35. I follow you on twitter (@crazyladybibs)

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  36. I follow you on instagram (crazyladybibs)
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  37. I tweeted about this https://twitter.com/crazyladybibs/status/541698300265500673
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  38. My favourite is their semi sweet chocolate chips - I use them all the time in baking
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  39. Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again this week!

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  40. Followed you on Facebook and Pinterest and Pinned you. My favourite is just regular old semi sweet chips, used in so many delicious things!

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  41. I followed your blog, follow on FB, twitter, instagram, pinterest and Google plus. I pinned this post to pinterest and I tweeted the blog post (I think...I don't know how twitter works yet...). My favorite Chipits product is the mint chocolate chips.

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    1. Thanks Taylor :) I have the same trouble with Twitter. :P

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  42. Hi guys, I followed on pintrest, Instagram and google+ and facebook. Tried to join your site but didn't find that option. Probably because I'm on a phone. I like all the chipit products but love the white chocolate chips :) keep up the awesome recipes :)

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  43. Jo and Sue, thank you for the recipe and giveaway! I think my favorite chipits would have to be toffee! ♥ I did all of the requirements for the giveaway:
    1 entry - follow our blog DONE (Yesterfood)
    1 entry - follow joandsue.blogspot.com on Facebook DONE (Joy McElroy)
    1 entry - follow joandsue.blogspot.com on Twitter DONE (@Yesterfood)
    1 entry - follow joandsue.blogspot.com on Instagram DONE (Yesterfood)
    1 entry - follow joandsue.blogspot.com on Pinterest DONE (Yesterfood)
    1 entry - follow joandsue.blogspot.com on Google Plus DONE- Joy McElroy (Yesterfood)
    1 entry - pin this blog post to Pinterest DONE by Yesterfood (http://www.pinterest.com/pin/326370304220885767/)
    1 entry - Tweet this blog post DONE by @Yesterfood
    1 entry - leave a comment on this blog post telling us what your favorite Chipits product is- DONE by Joy (Google)
    Also Liked Hersheys Canada on FB- (Joy McElroy)

    Thank you! ~Joy :)

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