Monday, November 29, 2010

Cranberry Nut Bites

Every year the Saturday  evening right after Thanksgiving our little community has a tree lighting.The lights on our Community Tree are turned on, then we all go inside for hot chocolate, little treats and Christmas Carols. Everyone brings little treats which is almost the best part. I brought my Cranberry Nut Bites and I am sharing the recipe with you.
 Cranberry Nut Bites

Cranberry Nut Bites
Miz Helen's Kitchen
2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ginger
2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon cloves
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 sticks unsalted butter melted and cooled
4 eggs beaten
2 cups pumpkin puree
1 cup dried cranberries
1 cup pecans toasted and chopped
  • Mix the first10 dry ingredients. Mix together the pumpkin, butter and eggs, then add to the dry ingredients. 
  • Mix well. Stir in the dried cranberries and pecans.
  • Pour into greased mini muffin tins. Bake 350 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes.
2 cups confectioners sugar sifted
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
4 to 6 tablespoons water, plus extra as needed
Mix together and frost this will harden just a bit as it drys.

We had a great evening at the Christmas Tree Lighting, it always gets our season started. I sure hope you are having a really good day. Come back to see me soon!
Peace and Joy


  1. These look great! I was looking for something to do with some pumpkin I have. I'll be saving this. Your community tree lighting sounds so nice.

    Have a great Monday,

  2. Too hilarious guess I really was tired...these look amazing I even put a star by them in my reader to go back and read later....I need rest

  3. Your cranberry nut bites looks fantastic. I bet they smell wonderful with all the lovely spices. Thank you for stopping by my blog and for your sweet words! Have a lovely day!

  4. Hey there, thanks for sharing! I am going to try them. I put some fresh cranberry's up may look into drying them or could I use them? I really like Edom also! Thanks for the info about the Chef. Have a great week! Nancy

  5. Ooooh, these look delicious! I'll be trying them as soon as I can get some more dried cranberries.

  6. Great menu, I love visiting MPM's links, I never to get stuck for ideas, thank you for sharing you. Stop by my home if you have time. Have a wonderful day.

  7. Your cranberry nut bites look so good. Thanks so much for your comments on my blog over the past few weeks. I've been traveling for the holidays and have to get caught up on your posts!

  8. I did not know about the lightning ritual after thanksgiving.Thanks for sharing.These bites would taste great with some coffee.

  9. Oh those look so good! I was just about to make cookies but I might have to make these instead!

  10. These look really good. I love anything with cranberries. I'm going to try this one. Thanks for sharing and thanks for stopping by earlier.

  11. I like to make recipes with cranberries during the holidays--this looks like a great one! :)

  12. Your cranberry muffins look wonderful. I just made an Orange Cranberry cake with fresh cranberries for Bible study tomorrow. I'll bake these next week for them. I love cranberries.

  13. Hi Miz Helen,
    Thanks for stopping by my blog! Your Cranberry Nut Bites look awesome! I love all of the ingredients! I'll be back for more recipes! :)

  14. This is wonderful and love the combo you've used, cranberry, pumpkin and nut, can't imagine how tasty these bites are...

  15. Oh goodness, you always feel my heart with the need to cook!

  16. These look incredible! Thanks for sharing them with us!

  17. I love the look of the glaze on these, and the recipe is scrumptious. I'm your newest follower!

  18. Your cranberry nut bites look delicious!

  19. OH, this looks SOOO good! I can't wait to make this. Thanks for sharing. Found you through Sandra's Cooking Thursday.


  20. These are just perfect for the holidays Miz Helen with all those wonderful spices, the pumpkin and cranberries. I think I would probably eat too many of them but that's okay, lol. I hope you're having a lovely week!

  21. What a fun community you live in! I'd love to try these!

  22. It sounds like a beautiful tradition!
    And I guess these cramberries nut bites were a great treat for the night!
    Have a bless weekend!

  23. These look so easy and delicious. By the way, I'm holding a giveaway on my blog for Orglamix Organic makeup and you're welcome to come by and enter.

  24. I am totally drooling over these! Thanks for linking up to Tip Day Thursday at Around My Family Table.



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