Braces friendly recipe: Mini Cranberry Orange Bites


  • 1 can store-bought crescent rolls (or 1 sheet crescent roll sheets)
  • 2/3 cup fresh cranberries or frozen thawed
  • 1 Tbs orange zest
  • 1 tsp dried orange peel
  • 2 oz cream cheese softened
  • 2 Tbs powdered sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Spray 36 mini muffin tins with non-stick spray.
  3. Chop up fresh cranberries in a food processor.
  4. Add the remaining ingredients into the food processor and let blend until smooth.
  5. Open your can of crescent rolls and lay out in one long rectangle.
  6. Cut crescent roll dough using a pizza cutter into 36 equal squares.
  7. Fill each crescent roll square with approximately 1 tsp of the cranberry orange mixture. It’s okay if you get a little less or more, just avoid getting too much or you won’t be able to fold them.
  8. Fold up corners of crescent roll square on top of the mixture.
  9. Bake in oven for 11-13 minutes or until crescent rolls are golden brown.
  10. Top with orange glaze (optional – 1/4 cup powdered sugar mixed with 1 Tbs orange juice)

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