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Warm Christmas Punch

Red Hot candies add rich color and spiciness to this festive punch, and the cranberry juice gives it a little tang. Our children always request it for December brunches. —Julie Sterchi, Campbellsville, Kentucky
  • Total Time
    Prep: 5 min. Cook: 2 hours
  • Makes
    8 servings (2 quarts)


  • 1 bottle (32 ounces) cranberry juice
  • 5 cans (6 ounces each) unsweetened pineapple juice
  • 1/3 cup Red Hots
  • 1 cinnamon stick (3-1/2 inches)
  • Optional: Sugared cranberries or additional cinnamon sticks


  • In a 3-qt. slow cooker, combine juices, Red Hots and cinnamon stick. Cover and cook on low for 2-4 hours or until heated through and candies are dissolved.
  • Discard cinnamon stick before serving. Serve with sugared cranberries and additional cinnamon sticks if desired.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 161 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 5mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate (34g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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  • Scoobylady
    Dec 25, 2020

    Patricia - Red hots are a small round (sometimes heart-shaped for Valentine's Day) red candy that has an extreme cinnamon taste.

  • Patricia
    Dec 24, 2020

    What is Red Hot??? a liqueur? a spice?

  • Gina
    Oct 26, 2017

    Quick holiday hit! Love this recipe for any holiday gathering.

  • staddeo
    Nov 28, 2016

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  • gunslinger
    Mar 11, 2015

    Great colorful winter warmer.So easy to make , great to make up and store in refrigerator and you can heat you up a cup anytime you want a nice warm drink!

  • puzzlemad
    Dec 10, 2014

    Tried this last weekend & it was a big hit! It was a little too sweet for my taste, but it was very good and I plan on making it again.

  • lisagcjackson
    May 18, 2013

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  • aberabic
    Dec 23, 2012

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  • dudafamily
    Jan 16, 2012

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  • pdjones
    Dec 27, 2011

    Made this 3 times in the last 1 1/2 weeks. Simple and tastes wonderful. Thank you