I made these last year and they were delicious “healthy” candy I know you are thinking ya right healthy candy…well you are at least eating a delicious fresh cranberry and maybe it is coated in sugar but hey it’s the holidays so give yourself a little break. These are delicious to have out for your company to much on or you can package them up and give as little gifts.
|Prep time||10 minutes|
|Meal type||Appetizer, Snack|
- 2 cups fresh cranberries
- 2 cups water
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 3/4 cups superfine sugar
If you don't have super fine sugar then add some granulated sugar to a food processor and pulse until it's super fine. You could also add orange zest to the sugar before placing in the food processor to add extra flavor.
This goes great paired along a cheese and cracker platter or just as a snack.
They also travel well!
|Drain the cranberries in a colander and pick out stems and any mushy ones. Set aside.|
|Combine granulated sugar and water in a small pan and heat over low. (making a simple syrup) Mix consistently until sugar has dissolved. Bring to a simmer and remove from heat. Do not boil the liquid.|
|Once the liquid isn't SUPER hot stir in the cranberries and pour into a bowl. Cover and refrigerate 8 hours-overnight.|
|Drain cranberries in a colander over a bowl, to reserve liquid if wanted to use in something else.|
|Place superfine sugar in a bowl or shallow dish. Add the cranberries, rolling to coat.|
|Place cranberries on a cookie sheet at room temperature for 1 hour until they are dry.|
So delicious to just pop in your mouth!