These sugared cranberries are the perfect holiday treat. Use them as a garnish for your Holiday Cocktails, to decorate cakes, or to snack on when you are in the mood for something sweet, tart, and crunchy!
I made these at the last minute to serve as a snack while our Thanksgiving dinner was cooking this year. They were a huge hit and only took me 20 minutes from start to finish – and 10 of those were spent just letting the cranberries cool! This is such an easy treat. You have to try them this Holiday season!
Cane Sugar- To coat the cranberries and used to make simple syrup
Water- Used to make the simple syrup
Thats it! I love that these only take 3 ingredients.
How to make sugared cranberries
Start by creating a simple syrup. Combine half a cup of sugar with half of cup of water in a small saucepan and allow to simmer until reduced to half – About 5 minutes.
Wash and dry the cranberries, ensuring that they have no remaining water on them or the simple syrup won’t stick. Then, pour the entire bag of cranberries into your simple syrup and combine well ensuring that every cranberry is fully coated. Try to complete this step in under 5 minutes to prevent the cranberries from softening and turning into a sauce.
Place the simple syrup coated cranberries on a paper plate and allow 5-10 minutes to cool and become tacky. Once tacky, pour the cranberries into a large bowl or deep plate full of sugar and roll them in it making sure to coat them well. You now have sugared cranberries!
How long do sugared cranberries last?
These sugared cranberries usually last 3-5 days when stored correctly.
Do sugared cranberries need to be refrigerated?
Store your sugared cranberries in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.
How to use sugared cranberries
Use these as a garnish for cocktails, as cake decorations, or as a festive holiday snack! I used them as table decor for snacking during Thanksgiving.