Sparkling Sugar Coated Cranberries

Fresh cranberries soaked in simple syrup overnight then rolled in white sugar. These sparkling sugar coated cranberries are the perfect holiday snack.

Sparkling Sugar Coated Cranberries | Cooking with a Wallflower

Happy Sunday!

Oh my gosh. You guys! You guys! I’ve been so excited! I’ve waited to share these sparkling sugar coated cranberries with you for awhile now. Aren’t they just so festive and perfect for the holidays?

Sparkling Sugar Coated Cranberries | Cooking with a Wallflower

I love all sorts of berries, but when it comes to cranberries, it’s harder to eat raw and fresh because they’re just soo tart. When it comes to fresh cranberries, I usually use them in simple syrups to flavor drinks or bake them in a dessert. But this time, I wanted to do something different.

Have you ever had sugared cranberries before? If not, you’re totally missing out! These sparkling sugar coated cranberries are simple to make and hard to resist. They’re great as a holiday snack for yourself, or for your guests. Mine were mostly for me. Honestly, I might have eaten most of the batch by myself… You know, for taste testing purposes. You can also use these sugared cranberries as garnish for your dessert. If there’s any left.

Sparkling Sugar Coated Cranberries | Cooking with a Wallflower

I love that these cranberries are fresh so they retain their natural tartness and that crisp crunch. But covered in a light coat of white sugar, these cranberries are also sweet. Which makes them the perfect balance of sweet and tart. I obviously can’t resist these.

Sparkling Sugar Coated Cranberries | Cooking with a Wallflower

In a small pot, heat water and simple sugar until the sugar has completely melted. Allow the simple sugar to cool until it’s just warm to touch. Pour the simple syrup in a large bowl. Add the fresh cranberries and mix until all the cranberries are coated in the simple syrup. Use a plate to push the cranberries so that they are submerged. Otherwise, the cranberries will float to the top. Set the bowl of cranberries in the fridge overnight. This will help the cranberries become less tart.

The next day, scoop the cranberries out of the simple syrup and let them dry on a wire rack or on paper towels. The cranberries should be sticky but not wet. If the cranberries are wet, the sugar will clump up.

Sparkling Sugar Coated Cranberries | Cooking with a Wallflower

Add 3-4 tablespoons of sugar into a small bowl. Add small amounts of cranberries at a time to the sugar, and roll the cranberries in sugar until coated.

Sparkling Sugar Coated Cranberries | Cooking with a Wallflower

Isn’t it so simple?

I hope you’ll like these sparkling sugar coated cranberries as much as I do. I’m already planning to make myself another batch. =)

Enjoy!

Sparkling Sugar Coated Cranberries | Cooking with a Wallflower

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Fresh cranberries soaked in simple syrup overnight then rolled in white sugar. These sparkling sugar coated cranberries are the perfect holiday snack.
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 2-3 servings
Ingredients
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2½ cups cranberries
  • 3-4 tablespoons granulated sugar for coating
Directions:
  1. In a small pot, heat water and simple sugar until the sugar has completely melted. Allow the simple sugar to cool until it's just warm to touch.
  2. Pour the simple syrup in a large bowl. Add the fresh cranberries and mix until all the cranberries are coated in the simple syrup. Use a plate to push the cranberries so that they are submerged. Otherwise, the cranberries will float to the top. Set the bowl of cranberries in the fridge overnight. This will help the cranberries become less tart.
  3. The next day, scoop the cranberries out of the simple syrup and let them dry on a wire rack or on paper towels. The cranberries should be sticky but not wet. If the cranberries are wet, the sugar will clump up.
  4. Serve the sparkling sugar coated cranberries as a holiday snack

 

 

 

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